The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics provides a solid foundation in mathematics. In addition to taking the core and interdisciplinary courses, students will also take part in a seminar dedicated to undergraduate research during their last two years. After obtaining the degree, students will have opportunities in secondary education, graduate studies and direct entry into the job market. Each student will be advised by faculty to achieve a specific program tailored for the student’s goals. Program assessment plans and student learning outcomes are posted at the Program Assessment website. Additional information may be found at uas.alaska.edu/math.
Applicants will be considered for full admission to the BS program with a GPA of 2.00 or better and after completion of the following with a grade of C (2.00) or better:
|MATH S151||College Algebra for Calculus (or higher)||4|
|WRTG S111||Writing Across Contexts||3|
Candidates must complete the General Education Requirements (GER) as well as the specific program requirements listed below for a minimum of 120 credit hours. Courses in a degree program may be counted only once. Courses used to fulfill the major requirements cannot be used to fulfill the GER. The degree must include 42 upper division (300 or above) credits, 24 of which must be completed at UAS.
|Minimum Credit Hours||120|
|General Education Requirements||35|
|General Education Requirements|
|Complete all General Education Requirements. Must include both PHYS S103 and PHYS S104, or both PHYS S211 and PHYS S212.||35|
|MATH S251||Calculus I||4|
|MATH S252||Calculus II||4|
|MATH S253||Calculus III||4|
|MATH S265||Introduction to Mathematical Proofs||3|
|MATH S302||Differential Equations||3|
|MATH S311||Abstract Algebra||3|
|MATH S314||Linear Algebra||3|
|MATH S324||Advanced Calculus||3|
|MATH S392||Junior Seminar 1||2|
|MATH S492||Senior Seminar 1, 2||2|
|STAT S200||Elementary Statistics||3|
|Select nine credits from the following: 4||9|
|History of Mathematics|
|Probability and Statistics 3|
|Statistical Computing with R|
|Regression and Analysis of Variance|
|Credits applied here must include upper division courses as needed. Students are strongly encouraged to choose from one or more of the following options: Study further topics in the mathematical sciences; explore interdisciplinary applications of mathematics to the sciences, social sciences, or business; take courses in preparation for graduate programs in teacher education; earn minors in one or more additional disciplines; or earn a double major in Mathematics and one of Biology, Marine Biology, Environmental Science, or Geography and Environmental Resources.|
As part of the Senior Seminar, all majors are required to complete an advisor approved undergraduate research capstone project that involves the submission of a paper and an oral presentation of the paper.
STAT S373 may be substituted for STAT S200 or used as a MATH/STAT elective, but not both.
Other advisor approved upper division mathematics or statistics may be used.