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Planning your Degree Program

Basic Degree Requirements

Each Concentration includes the following:

  • Mathematics Major Requirements:  39-44 credit hours depending on concentration
  • General Studies:  30 credit hours (The Quantitative Literacy requirement is waived for mathematics majors.)
  • Content Minor:  Minimum of 18 credit hours - See catalog for requirements
  • Electives 
  • Total credit hours for the degree must be at least 120

To complete the 120 credit hour requirement for a degree, students must take a minimum of 15 credit hours per semester for a 4-year, 8 semester plan.  Below are listed the possible course sequences for each of the mathematics concentrations.  To complete the 15-credit hour minimum per semester, students should fill in the sequences with their General Studies, Minor, and Elective courses.  This is not the only ordering of classes, but classes must be taken in an order that satisfies the prerequisites for subsequent courses. 

Mathematics Prerequisite Structure and Course Rotations


Year 1

MTH 1410 (4)     Calculus I 

MTH 2410 (4)     Calculus II 

One of the following courses:

  • CS 1050    (4)     Computer Science 1
  • MTH 2510  (4)     Computer Programming with Mathematica
  • MTH 2520  (4)     R Programming  (offered Spring Semester only)

Complete the core mathematics courses and courses needed to satisfy the General Studies requirements as quickly as possible

 

Year 2

MTH 2420 (4)     Calculus III 

MTH 3100 (3)     Introduction to Mathematical Proofs

MTH 3140 (4)     Linear Algebra

 

Year 3

MTH 3210 (4)     Probability and Statistics

MTH 3420 (4)    Differential Equations 

Additional math course from the following list:

  • MTH 3220  (4)     Statistical Methods (offered Fall semester only)
  • MTH 3400  (4)     Chaos and Nonlinear Dynamics
  • MTH 3440  (4)     Partial Differential Equations  (offered Spring Semester only)
  • MTH 4210  (4)     Probability Theory  (offered Fall Semester only)
  • MTH 4410  (4)     Real Analysis I    (Students considering graduate school are stronly encouraged to take this course--- offered Fall semester only)
  • MTH 4420  (3)     Real Analysis II  (offered Spring semester only)
  • MTH 4450  (4)     Complex Variables  (offered Fall semester only)
  • MTH 4490  (4)     Numerical Analysis II  (offered Spring semester only)

Year 4

MTH 4480 (4)     Numerical Analysis I  (Senior Experience:  offered Fall semester only)

Additional math courses from the list above

(Total credit hours in the major must be at least 42) 

 

Year 1

MTH 1410 (4)     Calculus I 

MTH 2410 (4)     Calculus II 

One of the following courses:

  • CS 1030    (4)     Computer Science Principles
  • CS 1050    (4)     Computer Science 1
  • CSS 1247  (4)     Introduction to Programming: Visual Basic
  • MTH 2510  (4)     Computer Programming with Mathematica
  • Any MTH 3000, MTH 4000, or MTL course except MTH 3240 and MTL 3600 -NOTE:  This item must be taken in Year 3 or 4

Complete the core mathematics courses and courses needed to satisfy the General Studies requirements as quickly as possible

 

Year 2

MTH 2420 (4)     Calculus III 

MTH 3100 (3)     Introduction to Mathematical Proofs

MTH 3140 (4)     Linear Algebra

MTH 3210  (4)     Probability and Statistics

 

Year 3

MTH 3110 (4)     Abstract Algebra I

MTH 3470 (4)     Intro to Discrete Math and Modeling

MTH 3650  (4)     Foundations of Geometry

 

Year 4

MTH 4640 (4)     History of Mathematics (Senior Experience:  offered Spring semester only)

 

 

Year 1

MTH 1410 (4)     Calculus I 

MTH 2410 (4)     Calculus II 

One of the following courses:

  • MTH 2520  (4)     R Programming  (offered Spring semester only)
  • MTH 3510  (4)     SAS Programming  (offered Fall semester only)
  • CS 1050    (4)     Computer Science 1

Complete the core mathematics courses and courses needed to satisfy the General Studies requirements as quickly as possible

 

Year 2

MTH 2420 (4)     Calculus III 

MTH 3100 (3)     Introduction to Mathematical Proofs

MTH 2140 (2)     Computational Matrix Algebra

  • or MTH 3130 (4)  Adv. Matrix Methods for Physical Sciences (Fall semester only)
  • or MTH 3140 (4)  Linear Algebra

