The mathematics program offers a diversity of courses designed not only to enable the student to pursue a profession in mathematics itself, but also to enhance the student's competence in the fields of engineering, the physical sciences, the life sciences, and the social sciences. The program emphasizes the broad nature of modern mathematics and its close associations with the real world and prepares students for careers in industry or secondary education as well as entry into graduate school.
This concentration is designed for majors whose interests lie in applications and/or computations. Majors who complete this concentration will be well prepared to explore problems from science, industry, and government.
Students wishing to transfer to USF should complete an A.A. degree at a Florida College System institution. Some courses required for the major may also meet General Education requirements thereby transferring maximum hours to the university.
If a student wishes to transfer without an A.A. degree and has fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit, the student must meet the university’s entering freshman requirements including ACT or SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements.
Transfer students are also required to comply with the immunization, foreign language, and continuous enrollment policies of the university.
Students should complete the following prerequisite courses at the lower level prior to entering the university. If these courses are not taken at a Florida College System institution, they must be completed before the degree is granted.
Unless stated otherwise, a grade of C is the minimum acceptable grade in prerequisite courses.
COP XXXX A Scientific Programming Course designed for Computer Science Majors
MAC X311 Calculus I
MAC X312 Calculus II - Calculus with Analytic Geometry II
MAC X313 Calculus III - Calculus with Analytic Geometry III
MAP X302 Differential Equations
BSC XXXX / XXXXL
CHM XXXX / XXXXL
PHY XXXX / XXXXL
GLY XXXX / XXXXL
Total Major Hours: 45 Hours
Minimum 45 credit hours; 30 credit hours in major coursework and 15 credit hours in concentration coursework. Upon completing the three requirements below (30 credit hours), students are required to complete one of the following three concentrations: Applied/Computational Mathematics, Pure Mathematics, or General Mathematics.
Major Core Courses - 30 Hours
Core Requirement. Majors must complete the following seven courses (24 credit hours):
Majors in this concentration must complete at least one (1) course (three credit hours) in each of the following areas: Numerical/Algorithms, Partial Differential Equations and Applications, Discrete Mathematics, and Statistics/Probability. Additionally students must choose one elective course.
Concentration Core Courses - 12 Hours
Numerical/Algorithms Requirement – Choose one course.