DEGREE PROGRAMS
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DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS

Paul Dowell, Acting Chairperson, 129 Austin Building

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Students enrolled at East Carolina University or transferring from other institutions may be considered for admission to the Department of Mathematics as a mathematics major provided the following departmental requirements are met. To elect mathematics as a major, the student must have a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA, or a minimum 2.5 GPA for mathematics teacher education major, and a minimum grade of C in all mathematics courses taken below the 3000 level.

READMISSION

Students previously admitted to the Department of Mathematics who have been out of school more than three academic years and students who were previously enrolled in the university but not admitted to the department must meet the requirements outlined in the section above.

Students applying for readmission to the university who were previously admitted to the Department of Mathematics and who have been out of school no more than three academic years must have a minimum 2.0 GPA to be eligible for readmission to the department.

SECOND DEGREE STUDENTS

Students who hold a baccalaureate degree qualify for admission to the Department of Mathematics upon admission to the university.

BA IN MATHEMATICS

Credit toward a mathematics major will not be given in any MATH course or in CSCI 2600 with a grade less than C. The degree offers three concentration areas: mathematics, computer science, and statistics. The mathematics concentration requires a minor and the computer science and statistics concentrations require specified  cognates in lieu of a minor. Minimum degree requirement is 126 s.h. of credit as follows:

1.
General education (See Section 6, Undergraduate Studies, Requirements for Baccalaureate Degree Programs.).
42 s.h.
2.
Foreign language through level 1004 (preferably French, German, or Russian)
12 s.h.
3.
Common Core
MATH 2171, 2172, 2173. Calculus I, II, III (4,4,4) (F,S,SS) (GE:MA) (P for 2171: MATH 1083 or 1085 or 2122 with  a minimum grade of C; P for 2172: MATH 2171 or 2122 with consent of instructor; P for 2173:  MATH 2172)
MATH 3256. Linear Algebra (3) (F,S,SS) (P: MATH 2172)
MATH 3263. Introduction to Modern Algebra (3) (WI) (F,S,SS) (P: MATH 3256)
MATH 3307. Mathematical Statistics I (3) (F,S,SS) (P: MATH 2172)
MATH 4331. Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations (3) (F,S) (P: MATH 2173)
MATH 5101. Advanced Calculus I (3) (F) (P: MATH 2173 or consent of instructor)
27 s.h.
4.
Concentration area to include minor or specified cognates as listed below. (Choose one area.) .
Computer Science (34 s.h.):
CSCI 3573. Introduction to Numerical Analysis (3) or MATH 5121. Numerical Analysis in One Variable (3) or MATH 5122. Numerical Analysis in Several Variables (3) (P: MATH 3256, 4331)
Choose 6 s.h. of MATH electives numbered above 2999, excluding MATH 3229, 3237, 3239, 4323, 4324,  4325, 5251, 5265, 5266, 5267, 5268
Cognates (25 s.h.):
CSCI 2510. Introduction to Computer Science I (3) (F,S,SS) (P: MATH 1065 or 1066) 
CSCI 2610, 2611. Introduction to Computer Science and Laboratory II (4,0) (F,S,SS) (P: CSCI 2510; C for 2610: CSCI 2611; C for 2611: CSCI 2610)
CSCI 3510. Data Structures (3) (F,S,SS) (P: CSCI 2610; P/C: MATH 2427)
CSCI 3601. Computer Organization and Programming (3) (F,S) (P: CSCI 3510 or 3526)
CSCI 3650. Analysis of Algorithms (3) (S) (P: CSCI 3510; MATH 2427)
MATH 2427. Discrete Mathematical Structures (3) (F,S) (P: MATH 1065 or 1066)
Choose 6 s.h. from:
CSCI 3526. Switching Theory and Computer Organization (3) (F,SS) (P: CSCI 2610; MATH 2427)
CSCI 3675. Organization of Programming Language (3) (F,SS) (P: CSCI 3510)
CSCI 3700. Database Management Systems (3) (F) (P: CSCI 2618 or 3510)
CSCI 3800. Introduction to Computer Graphics (3) (F) (P: MATH 3584 or 3256; CSCI 3510)
CSCI 4200. Software Design and Development (3) (WI) (F) (P: CSCI 3510; CSCI major)
CSCI 4520. Introduction to Computer Architecture (3) (S) (P: CSCI 3526, 3601; CSCI major)
CSCI 4627. Procedural Languages and Compilers (3) (S) (P: CSCI 3601, 3675; CSCI major)
CSCI 4630. Operating Systems I (3) (S,SS) (P: CSCI 3601; CSCI major)
MATH 4332. The Calculus of Finite Differences (3) (P: MATH 2173)
Mathematics (33-39 s.h.):
CSCI 2600. Introduction to Digital Computation (3) (F,S) (P: MATH 1065 or 1066)
Choose 6 s.h. of MATH electives numbered above 2999, excluding MATH 3229, 3237, 3239, 4323, 4324,  4325, 5251, 5265, 5266, 5267, 5268
Minor (24-30 s.h.)
Statistics (30 s.h.):
CSCI 2600. Introduction to Digital Computation (3) (F,S) (P: MATH 1065 or 1066) 
Choose 9 s.h. of MATH electives numbered above 2999, excluding MATH 3229, 3237, 3239, 4323, 4324,  4325, 5251, 5265, 5266, 5267, 5268, and excluding cognates listed below.
Cognates (18 s.h.):
CSCI 5774. Programming for Research (3) (F,S) (P: General course in statistics or consent of instructor)
MATH 3308. Mathematical Statistics II (3) (F) (P: MATH 3307)
MATH 5031. Applied Statistical Analysis (3) (WI) (S) (P: MATH 2228 or 3308; 3584; or equivalent)
MATH 5801. Probability Theory (3) (F) (P: MATH 2173 or 3307)
Choose 6 s.h. from:
BIOS 3501. Experimental Design I (3) (P: Consent of instructor)
BIOS 4371, 4372, 4373. Statistical Consulting I, II, III (1,1,1) (P: BIOS 3501 or equivalent or consent of instructor)
BIOS 5450. Applied Multivariate Analysis (3) (P: BIOS 3501; MATH 3256; or equivalent or consent of instructor)
BIOS 5500. Nonparametric Statistical Methods (3) (P: BIOS 3501 or consent of instructor)
BIOS 5575. Introduction to Survivorship Analysis (3) (P: MATH 3256, 3308; or consent of instructor)
DSCI 4493. Statistical Quality Control (3) (F) (P: MATH 2228 or 2283 or equivalent)
ECON 3343. Econometrics (3) (F,S) (GE:SO) (P: DSCI 2223 or CSCI 2600; ECON 2133; MATH 2283)
ECON 4430. Business Cycles and Forecasting (3) (P: ECON 3244, 3343; or consent of instructor)
MATH 4201. Introduction to Stochastic Processes (3) (S) (P: MATH 3307 or equivalent or consent of instructor)
MATH 5000. Introduction to Sampling Design (3) (F) (P: MATH 3308 or 3229 or consent of instructor)
MATH 5132. Probabilistic Methods in Operations Research (3) (P: MATH 2173, 3256, 3307; or 5801)
30-39 s.h.
5.
Electives to complete requirements for graduation.  

