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Co-Discipline Options: Mathematics

SAMPLE: ADDING CO-DISCIPLINE OPTIONS TO A CURRENT MAJOR PROGRAM IN MATHEMATICS (B.A Level)

CURRENT MAJOR PROGRAM:  B.A. MATHEMATICS:  44 credits (with tracks)

Core Required Courses (20 credits):
MAT 129  Calculus I
MAT 229
  Calculus II
MAT 194
  Mathematical Sciences Seminar
MAT 234
  Linear Algebra
STA 250
  Probability and Statistics
MAT 329
  Calculus III
MAT 489
  Comprehensive Exam

Pure Mathematics Track (24 credits)
MAT 302  Introduction to Higher Mathematics
MAT 310
  Elementary Theory of Numbers
MAT 420
  Real Variables I
MAT 430
  Complex Variables
Three 300 or above level electives

Applied Mathematics Track (24 credits)
CSC 270  Mathematics Software Programming
MAT 325
  Differential Equations
MAT 330
  Classical Applied Analysis
MAT 360
  Numerical Analysis
Three 300 or above level electives

General Mathematics Track (24 credits)
MAT 302  Introduction to Higher Mathematics
MAT 310
  Elementary Theory of Numbers
MAT 345
  Introduction to Geometry
STA 341
  Statistics II
Three 300 or above level electives

 

NOW ADD A CO-DISCIPLINE PROGRAM TO THE CURRENT MAJOR PROGRAM BY OFFERING:

B.A  Mathematics and the Social Sciences (44 credits)
[A Psychology Major has a natural inclination for Mathematics and wants to work in a research field in Psychology, but she doesn’t want to major in Mathematics.    She can earn a B.A.: Mathematics and the Social Sciences by completing the following]:

Core Required Courses (20 credits):
MAT 129  Calculus I
MAT 229
  Calculus II
MAT 194
  Mathematical Sciences Seminar
MAT 234
  Linear Algebra
STA 250
  Probability and Statistics
MAT 329
  Calculus III
MAT 489
  Comprehensive Exam

Major Elective Courses (relevant to Social Sciences) (select 9 credits): 
MAT 305  History of Mathematics
MAT 375
  Applied Mathematical Models
CSC 270
  Mathematics Software Programming
MAT 325
  Differential Equations
MAT 330
  Classical Applied Analysis
MAT 360
  Numerical Analysis

Co-Major Elective Courses (relevant to Mathematics)  (select 15 credits; each elective should be from different disciplines)
ANT 342  Quantitative Methods in Anthropology
JUS 315
  Criminal Justice Research Methods
ANT 465
  Field Methods in Anthropology
ANT 565
  Advanced Field Methods in Anthropology
AST 310
  Astronomical Techniques
COU 580
  Research Tools in Counseling
GEO 418
  Geographical Information Systems
GEO 518
  Geographical Information Analysis
LDR 310
  Research Methods in Leadership
PSY 210
  Research Methods in Psychology
PSY 310
  Quantitative Methods in Psychology
PSY 490
  Research: Psychology
SOC 320
  Social Research
SOC 321
  Applied Social Research
SOC 322
  Quantitative Research Methods

* Only one (1) degree option has been created based on the wants and needs of students, the interests and expertise of faculty, and the versatility of the discipline curriculum.  There are other Co-Discipline Options that can be created in relation to Mathematics, i.e. Mathematics and Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology, Mathematics and Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy, Mathematics and the Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering, etc., depending upon the versatility of the curriculum in each of these programs.  Mathematics is less versatile than Philosophy and History in creating Co-Discipline degrees, but its versatility might be increased as interdisciplinary programs become more established.

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