Undergraduate Studies in Mathematics

 

Mathematics is one of the oldest and most basic fields of study. Mathematicians create new theories and techniques and apply these to the solution of problems that arise in a wide variety of disciplines, including business, science and engineering.

The UNI Math Department offers three different Bachelor of Arts degrees in Mathematics: Mathematics (General Use), Statistics/Actuarial Science, and Teaching.

There are also four different Mathematics Minors available to UNI students, each with a different emphasis: GeneralTeachingTeaching K-8, and Statistics/Actuarial Science.


Mathematics Major - Liberal Arts 

The Mathematics Major provides excellent preparation for graduate school in mathematics and other related areas such as physics, engineering, statistics, and economics. It may also be an appropriate major for students who are interested in careers in industry concentration on analytical and problem solving skills. the goal of the major program is to introduce some of the central ideas in various areas of mathematics and to develop problem-solving ability by helping students combine creative thinking with rigorous reasoning.

Please look at the UNI Math Department Course Rotations when scheduling your classes.  

Required:
Common Core - 15 hours
MATH 1420 - Calculus (has prerequisite of a satisfactory score on a mathematics exam, or subsequent remediation)
MATH 1421 - Calculus II
MATH 2422 - Calculus III
MATH 2500 - Linear Algebra for Applications

Mathematics Core - 16 hours
MATH 2900 - Discrete and Argumentative Mathematics (Falls)
MATH 4420 - Advanced Calculus I
MATH 4421 - Advanced Calculus II
MATH 4500 - Modern Algebra I
MATH 4501 - Modern Algebra II
MATH 4900 - Senior Mathematics Seminar

Probability/Statistics - 3-6 hours
Select one of the following: (MATH/STAT 3751 will not satisfy this requirement if credit has been earned for STAT 1772.)

            OR 
            OR 
Electives - 6 hours
Select TWO of the following.  MATH/STAT 3752/5752 cannot be used if used for the Probability/Statistics requirement.  Other junior/senior level mathematics courses not listed below may be substituted with approval of advisor and Department Head.
MATH 3425     Differential Equations
MATH 3440     Numerical Analysis
MATH 3530     Combinatorics
MATH 3600     Euclidean Geometry
MATH 3610     Modern Geometries
MATH 3630     Differential Geometry
MATH 3780     Mathematics of Finance
MATH 4641     Topology I
Total Hours    40-43

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Mathematics Major - Statistics/Actuarial Science

Please look at the UNI Math Department Course Rotations when scheduling your classes. 

Required
Mathematics:
Common Core - 15 hours
MATH 1420 - Calculus I (has prerequisite of a satisfactory score on a mathematics placement exam, or subsequent remediation)
MATH 1421 - Calculus II
MATH 2422 - Calculus III
MATH 2500 - Linear Algebra for Applications

Statistics/Actuarial Science Core - 9 hours
STAT 1772 - Introduction to Statistical Methods OR
STAT 1774 - Introductory Statistics for Life Sciences
STAT 3752 - Introduction to Probability
STAT 3775 - Introduction to Mathematical Statistics

Computer Science - 3-4 hours
Select one of the following:   
CS 1130 - Visual Basic Programming
CS 1160 - C/C++ Programming
CS 1510 - Introduction to Computing

Seminar/Research - 1-3 hours
MATH 4900 - Senior Mathematics Seminar OR
MATH 4990 - Undergraduate Research in Mathematics

Select and complete ONE of the following Emphasis Core:

Statistics Emphasis Core 
Select THREE from the following:
STAT 3771 - Applied Statistical Methods for Research
STAT 3776 - Regression Analysis
STAT 4773 - Design and Analysis of Experiments
STAT 4779 - Applied Multivariate Statistical Analysis

Actuarial Science Emphasis Core
Select THREE from the following:
ACT SCI 3780 - Mathematics of Finance
ACT SCI 4735 - Actuarial Mathematics
ACT SCI 4739 - Topics in Actuarial Science
ACT SCI 4785 - Introduction to Financial Engineering
ACT SCI 4788 - Loss Models

