Mathematics - Bachelor of Science

Core Departmental Requirements
MATH 191GCalculus and Analytic Geometry I4
MATH 192GCalculus and Analytic Geometry II4
MATH 291GCalculus and Analytic Geometry III3
MATH 279Introduction to Higher Mathematics3
MATH 280Introduction to Linear Algebra3
Total Credits17

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

MATH 481Advanced Linear Algebra3
MATH 491Introduction to Real Analysis I3
MATH 492Introduction to Real Analysis II3

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.

Departmental Requirements
MATH 331Introduction to Modern Algebra3
or MATH 332 Introduction to Analysis
STAT 371Statistics for Engineers and Scientists I3
STAT 470Probability: Theory and Applications3
STAT 480Statistics: Theory and Applications3
Departmental Electives
Select at least an additional 9 credits of approved upper-division courses prefixed MATH or STAT, excluding the following: 19
Readings1-3
Fundamentals of Algebra and Geometry I3
Calculus with Hands-on Applications3
Undergraduate Research1-3
Survey of Geometry3
Undergraduate Research1-3
Nondepartmental Requirements
ACCT 221Principles of Accounting I (Financial)3
ACCT 222Principles of Accounting II (Managerial)3
BLAW 316Legal Environment of Business3
or BLAW 385V Consumers and the Law
ECON 251GPrinciples of Macroeconomics3
ECON 252GPrinciples of Microeconomics3
FIN 322Principles of Insurance3
FIN 341Financial Analysis and Markets3
Select one from the following:3
Business Risk Management3
Life/Health/Employee Benefits3
Property and Liability Insurance3
Insurance Electives
Select 6 credits from the following:6
Personal Financial Planning and Investing in a Global Economy3
Personal Financial Planning for Professionals
Life/Health/Employee Benefits3
Property and Liability Insurance3
Finance Internship and Cooperative Education I1-3
Second Language Requirement: (not required)
Total Credits51
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.

Departmental Requirements
MATH 377Introduction to Numerical Methods3
MATH 392Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations3
MATH 471Complex Variables3
MATH 472Fourier Series and Boundary Value Problems3
STAT 371Statistics for Engineers and Scientists I3
STAT 470Probability: Theory and Applications3
Departmental Electives
Select at least 6 credits of approved additional upper-division courses prefixed MATH or STAT, excluding the following: 26
Readings1-3
Fundamentals of Algebra and Geometry I3
Undergraduate Research1-3
Survey of Geometry3
Undergraduate Research1-3
Nondepartmental Requirements
Select a minimum of 12 credit hours of electives to form a coherent cluster in an applied area from the following: 312
Examples of acceptable clusters:
Signals
Select 9 credits from the following:
Embedded Systems4
AC Circuit Analysis and Introduction to Power Systems4
Signals and Systems I3
Introduction to Digital Signal Processing4
Introduction to Communication Systems4
Structures
Computer Science I4
Embedded Systems
Select 9 credits from the following:
Engineering Physics I3
Mechanics-Statics3
Mechanics of Materials3
Structural Analysis4
Operations Research
Select three from the following:
Engineering Data Analysis3
Quality Control3
Engineering Operations Research I3
Engineering Operations Research II3
Evaluation of Engineering Data3
Algorithm Theory
Computer Science I4
Introduction to Data Structures4
Compilers and Automata Theory4
Data Structures and Algorithms4
Bioinformatics
Cellular and Organismal Biology3
Cellular and Organismal Biology Laboratory1
Bioinformatics3
Select 6 credits from the following:
Computer Science I4
Introduction to Data Structures4
Compilers and Automata Theory4
Software Development4
Data Structures and Algorithms4
Computer Systems
Computer Science I4
Select 9 credits from the following:
Object Oriented Programming4
Introduction to Data Structures
Software Development4
Select 6-7 credits from the following:
Compilers and Automata Theory4
Operating Systems I3
Artificial Intelligence I3
Computer Graphics I3
Database Management Systems I3
Computer Networks I3
User Interface Design3
Second Language Requirement: (not required)
Total Credits36
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.

Departmental Requirements
MATH 331Introduction to Modern Algebra3
MATH 332Introduction to Analysis3
Departmental Electives
Select at least 18 additional upper-division credits of approved courses prefixed MATH or STAT, excluding: 418
Readings1-3
Fundamentals of Algebra and Geometry I3
Calculus with Hands-on Applications3
Undergraduate Research1-3
Survey of Geometry3
Undergraduate Research1-3
Nondepartmental Requirements for the Major 5
C S 172Computer Science I4
C S 272Introduction to Data Structures4
Second Language Requirement: (required- see below)
Total Credits32
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:

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:

Complete two semesters of 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:

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.