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Undergraduate Mathematics Courses
 


MA 098 Arithmetic Developmental Math
Whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, rates, ratios, proportions, word problems, graphs, tables, signed numbers, variables and expressions.
Offered every semester. 3 remedial credits. Credits do not count towards graduation.

 

MA 099 Elementary Algebra Developmental Math
Prerequisite: Placement code 2 or MA 098
Elementary algebra: including linear, quadratic, and rational equations, exponents, polynomials, graphing linear and simultaneous equations, factoring, and radicals.
Offered every semester. 3 remedial credits. Credits do not count towards graduation

 

MA 105 Survey of Mathematics
LASC—Quantitative Reasoning
Prerequisite: Placement code 3 or above
Financial management, probability theory, voting methods and other topics selected to improve the quantitative literacy of students.
Offered every semester. 3 credits.

 

MA 110 College Algebra
LASC—Quantitative Reasoning
Prerequisite: Placement code 5 or above
Properties and applications of linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions; systems of equations and inequalities; complex numbers.
Offered every semester. 3 credits. Credit will not be awarded for both MA 110 and MA 131.

 

MA 130 Number and Operations for Teachers
LASC—Quantitative Reasoning
Prerequisite: Placement code 5 or above
Develops understanding of the mathematical content of number and operations at the deep level required for successful elementary and middle school teaching.
Offered every semester. 3 credits.

 

MA 131 Patterns, Functions and Algebra for Teachers
LASC—Quantitative Reasoning
Prerequisite: MA 130 with a grade of at least C
Develops understanding of the mathematical content of patterns, functions and algebra at the deep level required for successful elementary and middle school teaching.
Offered every year. 3 credits. Credit will not be awarded for both MA 110 and MA 131.

 

MA 132 Geometry, Measurement, Probability and Statistics for Teachers
LASC—Quantitative Reasoning
Prerequisite: MA 130 with a grade of at least C
Develops understanding of the mathematical content of geometry, measurement, probability and statistics at the deep level required for successful elementary and middle school teaching.
Offered every year. 3 credits

 

MA 150 Statistics I
LASC—Quantitative Reasoning
Prerequisite: Placement code 4 or above
Descriptive techniques, elementary probability, and introduction to statistical inference.
Offered every semester. 3 credits. Credit will not be awarded for both MA 150 and MA 302.

 

MA 190 Precalculus
LASC—Quantitative Reasoning
Prerequisite: MA 110 with a grade of at least C- or placement code 6 or above
Analytic geometry; exponential and logarithmic functions; trigonometric functions, identities and equations, systems of linear equations and inequalities, applications.
Offered every semester. 4 credits.

 

MA 193 Special Topics in Mathematics for First-Year Students
All "193" courses are approved for LASC but may vary by section. See current course listing for specific LASC area approval.
Prerequisite: Placement code 5 or above or permission of instructor
Introductory level course covering topics of special interest to first-year students. Offered only as a First-Year Seminar.
Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.

 

MA 200 Calculus I
LASC—Quantitative Reasoning
Prerequisite: MA 190 with a grade of at least C- or Placement code 7
Limits, continuity, differentiation and integration of functions, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, L'Hôpital's Rule, applications including related rates, optimization, and area.
Offered every semester. 4 credits. Credit will not be awarded for both MA 200 & MA 202

 

MA 201 Calculus II
LASC—Quantitative Reasoning
Prerequisite: MA 200 with a grade of at least CTechniques
of integration, infinite sequences and series, power series, applications including area, volume, and functional approximation.
Offered every semester. 4 credits.

