Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

2016-17

- Degree Granting Programs
- Non-degree Granting & Special Programs
- Degree Program Summary
- Approved Minors
- Accreditations
- Department Abbreviations and Course Prefixes
- Catalog Key

The department's requirement for admission is a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the three calculus courses. Students who have taken more than these three courses usually need a minimum grade of C in any additional required courses they have completed.

(1) the program has been approved by the director of undergraduate studies,

(2) all required/approved courses have been completed, and

(3) a minimum departmental GPA of 2.0 has been attained in the specific program except in the General Curriculum Program where the minimum is 2.5.

(4) Students completing a double degree in Mathematics and another major may overlap the following courses: Math 141 (or 121, 151), 142 (or 122, 152), 241, 306, 309 and two additional courses on the 300- or 400- level; all other courses taken by the student may not apply to both programs to ensure the depth of studies in both fields.

SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring to UB and other SUNY Schools simple and efficient for SUNY students. SUNY has defined courses that SUNY students can take before transferring which will apply to the major at UB and ensure timely graduation.

Information about the Transfer Path for this major can be found on the SUNY Website.

Students are encouraged to contact their academic advisor or department to discuss how their coursework will apply to their degree.

MTH 142 College Calculus II

MTH 241 College Calculus III

MTH 306 Introduction to Differential Equations

MTH 309 Introductory Linear Algebra

MTH 337 Introduction to Scientific and Mathematical Computing

MTH 419 Introduction to Abstract Algebra

MTH 420 Advanced Linear Algebra

MTH 431 Introduction to Real Variables I

MTH 432 Introduction to Real Variables II

Three 300/400-level mathematics courses

Four 300/400-level courses in mathematics or computer science

Credits Required for Major | 65 |

Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum | 38 |

Additional Credits Required for Electives | 17 |

Total Credits Required for Degree | 120 |

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

-Analytical skills

-Practical problem solving and mathematical modeling skills

-Research skills

-Communication skills

MTH 142 College Calculus II

MTH 241 College Calculus III

MTH 306 Introduction to Differential Equations

MTH 309 Introductory Linear Algebra

MTH 311 Introduction to Higher Mathematics

MTH 337 Introduction to Scientific and Mathematical Computing

MTH 417 Survey of Multivariable Calculus

MTH 418 Survey of Partial Differential Equations

MTH 419 Introduction to Abstract Algebra or MTH 420 Advanced Linear Algebra

MTH 431 Introduction to Real Variables I

MTH 443 Fundamentals of Applied Mathematics I

Three 300/400-level mathematics courses

Three 300/400-level courses in mathematics or computer science

PHY 107 General Physics I

PHY 108 General Physics II

Credits Required for Major | 66 |

Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum | 38 |

Additional Credits Required for Electives | 16 |

Total Credits Required for Degree | 120 |

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

MTH 141 College Calculus I

MTH 142 College Calculus II

MTH 241 College Calculus III

ECO 405 Microeconomic Theory

ECO 407 Macroeconomic Theory

ECO 461 Economic Fluctuations and Forecasting

ECO 481 Econometrics II

MGA 201 Accounting I

MGA 202 Accounting II

MGF 301 Corporation Finance

MGF 405 Advanced Corporate Finance

MTH 306 Differential Equations

MTH 309 Linear Algebra

MTH 311 Intro to Higher Math

MTH 411 Probability or STA 301 Probability

MTH 412 Statistical Interference or STA 302 Statistical Inference

MTH 458 Mathematical Finance I

MTH 459 Mathematical Finance II

STA 403/STA 503 Regression Analysis or MGQ 301 Statistical Decisions in Management

One STA 400/500 level elective

Credits Required for Major | 75 |

Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum | 39 |

Additional Credits Required for Electives | 6 |

Total Credits Required for Degree | 120 |

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

MTH 142 College Calculus II

PHY 107 General Physics I or PHY 117 Honors Physics I (preferred)

PHY 108 General Physics II or PHY 118 Honors Physics II (preferred)

PHY 158 General Physics II Lab

MTH 306 Introduction to Differential Equations

MTH 309 Introductory Linear Algebra

MTH 417 Survey of Multivariable Calculus

MTH 418 Survey of Partial Differential Equations

MTH 419 Introduction to Abstract Algebra or MTH 420 Advanced Linear Algebra

MTH 425 Introduction to Complex Variables I

PHY 207 General Physics III or PHY 217 Honors Physics III

PHY 208 General Physics IV

PHY 257 General Physics III Lab

PHY 301 Intermediate Mechanics I

PHY 307 Modern Physics Lab

PHY 401 Quantum Mechanics I - fundamentals

PHY 403 Electricity and Magnetism I

PHY 405 Thermal and Statistical Physics I

PHY 407 Advanced Laboratory or PHY 408 Advanced Laboratory

PHY 431 Introduction to Mathematical Physics I (or MTH 424, if offered)

