BS in Mathematics
The Applied Mathematics program at UH-Downtown offers students sound training designed to be consistent with expanding uses of mathematical techniques in business and industry. The program provides broad-based studies in the mathematical sciences, an approved university minor, and sustained development of written and oral communications skills. The mathematics curriculum is structured to prepare the student to develop and use analytical skills, to master mathematical techniques required in related fields of application, and to enter the employment market with relevant and proficient mathematical tools for areas such as industrial mathematics, applied statistics, actuarial mathematics, computer analysis, programming for various types of applications, the pursuit of graduate work in the mathematical sciences or preparation for teacher certification.
The degree requires a minimum of 128 semester credit hours with at least six hours of MATH at the 4000-level. No grade of “D” in any course in the Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences may be applied toward satisfying the requirements of any degree in the department. Any course substitution must be approved by the department chair. The format of the degree is given below in five sections: General Education Requirements, Mathematical Sciences Requirements, Computer Science Requirements, Minor, and Electives.
A. General Education Requirements (48 hours)
i. Common Core Requirements (45 hours)
ENG 1301 and 1302 – Composition I, II
ENG 23XX – Any literature course
COMM (Approved 3 hours+)
Fine Arts (Approved 3 hours selected from ART, DRA, MUS or other fine arts discipline)
HIST (Approved 6 hours++)
POLS 2303 and 2304 – U.S. Government I, II
Lab Sciences (BIOL 1301-1101/1302-1102, CHEM 1307-1107/1308-1108, PHYS 1307-1107/1308-1108, or other approved 8 hours in the same natural science area)
Social/Behavioral Sciences (Approved 3 hours in ANTH, CJ, ECO, GEOG, PSY, SOC or other human behavior discipline)
Mathematics (Approved 3 hours*)
Computer Literacy (Approved 3–4 hours**)
+Selected from COMM 1301,1303,1304,1305,3302,3304,3306 or other approved course.
++Selected from HIST 1305, 1306, 2303, 2309 or other approved course.
*MATH 2305 is used here; this adds 3 hours of free electives.
**CS 1410 is used here; this adds 4 hours of free electives.
ii. Writing Skills Requirement (3 hours)
ENG 3302 – Business and Technical Report Writing
iii. Writing Proficiency Examination
UHD 9000 – Writing Proficiency Exam (must be taken and passed after completion of 60 credit hours and before completion of 75 hours. Transfer students with more than 75 hours must attempt the exam during their first semester at UHD.)
B. Mathematical Sciences Requirements (44 hours+)
i. Mathematical Sciences Core (38 hours+)
MATH 2301 – Intro. to Computational Mathematics MATH 2305 – Discrete Mathematics +
MATH 2307 – Linear Algebra MATH 2401 – Calculus I
MATH 2402 – Calculus II MATH 2403 – Calculus III
MATH 3301 – Differential Equations MATH 3302 – Probability & Statistics
MATH 3306 – Intro. to Modern Algebra MATH 3307 – Intro. to Real Analysis
MATH 3308 – Numerical Methods MATH 4294 – Senior Seminar
Math 4395 or an approved W-course*
+Math 2305 is counted in Section A-Common Core Requirements.
*To satisfy Integrative Experience. Based on their performance in Math 4294, students are required to participate in Math 4395 or assigned an approved writing course in the major. The approved writing courses are Math 4301 (Advanced Numerical Methods for Science and Engineering), Math 4304 (Methods of Applied Mathematics), Math 4312 (History of Applied Mathematics), and Math 4315 (Mathematical Modeling).
ii. Mathematical Sciences Electives (6 hours)
Six hours of additional upper level mathematics courses of which at least three hours must be at the 4000 level, chosen from the following: MATH 3311 (Geometry), MATH 4301 (Advanced Numerical Methods for Science and Engineering), MATH 4302 (Advanced Multivariable Calculus), MATH 4304 (Methods of Applied Mathematics), MATH 4305 (Complex Variables with Applications), MATH 4315 (Mathematical Modeling).
Students interested in graduate studies in applied mathematics are encouraged to choose MATH 4304 and MATH 4305 as their mathematical sciences electives.
C. Computer Science Requirements+
CS 1410+– CS I – Introduction to Computer Science with C++
+CS 1410 is counted in Section A-Common Core Requirements.
D. Minor (18 hours minimum)
Any university approved minor may be chosen to satisfy this requirement. Students with an interest in statistics are encouraged to minor in Applied Statistics, and students with an interest in computer analysis, or programming for various types of applications are encouraged to minor in Computer Science.
E. Free Electives: (Enough hours to complete a minimum of 128 hours total)
Students interested in graduate study in mathematics are encouraged to choose Math 3312 (Set Theory) and Math 4302 (Advanced Multivariable Calculus) as electives. Also, students interested in computer science are encouraged to choose Math 4333 (Theory and Application of Neural Nets), Math 4334 (Fuzzy Logic: Theory and Applications) and MATH 4336 (Neuro-Fuzzy Systems) as electives.
Students seeking Secondary Education Certification** (39 hours) should complete a formal application in the Urban Education Department, and may replace sections D and E with:
Pre-block courses Block I Block II Block III
SOSE 3306 SED 3301 SED 3302 SOSE 4303
ETC 3301 SED 3305 SOSE 3321 SED 4301
READ 3309 SED 3312 READ 4321 SED 4302
**Students selecting this option may have to take PSY 1301 to satisfy the Social/Behavioral Sciences component of the Common Core Requirements.
NOTE: Any student who declares a major in Applied Mathematics starting Fall 2007 will follow this degree plan.
SAMPLE FOUR-YEAR DEGREE PLAN
|ENG 1301 Composition I||3|
|Fine Arts Elective||3|
|Mathematics General Core Requirement||3|
|MATH 2401 Calculus I||4|
|ENG 1302 Composition II||3|
|Human Behavior Elective||3|
|HIST 1306 U. S. History II||3|
|MATH 2402 Calculus II||4|
|Computer Literacy General Core Requirement||3|
|Lab Science I||4|
|COMM 1304 Speech Communication||3|
|POLS 2303 U. S. Goverment I||3|
|MATH 2403 Calculus III||4|
|ENG 23xx Any literature course||3|
|Lab Science II||4|
|POLS 2304 U. S. Goverment II||3|
|MATH 2305 Discrete Mathematics||3|
|MATH 2307 Linear Algebra||3|
|ENG 33xx Business and Technical Writing||3|
|MATH 3301 Differential Equations||3|
|STAT 3302 Probability Statistics||3|
|Math Elective I||3|
|MATH 2301 – Intro. to Computational Mathematics||3|
|MATH 3308 Numerical Methods||3|
|MATH 3306 Intro. Modern Algebra||3|
|MATH 3307 Intro. Real Analysis||3|
|MATH 4295 Senior Seminar||2|
|MATH Elective II||3|
|Elective II & III||6|
|MATH 4395 Senior Project or W Course||3|