Department of Mathematics

Chair and Professor: Dr. Garimella, 450-3147
Professors: Dr. Arrigo, Dr. Foss, Dr. Griffith, Dr. Huff, Dr. Pinchback
Associate Professors: Dr. Bratton, Dr. Butcher, Dr. Hickling, Dr. Liu, Dr. McGehee, Dr. Watson
Assistant Professors: Dr. Burg, Dr. Carmack, Dr. Le, Dr. Martin, Dr. Rathinasamy
Lecturer I: Mrs. Booher

[1] Purposes

Through programs in mathematics, applied mathematics, and mathematics education, the undergraduate mathematics curriculum furnishes the necessary background for specialization in technical fields, graduate study in mathematics, teaching mathematics at elementary, middle, and secondary levels, and work in business, industry, and government.

[2] Advanced Placement

The Department of Mathematics awards advanced placement credit to students who score at a certain level on the College Board Advanced Placement Examination. Credit for Calculus I is awarded to any student who scores three or higher on the Calculus AB exam. Credit for Calculus I and Calculus II is awarded to any student who scores three or higher on the Calculus BC exam. Credit for Statistical Methods I (MATH 2311) is awarded to any student who scores three or higher on the AP Statistics exam.

[3] The Honors Program in Mathematics

Junior and senior students who have demonstrated superior achievement in all areas, particularly in their mathematics major, may be invited to participate in an advanced honors program. These students engage in investigations in special topics while enrolled in a special problems or research course. The successful completion of these research studies and the recommendation of the department committee (based on written and oral presentation of thesis) make a student eligible to graduate with honors in mathematics as a departmental scholar.

[4] Baccalaureate Degrees

[4.1] Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in mathematics requires successful completion of at least 120 hours including (1) the UCA Core: complete 38 hours to meet lower-division UCA Core requirements and complete upper-division UCA Core requirements using major, minor, or elective courses (see the UCA Core requirements); (2) degree requirements; (3) major requirements listed below; and (4) a minor approved by the student's minor advisor.

[4.1.1] Major in Mathematics (40 hours)

MATH 1496, 1497, 2335, 2471, 3320, 3331, 3360, 3362, 4362, 4371; and six hours of electives selected from the following courses: MATH 4305, 4315, 4316, 4330, 4340, 4363, 4372, 4373, 4375, 4385.

[4.1.2] Minor in Mathematics (19 hours)

MATH 1496, 1497, 2335, 3360, and three hours of electives from the following list: MATH 2471, 3320, 3331, 3362, 4340, 4371, 4375, 4385.

OR

MATH 1496, 1497, 3320 and six hours of electives from the following list: MATH 2471, 3331, 3360 (requires MATH 2335), 3362, 4305, 4315, 4330, 4340, 4371, 4372, 4375, 4385.

[4.2] Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in mathematics or applied mathematics requires successful completion of at least 120 hours including (1) the UCA Core: complete 38 hours to meet lower-division UCA Core requirements and complete upper-division UCA Core requirements using major, minor, or elective courses (see the UCA Core requirements); (2) major requirements listed below; and (3) a minor approved by the student's minor advisor.

A minor is not required for the Bachelor of Science in mathematics for students who are admitted to the UCA teacher education program and complete the requirements for teacher licensure in mathematics.

[4.2.1] Major in Mathematics (40 hours)

MATH 1496, 1497, 2335, 2471, 3320, 3331, 3360, 3362, 4362, 4371, and six hours of electives selected from the following courses: MATH 4305, 4315, 4316, 4330, 4340, 4363, 4372, 4373, 4375, 4385.

[4.2.2] Major in Applied Mathematics (44 hours)

MATH 1496, 1497, 2335, 2471, 2441, 3320, 3331, 4305, 4306, 4371, 4372, at least one of the three courses MATH 4315, 4340 or 4373, and a minimum of three hours of electives selected from the following courses: MATH 4315, 4316, 4330, 4340, 4362, 4373, 4374, 4375, 4385. This major also requires a two-course sequence from the following: PHYS 1441 and 1442, or PHYS 1410 and 1420, or CHEM 1450 and 1451 or ECON 2320 and ECON 2321.

[4.2.3] Minor in Mathematics (19 hours)

MATH 1496, 1497, 2335, 3360, and three hours of electives from the following list: MATH 2471, 3320, 3331, 3362, 4340, 4371, 4375, 4385.

OR

MATH 1496, 1497, 3320 and six hours of electives from the following list: MATH 2471, 3331, 3360 (requires MATH 2335), 3362, 4305, 4315, 4330, 4340, 4371, 4372, 4375, 4385.

[4.3] Bachelor of Science in Education

The Bachelor of Science in Education degree with a major in mathematics requires the successful completion of 128 hours including (1) the UCA Core: complete 38 hours to meet lower-division UCA Core requirements and complete upper-division UCA Core requirements using major, minor, or elective courses (see the UCA Core requirements); (2) secondary teacher education requirements; and (3) the major requirements listed below. This degree is designed for candidates seeking a recommendation for teacher licensure.

[4.3.1] Major in Mathematics Education

MATH 1496, 1497, 2335, 2471, 2441, 3320, 3331 or 4372, 3360, 3370, 4301, 4345, 4350, 4360 (Teaching Internship I), 4371, 4680 (Teaching Internship II), 4681(Teaching Internship II) and a minimum of three hours of electives chosen from the following courses: MATH 3331, 3362, 4340, 4362, 4372, 4385. No minor is required. This major also requires the following professional education courses: EDUC 1240 (or pass competency exam) 1300, 3309, 3321, 4210 and MSIT 3310, 4305, 4321, 4325.

[4.3.2] Minor in Mathematics Education (25 hours)

MATH 1496, 1497, 2335, 3360, 3370, 4301, 4345.

This minor does not lead to a recommendation for teacher licensure.

[4.4] Minor in Statistics (18 hours)

MATH 2311, 3311, 3320, 4371, 4372, 4373.

[5] Graduate Degrees in Mathematics

See Graduate Bulletin.

Course Links

[6.1] Courses in Mathematics (MATH)

Follow this link for MATH course descriptions: course link.

[6.2] Transitional Courses in Mathematics (UNIV)

See University College Courses for transitional courses in mathematics.