MTH 3210  (4)     Probability and Statistics

 

Year 3

MTH 3220 (4)     Statistical Methods  (offered Fall semester only)

MTH 4230 (4)     Regression and Computational Statistics  (offered Spring semester only)

 

Year 4

MTH 4210 (4)     Probability Theory  (Senior Experience:  offered Fall semester only)

MTH 4250  (4)     Statistical Theory  (offered Spring semester only)

MTH 4290  (1)     Senior Statistics Project

 

 

Year 1

MTH 1410 (4)     Calculus I 

MTH 2410 (4)     Calculus II 

One of the following courses:

  • CS 1050    (4)     Computer Science 1
  • CSS 1510  (4)     Computer Programming: FORTRAN
  • MTH 2510  (4)     Computer Programming with Mathematica
  • MTH 2520  (4)     R Programming  (offered Spring semester only)
  • MTH 3510  (4)     SAS Programming  (offered Fall semester only)

Complete the core mathematics courses and courses needed to satisfy the General Studies requirements as quickly as possible

 

Year 2

MTH 2420 (4)     Calculus III 

MTH 3100 (3)     Introduction to Mathematical Proofs

MTH 3110 (3)     Abstract Algebra I

 

Year 3

MTH 3140 (4)     Linear Algebra

MTH 4410 (4)     Real Analysis I  (Senior Experience:  offered Fall semester only)

MTH 3110 (3)     Abstract Algebra I

One of the following courses:

  • MTH 4110  (3)     Abstract Algebra II  (offered Spring semester only)
  • MTH 4150  (3)     Elementary Number Theory  (offered Fall semester only)
  • MTH 4450  (4)     Complex Variables  (offered Fall semester only)
  • MTH 4660  (3)     Topology  (offered Spring semester only)

 

Year 4

MTH 4420 (4)     Real Analysis II  (offered Spring semester only)

An additional one of the following courses that remains after Year 3:

  • MTH 4110  (3)     Abstract Algebra II  (offered Spring semester only)
  • MTH 4150  (3)     Elementary Number Theory  (offered Fall semester only)
  • MTH 4450  (4)     Complex Variables  (offered Fall semester only)
  • MTH 4660  (3)     Topology  (offered Spring semester only)

 

Year 1

MTH 1410 (4)     Calculus I 

MTH 2410 (4)     Calculus II 

One of the following courses:

  • CS 1050    (4)     Computer Science 1
  • CSS 1247  (4)     Introduction to Programming: Visual Basic
  • MTH 2510  (4)     Computer Programming with Mathematica
  • MTH 2520  (4)     R Programming  (offered Spring semester only)

Complete the core mathematics courses and courses needed to satisfy the General Studies requirements as quickly as possible

 

Year 2

MTH 2420 (4)     Calculus III 

MTH 3100 (3)     Introduction to Mathematical Proofs

MTH Elective      Either MTH 2140 or any upper division mathematics course with the exception of MTH 3240

 

Year 3 and Year 4

A minimum of 22 credit hours chosen from MTH 2140 or any upper division mathematics course with the exception of MTH 3240.  The 22 credit hours must include at least 20 upper division hours, at least seven hours of 4000-level courses in mathematics, including at least one Senior Experience course in mathematics, and one of the following sequences:

  • MTH 3110 and MTH 3140
  • MTH 3110 and MTH 4110
  • MTH 3210 and MTH 3220
  • MTH 3420 and MTH 3440
  • MTH 4210 and MTH 4230
  • MTH 4410 and MTH 4420
  • MTH 4480 and MTH 4490

Note:  Only one of the three courses MTH 2140, MTH 3130, and MTH 3140 can be counted.

 

Residency Requirements:

  • Complete minimally 30 semester hours of course credit at MSU Denver, not including common pool courses taken at UCD
  • Complete at least 40 semester hours of upper division course work (3000- and 4000-level courses.)  At least eight hours in the major and three hours in the minor must be completed at MSU Denver.
  • Complete either a minimum of 30 semester hours of academic credit applicable to the degree at MSU Denver including the last 12 semester hours applicable to the degree

OR

    Complete a minimum of 45 semester hours applicable to the degree at MSU Denver.

  • Complete all General Studies requiremements including a 3-hour Global Diversity course and a 3-hour Multicultural course.
  • Complete a Senior Experience course of three or more credit hours.
  • Achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher in all course work for the major and/or minor
  • Achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher in all course work for the degree.

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