Mathematics

Associate Professor Keith Conrad teaching a math class

Associate Professor Keith Conrad teaching a math class.

 

Course descriptions

The Mathematics Department offers programs of study in Mathematics, Applied Mathematical Sciences, Actuarial Science (in cooperation with the School of Business), Mathematical Statistics (in cooperation with the Department of Statistics), and Mathematics – Physics (in cooperation with the Department of Physics). MATH 2010Q, 2011Q, 2720W, 2794W, and 3670W and STAT 3494W may not be counted in any of the major groups listed below.

The Department offers both Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts degrees in Mathematics, Applied Mathematical Sciences, Mathematics-Statistics, and Mathematics-Actuarial Science, and Mathematics-Actuarial Science-Finance, and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics-Physics. The Bachelor of Science program provides in-depth training in Mathematics as preparation for graduate study or for participation in scientific and engineering teams in government, industry, or research laboratories. The Bachelor of Arts degree is designed to provide training in contemporary mathematics without the depth and concentrated specialization required for the Bachelor of Science program. To satisfy the writing in the major and information literacy competencies in the Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics, the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, the Bachelor of Arts in Applied Mathematical Sciences, and the Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematical Sciences, all students must pass one of the following courses: MATH 2710W, 2720W, 2794W, or 3796W.

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

The requirements for the B.S. in Mathematics are:

  1. Either
    1. MATH 2110Q (or 2130Q), 2210Q, 2410Q (or 2420Q), 2710 (or 2141Q2142Q); or
    2. MATH 2141Q, 2142Q, 2143Q, 2144Q;
  2. MATH 3150 (or 4110), 3151, 3230 (or 4210);
  3. At least 6 additional credits from any of the following courses:
  4. At least 3 additional credits from any of the following courses:

Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics

The requirements for the B.A. in Mathematics are 27 credits of 2000-level or above course work in Mathematics and 12 credits of course work in approved related areas. The required courses are:

  1. Either
    1. MATH 2110Q (or 2130Q), 2210Q, 2410Q (or 2420Q), 2710 (or 2141Q2142Q); or
    2. MATH 2141Q, 2142Q, 2143Q, 2144Q;
  2. MATH 3150 (or 4110), 3230 (or 4210);
  3. At least 3 additional credits from any of the following courses:

The remaining courses may come from any 2000-level or above Mathematics courses.

Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematical Sciences

The requirements for the B.S. in Applied Mathematical Sciences are

  1. Either
    1. MATH 2110Q (or 2130Q), 2210Q, 2410Q (or 2420Q), 2710 (or 2141Q2142Q); or
    2. MATH 2141Q, 2142Q, 2143Q, 2144Q;
  2. MATH 3150 (or 4110), 3410 (or 3435), 3510, and 3511;
  3. Two additional courses selected from MATH 3146, 3151, 3160 (or 3165), 3170, 3410, 3435, 3710, and approved sections of 3094 and 3795;
  4. At least 3 additional credits from MATH 2360Q, 3160 (or 3165), 3210 (or 4210), 3230, 3231, 3240, 3250, 3260, 3330 (or 4310), and approved sections of 3094 and 3795.

In addition, at least 12 credits at the 2000-level or above in approved related areas are required.

Bachelor of Arts in Applied Mathematical Sciences

The requirements for the B.A. in Applied Mathematical Sciences are 27 credits of 2000-level or above course work in Mathematics and 12 credits of course work in approved related areas.

The required courses for the degree are MATH 2110Q (or 2130Q or 2143Q), 2210Q (or 2143Q2144Q), 2410Q (or 2420Q or 2144Q), 3410 (or 3435), 3510, and 3511.

The remainder of the 27 credits of Mathematics must be chosen from MATH 2710, 3146, 3150 (or 4110), 3160 (or 3165), 3170, 3210 (or 4210), 3250, 3410, 3435, and 3710.

Bachelor of Science or Arts in Mathematics-Statistics

The requirements for the B.S. or B.A. in Mathematics-Statistics degree are 36 credits at the 2000-level or above in Mathematics and Statistics (in addition to MATH 2110Q or 2130Q), with at least 12 credits in each department.

The required courses for the Mathematics-Statistics major are MATH 2210Q or 3210 or (2143Q and 2144Q); 2410Q (or 2144Q); and STAT 3375Q and 3445.

To satisfy the Writing in the Major and Information Literacy competencies, all students must pass one of the following courses: MATH 2720W, 2794W, 3796W, or STAT 3494W.

Bachelor of Science or Arts in Mathematics-Actuarial Science

The requirements for the B.S. or B.A. degree in Mathematics-Actuarial Science are 36 credits at the 2000-level or above in Mathematics, Statistics, Business, and related areas (in addition to MATH 2110Q or 2130Q or 2143Q).

The required courses are MATH 2210Q (or 2144Q), 2620, 3160 (or 3165) 36303631; STAT 3375Q3445; either MATH 3632 or 3634; and either MATH 2610, HCMI 3221 or 4325.

