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Undergraduate Studies in Mathematics: Mathematics; Applied and Computational Mathematics; Actuarial Science; Bio Mathematics


Undergraduate Guide for Mathematics Majors

Contents

Introduction
Liberal Studies
Foreign Language
Summer Requirement
CLAST requirement
Minor

Major in Mathematics
Core Requirements
Required Coursework
Additional Coursework
Additional Sequences
Major in Applied and Computational Mathematics
Core Requirements
Required Coursework
Additional Coursework
Program in Actuarial Science
Major in Bio Mathematics
The FSU-Teach Major in Mathematics
BS/MS Five year programs in Mathematics


The Department of Mathematics at Florida State University offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Science (BS) and Bachelor of Arts (BA) degrees, the Master of Science (MS) and Master of Arts (MA) degrees, and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree. Areas of specialization are mathematics, applied mathematics and actuarial mathematics.

A student in mathematics can look forward professionally to employment in an industrial or financial firm, a governmental agency, or teaching in secondary, college, or university institutions. Alternatively, a degree in the department can be regarded as the central component of liberal education, either for its own sake or as preparation for professional study in another field.

Students desiring to major in mathematics must meet the following criteria: satisfactory completion of 52 semester hours; overall 2.0 GPA; and completion of MAC1113, MAC1140 and either MAC2311 or MAD3104 with a "C-" or better in each. If you have any questions regarding this major, please contact the Mathematics Academic Coordinator, Josh Bowen, at (850) 644-5868.

A student who has accumulated more than five grades below "C-" (including grades of "U") in mathematics or computer science courses taken for college credit at Florida State University or elsewhere, whether repeated or not, will not be permitted to continue as a major in the department.

Mathematics courses at the 4000-level applied toward the mathematics major must be taken at Florida State University unless specifically exempted by the chair on written request.

The mathematics department is within the College of Arts and Sciences and students in the mathematics program must complete not only the mathematics requirements but also the requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences. Listed below are some of those requirements. For complete requirements, please consult the General Bulletin.     [contents]


Liberal Studies: All areas of liberal studies must be satisfactorily completed. Students who enter the University with an Associate of Arts (AA) degree from a Florida community college must have completed at least six (6) semester hours of English composition, three (3) semester hours of mathematics, three (3) semester hours of history, six (6) semester hours of humanities, and six (6) semester hours of natural sciences in order to satisfy the College of Arts and Sciences requirements. Students who did not complete these courses at their previous institution will need to do so at Florida State University.      [contents]


Foreign Language: The College of Arts and Sciences requires that students be proficient at the intermediate level in one language other than English. Students may satisfy the requirement by completing course work through the 2000 level (2200 or equivalent course) of a classical or modern foreign language. (Mathematics majors who are considering doctoral work in mathematics are strongly encouraged to complete the foreign language requirement in French, German or Russian.)      [contents]


Summer Requirement: Students who enter the University with fewer than sixty (60) semester hours of transfer credit must complete nine (9) hours of course work during the summer at any of the nine State University System institutions.      [contents]


CLAST requirement: Unless students are exempt, they must show passing scores on all sections of the College Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST).      [contents]


Minor: Students in the College of Arts and Sciences are required to complete a minor. Minors are typically twelve (12) to eighteen (18) semester hours.      [contents]


Major in Mathematics

Please note that the semesters indicated are listed to assist students in planning their schedules and indicate which semesters the courses are usually offered. This does not guarantee these courses will always be offered in the same semesters as they have in the past. Courses marked "irregular" are courses which are not offered on a regular basis.      [contents]


Core Requirements (Major in Mathematics):

course
number
course
name
semester
hours
semester
offered
MAC 2311 Calculus I (4) (Fall, Spring, Summer)
MAC 2312 Calculus II (4) (Fall, Spring, Summer)
MAC 2313 Calculus III (5) (Fall, Spring, Summer)
MAS 3105 Applied Linear Algebra I (4) (Fall, Spring, Summer)
MAP 2302 Ordinary Differential Equations (3) (Fall, Spring, Summer)
COP 3014 Programming I (3) (Fall, Spring, Summer)
STA 4321 Introductory Math Stat I (3) (Fall, Spring, Summer)

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Required Coursework (Major in Mathematics):

course
number
course
name
semester
hours
semester
offered
MAS 4302 Intro To Abstract Algebra I (3) (Fall, Summer)
MAA 4224
   or
MAA 4226
Intro To Analysis
 
Advanced Calculus I
(3)
 
(3)
(Fall)
 
(Fall, Spring)
PHY 2048C* General Physics A (5) (Fall, Spring, Summer)
*PHY 2048C serves two requirements. The first is as part of the State of Florida Common Program Prerequisite one laboratory based science course for four credit hours designed for science majors and secondly as or an approved calculus-based natural or social science course. A approved calculus-based social science course cannot count as a laboratory based science course for four credit hours designed for science majors.
*PHY 2049C is recommended

