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
General Education
Area I: Communications
English Composition - Level 1
ENGL 111GRhetoric and Composition4
English Composition - Level 2
Choose one from the following:3
Business and Professional Communication3
Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences3
Technical and Scientific Communication3
Advanced Composition3
Advanced Technical and Professional Communication3
Oral Communication
Choose one from the following:3
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agricultural Organizations3
Public Speaking3
Principles of Human Communication3
Principles of Human Communication Honors3
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 191GCalculus and Analytic Geometry I (Departmental/College Requirement also) 14
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences10-11
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 23
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 23
General Education Elective
MATH 192GCalculus and Analytic Geometry II (Departmental/College Requirement also)4
Viewing a Wider World 36
Departmental/College Requirements
MATH 279Introduction to Higher Mathematics3
MATH 280Introduction to Linear Algebra3
MATH 291GCalculus and Analytic Geometry III3
MATH 331Introduction to Modern Algebra3
MATH 332Introduction to Analysis3
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
Readings1-3
Fundamentals of Algebra and Geometry I3
Calculus with Hands-on Applications3
Undergraduate Research1-3
Survey of Geometry3
Undergraduate Research1-3
Non-Departmental Requirements (in addition to Gen.Ed/VWW) 5
C S 172Computer Science I4
C S 272Introduction to Data Structures4
Second Language Requirement: (required- see below) 614
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120 725
18 credits must be Upper-Division
Total Credits120-121

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
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
Complete the following sequence for American Sign Language (with a C- or better):
C D 374American Sign Language I3
C D 375American Sign Language II3
C D 476American Sign Language III3

Option 3:

Prefix Title Credits
Challenge the 212 level for the following courses:
CHIN 212Intermediate Chinese II3
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 214Portuguese for Romance Language Students II3
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.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
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
 Credits16
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
 Credits14-15
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
 Credits16
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
 Credits16
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
 Credits15
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
 Credits15
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
 Credits15
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
 Credits13-15
 Total Credits120-123