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# Mathematics

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**Mathematics Department**

216 Kingston Hall

Cheney, WA 99004

## BS Mathematics

The program leading to the BS in Mathematics is especially strong, and is unique within the region. The department strives to promote excellence; it fields teams for the Putnam competition and prepares students for actuarial exams. It also sponsors a chapter of the mathematical honor society, Pi Mu Epsilon. Recent graduates are successfully pursuing careers in industry or doctoral work at top-level universities.

## What will I study?

**Required Courses (55 credits)**

MATH 161 Calculus I (5)

MATH 162 Calculus II (5)

MATH 163 Calculus III (5)

MATH 225 Foundations of Mathematics (5)

MATH 231 Linear Algebra (5)

MATH 241 Calculus IV (5)

MATH 347 Introduction to Differential Equations (4)

& MATH 307 and Mathematical Computing Laboratory III (1)

MATH 385 Probability and An Introduction to Statistics (4)

MATH 432 Introduction to Modern Algebra II (4)

MATH 460 Continuos Functions (5)

MATH 491 Senior Thesis (5)

**Required Electives (35 credits)Choose from the following: A maximum of 20 credits of elective may be counted from outside the Math Department. Some of these courses may require completion of additional prerequisites.** CHEM 421 Physical Chemistry

CHEM 422 Physical Chemistry

CHEM 423 Physical Chemistry

CSCD 210 Programming Principles I

CSCD 211 Programming Principles II

CSCD 300 Data Structures

CSCD 305 C++ Programming

CSCD 320 Algorithms

CSCD 340 Operating Systems

CSCD 420 Automata

CSCD 480 Intelligent Systems

CSCD 501 Advanced Algorithms

ECON 300 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory

ECON 301 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory

ECON 337 Econometrics

ECON 430 Mathematical Economics

EENG 320 Signals and Systems I

EENG 321 Signals and Systems II

EENG 420 Digital Signal Processing

EENG 440 Digital Communication Systems

EENG 470 Control Systems

EENG 471 Digital Control Systems

MATH 331 Discrete Mathematics with Applications

MATH 332 Number Theory

MATH 430 Advanced Linear Algebra

MATH 431 Applied Group Theory

MATH 433 Galios Theory

MATH 444 Numerical Linear Algebra

MATH 445 Numerical Analysis

MATH 447 Differential Equations

MATH 448 Partial Differential Equations

MATH 461 Advanced Calculus I

MATH 462 Advanced Calculus II

MATH 470 Foundations of Geometry

MATH 481 Complex Analysis

MATH 485 Probability and Statistical Inference II

MATH 486 Probability and Statistical Inference III

MENG 492 Finite Element Analysis

PHYS 361 Classical Mechanics I

PHYS 362 Classical Mechanics II

PHYS 363 Special Relativity

PHYS 371 Introduction to Quantum Physics

PHYS 401 Electromagnetism I

PHYS 402 Electromagnetism II

PHYS 403 Electromagnetism III

**TOTAL CREDITS FOR MATHEMATICS, BACHELOR of SCIENCE (90 credits)**

## Emphases / Concentrations:

- Demonstrate the ability to create and understand mathematical arguments and proofs.
- Demonstrate the ability to communicate mathematical concepts both technically and non-technically.
- Demonstrate the ability to use numerical and symbolic mathematical teachnology/software.
- Demonstrate knowledge of mathematical applications in industry and the sciences.