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Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences


Department of Mathematics


Johannes H. Hattingh, Chair, 124 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 and a minimum grade of C- (1.7) 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 2310, 2311 with a grade less than C- (1.7). The degree offers two concentration areas: mathematics and statistics. The mathematics concentration requires a minor and the statistics concentration requires specified cognates in lieu of a minor. Minimum degree requirement is 126 s.h. of credit as follows:
  1. Foundations curriculum (For information about courses that carry foundations curriculum credit see Liberal Arts Foundations Curriculum.) - 42 s.h.
  2. Foreign language through level 1004 - 12 s.h.
  3. Common core - 30 s.h.
    MATH 2171, 2172, 2173. Calculus I, II, III (4,4,4) (F,S,SS) (FC:MA) (P for 2171: minimum grade of C in any of MATH 1083,1085, 2122; P for 2172: minimum grade of C or 2122 with consent of instructor; P for 2173: MATH 2172 with a minimum grade of C)
    MATH 2300. Transition to Advanced Mathematics (3) (WI) (P: MATH 2171)
    MATH 3256. Linear Algebra (3) (F,S,SS) (P: MATH 2172)
    MATH 3263. Introduction to Modern Algebra (3) (WI) (F,S) (P: MATH 2300, 3256)
    MATH 3307. Mathematical Statistics I (3) (F,S) (P: MATH 2152 or MATH 2172)
    MATH 4101. Advanced Calculus I (3) (F,S) (P: MATH 2173, 2300; or consent of instructor)
    MATH 4331. Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations (3) (F,S) (P: MATH 2173)
  4. Cognate - 4 s.h.
    CSCI 2310,2311. Algorithmic Problem Solving and Programming Laboratory (4,0) (P: MATH 1065; C for 2310: CSCI 2311; C for 2311: CSCI 2310)
  5. Concentration area to include minor or specified cognates as listed below.
    (Choose one area.) - 31-40 s.h.
    Mathematics (30-36 s.h.):
    Choose 6 s.h. of MATH electives numbered above 2999, excluding MATH 3229, 3237, 3239
    Minor (24-30 s.h.)
    Statistics (27 s.h.):
    Choose 9 s.h. of MATH electives numbered above 2999, excluding MATH 3229, 3237, 3239, and excluding cognates listed below.
    Cognates (18 s.h.):
    CSCI 5774. Programming for Research (3) (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) (P: MATH 2228 or 3308; 3584; or equivalent)
    MATH 5801. Probability Theory (3) (P: MATH 2173 or 3307)
    Choose 6 s.h. from:
    ECON 3343. Econometrics (3) (F,S) (P: MIS 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) (P: MATH 3308 or 3229 or consent of instructor)
    MATH 5132. Probabilistic Methods in Operations Research (3) (P: MATH 2173, 3256, 3307; or 5801)
    OMGT 4493. Quality Management (3) (F) (P: OMGT 3123.)
  6. Electives to complete requirements for graduation.

