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.
MAP 4341 Introduction to Partial Differential Equations
MAT 4930 Selected Topics in Mathematics (may be taken as an elective with the prior approval of the department chair)
One course from another department which are of high mathematical content may also be taken as an elective, with the prior approval of the department chair.
All undergraduate students in any degree program can participate in undergraduate research. There are a number of options to receive academic credit for a mentored research experience and to have the experience show on the official transcript. Students who wish to enroll in an undergraduate research course should consult with their academic advisor to understand how the credit will apply towards the degree requirements. If no credit is needed, students may be eligible to enroll in the 0-credit IDS 2912 or IDS 4914 courses. These courses will not impact degree credits or GPA but will show on an official transcript and document the experience. The Office for Undergraduate Research will assist students in understanding the various course options.
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This major has an accelerated track that confers an undergraduate and graduate degree upon completion.