One 300/400-level MTH elective

One PHY elective (one of the following: PHY 302 Intermediate Mechanics II, PHY 402 Quantum Mechanics II, PHY 404 Electricity and Magnetism II, or PHY 406 Thermal and Statistical Physics II)

Credits Required for Major | 798/td> |

Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum | 32 |

Additional Credits Required for Electives | 10 |

Total Credits Required for Degree | 120 |

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

- The basic laws of physics, their corollaries, and comprehension of how they can be applied to explain specific natural phenomena
- Critical thinking and problem solving skills in physics, related to hypothesis building, application of the scientific method, and mathematical methods to analyze physics theories and experiments, and devise solution strategies.
- Laboratory skills and exposure to a variety of experiments illustrating important phenomena, measuring techniques, and qualitative analysis of data and uncertainty at appropriate levels
- Contemporary areas of physics inquiry
- Written and oral communication skills for presentation of scientific results

MTH 142 College Calculus II

MTH 241 College Calculus III

MTH 309 Introduction to Linear Algebra

One of the following: MTH 311 Introduction to Higher Mathematics, MTH 313 Elements of Set Theory, MTH 335 Elements of Geometry, MTH 419 Introduction to Abstract Algebra, MTH 420 Advanced Linear Algebra, MTH 431 Introduction to Real Variables I, or other proofs course approved by the director of undergraduate studies in mathematics.

Three 300/400-level mathematics courses. For students transferring a non-computer-based differential equations course, one of these three courses must be a computer applications course approved by the director of undergraduate studies.

Credits Required for Major | 33 |

Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum | 39 |

Additional Credits Required for Electives | 48 |

Total Credits Required for Degree | 120 |

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

The courses in this concentration are like the calculus and computing courses, though more difficult. A student who can handle MTH 141, MTH 142, MTH 241, CSE 115, and CSE 116 should be able to handle concentration C.

MTH 142 College Calculus II

MTH 241 College Calculus III

CSE 116 Introduction to Computer Science for Majors II

CSE 191 Discrete Structures

CSE 241 Digital Systems

CSE 250 Algorithms and Data Structures

MTH 306 Introduction to Differential Equations

MTH 309 Introductory Linear Algebra

MTH 417 Survey of Multivariable Calculus and MTH 418 Survey of Partial Differential Equation or MTH 431 Introduction to Real Variables I and MTH 432 Introduction to Real Variables II*

MTH 437 Introduction to Numerical Analysis I

MTH 438 Introduction to Numerical Analysis II

Two 300/400-level mathematics courses

Two 300/400-level courses in mathematics or computer science

Credits Required for Major | 78 |

Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum | 32 |

Additional Credits Required for Electives | 10 |

Total Credits Required for Degree | 120 |

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

Approved technical electives outside the Mathematics department: any 300 or 400 level CSE course.

Admission to this concentration is by departmental approval only. See the director of undergraduate studies regarding approval.

Students planning to go to graduate school should meet with the director of undergraduate studies in mathematics in the fall semester of their junior year. They should plan to take the GREs in either spring of the junior year or fall of the senior year.

MTH 142 College Calculus II

MTH 241 College Calculus III

MTH 309 Introductory Linear Algebra

MTH 311 Introduction to Higher Mathematics

MTH 419 Introduction to Abstract Algebra

MTH 420 Advanced Linear Algebra

MTH 431 Introduction to Real Variables I

MTH 432 Introduction to Real Variables II

One 300/400-level mathematics course

Two 300/400-level courses in mathematics or computer science

Credits Required for Major | 50 |

Additional Credits Required for Gen Ed | 38 |

Additional Credits Required for Electives | 32 |

Total Credits Required for Degree | 120 |

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

-Computational skills

-Analytical skills

-Practical problem solving and mathematical modeling skills

-Research skills

-Communication skills

Students planning to go to graduate school should meet with the director of undergraduate studies in mathematics in the fall semester of their junior year. They should plan to take the GREs in either spring of the junior year or fall of the senior year.