Electives - 6 hours
Select TWO from the following:
STAT 3771 - Applied Statistical Methods for Research
STAT 3776 - Regression Analysis
STAT 3778 - Spatial Data Analysis
STAT 4772 - Statistical Computing I
STAT 4773 - Design and Analysis of Experiments
STAT 4777 - Statistical Quality Assurance Methods
STAT 4779 - Applied Multivariate Statistical Analysis
STAT 4782 - Statistical Computing II
ACT SCI 3731 - Actuarial Examination Preparation
ACT SCI 4735 - Actuarial Mathematics
ACT SCI 4739 - Topics in Actuarial Science
ACT SCI 4785 - Introduction to Financial Engineering
ACT SCI 4788 - Loss Models
MATH 3440 - Numerical Analysis
MATH 3780 - Mathematics of Finance
Total Hours   43-46

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Mathematics Major - Teaching (Math Education) 

The undergraduate Mathematics Teaching Major has the intent of preparing secondary mathematics teachers. Our program is aligned with state licensure requirements, the CBMS recommendations. Graduates of this program are robustly prepared to begin their teaching careers in secondary schools.

Please look at the UNI Math Department Course Rotations when scheduling your classes. 

Required
Mathematics:

Common Core - 15 hours 
MATH 1420 - Calculus I (has prerequisite of satisfactory score on mathematics placement exam or subsequent remediation)
MATH 1421 - Calculus II
MATH 2422 - Calculus III
MATH 2500 - Linear Algebra for Applications

Teaching Core - 25 hours 
MATH 1310 - Technology and Programming for Secondary Mathematics Teachers
MATH 2303 - Introduction to Teaching Secondary Mathematics
MATH 2900 - Discrete and Argumentative Mathematics (Falls)
MATH 3302 - Field Experience in Teaching Secondary Mathematics
MATH 3304 - The Teaching of Secondary Mathematics
MATH 3305 - Connections: University Mathematics and the Secondary Curriculum (Spring)  OR
MATH 3640 - History of Mathematics: To the Calculus (Fall)
MATH 3313 - Topics in Secondary Mathematics (Fall)
MATH 3600 - Euclidean Geometry
MATH 4500 - Modern Algebra 1

Probability/Statistics - 3 or 6 hours
Select ONE of the following.  MATH/STAT 3751 will not satisfy this requirement if a student has credit for STAT 1772.
MATH 3751 - Probability and Statistics ( falls and even springs) OR
STAT 1772  - Introduction to Statistical Methods AND
MATH 3752 - Introduction to Probability OR
STAT 1772  - Introduction to Statistical Methods AND
STAT 3771  - Applied Statistical Methods for Research

Select TWO of the following:
MATH 3530 - Combinatorics
MATH 3610 - Modern Geometries (even springs)
MATH 4420 - Advanced Calculus I
MATH 4501 - Modern Algebra II 
MATH 4510 - Elementary Number Theory 
MATH 4615 - Geometric Transformations

Computer Science - 3-4 Hours
Select ONE of the following:
CS 1120 - Media Computation
CS 1130 - Visual BASIC Programming
CS 1140 - Programming Environments for Secondary Education
CS 1160 - C++ Programming
CS 1510 - Introduction to Computing

Notes: For departmental approval to student teach, a student in the program must satisfy the university requirements to student teach and the following specific departmental requirements:

    1.  Must earn a C- or higher in MATH 1420, MATH 1421, MATH 2500, MATH 2900, MATH 3302, MATH 3600, MATH 4500, and courses taken
         to satisfy the Probability and Statistics and Computer Science requirements.

    2.  Must earn a grade of C or higher in: MATH 2303 and MATH 3304.

    3.  Must complete all of the courses in the major with a major grade point average of 2.5 or higher.


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