# Mathematics B.S.MSC.

All students must meet the University Requirements.

## Mathematics Major

Mathematics permeates every aspect of our daily lives. In support of this, the mathematics curriculum is designed to provide a strong foundation for anyone who is interested in developing their ability to navigate our increasingly quantitative society. All students are introduced to the power and breadth of mathematics and to core ideas and techniques in the discipline. Courses that emphasize written and oral communication of quantitative information increase the value to the student of this mathematical knowledge.

The flexible curriculum enables each student to focus on a particular area of interest. This flexibility is especially important given the widely varying interests and career goals of our students. Students planning on a career in a technical field may choose to focus on courses in applied mathematics. Those planning on graduate school in mathematics or in a closely related field will benefit from the more advanced elective courses needed for graduate-level studies. Those interested in law, business, teaching, or other pursuits have the opportunity to freely sample from all areas according to their interests.

A Bachelor of Arts with a major in mathematics is offered and supervised by the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). Students opting for this degree require an advisor from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Refer to the CAS section of this catalogue for more information.

Concentrations that provide suggested preparation for a student’s career plans are listed in the next section, along with the courses recommended for each concentration.

## Regulations

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Sciences (Majoring in Mathematics) or the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Data Science are subject to the Academic Standards in CEMS outlined in this catalogue.

### Additional Regulations

No more than three grades of D, D+, or D– in 200 level (or higher) mathematics (MATH) or statistics (STAT) courses may be used to satisfy “Core Curriculum” and “Major Courses” requirements.

A minimum of 120 credits is required. Students must satisfy all University requirements.

## A. Core Curriculum

CEMS 050 | CEMS First Year Seminar | 1 |

MATH 021 | QR: Calculus I ^{1} | 4 |

MATH 022 | QR: Calculus II | 4 |

MATH 052 | QR:Fundamentals of Mathematics | 3 |

MATH 121 | QR: Calculus III | 4 |

MATH 122 | QR: Applied Linear Algebra | 3 |

or MATH 124 | QR: Linear Algebra | |

MATH 241 | QR:Anyl in Several Real Vars I | 3 |

MATH 251 | QR: Abstract Algebra I | 3 |

CS 021 | QR: Computer Programming I | 3 |

^{1} | A student with a MATH 021 waiver can use it to fulfill the requirement of MATH 021 in the Core Curriculum. However, at least three extra credits of mathematics numbered above MATH 023 must be added to the Major Courses requirement. |

## B. Major Courses

A minimum of twenty-one additional credits in mathematics, statistics, or computer science courses numbered 100 or above. At least twelve credits must be in courses numbered 200 or above and no more than twelve credits can be taken in computer science.

In consultation with their advisor, students should choose an area of interest within the mathematics major and plan a coherent program that addresses their interests in mathematics and its applications. This area might be one of those listed in the Recommendations for Major Courses section below, or it might be another area suggested by the student.

## C. Allied Field Courses

Twenty-four credits selected from the following Allied Fields:

- Physical Sciences
- Biological Sciences
- Medical Sciences
- Engineering
- Computer Science (CS 110 or higher)
- Agricultural Sciences
- Business Administration
- Psychology
- Economics
- Environmental Sciences/Studies
- Natural Resources

Students, in consultation with their advisors, must plan a sequence of Allied Field courses consistent with their professional and personal goals. Students interested in pursuing intensive studies in an area not specifically listed are encouraged to plan a program with their advisor and submit it to the appropriate departmental committee for review and approval. The requirements are as follows:

Twenty-four credits selected from the above list of Allied Fields, including at least one laboratory experience in science or engineering. Of these twenty-four credits, at least six must be in courses numbered 100 or above, and at least six must be taken in fields 1 to 5. Courses used to satisfy requirement B above may not be used to satisfy this requirement.

## D. Humanities and Social Science Courses

(Courses used to satisfy requirement C above may not be used to satisfy this requirement.)

Twenty-four credits of courses selected from categories I, II, and III listed below. These twenty-four credits must be distributed over at least two categories, and at least six credits must be taken in each of the two categories chosen.

The requirements of this section satisfy the Humanities and Social Sciences requirement of the CEMS Core Curriculum.

### Category I: Language and Literature

American Sign Language (ASL); Arabic (ARBC); Chinese (CHIN); Classics (CLAS); English (ENGS); English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL); Foreign Language (LANG); French (FREN); German (GERM); Greek (GRK); Hebrew (HEBR); Italian (ITAL); Japanese (JAPN); Latin (LAT); Linguistics (LING); Portuguese (PORT); Russian (RUSS); Spanish (SPAN); World Literature (WLIT).

### Category II: Humanities and Fine Arts

Art History (ARTH); Art Studio (ARTS); Dance (DNCE); Film & Television Studies (FTS); Humanities (HUMN); Music (MU); Philosophy (PHIL); Religion (REL); Speech (SPCH); Theatre (THE).