MTH 142 College Calculus II

MTH 241 College Calculus III

MTH 306 Introduction to Differential Equations

MTH 309 Introductory Linear Algebra

MTH 311 Introduction to Higher Mathematics

MTH 337 Introduction to Scientific and Mathematical Computing

MTH 417 Survey of Multivariable Calculus

MTH 418 Survey of Partial Differential Equations

MTH 419 Introduction to Abstract Algebra or MTH 420 Advanced Linear Algebra

MTH 431 Introduction to Real Variables I

MTH 443 Fundamentals of Applied Mathematics I

Two 300/400-level courses in mathematics or computer science

PHY 107 General Physics I

PHY 108 General Physics II

Credits Required for Major | 65 |

Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum | 38 |

Additional Credits Required for Electives | 17 |

Total Credits Required for Degree | 120 |

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

MTH 142 College Calculus II

MTH 241 College Calculus III

ECO 407 Macroeconomic Theory or ECO 337 Honors Macroeconomic Theory

MTH 306 Introduction to Differential Equations

MTH 309 Introductory Linear Algebra

MTH 311 Introduction to Higher Mathematics

MTH 411 Probability Theory

MTH 412 Introduction to Statistical Inference

MTH 419 Introduction to Abstract Algebra or MTH 420 Advanced Linear Algebra

MTH 431 Introduction to Real Variables I

One 300/400-level mathematics course

Two 300/400-level courses in economics (not ECO 480 or ECO 481)

Credits Required for Major | 52 |

Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum | 39 |

Additional Credits Required for Electives | 29 |

Total Credits Required for Degree | 120 |

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

-Computational skills

-Analytical skills

-Practical problem solving and mathematical modeling skills

-Research skills

-Communication skills

Admission to the major must be sought from the Department of Mathematics, usually in the student's second year. For advice on prerequisites for required courses in education and selection of general education courses fulfilling the State Education Department (SED) requirement for prospective teachers, students should consult with TEI as early as their freshman year.

Completion of the major concentration (including the required education courses) provides advanced status toward initial New York State teacher certification, accomplished through one year of subsequent coursework at the graduate level through the Graduate School of Education. It is then possible to complete, within the state-mandated three years, the master's degree required for a professional teaching certificate, provided that all NYS requirements have been successfully completed.

MTH 142 College Calculus II

MTH 241 College Calculus III

CSE 113 Introduction to Computer Science I or CSE 115 Introduction to Computer Science for Majors I

MTH 337 Introduction to Scientific and Mathematical Computing or CSE 114 Introduction to Computer Science II or CSE 116 Introduction to Computer Science for Majors II

ELP 405 Sociology of Education

LAI 350 Introduction to Education

MTH 191 Introduction to Discrete Mathematics or CSE 191 Discrete Structures

MTH 306 Introduction to Differential Equations

MTH 309 Introductory Linear Algebra

MTH 311 Introduction to Higher Mathematics

MTH 335 Elements of Geometry

MTH 411 Probability Theory or STA Introduction to Probability

MTH 419 Introduction to Abstract Algebra MTH 420 Advanced Linear Algebra

MTH 431 Introduction to Real Variables I

One 300/400-level mathematics elective

Three electives selected from the list of approved elective courses for the Education Minor

Credits Required for Major | 74 |

Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum | 39 |

Additional Credits Required for Electives | 7 |

Total Credits Required for Degree | 120 |

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

MTH 142 College Calculus II

MTH 241 College Calculus III

MTH 309 Introductory Linear Algebra

MTH 311 Introduction to Higher Mathematics

MTH 519 Introduction to Abstract Algebra

MTH 520 Advanced Linear Algebra

MTH 531 Introduction to Real Variables I

MTH 532 Introduction to Real Variables II

Three 300/400-level courses in mathematics or computer science. At least one of these must be a mathematics course (excluding MTH 498, 499). Electives require approval by the director of undergraduate studies.

Six graduate-level courses, including at least 12 credits in mathematics. Included must be at least one year-long sequence in mathematics at the 500 level or above (other than 519-520 or 531-532). Electives require approval by the director of graduate studies.

Credits Required for Major (Undergraduate) | 33 |

Credits Required for Major (Graduate) | 30 |

Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum | 39 |

Additional Credits Required for Electives | 27 |

Total Credits Required for Degree | 129 |

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

MTH 142 College Calculus II

MTH 241 College Calculus III

MTH 309 Introductory Linear Algebra

Two additional 300/400-level mathematics electives from within the Department of Mathematics. *STA 301 and STA 302 may be taken in place of MTH 411 and MTH 412.

Total Credits Required for Minor/Certificate | 26 |

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