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: 38-44 hrs
(see Academic Degrees and  Programs in bulletin)

Required Courses: 25 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 312 is a University Studies writing intensive course.

  • MAT 335 Matrix Theory and Linear Algebra

  • STA 540 Mathematical Statistics I
    STA 540 is a University Studies technology intensive course.

MAT 250, 308, or 309 may be taken as a University Studies elective.

Required Limited Electives: 15 hrs
Five MAT courses (3 or 4 credit hour) selected from MAT 338 and MAT or STA courses numbered 400 or above including:

  • 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 442 Introduction to Numerical Analysis

    • MAT 506 Mathematical Modeling I

    • MAT 524 Boundary Value Problems

    • STA 541 Mathematical Statistics II

Co-requirements: 3 hrs
One course in computer programming selected from CSC 145, 232, 233, 235, or EGR 140

Required Minor: 21 hrs

Electives: 12-18 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements: 120 hrs

Four-year program plans starting with: MAT 150 , MAT 250

Academic plans for this program: B.S. Mathematics Major , B.A. Mathematics Major

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