Mathematics (General Mathematics) - Bachelor of Science
Students seeking a foundation in pure mathematics and flexibility in the curriculum are encouraged to pursue the General Mathematics Concentration. Students choosing this emphasis should work closely with a faculty advisor to select courses appropriate to their interests.
Students planning to do graduate work in Mathematics are encouraged to take French or German to meet the requirement of a second language.
Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.
Prefix | Title | Credits |
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General Education | ||
Area I: Communications | ||
English Composition - Level 1 | ||
ENGL 111G | Rhetoric and Composition | 4 |
English Composition - Level 2 | ||
Choose one from the following: | 3 | |
Business and Professional Communication | 3 | |
Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences | 3 | |
Technical and Scientific Communication | 3 | |
Advanced Composition | 3 | |
Advanced Technical and Professional Communication | 3 | |
Oral Communication | ||
Choose one from the following: | 3 | |
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agricultural Organizations | 3 | |
Public Speaking | 3 | |
Principles of Human Communication | 3 | |
Principles of Human Communication Honors | 3 | |
Area II: Mathematics | ||
MATH 191G | Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (Departmental/College Requirement also) ^{1} | 4 |
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences | 10-11 | |
Area III: Laboratory Science Course (4 credits) ^{2} | ||
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences Course (3 credits) ^{2} | ||
Either an Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences Course or Social/Behavioral Science Course (4 credits or 3 credits) ^{2} | ||
Area V: Humanities ^{2} | 3 | |
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts ^{2} | 3 | |
General Education Elective | ||
MATH 192G | Calculus and Analytic Geometry II (Departmental/College Requirement also) | 4 |
Viewing a Wider World ^{3} | 6 | |
Departmental/College Requirements | ||
MATH 279 | Introduction to Higher Mathematics | 3 |
MATH 280 | Introduction to Linear Algebra | 3 |
MATH 291G | Calculus and Analytic Geometry III | 3 |
MATH 331 | Introduction to Modern Algebra | 3 |
MATH 332 | Introduction to Analysis | 3 |
Departmental Electives ^{4} | ||
Select at least 18 additional upper-division credits of approves courses prefixed MATH or STAT (at least 12 must be 400-level) | 18 | |
Readings | 1-3 | |
Fundamentals of Algebra and Geometry I | 3 | |
Calculus with Hands-on Applications | 3 | |
Undergraduate Research | 1-3 | |
Survey of Geometry | 3 | |
Undergraduate Research | 1-3 | |
Non-Departmental Requirements (in addition to Gen.Ed/VWW) ^{5} | ||
C S 172 | Computer Science I | 4 |
C S 272 | Introduction to Data Structures | 4 |
Second Language Requirement: (required- see below) ^{6} | 14 | |
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120 ^{7} | 25 | |
18 credits must be Upper-Division | ||
Total Credits | 120-121 |
^{1} | MATH 191G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I is required for the degree but students may need to take any prerequisites needed to enter MATH 191G first. |
^{2} | See the General Education section of the catalog for a full list of courses |
^{3} | See the Viewing a Wider World section of the catalog for a full list of courses. |
^{4} | MATH 401 Special Topics must be approved by the department for credit towards the major. |
^{5} | A grade of C- or better must be earned. |
^{6} | Credit hours needed for the Second Language requirement may vary based on prior knowledge of a second language. Students may need less second language coursework and more elective credit to bring the total credits for the degree to 120. Please consult an advisor for assistance. |
^{7} | Elective credit may vary based on prerequisites, dual credit, AP credit, double majors, and/or minor coursework. The amount indicated in the requirements list is the amount needed to bring the total to 120 credits and may appear in variable form based on the degree. However students may end up needing to complete more or less on a case-by-case basis and students should discuss elective requirements with their advisor. |
Note: It is strongly recommended that mathematics majors in the General Mathematics Concentration consider a minor or second major in an area that uses mathematics, such as physics or computer science. All programs should be planned with the guidance of a departmental advisor. More information is available at www.math.nmsu.edu.
