## Program Description

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers a combined 4+1 degree program leading to a Bachelor of Mathematics (BS) and Master of Mathematics (MS) degree. The program allows 9 credit hours of courses counting towards both the undergraduate (UG) and graduate (GR) level.

The Mathematics Graduate Program promotes the study of classical and modern topics in advanced mathematics. It provides excellent preparation for further graduate work in the mathematical sciences, and offers a solid foundation for a career in teaching or any technical field that requires advanced analytical reasoning. Students typically take courses in modern algebra, analysis, combinatorics, graph theory, geometry, numerical analysis and probability and statistics. Program requirements are flexible to allow students to pursue individual interests.

Students graduating from this program typically assume positions in teaching or business, or pursue further graduate training leading to the Ph.D. degree.

## Admission Requirements

To be accepted for the Combined Mathematics, BS & Mathematics, MS degree program, an undergraduate student must satisfy the conditions of university policy for combined degree programs, which include the following requirements:

- Overall GPA in MTH/STT courses of at least 3.2
- A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or better
- The permission of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics to take graduate courses in the Department
- An approved plan of study

## Program Learning Objectives

Students in the Mathematics, BS & Mathematics, MS combined degree program will

- learn important topics in a broad range of modern mathematics.
- develop a solid ability to solve mathematical problems.
- be able to communicate mathematical ideas and arguments.
- be able to apply mathematics to other areas of sciences, engineering, and social sciences.

## Program Learning Outcomes

As a result of their learning experiences, students who complete the combined degree program in mathematics can:

- attain a good understanding of theories and methods in advanced mathematics.
- solve problems in a broad range of significant mathematics.
- produce and judge the validity of rigorous mathematical arguments.
- communicate mathematical ideas and arguments well.
- apply mathematics in formulating and solving problems arising from other areas.

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