Department of Mathematics

University of Mississippi
Amanda Hall defends her senior thesis with mathematics professors Laura Sheppardson and Bill Staton.

Amanda Hall defends her senior thesis with mathematics professors Laura Sheppardson and Bill Staton.

The Department of Mathematics prides itself in offering an excellent curriculum at the undergraduate level. It allows students to take courses in both theoretical and applied mathematics. Courses at the undergraduate level include introductory analysis, differential equations, applied statistics, and linear programming, just to name a few.

The Department recognizes the role of technology in the classroom, and its courses have evolved accordingly. The use of computers and graphing calculators are being integrated into all levels of instruction. Computer-aided laboratory classes are available. Students in applied statistics courses learn the uses of computer in statistical analysis. Even freshman-level courses are integrating computer lab projects into their curriculum.

B.A. DEGREE IN MATHEMATICS
Description: The Department of Mathematics offers a B.A. in mathematics for students who wish a broad education in a mathematical field in preparation for careers in teaching or other areas.

General Education Course Requirements: The general education/core curriculum requirements for this program are those defined by the College of Liberal Arts (see below).

Course Requirements: A major in mathematics for the B.A. degree requires 30 semester hours as follows: Math 261, 262, 263, 264, and 18 hours of upper- level courses that must include 305, 319, 555, and 556. A computer programming course (CSCI 111, 251, or 259) also is required.

Other Academic Requirements: Grades lower than C in mathematics courses will not be counted toward the mathematics major for the B.A. degree. Here is a list of the graduation requirements for the B.A. degree in mathematics.

B.S. DEGREE IN MATHEMATICS
Description: The Department of Mathematics offers a B.S. in mathematics for students who wish to pursue graduate training in mathematics or to undertake careers in mathematically oriented professions. The B.S. degree allows the freedom to pursue mathematical depth in areas such as pure mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, discrete mathematics, mathematics and computer science, or finance and actuarial science.

General Education Course Requirements: The general education/ core curriculum requirements for program are those defined by the College of Liberal Arts (see below).

Course Requirements: A major in mathematics for a B.S. degree consists of 12 semester hours in the calculus sequence and 30 hours of upper-level courses that must include Math 305, 319, 555, and 556. A computer programming course (CSCI 111, 251, or 259) also is required.

Other Academic Requirements: Grades lower than C in mathematics courses will not be counted toward the mathematics major for the B.S. degree. Here is a list of the graduation requirements for the B.S. degree in mathematics.

MATHEMATICS MINOR
A minor in Mathematics consists of (1) Mathematics 261, 262, 263, 264 plus one 3-hour course at the 300-level or above; or (2) Mathematics 261, 262, 263, and 2 courses at the 300-level or above.