Second Language Requirement
For the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with a Concentration in General Mathematics there is a two year second language requirement, the student must do one of the following:
Option 1:
Prefix | Title | Credits |
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Complete one of the following sequences: | ||
CHIN 111 & CHIN 112 & CHIN 211 & CHIN 212 | Elementary Chinese I and Elementary Chinese II and Intermediate Chinese I and Intermediate Chinese II | 14 |
FREN 111 & FREN 112 & FREN 211 & FREN 212 | Elementary French I and Elementary French II and Intermediate French I and Intermediate French II | 14 |
GER 111 & GER 112 & GER 211 & GER 212 | Elementary German I and Elementary German II and Intermediate German I and Intermediate German II | 14 |
JPNS 111 & JPNS 112 & JPNS 211 & JPNS 212 | Elementary Japanese I and Elementary Japanese II and Intermediate Japanese I and Intermediate Japanese II | 14 |
SPAN 111 & SPAN 112 & SPAN 211 & SPAN 212 | Elementary Spanish I and Elementary Spanish II and Intermediate Spanish I and Intermediate Spanish II | 14 |
PORT 213 & PORT 214 | Portuguese for Romance Language Students I and Portuguese for Romance Language Students II | 6 |
For Heritage Speakers: | ||
SPAN 113 & SPAN 213 & SPAN 214 | Spanish for Heritage Learners I and Spanish for Heritage Learners II and Spanish for Heritage Learners III | 9 |
Option 2:
Prefix | Title | Credits |
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Complete the following sequence for American Sign Language (with a C- or better): | ||
C D 374 | American Sign Language I | 3 |
C D 375 | American Sign Language II | 3 |
C D 476 | American Sign Language III | 3 |
Option 3:
Prefix | Title | Credits |
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Challenge the 212 level for the following courses: | ||
CHIN 212 | Intermediate Chinese II | 3 |
or FREN 212 | Intermediate French II | |
or GER 212 | Intermediate German II | |
or JPNS 212 | Intermediate Japanese II | |
or SPAN 212 | Intermediate Spanish II | |
OR | ||
Challenge the 214 level for the following courses: | ||
PORT 214 | Portuguese for Romance Language Students II | 3 |
or SPAN 214 | Spanish for Heritage Learners III |
Option 4:
Pass a three-credit, upper-division course (numbered 300 or above) taught in a second language by the department of Languages and Linguistics.
Option 5:
Obtain college certification of completion of three years of a second language at the high school level with a grade of C- or higher in the second-year level.
Option 6:
By obtaining certification of a working knowledge of a Native American language from the American Indian program director.
Option 7:
By obtaining, from the head of the Department of Languages and Linguistics, certification of a working knowledge of a second language if such language is not taught at NMSU.
Option 8:
In the case of a foreign student who is required to take the TOEFL exam admission, the dean will automatically waive the second language requirement.
A Suggested Plan of Study for Students
This roadmap assumes student placement in MATH 191G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I and ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition. The contents and order of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and english. It is only a suggested plan of study for students and is not intended as a contract. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.
Some students may be able to bypass one or more courses in the calculus sequence MATH 191G - MATH 192G - MATH 291G. The calculus sequence, Introduction to Higher Mathematics, and Linear Algebra provide knowledge that is basic to further work, and students are advised to complete them or their equivalent as early as possible.
