# 2007-2008 Academic Catalog

## Degree Programs

Mathematics

College of Natural Science and Mathematics

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

(907) 474-7332

www.dms.uaf.edu

B.A., B.S., M.A.T., M.S., Ph.D. Degrees

Minimum Requirements for Degrees: 120 credits

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The number of new fields in which professional mathematicians find employment grows continually. This department prepares students for careers in industry, government and education.

In addition to the major programs, the department provides a number of service courses in support of other programs within the university. Current and detailed information on mathematics degrees and course offerings is available from the department.

The department maintains a math lab which is available for assistance to all students studying mathematics at the baccalaureate level.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics also offers programs in statistics (see separate listings).

- Complete the following pre-major requirement:

- Students must be ready to matriculate into MATH 200X before they will be allowed to declare mathematics as their major.

- Complete the general university requirements.
- Complete the B.A. or B.S. degree requirements. (As part of the B.S. degree requirements, complete PHYS 103X and PHYS 104X, or PHYS 211X and PHYS 212X.)
- Complete the following program (major) requirements:*

MATH 200X--Calculus**--4 credits

MATH 201X--Calculus**--4 credits

MATH 202X--Calculus--4 credits

MATH 215--Introduction to Mathematical Proofs--2 credits

MATH 314--Linear Algebra--3 credits

MATH 401W--Advanced Calculus--3 credits

MATH 405W--Abstract Algebra--3 credits

MATH 490O--Senior Seminar--1 credits - Complete 21 additional credits of electives.* Acceptable elective courses include any MATH course at the 300-level or above, any STAT course at the 300-level or above, and CS 201. At least 15 credits must be MATH courses. [For exceptions see below.***] The following are some suggest elective packages:

- Pure math electives:

MATH 305--Geometry--3 credits

MATH 307--Discrete Mathematics--3 credits

MATH 402--Advanced Calculus--3 credits

MATH 404--Topology--3 credits

Additional elective credits--9 credits - Applied math electives:

MATH 302--Differential Equations--3 credits

MATH 421--Applied Analysis--4 credits

MATH 422--Introduction to Complex Analysis--3 credits

MATH 460--Mathematical Modeling--3 credits

Complete two of the following:

MATH 307--Discrete Mathematics--3 credits

MATH 310--Numerical Analysis--3 credits

MATH 402--Advanced Calculus--3 credits

STAT 300--Statistics--3 credits

Additional elective credits--3 credits - Requirements for mathematics teachers (grades 7 - 12):****

CS 201--Computer Science I--3 credits

MATH 305--Geometry--3 credits

MATH 306--Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Mathematics--3 credits

STAT 300--Statistics (3) or MATH 371--Probability and MATH 408--Mathematical Statistics (6)--3-6 credits

Two courses chosen from:

MATH 302--Differential Equations (3)

MATH 307--Discrete Mathematics (3)

MATH 310--Numerical Analysis (3)

MATH 460--Mathematical modeling (3)--6 credits

Additional elective credits--3 credits - Statistics concentration electives:

MATH 371--Probability--3 credits

MATH 408--Mathematical Statistics--3 credits

MATH 460--Mathematical Modeling--3 credits

STAT 300--Statistics--3 credits

STAT 401--Regression and Analysis of Variance--4 credits

Additional elective credits--6 credits

- Pure math electives:
- Minimum credits required--120 credits

* Student must earn a C grade or better in each course.

** Satisfies core or B.A. or B.S. degree requirements.

*** In some cases, courses with strong mathematical content from
other disciplines may be used as electives. Such an elective package must be
approved by an advisor in the math or statistics department. The requirement that at least 15 credits be math courses still applies.

****We strongly recommend that prospective secondary science
teachers seek advising from the UAF School of Education early in your
undergraduate degree program, so that you can be appropriately advised of the
state of Alaska requirements for teacher licensure. You will apply for
admission to the UAF School of Educationâ€™s post-baccalaureate teacher
preparation program, a one-year intensive program, during your senior year.

Note: All mathematics majors--including double majors--must have
an advisor from the mathematical sciences department.

Note: In addition to meeting all the general requirements for the
specific degree, certain mathematics courses are required of all mathematics
majors. (At least 12 approved mathematics credits at the 300-level or above
must be taken while in residence on the Fairbanks campus.) All electives must
be approved by the department.

Minor

- Complete the following:

Math 200X--Calculus--4 credits

Math 201X--Calculus--4 credits

Math 202X--Calculus--4 credits

At least 9 additional credits from MATH 215, STAT 300, any 300- or 400-level MATH course; or electives approved by mathematics advisor--9 credits - Minimum credits required--21 credits

Note: Courses completed to satisfy this minor can be used to simultaneously satisfy other major or general distribution requirements.