Students should include ECON 1201 and 1202, a Computer Science course, and ACCT 2001 and 2101 in their program of study as early as possible.

To satisfy the writing in the Major and Information Literacy competencies, all students must pass one of the following courses: MATH 2720W, 2794W, 3670W, or 3796W.

Admission to the Actuarial Science program will be available only to students who meet the following two requirements. First, the student must have a total grade point average of 3.2 or higher or a grade point average of 3.2 or higher in mathematics. The student must also satisfy one of the following:

  1. completed MATH 1126Q or 1131Q with a grade of at least B;
  2. successfully completed an honors calculus course with a grade of at least C;
  3. received AP credit for MATH 1131Q; or
  4. received a passing score on one or more of the actuarial examinations.

Students not satisfying one or more of the requirements may be admitted into the program by the Mathematics Department Actuarial Committee.

To remain as an Actuarial Science Major, the student is required to maintain a total grade point average of 3.2 or higher. Students who do not satisfy this requirement may remain in the major with the permission of the director of the Actuarial Science program or his/her designee. If the student is not continued in the program, but meets minimum University of Connecticut scholastic standards as outlined in the University Senate by-laws, the director or designee will work with the student to identify an appropriate alternative major.

Bachelor of Science or Arts in Mathematics-Actuarial Science-Finance

The requirements for the B.S. or B.A. degree in Mathematics-Actuarial Science-Finance are 36 credits at the 2000-level or above in Mathematics, Statistics, Business, and related areas (in addition to MATH 2110Q or 2130Q or 2143Q) and 15 credits in Finance.

The required courses are MATH 2210Q (or 2144Q), 2620, 3160 (or 3165), 3630, 3631, 3650, 3660; STAT 3375Q, 3445, ACCT 2001, FNCE 3302, 4209, 4302, 4305, either MATH 3632 or 3634; either MATH 2610, HCMI 3221 or 4325, and either FNCE 4306 or 4895. Students should include ECON 1201 and 1202, and a Computer Science course in their program of study as early as possible.

To satisfy the writing in the Major and Information Literacy competencies, all students must pass one of the following courses: MATH 2720W, 2794W, 3670W, or 3796W.

This degree is offered through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Admission to the Actuarial Science program will be available only to students who meet the following two requirements. First, the student must have a total grade point average of 3.2 or higher or a grade point average of 3.2 or higher in mathematics. The student must also satisfy one of the following:

  1. completed MATH 1126Q or 1131Q with a grade of at least B;
  2. successfully completed an honors calculus course with a grade of at least C;
  3. received AP credit for MATH 1131Q; or
  4. received a passing score on one or more of the actuarial examinations.

Students not satisfying one or more of the requirements may be admitted into the program by the Mathematics Department Actuarial Committee.

To remain as an Actuarial Science Major, the student is expected to maintain a total grade point average of 3.2 or higher.

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics-Physics

The B.S. degree in Mathematics-Physics may be completed by following either track A, which has a physics emphasis, or track B, which has a mathematics emphasis. Students in track A should choose an advisor from the Physics Department, and those in Track B should choose an advisor from the Mathematics Department. In either track, the writing in the major and information literacy competencies are met using PHYS 2501W.

Track A (Physics Emphasis)

The required courses for the Mathematics-Physics Major Track A (Physics Emphasis) are:

  1. Either:
    1. MATH 2110Q (or 2130Q or 2143Q) and 2210Q and 2410Q (or 2420Q); or
    2. MATH 2141Q and 2142Q and 2143Q and 2144Q.
  2. All of: MATH 3146, 3410, 3510 and PHYS 2300, 2501W, 3101, 3201, 3202, 3300, 3401.
  3. Any nine credits from: PHYS 2200, 2400, 2502, 3102, 3150, 3402, 3989, 4093, 4095, 4096W, 4098, 4099, 4100, 4130, 4140, 4150, 4210, 4300, 4350, 4900.

Track B (Mathematics Emphasis)

The required courses for the Mathematics-Physics Major Track B (Mathematics Emphasis) are:

  1. Either:
    1. MATH 2110Q (or 2130Q or 2143Q) and 2210Q and 2410Q (or 2420Q and 2710 (or 2141Q and 2142Q) and 3146; or
    2. MATH 2141Q and 2142Q and 2143Q and 2144Q and 3146
  2. All of: PHYS 2300, 2501W, 3101, 3201, 3202, 3401.
  3. Any 3 credits from: PHYS 2200, 2400, 2502, 3102, 3150, 3300, 34023989, 4093, 4095, 4096W, 4098, 4099, 4100, 4130, 4140, 4150, 4210, 4300, 4350, 4900.
  4. Any 4 courses from MATH 3150 (or 4110), 3151, 3160 (or 3165), 3210, 3230 (or 4210), 3330 (or 4310), 3370, 3410.

A minor in Mathematics is described in the Minors section.

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