COURSE TITLE S.H.
FIRST YEAR REQUIREMENT -STUDENT SUCCESS
YSU 1500Success Seminar1-2
or SS 1500 Strong Start Success Seminar
or HONR 1500 Intro to Honors
General Education Requirements
ENGL 1550Writing 13-4
or ENGL 1549 Writing 1 with Support
ENGL 1551Writing 23
CMST 1545Communication Foundations3
Mathematics Requirement (met with MATH in major)
Arts and Humanities (6 s.h.)6
Natural Sciences (2 courses, 1 with lab) (6-7 s.h.)7
Social Science (6 s.h.)6
Social and Personal Awareness (6 s.h.)6
Major Requirements
Core Courses
Foreign Language 15504
Foreign Language 26004
MATH 1571Calculus 14
MATH 1572Calculus 24
MATH 2673Calculus 34
MATH 3715Discrete Mathematics3
MATH 3720Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory3
MATH 3721Abstract Algebra 14
MATH 3751Real Analysis 14
STAT 3743Probability and Statistics4
CSIS 2610Programming and Problem-Solving4
Select one of the following:2
Senior Undergraduate Research Project
Thesis
STEM Internship
Select two 3700-level MATH/STAT courses.6
Select two 4800-level MATH/STAT courses.6
Minor Courses:18
Select any discipline.
Elective2
Select three upper division electives9
Total Semester Hours120-122

Suggested minors include biology, chemistry, computer science, economics, geology, physics, psychology, one engineering specialty (from chemical, civil, electrical, industrial, mechanical), or statistics. The total number of required semester hours of credit in mathematics (excluding statistics courses) for this track is 40.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallS.H.
YSU 1500 Success Seminar 1
MATH 1571 Calculus 1 4
ENGL 1550
Writing 1
or Writing 1 with Support
3-4
GER domain (AH) 3
Foreign Language 1550 4
Elective 1
 Semester Hours16-17
Spring
MATH 1572 Calculus 2 (Prerequisite) 4
CSIS 2610 Programming and Problem-Solving 4
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
Foreign Language 2600 4
 Semester Hours15
Year 2
Fall
MATH 2673 Calculus 3 (Prerequisite) 4
MATH 3715 Discrete Mathematics (Prerequisite) 3
Minor Course 3
GER domain (NS with lab) 4
GER domain (AH) 3
 Semester Hours17
Spring
MATH 3720 Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory (Prerequisite) 3
STAT 3743 Probability and Statistics (Prerequisite) 4
Minor Course 3
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
GER domain (SS) 3
 Semester Hours16
Year 3
Fall
MATH 3721 Abstract Algebra 1 (Prerequisite) 4
Minor Course 3
GER domain (SP) 3
GER domain (NS) 3
 Semester Hours13
Spring
MATH 3751 Real Analysis 1 (Prerequisite) 4
MATH/STAT Elective (Upper Division) 3
Minor Course (Upper Division) 3
GER domain (SP) 3
GER domain (SS) 3
 Semester Hours16
Year 4
Fall
MATH 4896 Senior Undergraduate Research Project (Prerequisite) 2
MATH/STAT Elective (Upper Division) 3
Minor Course (Upper Division) 3
Elective (Upper Division) 3
Elective (Upper Division) 3
 Semester Hours14
Spring
MATH/STAT elective (4800 level or higher) 3
MATH/STAT elective (4800 level or higher) 3
Minor Course (Upper division) 3
Elective (Upper Division) 3
 Semester Hours12
 Total Semester Hours119-120

Learning Outcomes

The student learning outcomes for a BS in mathematics are as follows:

  •  Students will develop and demonstrate the ability to reason mathematically by constructing mathematical proofs and recognizing and accurately analyzing numerical data  in all core courses. Students will learn that truth in mathematics is verified by careful argument, and will demonstrate the ability to make conjectures and form hypotheses, test the accuracy of their work, and effectively solve problems.
  •  Students will learn to identify fundamental concepts of mathematics as applied to science and other areas of mathematics, and to interconnect the roles of pure and applied mathematics.
  •  Students will demonstrate that they can communicate mathematical ideas effectively by completing a senior capstone project involving an investigative mathematical project and presenting their findings and results in both a written format and as an oral presentation to faculty and other students.