Mathematics Major


"My academic experience at Murray State University was excellent due to the great quality of the Mathematics department. My professors truly cared about my success, and encouraged me daily to meet my goals. This environment and the rigorous course work truly prepared me for my current position teaching in the Mississippi Delta with Teach for America."

Mary Evelyn Langford2014, B.S. in Mathematics

Mathematics is used in every quantitative discipline. This major will give you an excellent foundation in mathematics and statistics, and you may combine it with a minor of your choice.

Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Arts Degree

University Studies Requirements: 32-41 hrs
(see University Studies section in bulletin)

Required Courses: 27 hrs

  • MAT 100T Transitions
  • MAT 250 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
  • MAT 308 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
  • MAT 309 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III
  • MAT 312 Mathematical Reasoning
  • MAT 335 Matrix Theory and Linear Algebra
  • STA 253 Introduction to Statistical Data Analysis
  • STA 440 Mathematical Statistics I

Required Limited Electives: 15 hrs

at least one of the following:

  • MAT 513 Modern Algebra 1
  • MAT 516 Introduction to Topology
  • MAT 525 Advanced Calculus I

and at least one of the following:

  • MAT 406 Mathematical Modeling I
  • MAT 424 Boundary Value Problems
  • MAT 442 Introduction to Numerical Analysis
  • STA 441 Mathematical Statistics II

and at least and 9 credits from:

  • MAT 338 Ordinary Differential Equations, or
  • courses from MAT or STA 400-599

Co-requirement: 3 hrs
One course in computer programming selected from

  • CSC 145 Introduction to Programming
  • CSC 232 Introduction to Programming in C#
  • CSC 233 Programming in Python
  • CSC 235 Programming in C++

Required Minor: 21 hrs

Total hours: 66

Total Curriculum Requirements: 120 hrs


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