BS in Mathematics

Credit toward a mathematics major will not be given in any MATH course with a grade less than C- (1.7). Minimum degree requirement is 126 s.h. of credit as follows:
  1. Foundations curriculum (For information about courses that carry foundations curriculum credit see Liberal Arts Foundations Curriculum.) - 42 s.h.
  2. Common mathematics core - 37 s.h.
    MATH 2171, 2172, 2173. Calculus I, II, III (4,4,4) (F,S,SS) (FC:MA) (P for 2171: MATH 1083, 1085, 2122 with minimum grade of C; P for 2172: MATH 2171 or 2122 with consent of instructor; P for 2173: MATH 2172)
    MATH 2300. Transition to Advanced Mathematics (3) (WI) (P: MATH 2171)
    MATH 3256. Linear Algebra (3) (F,S,SS) (P: MATH 2172)
    MATH 3263. Introduction to Modern Algebra (3) (WI) (F,S) (P: MATH 2300, 3256)
    MATH 3307. Mathematical Statistics I (3) (F,S) (P: MATH 2152 or MATH 2172)
    MATH 3308. Mathematical Statistics II (3) (F) (P: MATH 3307)
    MATH 4101. Advanced Calculus I (3) (P: MATH 2173, 2300, or consent of instructor)
    MATH 4331. Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations (3) (F,S) (P: MATH 2173)
    CSCI 2310, 2311. Algorithmic Problem Solving and Programming Laboratory (4,0) (P: MATH 1065; C for 2310: CSCI 2311; C for 2311: CSCI 2310)
  3. Concentration area (Choose one area.) - 13-33 s.h.
    Mathematics (27-33 s.h.):
    MATH 4110. Elementary Complex Variables (3) (S) (P: MATH 2173)
    Minor (24-30 s.h.)
    Science (27-28 s.h.)
    CHEM 1150, 1151. General Chemistry and Laboratory I (3,1) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC) (P/C: MATH 1065; C for 1150: CHEM 1151; C for 1151: CHEM 1150)
    CHEM 1160, 1161. General Chemistry and Laboratory II (3,1) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC) (P: CHEM 1150, 1151; C for 1160, CHEM 1161; C for 1161: CHEM 1160; R/C: MATH 1083 or 1085)
    MATH 4110. Elementary Complex Variables (3) (S) (P: MATH 2173)
    PHYS 2350, 2360. University Physics (4,4) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC) (P for 2350: MATH 2121, 2151, 2171; P for PHYS 2360: PHYS 2350)
    Choose one of the following:
    BIOL 1100, 1101. Principles of Biology I (4,0) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC) and BIOL 1200, 1201. Principles of Biology II (4,0)(F,S,SS) (FC:SC)
    A combination of any 3 courses numbered above 1999 in Chemistry or numbered above 3999 in Physics.
    Statistics (21 s.h.)
    ENGL 3880. Writing for Business and Industry (3) (WI) (F,S,SS) (P: ENGL 1200)
    MATH 4031. Applied Statistical Analysis (3) (WI) (P: MATH 2228 or 2283 or 3308; MATH 3256 or MATH/CSCI 3584; or equivalent; or consent of instructor)
    MATH 4201. Introduction to Stochastic Processes (3) (P: MATH 3307 or equivalent or consent of instructor) or MATH 5000. Introduction to Sampling Design (3) (F) (P: MATH 3308 or 3229 or consent of instructor)
    MATH 4774. Programming for Research (3) (P: MATH 2228 or MATH 2283 or equivalent)
    MATH 4801. Probability Theory (3) (P: MATH 2173 or 3307)
    MATH 4999. Capstone and Statistical Consulting (3) (P: MATH 4031)
    PHIL 2274. Business Ethics (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:HU)
    Computer Science (13 s.h.)
    CSCI/EENG 2410. Digital Electronics (3) (Same as EENG 2410) (P: ENGR 1014 or 1016, and 2050; or CSCI 2310, 2311) or CSCI 3675. Organization of Programming Language (3) (P: CSCI 3200 or 3310) or MATH 4110. Elementary Complex Variables (S) (P: MATH 2173)
    CSCI 3300. Introduction to Algorithms and Data Structures (4) (P: CSCI 2300, 2310, 2427)
    CSCI 3310. Advanced Data Structures and Data Abstraction (3) (P: CSCI 3300)
    CSCI 3650. Analysis of Algorithms (3) (P: CSCI 3200 or 3300; CSCI 2427)
  4. Specified electives
    Mathematics (9 s.h.):
    Choose 9 additional s.h. in consultation with advisor from MATH 3174, 3233, 3273, 3301, 3573, 4201, 4264, 4801, 5000, 5002, 5021, 5102, 5121, 5122, 5131, 5132, 5311, 5322, or 5551.
    Science (3 s.h.)
    Choose 3 additional s.h. in consultation with advisor from MATH 3174, 3233, 3273, 3301, 3573, 4201, 4264, 4801, 5000, 5002, 5021, 5102, 5121, 5122, 5131, 5132, 5311, 5322, or 5551.
    Statistics (9 s.h.)
    Choose 3 additional s.h. from MATH 4201, 5000, 5132; OMGT 4493; ECON 3343, 4430.
    Choose 6 additional s.h. from MATH 3174, 3233, 3273, 3301, 3573, 4110, 4264, 5002, 5021, 5102, 5121, 5122, 5131, 5132, 5311, 5322 or 5551.
    Computer Science (15 s.h.)
    Choose 3 s.h. from MATH 3174, 3233, 3273, 3301, 3573, 4201, 4264, 4801, 5000, 5002, 5021, 5102, 5121, 5122, 5131, 5132, 5311, 5322 or 5551.
    Choose 12 s.h. of CSCI electives numbered above 1999, 2310/2311, 2610, 2611, 3300, 3310, 3510, 3584, 3601, 3650.
  5. Electives to complete requirements for graduation.

Mathematics Minor

Credit towards a mathematics minor will not be given in any MATH course or in CSCI 2310/2311 with a grade of less than C- (1.7). Minimum requirement for mathematics minor is 24 s.h. of credit as follows:
  1. Core - 21 s.h.
    MATH 2171, 2172, 2173. Calculus I, II, III (4,4,4) (F,S,SS) (FC:MA) (P for 2171: minimum grade of C in any of MATH 1083, 1085, 2122; P for 2172: MATH 2171 with a minimum grade of C or 2122 with consent of instructor; P for 2173: MATH 2172 with a minimum grade of C)
    MATH 2300. Transition to Advanced Mathematics (3) (WI) (P: MATH 2171)
    MATH 3256. Linear Algebra (3) (F,S,SS) (P: MATH 2172)
    MATH 3263. Introduction to Modern Algebra (3) (WI) (F,S) (P: MATH 2300, 3256) or MATH 5101. Advanced Calculus I (3) (P: MATH 2173, 2300; or consent of instructor)
  2. Electives acceptable for a major in mathematics - 3 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 - 23 s.h.
    CSCI 5774. Programming for Research (3) (P: General course in statistics or consent of instructor)
    MATH 2171. Calculus I (4) (F,S,SS) (FC:MA) (P: MATH 1083 or 1085 or 2122 with minimum grade of C)
    MATH 2172. Calculus II (4) (F,S,SS) (FC:MA) (P: MATH 2122 with a minimum grade of C or MATH 2171)
    MATH 3256. Linear Algebra (3) (F,S,SS) (P: MATH 2172)
    MATH 3307. Mathematical Statistics I (3) (F,S) (P: MATH 2152 or MATH 2172)
    MATH 3308. Mathematical Statistics II (3) (F) (P: MATH 3307)
    MATH 5031. Applied Statistical Analysis (3) (WI) (P: MATH 2228 or 3308; 3584; or equivalent)
  2. Electives (Choose from the following.) - 3 s.h.
    ECON 3343. Econometrics (3) (F,S) (P: MIS 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) (P: MATH 3308 or 3229 or consent of instructor)
    MATH 5132. Probabilistic Methods in Operations Research (3) (P: MATH 2173, 3256, 3307; or 5801)
    MATH 5801. Probability Theory (3) (P: MATH 2173 or 3307)
    OMGT 4493. Quality Management (3) (F) (P: OMGT 3123)

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.