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Arkansas Tech University         2002-2003 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Department of Mathematics

Dr. Donald Carnahan, Head
Corley Building, Room 232
(479) 9680602
Don.Carnahan@mail.atu.edu

Professors: Carnahan, Hamm, Keisler, Watson
Associate Professors: Amirkhanian, S. Jordan, Shores
Assistant Professors:
Finan, J. Guerra, K. Pearson, Xie
Instructors: Felkins, Horton, S.M. Jordan, Sherrill

The Department of Mathematics offers a fouryear program in mathematics that leads to the bachelor of science degree. The curriculum is designed to meet the needs of three groups of students: (1) those who plan to seek employment in business, industry, or government, (2) those who plan to attend graduate school to continue their study of mathematics or a related field, and (3) those who plan to be secondary school teachers.

Students majoring in mathematics are encouraged to use their elective hours to complete a second major, or at least a concentration of 18 hours or more, in the field of their choice. For example, students interested in computer science are advised to complete the following courses: COMS 1403, 2003, 2103, 2203, 2213, and two additional courses selected from 3213, 3503, 3803, and 4203. Students interested in business electives are advised to complete BUAD 2003, 2033, ACCT 2003, 2013, and ECON 2003 and 2013. For other areas of interest, students should consult their advisor to arrange a plan of study.

Students who plan to attend graduate school in mathematics or a related field are advised to complete additional upper-level mathematics courses beyond the minimal degree requirements.

The curriculum in mathematics for teacher licensure is found in the School of Education section of this catalog.
Curriculum in Mathematics

Freshman Year

Hours

Calculus I, II (MATH 2914, 2924)

8

English Composition I, II (ENGL 1013, 1023)1

6

Social Sciences1

6

Introduction to Biological Science (BIOL 1014) 1

4

Physical Activity1

2

Electives

6

Total

32

Sophomore Year

Calculus III (MATH 2934)

4

Discrete Mathematics (MATH 2703)

3

Foundations of Number Systems (MATH 3003)

3

General Physics I, II (PHYS 2114, 2124)

8

Foundations of Computer Programming I (COMS 2103)

3

Social Sciences1

6

Electives2

3

Total

30

Junior Year

Intro to Analysis (MATH 3203)

3

Applied Statistics I (MATH 3153)

3

Differential Equations I (MATH 3243)

3

Mathematics Electives3

3

Fine Arts/Humanities1

6

Electives2

12

Total

30

Senior Year

Abstract Algebra I (MATH 4033)

3

Linear Algebra I (MATH 4003)

3

Math Modeling I (MATH 3163)

3

Mathematics Electives3

3

Electives2

20

Total

32

1See "General Education Requirements" on page82.

2At least 40 of the total hours required for graduation must be 3000-4000 level courses.

33000 - 4000 level math elective. MATH 3033, 4703, and 4772 may not be used to satisfy this requirement. MATH 4993 may not be used without prior approval of the department head.



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