### Category III: Social Sciences

Anthropology (ANTH); Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD); Community Development & Applied Economics (CDAE); Critical Race & Ethnic Studies (CRES); Economics (EC); Environmental Studies (ENVS); Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies (GSWS); Geography (GEOG); Global & Regional Studies (GRS); History (HST); Holocaust Studies (HS); Human Development & Family Studies (HDFS); Political Science (POLS); Psychological Science (PSYS); Sociology (SOC); Vermont Studies (VS).

## Recommendations for Major Courses

Students should discuss an area of specialization with their advisor. This is especially important for students interested in graduate school in mathematics or a related field (including those interested in the Accelerated Masters Program). Below are listed several areas of specialization. Courses marked with an asterisk (*) are central to the given area and should be taken as early as is feasible.

Given the wide variety of paths after graduation pursued by students graduating with a B.S.MSC. in Mathematics, the department does not list specific courses which must be taken in order to satisfy the Professional Development Electives requirement of the CEMS Core Curriculum. However, students should work with their advisor to find appropriate courses which are consistent with their future career goals.

### 1. CLASSICAL MATHEMATICS

Classical mathematics encompasses those areas having their roots in the great traditions of mathematical thought, such as geometry and topology, mathematical analysis, algebra and number theory, and discrete mathematics. Courses in this area include the following:

MATH 141 | QR:Real Anlys in One Variable | 3 |

MATH 151 | QR: Groups and Rings | 3 |

MATH 173 | QR: Basic Combinatorial Theory | 3 |

MATH 241 | QR:Anyl in Several Real Vars I ^{*} | 3 |

MATH 242 | QR:Anyl Several Real Vrbes II | 3 |

MATH 247 | QR:Complex Analysis | 3 |

MATH 251 | QR: Abstract Algebra I ^{*} | 3 |

MATH 252 | QR: Abstract Algebra II | 3 |

MATH 254 | QR: Topology | 3 |

MATH 255 | QR:Elementary Number Theory | 3 |

MATH 260 | QR: Foundations of Geometry | 3 |

MATH 273 | QR:Combinatorial Graph Theory | 3 |

MATH 331 | Theory of Func of Complex Var | 3 |

### 2. Applied Mathematics

Applied mathematics involves the use of mathematical methods to investigate problems originating in the physical, biological, and social sciences, and engineering. Mathematical modeling, coupled with the development of mathematical and computational solution techniques, illuminates mechanisms which govern a problem and allows predictions to be made about an actual physical situation. Current research interests of the faculty include biomedical mathematics, fluid mechanics and hydrodynamic stability, asymptotics, and singular perturbation theory. Courses in this area include the following:

MATH 230 | QR:Ordinary Diffrntl Equation ^{*} | 3 |

MATH 237 | QR:Intro to Numerical Analysis ^{*} | 3 |

MATH 273 | QR:Combinatorial Graph Theory | 3 |

### 3. Computational Mathematics

Computational mathematics involves both the development of new computational techniques and the innovative modification and application of existing computational strategies to new contexts where they have not been previously employed. Intensive computation is central to the solution of many problems in areas such as applied mathematics, number theory, engineering, and the physical, biological and natural sciences. Computational mathematics is often interdisciplinary in nature, with algorithm development and implementation forming a bridge between underlying mathematical results and the solution to the physical problem of interest. Courses in this area include the following:

MATH 173 | QR: Basic Combinatorial Theory | 3 |

MATH 230 | QR:Ordinary Diffrntl Equation | 3 |

MATH 237 | QR:Intro to Numerical Analysis ^{*} | 3 |

MATH 254 | QR: Topology | 3 |

STAT 201 | QR:Stat Computing&Data Anlysis | 3 |

### 4. Theory of Computing

The mathematical theory of computing deals with the mathematical underpinnings allowing effective use of the computer as a tool in problem-solving. Aspects of the theory of computing include: designing parallel computing strategies (graph theory), analyzing strengths and effectiveness of competing algorithms (analysis of algorithms), examining conditions which ensure that a problem can be solved by computational means (automata theory and computability), and rigorous analysis of run times (complexity theory). Courses in this area include the following:

MATH 173 | QR: Basic Combinatorial Theory | 3 |

MATH 273 | QR:Combinatorial Graph Theory | 3 |

CS 224 | QR:Algorithm Design & Analysis ^{*} | 3 |

CS 243 | QR: Theory of Computation | 3 |

### 5. Mathematics of Management

Mathematics of Management involves the quantitative description and study of problems particularly concerned with the making of decisions in an organization. Problems are usually encountered in business, government, service industries, etc., and typically involve the allocation of resources, inventory control, product transportation, traffic control, assignment of personnel, and investment diversification. Courses in this area include the following:

MATH 173 | QR: Basic Combinatorial Theory | 3 |

MATH 230 | QR:Ordinary Diffrntl Equation | 3 |

MATH 273 | QR:Combinatorial Graph Theory | 3 |

STAT 141 | QR:Basic Statistical Methods 1 | 3 |

or STAT 211 | QR: Statistical Methods I | |

STAT 151 | QR: Applied Probability | 3 |

STAT 224 | QR:Stats for Qualty&Productvty | 3 |

STAT 241 | QR: Statistical Inference | 3 |

### 6. Actuarial Mathematics

Actuaries use quantitative skills to address a variety of risk-related problems within financial environments. A unique feature of the actuarial profession is that a considerable amount of the formal training is typically completed after graduation “on-the-job”.

