# Mathematics - Bachelor of Science

Code | Title | Credits |
---|---|---|

Core Departmental Requirements | ||

MATH 191G | Calculus and Analytic Geometry I | 4 |

MATH 192G | Calculus and Analytic Geometry II | 4 |

MATH 291G | Calculus and Analytic Geometry III | 3 |

MATH 279 | Introduction to Higher Mathematics | 3 |

MATH 280 | Introduction to Linear Algebra | 3 |

Total Credits | 17 |

## Notes

Some students may be able to bypass one or more courses in the calculus sequence MATH 191-192-291. 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.

Students planning to enter a graduate program in Mathematics should select the General Emphasis. In any case, such students are strongly advised to take both MATH 331 Introduction to Modern Algebra and MATH 332 Introduction to Analysis, since these courses are required by most programs, and should take as many as possible of the following courses

Code | Title | Credits |
---|---|---|

MATH 481 | Advanced Linear Algebra | 3 |

MATH 491 | Introduction to Real Analysis I | 3 |

MATH 492 | Introduction to Real Analysis II | 3 |

Students planning to do graduate work in Mathematics are encouraged to take French or German to meet the requirement of a second language.

## Concentration: Actuarial Science and Insurance

The concentration in Actuarial Science and Insurance draws on courses from mathematics and business to prepare students for a mathematical career in insurance. The coursework in this emphasis focuses on the analysis of risk and its applications to insurance finance. Students fulfilling the requirements for the Actuarial Science and Insurance Concentration earn a minor in Risk Management and Insurance.

Code | Title | Credits |
---|---|---|

Departmental Requirements | ||

MATH 331 | Introduction to Modern Algebra | 3 |

or MATH 332 | Introduction to Analysis | |

STAT 371 | Statistics for Engineers and Scientists I | 3 |

STAT 470 | Probability: Theory and Applications | 3 |

STAT 480 | Statistics: Theory and Applications | 3 |

Departmental Electives | ||

Select at least an additional 9 credits of approved upper-division courses prefixed MATH or STAT, excluding the following: ^{1} | 9 | |

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 | |

Nondepartmental Requirements | ||

ACCT 221 | Principles of Accounting I (Financial) | 3 |

ACCT 222 | Principles of Accounting II (Managerial) | 3 |

BLAW 316 | Legal Environment of Business | 3 |

or BLAW 385V | Consumers and the Law | |

ECON 251G | Principles of Macroeconomics | 3 |

ECON 252G | Principles of Microeconomics | 3 |

FIN 322 | Principles of Insurance | 3 |

FIN 341 | Financial Analysis and Markets | 3 |

Select one from the following: | 3 | |

Business Risk Management | 3 | |

Life/Health/Employee Benefits | 3 | |

Property and Liability Insurance | 3 | |

Insurance Electives | ||

Select 6 credits from the following: | 6 | |

Personal Financial Planning and Investing in a Global Economy | 3 | |

or FIN 421 | Personal Financial Planning for Professionals | |

Life/Health/Employee Benefits | 3 | |

Property and Liability Insurance | 3 | |

Finance Internship and Cooperative Education I | 1-3 | |

Second Language Requirement: (not required) | ||

Total Credits | 51 |

^{1} | MATH 401 Special Topics must be approved by the department for credit towards the major. At least 6 of the MATH and STAT credit hours must be numbered higher than 400. |

**Second Language Requirement**

For the Bachelor of Science with a major in Mathematics with a Concentration in Actuarial Science and Insurance, there is no second language requirement for the degree.

## Concentration: Applied Mathematics

The Applied Mathematics concentration is intended to prepare students planning a mathematically oriented career upon graduation. The coursework in this concentration provides a foundation in mathematics important in many scientific and engineering applications.

