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Mathematics degrees allow for a wide variety of employment options. The following careers are very mathematics centered, though in many cases additional training beyond a mathematics degree (or at least beyond a B.S. Mathematics degree) is needed to qualify for employment in these fields: actuarial work, education, research analysis, cryptology, systems analysis, robotics engineering, design modeling (creating cost efficient models), geomatics engineering, photogrammatism, stock trading, biomathematics, accounting or auditing, population ecology, aspects of forensic analysis and some types of computer programming design. There are also jobs for mathematics graduates in the federal government, mainly in the department of defense. The degree required depends on the type of job in the areas mentioned, and the salary level.
Total Program Credits: 120
Matriculation Requirements:  


General Education Requirements:  39 Credits  
ENGL 1010  Introduction to Academic Writing  3  
or  ENGH 1005  Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5)  
ENGL 2010  Intermediate WritingHumanities/Social Sciences  3  
MATH 1210  Calculus I  4  
or  MATH 121H  Calculus I (4)  
Complete one of the following:  3  
HIST 2700  US History to 1877 (3)  
and  HIST 2710  US History since 1877 (3)  
HIST 1700  American Civilization (3)  
HIST 1740  US Economic History (3)  
POLS 1000  American Heritage (3)  
POLS 1100  American National Government (3)  
Complete the following:  
PHIL 2050  Ethics and Values  3  
HLTH 1100  Personal Health and Wellness (2)  
or  EXSC 1097  Fitness for Life  2 
Distribution Courses  
Biology  3  
PHYS 2210  Physics for Scientists and Engineers I  4  
PHYS 2215  Physics for Scientists and Engineers I Lab  1  
Complete one of the following:  3  
PHYS 2220  Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (4) (Required for Mathematics and Applied Mathematics Emphasis)  
and  PHYS 2225  Physics for Scientists and Engineers II Lab (1) (Required for Mathematics and Applied Mathematics Emphasis)  
or  One other Biology or Physical Science Distribution (Required for Applied Mathematics Emphasis)  3  
Humanities  3  
Fine Arts  3  
Social/Behavioral Science  3  
Discipline Core Requirements:  31 Credits  
Complete the following:  
CS 1400  Fundamentals of Programming  3  
STAT 2050  Introduction to Statistical Methods  4  
STAT 2060  Introduction to Statistical Computing  1  
MATH 1220  Calculus II  4  
or  MATH 122H  Calculus II (4)  
MATH 2210  Calculus III  4  
or  MATH 221H  Calculus III (4)  
MATH 2270  Linear Algebra  3  
MATH 2280  Ordinary Differential Equations  3  
MATH 3250  Introduction to Advanced Calculus WE  3  
MATH 3300  Foundations of Abstract Algebra  3  
MATH 4210  Advanced Calculus I  3  
Elective Requirements:  21 Credits  
Complete 12 credits of upper division electives *  12  
Complete 9 credits of upper or lower division electives **  9 
Emphasis Requirements:  14 Credits  
MATH 3210  Complex Variables  3  
MATH 4220  Advanced Calculus II  3  
MATH 4310  Introduction to Modern Algebra I  3  
MATH 4330  Theory of Linear Algebra  3  
MATH 4999  Mathematics Capstone WE  2  
Emphasis Elective Requirements:  16 Credits  
Complete 12 credits chosen from the following. At least one course must be from MATH 3400, MATH 4320, or MATH 4510  12  
MATH 3310  Discrete Mathematics (3)  
MATH 3320  Graph Theory and its Applications (3)  
MATH 3400  Partial Differential Equations (3)  
MATH 3640  Introduction to Optimization (3)  
MATH 4100  Differential Geometry of Curves and Surfaces (3)  
MATH 4250  Introduction to Dynamical Systems (3)  
MATH 4320  Introduction to Modern Algebra II (3)  
MATH 4340  Introduction to Number Theory (3)  
MATH 4510  Foundations of Topology (3)  
MATH 4610  Introduction to Numerical Analysis I (3)  
MATH 4620  Introduction to Numerical Analysis II (3) **  
MATH 481R  Internship in Mathematics (1)  
MATH 489R  Undergraduate Research in Mathematics (1)  
MATH 490R  Topics in Mathematics (2)  
MATH 5510  General Topology (3)  
STAT 4300  Stochastic Processes (3)  
STAT 4710  Mathematical StatisticsProbability and Statistics (3)  
STAT 4720  Mathematical StatisticsStatistical Inference (3)**  
Complete 4 additional credits of general electives  4 
Graduation Requirements:
Footnotes:  
*Elective courses may NOT include MATH 3100, MATH 3200, MATH 3010, MATH 3030, MATH 4030, or MATH 4040.  
**Requires completion of a prerequisite course, which fulfills elective requirements. 
This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.
Milestone courses (prerequisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.
Semester 1  Course Title  Credit Hours 
MATH 1210 or MATH 121H  Calculus I  4 
ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005  Intro to Writing GE or Literacies and Composition Across Contexts  3 
Humanities GE  Humanities GE  3 
STAT 2050  Introduction to Statistical Methods  4 
Semester total:  14  
Semester 2  Course Title  Credit Hours 
MATH 1220 or MATH 122H  Calculus II  4 
PHYS 2210/2215  Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (and lab)  5 
ENGL 2010  Intermediate Writing GE  3 
STAT 2060  Introduction to Statistical Computing  1 
Elective  Elective (any course numbered 1000 or higher)  2 
Semester total:  15  
Note: Must complete MATH 1210 and MATH 1220 with a 2.5 GPA.  
Semester 3  Course Title  Credit Hours 
MATH 2210 or MATH 221H  Calculus III  4 
PHYS 2220/2225 One other Biology or Physical Science Distribution  Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (and lab)  3 
MATH 2270  Linear Algebra  3 
HLTH 1100 or EXSC 1097  Personal Health or Fitness for Life GE  2 
CS 1400  Fundamentals of Programming  3 
Semester total:  15  
Semester 4  Course Title  Credit Hours 
MATH 2280  Ordinary Differential Equations  3 
MATH 3250  Introduction to Advanced Calculus WE  3 
History GE  American Institutions (choose from list)  3 
Fine Arts GE  Fine Arts GE  3 
Upper Division Elective  3  
Semester total:  15  
Semester 5  Course Title  Credit Hours 
MATH 3300  Foundations of Abstract Algebra  3 
MATH 3210  Complex Variables  3 
MATH 4210  Advanced Calculus I  3 
MATH Elective  3  
PHIL 205G  Ethics and Values GE, and GI requirement  3 
Semester total:  15  
Semester 6  Course Title  Credit Hours 
MATH 4220  Advanced Calculus II  3 
MATH Elective  3  
MATH 4330  Theory of Linear Algebra  3 
Biology GE  Biology GE  3 
Elective  3  
Semester total:  15  
Semester 7  Course Title  Credit Hours 
MATH 4310  Introduction to Modern Algebra I  3 
MATH Elective  3  
Upper Division Elective  3  
Upper Division Elective  3  
Elective  3  
Semester total:  15  
Semester 8  Course Title  Credit Hours 
MATH Elective  3  
MATH 4999  Mathematics Capstone WE  2 
Social/Behavioral GE  Social/Behavioral GE  3 
Upper Division Elective  8  
Elective  3  
Elective  2  
Semester total:  16  
Degree total:  120 
The Mathematics department is in the College of Science. To find the most uptodate information from the Math department, visit their website.