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Bachelor of Science: Mathematics

The curriculum for the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics is designed to enhance skills in critical thinking, problem solving, reasoning, research and communication skills by incorporating the breadth of a Liberal Arts degree. The mathematics faculty designed the curriculum with student success in mind. The liberal arts emphasis combined with individually focused research projects will result in well-rounded graduates having specialized skills. These strengths and skills will open doors to a wide range of jobs in finance, industry, government and education.

The curriculum encourages students to take courses in biology, chemistry, physics and environmental science. This gives students the chance to work with glaciers and marine life in one of the world's most beautiful natural laboratories - experiences that will be cherished for a lifetime. The program is designed so that it has the flexibility to enable mathematics majors to easily add a second major. This will give graduates an even wider array of employment opportunities.

In addition to interdisciplinary courses, another feature of the program is that mathematics majors participate in undergraduate research during their last two years. With the help of a faculty advisor, students design their own research programs to take advantage of their areas of strength and/or professional interest. This unique opportunity for specialization enhances graduates' likelihood of success in continuing their education or in the job market.

Degree Requirements (2013-2014 Catalog)

Candidates must complete the General Education Requirements (GER) as well as the specific program requirements listed below for a minimum of 120 credit hours. Courses in a degree program may be counted only once. Courses used to fulfill the major requirements cannot be used to fulfill the GER. The degree must include 42 upper division (300 or above) credits, 24 of which must be completed at UAS.

Minimum Credit Hours120
General Education Requirements35
Natural or Social Science Requirements*6
*Advisor-approved courses from the Natural Sciences or Social Sciences. Recommended designators include: ANTH, ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, ECON, ENVS, and GEOL. 
Physics Requirements8
select both
PHYSS103College Physics I4
PHYSS104College Physics II4
or both
PHYSS211General Physics I4
PHYSS212General Physics II4
Major Requirements43
MATHS200Calculus I4
MATHS201Calculus II4
MATHS202Calculus III4
MATHS215Introduction to Proofs3
MATHS302Differential Equations3
MATHS311Modern Algebra3
MATHS314Linear Algebra3
MATHS324Advanced Calculus3
MATHS392Junior Seminar2
MATHS492Senior Seminar2
STATS273Elementary Statistics3
Select from the following (9 credits total):
FISHF421Fish Population Dynamics (UAF)4
MATHS305Geometry3
MATHS410Complex Variables3
MATHS411History of Mathematics and Science3
MATHS460Mathematical Modeling3
STATS373Probability & Statistics3
STATS401Regression and Analysis of Variance4
Electives/Minor*28
*Must include upper division courses as needed.

Minor in Mathematics

A math minor

Today's college graduates will benefit by having advanced quantitative and critical thinking skills. The minor in mathematics is designed to provide students with a solid background in calculus as well as introduce them to upper division mathematics. UAS students minoring in mathematics will develop competence and confidence in problem solving, quantitative skills and critical thinking. Having such skills will open doors to the world of science and business that may otherwise be closed. 

This minor in mathematics is intended for students enrolled in the following degree programs: Business Administration, Biology, Marine Biology, Environmental Science, Information Systems, Elementary Education and Liberal Arts (General Studies emphasis students should consult with an advisor before choosing this minor).

Degree Requirements (2013-2014 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours18
MATHS200Calculus I4
MATHS201Calculus II4
MATHS202Calculus III*4
___S__Advisor-approved upper division MATH or STAT course6
*Or an upper division mathematics or statistics course
 
 

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