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Undergraduate Degree Program

The undergraduate degree program in mathematics and physics with a concentration in mathematics from the Department of Mathematics, Physics and SMED at Southern University has been developed to prepare students in a wide variety of areas of mathematics. In addition to servicing students from other disciplines like computer science, physics, engineering, and biology, the department offers intermediate and advanced courses to prepare students with a sound foundation to enter careers that make extensive use of mathematics. Also, the mathematics program provides specialized training for high school and middle school teachers.

For details, contact the department or contact Dr. D. L. Clark at teachlearners@yahoo.com .

Requirements for Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Mathematics and Physics with a concentration in Mathematics

A student seeking to obtain a B.S. degree in Mathematics and Physics with a concentration in Mathematics from the Department of Mathematics, Physics and SMED must complete a minimum of 128 semester hours with a grade of "C" or better in all mathematics courses. These hours must include forty-three (43) hours in mathematics in courses numbered above MATH 200. It is strongly recommended that a mathematics major take more than the minimum 43 hours required, particularly if the student intends to attend graduate school in Mathematics. All majors are REQUIRED to secure a certified 'Curriculum Balance Sheet' from the main office in , 344 T. T. Allain, or the Mathematics Major Advisor/Coordinator, Dr. D. L. Clark in 304-B, T.T. Allain (email: teachlearners@yahoo.com).

The required 43 hours for majors in Mathematics must include:

REQUIRED

BLOCK 1

(at least one)

BLOCK 2

(at least one)

BLOCK 3

(at least one)

 MATH 233

MATH 346

MATH 432

MATH 379

MATH 250

MATH 401

MATH 433

MATH 390

  MATH 264*

MATH 446

MATH 435

MATH 463

  MATH 265*

MATH 450

 

MATH 470

MATH 276

MATH 492

 

MATH 472

MATH 330

MATH 499

 

MATH 474

  MATH 364*

 

 

MATH 475

MATH 365

 

 

MATH 476

  MATH 370*

 

 

MATH 477

MATH 462

 

 

 

Any MATH in the 480s are excluded from the required 43 hours for a mathematics major.

* Note: This course is 4 credit hours.


 

Requirements for a Minor in Mathematics

Students pursuing a minor in Mathematics are required to complete 24 hours of Mathematics at the 200 level** and above++. Students majoring in Engineering, Physics, or Computer Science are strongly urged to minor in Mathematics.

The required 24 hours for a minor in mathematics must include:

REQUIRED

BLOCK 1

(at least one)

BLOCK 2

(at least one)

BLOCK 3

(at least one)

MATH 233

MATH 346

MATH 432

MATH 379

MATH 264*

MATH 401

MATH 433

MATH 390

MATH 265*

MATH 446

MATH 435

MATH 463


MATH 450

 

MATH 470


MATH 492

 

MATH 472


MATH 499

 

MATH 474


 

 

MATH 475


 

 

MATH 476

      MATH 477

 

The remaining four (4) hours for the minor can be earned from the courses  MATH 250, MATH 276, MATH 330, MATH 364*, MATH 365, MATH 370*, MATH 462 or from the mathematics  electives listed above. 

* Note: This course is 4 credit hours.

** The following 200 level courses are EXCLUDED from the required 24 hours for a minor in Mathematics: MATH 200, 203, 204, 205, 274, and 275.

++ Any MATH in the 480s are EXCLUDED from the required 24 hours for a mathematics minorl.

 

Requirements for Mathematics Major with a Minor in Education

The required 24 hours for majors in mathematics with a minor in education include:

REQUIRED

Minimum of 13 credit hours from the following ELECTIVES:

 MATH 233

 MATH 135

MATH 140

MATH 330

 MATH 264*

 MATH 233

MATH 250

MATH 401  

 MATH 265*

  MATH 364*

MATH 276

 

 

 MATH 482

MATH 379

 

 

 

MATH 483

 

  * Note: This course is 4 credit hours.