Department of Mathematics

University of Mississippi

Undergraduate Program

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.

BACHELOR OF ARTS 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 complete description of the general education requirements for a B.S. degree can be found in the College of Liberal Arts “Academics and Admissions” section of the online UM catalog. A brief checklist, only meant as a guide, can be found here.

Mathematics Specific Course Requirements: A major in mathematics for the B.A. degree requires

  • 12 credit hours from Math 261, 262, 263, 264, and 18 hours of upper-level mathematics courses that must include Math 305, 319, 555, and 556.
  • A computer programming course such as CSCI 111, 251, or 259.

Other Academic Requirements: Grades lower than C in mathematics courses will not be counted toward the mathematics major for the B.A. degree.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE 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 complete description of the general education requirements for a B.S. degree can be found in the College of Liberal Arts “Academics and Admissions” section of the online UM catalog. A brief checklist, only meant as a guide, can be found here.

Mathematics Specific Course Requirements: A major in mathematics for the B.S. degree requires

  • 12 credit hours from Math 261, 262, 263, 264, and 30 hours of upper-level mathematics courses that must include Math 305, 319, 555, and 556.
  • A computer programming course such as CSCI 111, 251, or 259.

Other Academic Requirements: Grades lower than C in mathematics courses will not be counted toward the mathematics major for the B.S. degree.

MATHEMATICS MINOR
A minor in mathematics can be achieved in either one of the following two ways:

  • By completing Math 261, 262, 263, 264, and one 3-hour course at the 300-level or above.
  • By completing Math 261, 262, 263, and 2 courses at the 300-level or above.