First Year | ||
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Fall | Credits | |
ENGL 111G | Rhetoric and Composition (C- or better) | 4 |
MATH 191G | Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (C- or better) ^{1} | 4 |
Area III: Laboratory Science Course ^{2} | 4 | |
C S 172 | Computer Science I (C- or better) | 4 |
Credits | 16 | |
Spring | ||
Choose one from the following: | 3 | |
Business and Professional Communication | ||
Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences | ||
Technical and Scientific Communication | ||
Advanced Composition | ||
Advanced Technical and Professional Communication | ||
Either an Area III/IV: Laboratory Science Course or Social/Behavioral Sciences Course ^{2} | 3-4 | |
MATH 192G | Calculus and Analytic Geometry II (C- or better) | 4 |
C S 272 | Introduction to Data Structures (C- or better) | 4 |
Credits | 14-15 | |
Second Year | ||
Fall | ||
Choose one from the following: | 3 | |
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agricultural Organizations | ||
Public Speaking | ||
Principles of Human Communication | ||
Principles of Human Communication Honors | ||
Area V: Humanities Course ^{2} | 3 | |
Second Language: 111-level (C- or better) ^{3} | 4 | |
MATH 280 | Introduction to Linear Algebra (C- or better) | 3 |
MATH 291G | Calculus and Analytic Geometry III (C- or better) | 3 |
Credits | 16 | |
Spring | ||
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences Course ^{2} | 3 | |
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts Course ^{2} | 3 | |
Second Language: 112-level (C- or better) ^{3} | 4 | |
MATH 279 | Introduction to Higher Mathematics | 3 |
MATH/STAT Elective Course - 300-level of higher (C- or better) ^{4} | 3 | |
Credits | 16 | |
Third Year | ||
Fall | ||
Second Language: 211-level (C- or better) ^{3} | 3 | |
VWW - Viewing a Wider World Course ^{5} | 3 | |
MATH 331 | Introduction to Modern Algebra (C- or better) | 3 |
MATH/STAT Elective Course - 300-level of higher (C- or better) ^{4} | 3 | |
Elective Course ^{6} | 3 | |
Credits | 15 | |
Spring | ||
Elective Course ^{6} | 3 | |
Second Language: 212-level (C- or better) ^{3} | 3 | |
MATH 332 | Introduction to Analysis | 3 |
MATH/STAT Elective Course - 400-level (C- or better) ^{7} | 3 | |
Elective Course - Upper Division ^{6} | 3 | |
Credits | 15 | |
Fourth Year | ||
Fall | ||
MATH/STAT Elective Course - 400-level (C- or better) ^{7} | 3 | |
MATH/STAT Elective Course - 400-level (C- or better) ^{7} | 3 | |
VWW - Viewing a Wider World ^{5} | 3 | |
Elective Course - Upper Division ^{6} | 3 | |
Elective Course - Upper Division ^{6} | 3 | |
Credits | 15 | |
Spring | ||
MATH/STAT Elective Course - 400-level (C- or better) ^{7} | 3 | |
Elective Course - Upper Division ^{6} | 3 | |
Elective Course - Upper Division ^{6} | 3 | |
Elective Course - Upper Division ^{6} | 3 | |
Elective Course ^{6} | 1-3 | |
Credits | 13-15 | |
Total Credits | 120-123 |
^{1} | Math Placement: MATH 191G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I is the starting Math course for the degree, however, students may need to complete any prerequisites prior to enrolling into this course. |
^{2} | See the General Education section of the catalog for a full list of courses. |
^{3} | Second Language Requirements: see the requirements tab for this degree (the Second Language section) to see how this requirement can be fulfilled. |
^{4} | MATH/STAT 300-level courses that cannot be taken to fulfill this requirement: MATH 300 Readings, MATH 313 Fundamentals of Algebra and Geometry I, MATH 316 Calculus with Hands-on Applications. |
^{5} | See the Viewing a Wider World section for a full list of courses. *Please note that the second VWW requirement will be solidified by 9 credit hour rule: using FIN courses that are including in the program. |
^{6} | Elective credit may vary based on prerequisites, dual credit, AP credit, double majors, and/or minor coursework. The amount indicated in the requirements list is the amount needed to bring the total to 120 credits and may appear in variable form based on the degree. However students may end up needing to complete more or less on a case-by-case basis and students should discuss elective requirements with their advisor. |
^{7} | MATH/STAT 400-level courses that cannot be taken to fulfill this requirement: MATH 400 Undergraduate Research, MATH 459 Survey of Geometry, STAT 400 Undergraduate Research. |