Mathematics - Traditional (Bachelor of Science)

The Traditional concentration emphasizes coursework to prepare the student for graduate work in mathematics and a career in mathematics (39 hours).

The Mathematics major requires completion of the following common courses with a “C” or better:

Course Title Credits
MS 125Calculus I4
MS 126Calculus II4
MS 227Calculus III4
MS 300Introduction to Advanced Mathematics (WI)3
MS 344Differential Equations3
MS 352Linear Algebra3
MS 415Advanced Calculus I (WI)3
MS 441Abstract Algebra I (WI)3

This concentration requires four elective courses selected from the departmental list of approved mathematics electives:  

  • At least two MS courses numbered 300 or higher1
  • at least two MS courses numbered 400 or higher

1 Excludes  MS 322 Selected Survey of Secondary School Mathematics (3), MS 331 Peer Educator (1), and MS 332 Peer Educator (2).

In addition to the common and elective courses, this concentration requires the following support courses: 

Course Title Credits
PHS 211
PHS 213
Physics for Scientists and Engineers I
and Elementary Physics Laboratory Techniques I
5
Select one of the following:3
Fundamentals of Computing (or higher programming course)
Computer Programming I (or higher programming course)

A minor is not required for students majoring in Mathematics.

Note: This schedule reflects the mathematics program beginning with MS 125 Calculus I (4). Freshman Mathematics majors needing additional preparation before beginning calculus will be placed in the appropriate algebra or precalculus courses that provide this preparation. See advisor.

In addition to courses noted below, candidates for graduation must successfully complete all JSU Academic Regulations. More information about general education requirements can be found in the Summary of Degrees/Requirements section of the catalog.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallHours
EH Composition sequence 3
MS 125 Calculus I 4
History 3
STU 101 First Year Experience 0
Select one of the following: 3
Fundamentals of Computing (or higher programming course)  
Computer Programming I (or higher programming course)  
 Hours13
Spring
EH Composition sequence 3
Fine Arts 3
MS 126 Calculus II 4
History/Social/Behavioral Science 1 3
Social/Behavioral Science 3
 Hours16
Sophomore
Fall
Literature 3
EH 141 Oral Communication 3
PHS 211
PHS 213
Physics for Scientists and Engineers I
and Elementary Physics Laboratory Techniques I
5
MS 227 Calculus III 4
 Hours15
Spring
Humanities & Fine Arts 1 3
Natural Science 4
Social/Behavioral Science 3
MS 300 Introduction to Advanced Mathematics (WI) 3
MS 352 Linear Algebra 3
 Hours16
Junior
Fall
MS 344 Differential Equations 3
Mathematics 300+ Electives 3
General Electives 9
 Hours15
Spring
MS 415 Advanced Calculus I (WI) 3
Mathematics 300+ Electives 3
General Electives 9
 Hours15
Senior
Fall
MS 441 Abstract Algebra I (WI) 3
Mathematics 400+ Electives 3
General Electives 9
 Hours15
Spring
Mathematics 400+ Electives 3
General Electives 12
 Hours15
 Total Hours120