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. Additional information may be found at https://uas.alaska.edu/arts_sciences/naturalsciences/math/index.html.
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), the Alaska Native Knowledge Graduation Requirement, 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|
|Alaska Native Knowledge Graduation Requirement||3|
|General Education Requirements|
|Complete all General Education Requirements. Must include both PHYS S123 and PHYS S124, 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 S314||Linear Algebra||3|
|MATH S392||Junior Seminar 1||2|
|MATH S401||Introduction to Real Analysis||3|
|MATH S405||Abstract Algebra||3|
|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 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.
Other advisor approved upper division mathematics or statistics may be used.
The following program learning outcomes have been identified by the Mathematics Program faculty as being relevant to measuring the potential success of UAS mathematics Bachelor of Science graduates in the workforce or in academics.
1. Competency in Core Subject Content
a. Graduates will demonstrate skills in basic quantitative and analytic problem solving and competency in basic undergraduate mathematics coursework.
b. Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of foundational theoretical concepts essential to the study of mathematics.
c. Graduates will demonstrate an ability to extend and generalize foundational concepts and critically analyze and solve abstract problems in mathematics.
2. Skills in Analysis, Application, and Technology Utilization
a. Graduates will demonstrate the ability to use technology as an aid to understanding and solving mathematical problems.
b. Graduates will demonstrate the ability to apply mathematical knowledge in new settings and situations.
c. Graduates will demonstrate the ability to critically analyze and solve a wide variety of problems using theoretical or technological tools.
3. Communication Skills
a. Graduates will demonstrate the ability to read and comprehend mathematical ideas.
b. Graduates will demonstrate the ability to communicate mathematical ideas in writing.
c. Graduates will demonstrate the ability to communicate mathematical ideas verbally.
4. Professionalism and Independence
a. Graduates will produce a resume highlighting marketable mathematical skills and knowledge.
b. Graduates will demonstrate confidence in communicating mathematical ideas verbally and in writing.
c. Graduates will demonstrate the ability to independently pursue investigations in the mathematical sciences.