Code | Title | Credits |
---|---|---|

Departmental Requirements | ||

MATH 377 | Introduction to Numerical Methods | 3 |

MATH 392 | Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations | 3 |

MATH 471 | Complex Variables | 3 |

MATH 472 | Fourier Series and Boundary Value Problems | 3 |

STAT 371 | Statistics for Engineers and Scientists I | 3 |

STAT 470 | Probability: Theory and Applications | 3 |

Departmental Electives | ||

Select at least 6 credits of approved additional upper-division courses prefixed MATH or STAT, excluding the following: ^{2} | 6 | |

Readings | 1-3 | |

Fundamentals of Algebra and Geometry I | 3 | |

Undergraduate Research | 1-3 | |

Survey of Geometry | 3 | |

Undergraduate Research | 1-3 | |

Nondepartmental Requirements | ||

Select a minimum of 12 credit hours of electives to form a coherent cluster in an applied area from the following: ^{3} | 12 | |

Examples of acceptable clusters: | ||

Signals | ||

Select 9 credits from the following: | ||

Embedded Systems | 4 | |

AC Circuit Analysis and Introduction to Power Systems | 4 | |

Signals and Systems I | 3 | |

Introduction to Digital Signal Processing | 4 | |

Introduction to Communication Systems | 4 | |

Structures | ||

Computer Science I | 4 | |

or E E 112 | Embedded Systems | |

Select 9 credits from the following: | ||

Engineering Physics I | 3 | |

Mechanics-Statics | 3 | |

Mechanics of Materials | 3 | |

Structural Analysis | 4 | |

Operations Research | ||

Select three from the following: | ||

Engineering Data Analysis | 3 | |

Quality Control | 3 | |

Engineering Operations Research I | 3 | |

Engineering Operations Research II | 3 | |

Evaluation of Engineering Data | 3 | |

Algorithm Theory | ||

Computer Science I | 4 | |

Introduction to Data Structures | 4 | |

Compilers and Automata Theory | 4 | |

Data Structures and Algorithms | 4 | |

Bioinformatics | ||

Cellular and Organismal Biology | 3 | |

Cellular and Organismal Biology Laboratory | 1 | |

Bioinformatics | 3 | |

Select 6 credits from the following: | ||

Computer Science I | 4 | |

Introduction to Data Structures | 4 | |

Compilers and Automata Theory | 4 | |

Software Development | 4 | |

Data Structures and Algorithms | 4 | |

Computer Systems | ||

Computer Science I | 4 | |

Select 9 credits from the following: | ||

Object Oriented Programming | 4 | |

or C S 272 | Introduction to Data Structures | |

Software Development | 4 | |

Select 6-7 credits from the following: | ||

Compilers and Automata Theory | 4 | |

Operating Systems I | 3 | |

Artificial Intelligence I | 3 | |

Computer Graphics I | 3 | |

Database Management Systems I | 3 | |

Computer Networks I | 3 | |

User Interface Design | 3 | |

Second Language Requirement: (not required) | ||

Total Credits | 36 |

^{2} | MATH 401 Special Topics must be approved by the department for credit towards the major. At least 6 of the MATH and STAT credit hours must be numbered higher than 400. |

^{3} | Students may propose clusters subject to departmental approval. A cluster must contain either C S 172 Computer Science I or E E 112 Embedded Systems. A major or minor in any of the following fields (along with C S 172 Computer Science I or E E 112 Embedded Systems) will also fulfill the Cluster Electives requirement: Computer Science, Physics, Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Economics and Finance. |

**Second Language Requirement**

For the Bachelor of Science with a major in Mathematics with a Concentration in Applied Mathematics, there is no second language requirement for the degree.

## Concentrations: General Mathematics

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.

Code | Title | Credits |
---|---|---|

Departmental Requirements | ||

MATH 331 | Introduction to Modern Algebra | 3 |

MATH 332 | Introduction to Analysis | 3 |

Departmental Electives | ||

Select at least 18 additional upper-division credits of approved courses prefixed MATH or STAT, excluding: ^{4} | 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 | |

Nondepartmental Requirements for the Major ^{5} | ||

C S 172 | Computer Science I | 4 |

C S 272 | Introduction to Data Structures | 4 |

Second Language Requirement: (required- see below) | ||

Total Credits | 32 |

^{4} | MATH 401 Special Topics must be approved by the department for credit towards the major. At least 12 of the MATH and STAT credits must be numbered higher than 400. |

^{5} | A grade of C- or better must be earned. |

*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:

Code | 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:

Code | Title | Credits |
---|---|---|

Complete two semesters of 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:

Code | Title | Credits |
---|---|---|

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.