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In addition to the above required courses the student must complete 4 of the following courses (at least 2 of the 4 must be at the 4000 level). The courses used to satisfy the sequence requirement (see below) should shape your choice of the 4 courses. For example, a proof-based course such as MAD2104 or MGF3301 should be completed before taking MAS4302 or MAA4226.

course
number
course
name
semester
hours
semester
offered
MAA 4227 Advanced Calc II (3) (Spring)
MAA 4402 Complex Variables (3) (Spring, Fall, Summer)
MAD 2104 Discrete Mathematics I (3) (Fall, Spring, Summer)
MAD 3105 Discrete Mathematics II (3) (Fall, Spring, Summer)
MAD 3703 Numerical Analysis I (3) (Fall)
MAD 4704 Numerical Analysis II (3) (Irregular-S13/S11/S09)
MAP 4103 Mathematical Modeling (3) (Fall,Summer)
MAP 4153 Vector Calculus (3) (Spring in even years-S14/S12/S10/S08/S06)
MAP 4180 Game Theory and Applications (3) (Fall in odd years-F13/F11/F09/F07)
MAP 4202 Optimization (3) (Irregular-S11/S07)
MAP 4216 Calculus of Variations (3) (Irregular-F12/S10/F06)
MAP 4341 Elem Partial Differential Equations I (3) (Fall, Spring, Summer)
MAP 4342 Elem Partial Differential Equations II (3) (Spring)
MAS 4106 Applied Linear Algebra II (3) (Spring)
MAS 4203 Theory of Numbers (3) (Spring starting S13 was Irregular-Su12/S11/Su10/S07)
MAS 4303 Intro to Abstract Algebra II (3) (Spring)
MAT 4934 Honors Work (3) (Fall, Spring, Summer)
MGF 3301 Introductrion to Advanced Math (3) (Fall, Spring, Summer)
MHF 4302 Mathematical Logic I (3) (Irregular-S11)
MTG 4302 Elementary Topology I (3) (Spring) Since S09
MTG 4303 Elementary Topology II (3) (Irregular)

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Students must pick their electives above so to also complete at least one of the following sequences:

course number course name
MAA 4226-4227 Advanced Calculus I & II
MAA 4402 & MTG 4302 Complex Analysis and Topology I
MAD 3703-4704 Numerical Analysis I & II
MAP 4341-4342 Elementary Partial Differential Equations I & II
MAS 4302-4303 Introduction To Abstract Algebra I & II

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Major in Applied and Computational Mathematics

Please note that the semesters indicated above are listed to assist students in planning their schedules and indicate which semesters the courses are usually offered. This does not guarantee these courses will always be offered in the same semesters as they have in the past. Courses marked "irregular" are courses which are not offered on a regular basis.      [contents]


Core Requirements (Major in Applied and Computational Mathematics):

course
number
course
name
semester
hours
semester
offered
MAC 2311 Calculus I (4) (Fall, Spring, Summer)
MAC 2312 Calculus II (4) (Fall, Spring, Summer)
MAC 2313 Calculus III (5) (Fall, Spring, Summer)
MAS 3105 Applied Linear Algebra I (4) (Fall, Spring, Summer)
MAP 2302 Ordinary Differential Equations (3) (Fall, Spring, Summer)
COP 3014 Programming I (3) (Fall, Spring, Summer)
STA 4321 Introductory Math Stat I (3) (Fall, Spring, Summer)

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Required Coursework (Major in Applied and Computational Mathematics):
course
number
course
name
semester
hours
semester
offered
MAD 3703 Numerical Analysis I (3) (Fall, Spring)
MAP 4103 Mathematical Modeling (3) (Fall, Summer)
MAP 4341 Elementary Partial Differential Equations I (3) (Fall, Spring, Summer)
PHY 2048C General Physics A (5) (Fall, Spring, Summer)
*PHY 2049C is recommended

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Additionally, students must take at least three of the following courses (Major in Applied and Computational Mathematics):

course
number
course
name
semester
hours
semester
offered
MAA 4224
 or
MAA 4226
Introduction To Analysis I
 
Advanced Calculus I
(3)
 
(3)
(Fall)
 
(Fall)
MAA 4227 Advanced Calculus II (3) (Spring,Summer)
MAA 4402 Complex Variables (3) (Spring, Fall, Summer)
MAD 4704 Numerical Analysis II (3) (Irregular-S09)
MAP 4153 Vector Calculus (3) (Spring Even Years -S14/S12/S10/S08/S06)
MAP 4180 Game Theory and Applications (3) (Fall Odd Years -F13/F11/F09/F07)
MAP 4202 Optimization (3) (Irregular-S12/S07)
MAP 4216 Calculus of Variations (3) (Irregular-F12/S10/F06)
MAP 4342 Elementary Partial Differential Equations II (3) (Spring)
MAS 4106 Applied Linear Algebra II (3) (Spring)
MAT 4934 Honor Work (3) (Fall, Spring, Summer)


Guide to Actuarial Mathematics Program

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