BS IN MATHEMATICS, SECONDARY EDUCATION

Credit toward a mathematics major will not be given in any MATH course with a grade less than C. See Section 7, Degree Programs, School of Education, Licensure, for NC teacher licensure requirements. Minimum degree requirement is 126 s.h. of credit as follows:

1.
General education plus special requirements for licensure (See Section 6, Undergraduate Studies,  Requirements for Baccalaureate Degree Programs.), including those listed below.
PHIL 1500. Introduction to Logic (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:HU) (GE:MA) (to be counted toward the humanities requirement)
42 s.h.
2.
Core.
MATH 2171, 2172, 2173. Calculus I, II, III (4,4,4) (F,S,SS)  (GE:MA) (P for 2171: MATH 1083 or 1085 or 2122 with a minimum grade of C; P for 2172: MATH 2171 or 2122 with consent of instructor; P for 2173:  MATH 2172)
MATH 2775. Topics in Discrete Mathematics (3) (F) (P: MATH 1085)
MATH 2935. Data Analysis (3) (S) (P: MATH 1085)
MATH 3233. College Geometry (3) (F) (P: MATH 2171)
MATH 3256. Linear Algebra (3) (F,S,SS) (P: MATH 2172)
MATH 3263. Introduction to Modern Algebra (3) (WI) (F,S,SS) (P: MATH 3256)
MATH 3307. Mathematical Statistics I (3) (F,S,SS) (P: MATH 2172)
MATH 5322. Foundations of Mathematics (3) (WI) (F) (P: MATH 3233, 3263; or equivalent)
Choose 3 s.h. of electives from MATH courses numbered above 2999, excluding MATH 3229,  5265,  5266,  5267,  5268
36 s.h.
3.
Professional courses.
EDUC 3200. Introduction to American Education (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (P: Early experience course or consent of instructor)
EDUC 4400. Foundations of School Learning, Motivation, and Assessment (3) (F,S) (P: Admission to upper division)  (F,S)
MATH 2123. Early Experiences for the Prospective Teacher (1) (F,S) (P: MATH 2171)
MATH 3004. Seminar in Secondary Mathematics Curriculum–Algebra (1) (S) (P: MATH 2123)
MATH 3005. Seminar in Secondary Mathematics Curriculum–Geometry (1) (F) (P: MATH 2123; C: MATH 3233)
MATH 3006. Seminar in Secondary Mathematics Curriculum–Advanced Mathematics (1) (S) (P: MATH 3004, 3005)
MATH 4001. Technology in Secondary Mathematics Education (3) (F) (P: Admission to upper division; MATH 2775, 2935; C: MATH 4323)
MATH 4323. The Teaching of Mathematics in High School (3) (F) (P: MATH 2123)
MATH 4324. Internship in Mathematics (10) (S) (P: Admission to upper division; MATH 4323; C: MATH 4325; READ 3990)
MATH 4325. Internship Seminar: Issues in Mathematics Education (1) (S) (P: Admission to upper division; MATH 4323; C: MATH 4324)
READ 3990. Teaching Reading in the Content Areas in the Secondary School (2) (F,S,SS)
SPED 4010. Exceptional Students in the Regular Classroom (2) (F,S) (RP: SPED 2000)
31 s.h.
4.
Electives to complete requirements for graduation.  

