The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers a program of study leading to the B.S. in mathematics degree. This program provides a substantial background in mathematics, statistics and computer science to produce graduates who can work as mathematicians. The B.S. in mathematics allows optional courses that enable the student to focus on areas of interest like pure or applied mathematics.
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Degree Requirements
The following is a brief summary of degree requirements. For complete information and restrictions, please consult the University of Missouri-St. Louis Bulletin appropriate for you.
I. All general education requirements of the University. Courses in the major may be applied to satisfy the Mathematical Skills requirement, and the Natural Sciences or Mathematics requirements. Related Area courses may be used to meet other distribution requirements if appropriate.
II. The following course work in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science is required. (Must be completed with a grade of C- or higher)
1. Core Requirements
- 1250 Introduction to Computing
- 1320 Introduction to Probability and Statistics
- 1800 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
- 1900 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II
- 2000 Analytic Geometry and Calculus III
- 2020 Introduction to Differential Equations
- 2450 Elementary Linear Algebra
3250 Foundations of Mathematics
- 4100 Real Analysis I
2. Also required are the following:
- 4160 Complex Analysis I
- 4400 Introduction to Abstract Algebra
- 4450 Linear Algebra
- 3. Three additional courses above 4000 in mathematics, statistics or
- computer science, at least one of which must be in mathematics/statistics.
- 4. Satisfy the Related Area Requirement
Students must satisfy the requirements in two of the groups listed under Related Area Requirements with a grade of C- or better.
Students seeking a double degree, either within the department or with another department, do not have to fulfill the related area requirement.