DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS

Office: 108 Peltier Hall
Phone: 985-448-4381
Professors: Beslin, Xing.
Associate Professors: M. Gamel, Heck (Interiim Head), D. Plaisance, West.
Assistant Professors: H. Gamel.
Instructors: D. Authement, Baney, A. Bergeron, Borne, J. Bourgeois, Chapman, Chandler, Hubbell, C. Jackson, Landrum, Lasseigne, Lioshevska, McLain, Oncale, C. Portier.

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.

Minor in Computer Science (CMPS)

The University offers a minor in Computer Science upon the successful completion of CMPS 130, 135, 221, 312, 406, 410, and 418. A grade of C or better is required in each Computer Science course.

Minor in Internet Studies and Web Development (ISWD)

An innovative minor in Internet Studies and Web Development is offered to students wishing to supplement their major with knowledge of the Internet while focusing on different areas including Web tools, webpage and online database creation, and other current topics. The minor consists of CMPS 125, CMPS 250, CMPS 340, CMPS 470 and 6 hours of 300- and 400-level electives that address content and issues related to Internet Studies and Web Development. Preferably these 6 hours or electives will be in courses in the student’s major. These electives must be approved by the Head of the Department of Mathematics.

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 SPCH 101 OCR 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 Concentration Course See below 3
2 ECON 211 or 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 See below 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 Concentration Course See Below GER 3
3 Concentration Course See Below 3
3 Concentration Course See Below 3
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 Electives 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.

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

Advanced Mathematics Concentration (MATM)
  • Humanities Elective (3) (GER)
  • CMPS 135 (3)
  • Math 405 (3)
  • Math 461  or 481 (3)

Three additional courses (9 hrs) from: MATH 423, 461, 471, 481, 482, 485, 488, 491, and 495, with at least one course (3 hrs) from Group A and at least one course (3 hrs) from Group B, described below.
                           Group A:  MATH 423, 488, 491, 495                  Group B:  MATH 461, 471, 481, 482, 485
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)
  • Humanities Elective (3) (GER)
  • CMPS 135 (3)
  • CMPS 221 (3)
  • CMPS 312 (3)
  • CMPS 410 (3)

Any two courses (6 hrs) from CMPS 406, CMPS 418, CMPS 424, 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)
  • HIST Elective (3) (GER)
  • EDUC 250 (3)
  • EDUC 312 (3)
  • EDUC 313 (3)
  • EDUC 318 or 309 (3)
  • EDUC 321 (3)
  • EDUC 368 (3)
  • EDUC 441 (3)
  • EDUC 450 (3)
  • EDUC 454 (6)
  • Electives (3) – (free electives)
  • MATH 423 (3)
  • PSYC 210 (3) (GER)
  • PSYC 311 (3)

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