The Society of Actuaries is an international organization that regulates education and advancement within the profession. Candidates may earn designation as an Associate of the Society of Actuaries (ASA) by satisfying three general requirements. These are:

- Preliminary Education Requirements, PE;
- the Fundamentals of Actuarial Practice Course, FAP; and
- the Associateship Professionalism Course, APC.

The multiple component FAP is based on an e-learning format, and can be pursued independently. After completing the PE and at least one of the FAP components, candidates are eligible to register for the one-half day APC.

The Preliminary Education Requirements consist of

- prerequisites
- subjects to be validated by educational experience (VEE), and
- four examinations.

While at the university, students can satisfy the prerequisites, the VEE courses, and the first two preliminary examinations. The following courses are recommended as preparation for the specific requirements.

##### Prerequisites

CALCULUS | ||

MATH 021 | QR: Calculus I | 4 |

MATH 022 | QR: Calculus II | 4 |

MATH 121 | QR: Calculus III | 4 |

LINEAR ALGEBRA | ||

MATH 124 | QR: Linear Algebra | 3 |

INTRODUCTORY ACCOUNTING | ||

BSAD 060 | Financial Accounting | 3 |

BSAD 061 | Managerial Accounting | 3 |

MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS | ||

STAT 261 | QR: Statistical Theory | 3 |

These are topics that will assist candidates in their exam progress and work life but will not be directly tested or validated.

##### Subjects Validated by Educational Experience

ECONOMICS | ||

EC 011 | Principles of Macroeconomics | 3 |

EC 012 | Principles of Microeconomics | 3 |

CORPORATE FINANCE | ||

BSAD 180 | Managerial Finance | 3 |

BSAD 181 | Intermediate Financial Mgmt | 3 |

APPLIED STATISTICAL METHODS | ||

STAT 221 | QR: Statistical Methods II | 3 |

Candidates will demonstrate proficiency in these subjects by submitting transcripts.

##### Preliminary Examinations

EXAM P - PROBABILITY | ||

STAT 151 | QR: Applied Probability | 3 |

STAT 251 | QR: Probability Theory | 3 |

EXAM FM - MATHEMATICS OF FINANCE | ||

BSAD 180 | Managerial Finance | 3 |

BSAD 181 | Intermediate Financial Mgmt | 3 |

Other applicable departmental courses include:

STAT 195 | Intermediate Special Topics | 1-18 |

STAT 201 | QR:Stat Computing&Data Anlysis | 3 |

STAT 229 | QR:Survivl/Logistic Regression | 3 |

STAT 235 | QR: Categorical Data Analysis | 3 |

MATH 173 | QR: Basic Combinatorial Theory | 3 |

### 7. Probability and Statistical Theory

Probabilistic reasoning is often a critical component of practical mathematical analysis or risk analysis and can usefully extend classical deterministic analysis to provide stochastic models. It also provides a basis for statistical theory, which is concerned with how inferences can be drawn from real data in any of the social or physical sciences. Courses in this area include the following:

MATH 241 | QR:Anyl in Several Real Vars I | 3 |

MATH 242 | QR:Anyl Several Real Vrbes II | 3 |

STAT 151 | QR: Applied Probability | 3 |

STAT 241 | QR: Statistical Inference ^{*} | 3 |

STAT 261 | QR: Statistical Theory | 3 |

## Recommendations for Allied Field Courses

Students should discuss Allied Field courses with their advisor and choose ones that complement their mathematical interests. Students with certain mathematical interests are advised to emphasize an appropriate Allied Field as indicated below and take at least six credits in courses numbered 100 or above in that field.

### Applied Mathematics

Allied Field (1), (2), (3), (4), (6), or (9).

### Computational Mathematics

Allied Field (4) or (5).

### Mathematics of Management

Allied Field (7). Students interested in Mathematics of Management are advised to include economics (EC 011 and EC 012) in their choice of Humanities and Social Sciences courses, and to include business administration (BSAD 060 and BSAD 061) in their choice of Allied Field courses. Those wishing to minor in business administration should contact the School of Business Administration and also take BSAD 173 and two other courses chosen from business administration Allied Field courses.

## Double Major in Mathematics and Statistics

Students may earn a double major in mathematics and statistics by meeting the requirements of the statistics major and earning an additional fifteen credits in mathematics, to include:

MATH 052 | QR:Fundamentals of Mathematics | 3 |

Choose two of the following: | 6 | |

QR:Ordinary Diffrntl Equation | ||

QR:Intro to Numerical Analysis | ||

QR:Anyl in Several Real Vars I | ||

QR: Abstract Algebra I |

Note: Students pursuing the double major in mathematics and statistics must earn a total of 120 credits. The above outlined courses must be additional to the courses defined for the stat major (core, major, allied field and HSS).