 

MA 202 Business Calculus
Prerequisite: MA 110 with a grade of at least C- or Placement code 6 or above
Limits, derivatives of algebraic functions, integration, business applications.
Offered every year. 4 credits. Credit will not be awarded for both MA 200 & MA 202

 

MA 220 Discrete Mathematics
LASC—Quantitative Reasoning
Prerequisite: MA 190 or MA 200 with a grade of at least C- or Placement code 7
Sets, algorithms, directed graphs, relations, matrices, equivalence relations, partial orders, functions, logic, mathematical induction.
Offered every year. 4 credits Credit will not be awarded for both MA 220 and MA 240

MA 240 Theory of Proof
Prerequisite: MA 200 with a grade of at least C- (may be taken concurrently with permission of the department)
Logic, set theory, mathematical induction, relations, functions, sequences and convergence, limits and continuity, congruence, introduction to groups.
Offered every year. 3 credits. Credit will not be awarded for both MA 220 and MA 240

 

MA 260 Linear Algebra
Prerequisite: MA 220 or MA 240 with a grade of at least CSolutions
of simultaneous equations by means of matrices and determinants, vector spaces, linear transformations. Optional topics: characteristic values, bilinear and quadratic forms.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

MA 290 Discrete Mathematics II
Prerequisite: MA 220 or MA 240 with a grade of at least CCounting
techniques, permutations, combinations, factorization, modular arithmetic, binary numbers, Boolean algebra, recursion and recurrence relations, graphs and trees, elementary linear algebra.
Offered every year. 4 credits.

 

MA 302 Probability and Statistics
Prerequisite: MA 200 with a grade of at least CProbability,
descriptive techniques, inference, correlation, regression, chi-square, ANOVA, contingency tables.
Offered every year. 3 credits. Credit will not be awarded for both MA 150 and MA 302.

 

MA 303 Mathematical Modeling
Prerequisite: MA 201 with a grade of at least CThe
development and application of deterministic and probabilistic mathematical models from the physical, social and life sciences.
Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

 

MA 304 Data Analysis
Prerequisites: MA 302 and CS 265 with grades of at least CCase
studies combining applied statistics, mathematical statistics, mathematics, computing, and communications to simulate work experience of a practicing statistician.
Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.

 

MA 310 Calculus III
Prerequisite: MA 201 with a grade of at least CVectors,
parametric equations, polar, cylindrical and spherical coordinates, multivariable functions, properties and applications, partial derivatives, multiple integrals.
Offered every year. 4 credits.

 

MA 320 Ordinary Differential Equations
Prerequisite: MA 310 (may be taken concurrently) with a grade of at least CTechniques
for solving first and higher order differential equations, Laplace transforms, Fourier series and power series solutions.
Offered every year. 3 credits.


MA 340 Modern Geometry
Prerequisite: MA 220 or MA 240 with a grade of at least CTopics
from Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

 
MA 350 History of Mathematics
Prerequisite: MA 220 or MA 240 with a grade of at least CSurveys
the development of algebra, arithmetic, plane geometry and trigonometry by tracing certain fundamental concepts in mathematics from Euclid to the present.
Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.

 

MA 360 Number Theory
Prerequisite: MA 220 or MA 240 with a grade of at least CDivisibility
properties of integers, prime numbers, the Euclidean algorithm, the unique factorization theorem, congruence, Diophantine equations, number theoretic functions.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

 
MA 380 Probability
Prerequisite: MA 310 with grade of at least C-.
Continuous and discrete probability concepts including: conditional probability, independence, moments of univariate and multivariate random variables. This is the first course in a two course sequence that prepares students for the first Actuarial exam.
Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.

 

MA 381 Probability Theory for Actuarial Science
Prerequisite: MA 380 with grade of at least C-.
Probabilities, conditional probabilities, moment-generating functions, moments and expectations of specific parametric
distributions including Poisson, geometric, hypergeometric, exponential, and normal.
Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.

 

MA 405 Abstract Algebra
Prerequisite: MA 260 with a grade of at least CSets,
mathematical systems, groups, rings, fields.
Offered every year. 3 credits.


MA 410 Real Analysis
Prerequisites: MA 240 and MA 310 with grades of at least CRigorous
treatment of sequences, topology of the real numbers, limits and continuity.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

 

MA 470 Capstone Experience
Prerequisite: Senior standing in the mathematics major.
Students complete an independent mathematics research/problem-solving project, including oral presentations and a final written paper.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

 

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