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DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

Office: 108 Peltier Hall
Phone: 985-448-4381
Professors: Beslin (Head).
Associate Professors: Heck, L. Howell, West,  Xing.
Assistant Professors: M. Gamel,  D. Plaisance.
Instructors: V. Baker, L. Boudreaux, J. Bourgeois, J. Chapman, E. Clement,  Dupree, H. Gamel, Hubbell, D. Lasseigne, Ma, K. Smith, S. Smith,  Zerangue.

Mathematics Program

The university awards two degrees from this department, the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and the Master of Science in Community/Technical College Mathematics. A student earning the Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics must complete the curriculum listed below, with one of the indicated concentrations in Advanced Mathematics, Computer Science, or Secondary Mathematics Education. Students are encouraged to inquire about their concentration focus areas with their advisors or the department head.

See the Graduate Studies section for more information regarding the Master of Science program.

Minor in Mathematics

The minor in mathematics consists of a minimum of nine semester hours of credit in courses numbered above MATH 265 and approved by the head of the Mathematics Department. A grade of C or better is required in each course approved for the minor.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics

Advanced Mathematics Concentration (MATM)
  • Math 405 (3)
  • Math 461 (3)

Any three courses (9 hrs) from: Math  471, 481, 482, 485, 491, and 495.

Computer Science Concentration (MATC)
  • CMPS 221 (3)
  • CMPS 312 (3)
  • CMPS 410 (3)

Any two courses (6 hrs) from CMPS 406, CMPS 418, and MATH 491

Secondary Mathematics Education Concentration (MATE)
  • EDUC 312 (3)
  • EDUC 313 (3)
  • EDUC 318 or 309 (3)
  • EDUC 321 (3)
  • EDUC 368 (3)
  • EDUC 441 (3)
  • EDUC 463 (1)
  • EDUC 465 (11)
  • MATH 423 (3)
  • PSYC 311 (3)

 

  • (CLR) Computer Literacy Requirement;
  • (GER) General Education Requirement;
  • (OCR) Oral Communication Requirement;
  • (UR) University Requirement
FRESHMAN YEAR Sem.Hrs. SOPHOMORE YEAR Sem.Hrs.
CMPS 130 (CLR) 3 ACCT 205 3
ENGL 101, 102 (GER) 6 CMPS 135 3
Freshman Seminar Course (UR) 1 ECON 255 (GER) 3
HIST Electives (GER) 6 ENGL Literature Elective 3
MATH 165*, 166 (GER) 9 MATH 265, 355, 358 10
Natural Science Electives (GER) 6 Natural Science Electives (GER) 6
  31 Social Sciences Elective*** or PSYC 210 for MATE (GER) 3
      31
JUNIOR YEAR Sem.Hrs. SENIOR YEAR Sem.Hrs.
Fine Arts Elective (GER) 3 MATH 499 0
ENGL 368 or 468 (GER) 3 Concentration courses** 9
MATH 360, 407, 465 9 MNGT 301 3
Concentration Courses** 6 Elective or Concentration Course** 3
SPCH 101 (OCR) 3  Electives*** or Concentration Courses** 12
Electives or Concentration Courses** 6  Elective  1
  30    28

Total Hours Required for Degree: 120

* MATH 165 is the entry-level course for this major. All prerequisites for MATH 165 must be met. No degree credit will be awarded for mathematics courses numbered below 165.
** Refer to MATM or MATC  or MATE concentration course lists.
*** Free electives provided that the requirement of 45 semester hours of courses 300 or above is met.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

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