The Degree of Bachelor of Science in Mathematics


The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers one program leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Mathematics.

Admission Requirements
General requirements for admission to the BS program in Mathematics are those of the University policy on Undergraduate Academic Bachelors.

Graduation Requirements
To receive the degree of BS in Mathematics, a student must fulfill all requirements of his/her degree program, complete all required courses, accumulate a total of 90 credits with an overall grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0/4.0 and a minimum GPA of 2.0/4.0 in both the core and major requirements, and clear all accounts with the university. Candidates for degrees are reminded that grades of “I” assigned during the last semester to courses required for graduation will result in delaying of graduation. The student can choose one out of the three possible concentrations within the B.S. in Mathematics:

General Education Requirements (27 cr.)

Communication Skills in English and Arabic (9 cr.)
Two courses from the subcategory English (6 cr.): ENL 213 & ENL 223 or ENL 230
One course from the subcategory Arabic (3cr.): ARB 211, ARB 212, ARB 224, ARB 231, ARB 317

Philosophy and Religion (3 cr.)
One course from the subcategory Religion: REG 212, REG 213, REG 215, REG 313, REG 314
OR
One course from the subcategory Philosophy: ENS 205, PHL 211, PHL 311, POS 345

Cultural Studies & Social Sciences (6 cr.)
Two courses from the category Cultural Studies and Social Sciences (6 cr): HUT 305, HUT 306, MUS 210, FAP 215, COA 359, COA 315, NTR 215, ARP 215, PSL 201, SOL 201, SOL 301, SOL 313, BAD 201, ECN 200, ECN 211, ECN 212

Citizenship (3 cr.)
One course from the category Citizenship (3 cr.): HIT 211, POS 201, POS 210, IAF 301, POS 319, POS 337

Science & Technology (6 cr.)
One course from the subcategory Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Science (3cr.): CSC 201, CSC 202, MIS 201, MAT 202, MAT 204, STA 202, STA 210
One course from the subcategory Natural Sciences (3 cr.): AST 201, BIO 201, BIO 202, BIO 203, CHM 211, ENS 201, ENS 202, ENS 206, GIS 211, HEA 201, HEA 204, NTR 201, PHS 207
Students majoring in Mathematics are not allowed to count MAT courses within the pool of required GER courses

Core Requirements (21 cr.)

  1. MAT 213 (Calculus III) (3 cr.)
  2. MAT 215 (Linear Algebra I) (3 cr.)
  3. MAT 224 (Calculus IV) (3 cr.)
  4. MAT 235 (Ordinary Differential Equations) (3 cr.)
  5. MAT 303 (Mathematical Logic and Set Theory) (3 cr.)
  6. PHS 212 (Basic Physics) (3 cr.)
  7. CSC 212 (Program Design and Data Abstraction I) (3 cr.)

Major Requirements (36 cr.)
       Required major courses (30 cr.)

  1. MAT 335 (Partial Differential Equations) (3 cr.)
  2. MAT 339 (Numerical Analysis) (3 cr.)
  3. MAT 315 (Linear Algebra II) (3 cr.)
  4. MAT 325 (Elements of Probability) (3 cr.)
  5. MAT 333 (Complex Variables) (3 cr.)
  6. MAT 411 (Algebra I) (3 cr.)
  7. MAT 421 (Algebra II) (3 cr.)
  8. MAT 412 (Topology I) (3 cr.)
  9. MAT 413 (Advanced Calculus I) (3 cr.)
  10. MAT 423 (Advanced Calculus II) (3 cr.)

       Elective major courses: 6 credits to be chosen from:

  1. MAT 305 (Number Theory) (3 cr.)
  2. MAT 400 (Elementary Differential Geometry) (3 cr.)
  3. MAT 430 (Topology II) (3 cr.)
  4. MAT 431 (Vector Spaces and Modules) (3 cr.)
  5. MAT 460 (Special Topics in Mathematics) (3 cr.)
  6. STA 315 (Mathematical Statistics) (3 cr.)
  7. STA 370 (Stochastic Processes) (3 cr.)

Free Electives (6 cr.)
Six credits upon the consent of the advisor.