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 (2012-2013 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 Hours||120|
|General Education Requirements||35|
|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.|
|PHYS||S103||College Physics I||4|
|PHYS||S104||College Physics II||4|
|PHYS||S211||General Physics I||4|
|PHYS||S212||General Physics II||4|
|MATH||S215||Introduction to Proofs||3|
|Select from the following (9 credits total):|
|FISH||F421||Fish Population Dynamics (UAF)||4|
|MATH||S411||History of Mathematics and Science||3|
|STAT||S373||Probability & Statistics||3|
|STAT||S401||Regression and Analysis of Variance||4|
|*Must include upper division courses as needed.|