MATHEMATICS MINOR

Minimum requirement for mathematics minor is 24 s.h. of credit as follows:

1.
Core.
MATH 2171, 2172, 2173. Calculus I, II, III (4,4,4) (F,S,SS)  (GE:MA) (P for 2171: MATH 1085 or 2122 with a minimum grade of C; P for 2172: MATH 2171 or 2122 with consent of instructor; P for 2173:  MATH 2172)
MATH 3256. Linear Algebra (3) (F,S,SS) (P: MATH 2172)
MATH 3263. Introduction to Modern Algebra (3) (WI) (F,S,SS) (P: MATH 3256) or MATH 5101. Advanced Calculus I (3) (F) (P: MATH 2173 or consent of instructor)
18 s.h.
2.
Electives acceptable for a BA major in mathematics.
6 s.h.

STATISTICS MINOR

(Not open to majors in mathematics)

Minimum requirement for statistics minor is 26 s.h. of credit as follows:

1.
Core.
CSCI 5774. Programming for Research (3) (F,S) (P: General course in statistics or consent of instructor) 
MATH 2171, 2172. Calculus I, II (4,4) (F,S,SS)  (GE:MA) (P for 2171: MATH 1083 or 1085 or 2122 with a minimum grade of C; P for 2172: MATH 2171 or 2122 with consent of instructor; P for 2173)
MATH 3256. Linear Algebra (3) (F,S,SS) (P: MATH 2172)
MATH 3307. Mathematical Statistics I (3) (F,S,SS) (P: MATH 2172)
MATH 3308. Mathematical Statistics II (3) (F) (P: MATH 3307)
MATH 5031. Applied Statistical Analysis (3) (WI) (S97) (P: MATH 2228 or 3308; 3584; or equivalent)
23 s.h.
2.
Electives (Choose from the following.).
BIOS 3501. Experimental Design I (3) (P: Consent of instructor)
BIOS 4371, 4372, 4373. Statistical Consulting I, II, III (1,1,1) (P: BIOS 3501 or equivalent or consent of instructor)
BIOS 5450. Applied Multivariate Analysis (3) (P: BIOS 3501; MATH 3256; or equivalent or consent of instructor)
BIOS 5500. Nonparametric Statistical Methods (3) (P: BIOS 3501 or consent of instructor)
BIOS 5575. Introduction to Survivorship Analysis (3) (P: MATH 3256, 3308; or consent of instructor)
DSCI 4493. Statistical Quality Control (3) (F) (P: MATH 2283 or 3228 or equivalent)
ECON 3343. Econometrics (3) (F,S) (GE:SO) (P: DSCI 2223 or CSCI 2600; ECON 2133; MATH 2283)
ECON 4430. Business Cycles and Forecasting (3) (GE:SO) (P: ECON 3244, 3343; or consent of instructor)
MATH 4201. Introduction to Stochastic Processes (3) (S) P: MATH 3307 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
MATH 5000. Introduction to Sampling Design (3) (F) P:MATH 3308 or 3229 or consent of instructor.
MATH 5132. Probabilistic Methods in Operations Research (3) (P: MATH 2173, 3256, 3307; or 5801; CSCI 2600 or an equivalent knowledge of PASCAL or PL/1)
MATH 5801. Probability Theory (3) (F) (P: MATH 2173 or 3307)
3 s.h.

MATHEMATICS HONORS PROGRAM

The mathematics honors program is open to students with exceptional mathematical ability who have completed MATH 2173. Acceptance in the program entitles the student to register for MATH 3550, 3551, 4550, 4551.


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