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2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog 
2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics B.S.

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Bachelor of Science Degree
College of Science and Mathematics,
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
(770) 423-6327

The program of study leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics provides a solid foundation in the application of analytical, geometrical, and numerical methods in problem solving and logical deduction. In addition to a core set of mathematics courses, the program also includes concentrations of courses in mathematics and mathematics-related disciplines that will prepare the student for employment or for further study at the graduate level in various mathematics-related fields such as, for example, actuarial, financial, pre-engineering, secondary mathematics teacher certification, and applied statistics. During the Junior or Senior year, students will complete a capstone experience which might be an internship, a faculty-directed research project, or a special topics course.

General Education (42 Credit Hours)

see listing of requirements  *

Specific General Education requirements for this major

University-Wide Fitness For Living Requiremnt (3 Credit Hours)

Lower Division Major Requirements (Area F) (18 Credit Hours)

  • Lower division electives1 Any 2000-level course in the KSU curriculum (6 Credit Hours)
  • Math-Science overflow from Area D (1 Credit Hours)

Upper division electives (27 Credit Hours)

see note1

  • Any 3000 or 4000 level MATH or STAT course except for those MATH courses noted in the catalog as being intended only for Early Childhood Education majors (12-15)
  • Other concentration-based electives Any 3000 or 4000 level course in KSU curriculum (12-15)

Free Electives (12 Credit Hours)

Any course in the university curriculum.

Program Total (123 Credit Hours)


1 It is recommended that these courses will be chosen from among those that are specified for one of the specific concentration areas described in the KSU Mathematics Major Handbook. A copy of this handbook can be obtained electronically at or can be obtained from the departmental office (SC 509). The 6 hours of Area F concentration-based electives are 2000 level courses. A minimum of 24 of the 27 hours of upper division concentration-based electives must be courses at the 3000 or 4000 level. (Up to 3 hours of upper level concentration-based electives can be satisfied using “overflow” hours that have been accumulated from science courses taken in Area D.) Each student is strongly encouraged to meet with his/her advisor at least once per semester in order to ensure that the student remains on track toward completion of the selected program of study.

2 The capstone experience might be an internship, faculty-directed research project, or special topics course. All Capstone experiences require pre-approval by the department curriculum committee. This approval process must be initiated by the student (through his or her advisor) at least one semester before the capstone experience is to be undertaken.

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