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DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS

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

A minor in Mathematics requires the completion of MATH 165, 166, and 265 and nine additional hours to be chosen from MATH 355, 358, 360, 405, 407, 423, 461, 465, 471, 481, 482, 485, 488, 491, and 495. A grade of C or better is required in each course.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics

  •  (CLR) Computer Literacy Requirement;
  • (GER) General Education Requirement;
  • (OCR) Oral Communication Requirement;
  • (UR) University Requirement

Suggested Course Sequence:

YEAR* COURSE NAME COURSE NUMBER REQUIREMENT CREDIT HRS
1 CMPS 130 CLR 3
1 ENGL 101 GER 3
1 ENGL 102 GER 3
1 Freshman Seminar Course   UR 1
1 HIST Elective   GER 3
1 HIST Elective   GER 3
1 MATH 165** GER 5
1 MATH 166   4
1 Natural Sciences Elective   GER 3
1 Natural Sciences Elective   GER 3
2 ACCT 205   3
2 CMPS 135   3
2 ECON 255 GER 3
2 ENGL Literature Elective   GER 3
2 MATH 265   4
2 MATH 355   3
2 MATH 358   3
2 Natural Sciences Elective   GER 3
2 Natural Sciences Elective     3
2 Concentration Course     3
3 Fine Arts Elective   GER 3
3 ENGL 368 or 468 GER 3
3 MATH 360   3
3 MATH 407   3
3 MATH 465   3
3 Concentration Course See below   3
3 Concentration Course See below   3
3 SPCH 101 OCR 3
3 Concentration Course See Below   3
3 Concentration Course See Below   3
4 MATH 499   0
4 Concentration Course See below   3
4 Concentration Course See below   3
4 Concentration Course See below   3
4 MNGT 301   3
4 Concentration Course See Below   3
4 Concentration Course See Below   3
4 Concentration Course See Below   3
4 Concentration Course See Below   3
4 Concentration Course See Below   3
4 Elective     1
  TOTAL HOURS     120

*Recommend complete as Freshman (1), Sophomore (2), Junior (3), Senior (4)

**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.

***Free electives provided that the requirement of 45 semester hours of courses 300 or above is met.

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

Any three courses (9 hrs) from: Math 471, 481, 482, 485, 491, and 495.
Social Sciences Elective (3) (GER)
Electives (21) – (free electives provided that the requirement of 45 semester hours of courses 300 or above is met)

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
Social Sciences Elective (3) (GER)
Electives (21) – (free electives provided that the requirement of 45 semester hours of courses 300 or above is met)

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 210 (3)
  • PSYC 311 (3)

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