# Mathematics - B.S.

**College of Arts and Sciences**

Department of Mathematical Sciences

233 Mathematics and Computer Science Building

Kent Campus

330-672-2430

math@math.kent.edu

www.kent.edu/math

## Description

The Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics comprises core areas in algebra (number systems, equations, discrete structures), analysis (functions, limits, continuous processes), geometry (space, shape, form) and associated generalizations and abstractions.

The B.S. degree program is recommended for students interested in a flexible option of careers or graduate study in mathematics. Coupled with the Education minor, the program can lead to Ohio teacher licensure.

### Fully Offered At:

- Kent Campus
- Stark Campus

## Admission Requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

**Freshman Students on the Kent Campus:** The freshman admission policy on the Kent Campus is selective. Admission decisions are based upon the following: cumulative grade point average, ACT and/or SAT scores, strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends. The Admissions Office at the Kent Campus may defer the admission of students who do not meet admissions criteria but who demonstrate areas of promise for successful college study. Deferred applicants may begin their college coursework at one of seven regional campuses of Kent State University. For more information on admissions, including additional requirements for some academic programs, visit the __admissions website for new freshmen__.

**Freshman Students on the Regional Campuses:** Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, as well as the Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

**English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students:** All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 525 TOEFL score (71 on the Internet-based version), minimum 75 MELAB score, minimum 6.0 IELTS score or minimum 48 PTE score, or by completing the ESL level 112 Intensive Program. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.

**Transfer, Transitioning and Former Students:** For more information about admission criteria for transfer, transitioning and former students, please visit the __admissions website__.

## Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

- Reason in mathematical arguments at a level appropriate to the discipline, including using precise definitions, articulating assumptions and reasoning logically to conclusions.
- Engage effectively in problem solving, including exploring examples, devising and testing conjectures and assessing the correctness of solutions.
- Approach mathematical problems creatively, including trying multiple approaches and modifying problems when necessary to make them more tractable.
- Communicate mathematics clearly both orally and in writing.
- Understand and appreciate connections among different subdisciplines of mathematics.
- Understand and appreciate connections between mathematics and other disciplines.
- Be aware of and understand a broad range of mathematical subdisciplines.

## University Requirements

All students in a bachelor's degree program at Kent State University must complete the following university requirements for graduation.

**NOTE: **University requirements may be fulfilled in this program by specific course requirements. Please see Program Requirements for details.

Requirement | Credits/Courses |
---|---|

Destination Kent State: First Year Experience | 1 |

Course is not required for students with 25 transfer credits, excluding College Credit Plus, or age 21+ at time of admission. | |

Diversity Domestic/Global (DIVD/DIVG) | 2 courses |

Students must successfully complete one domestic and one global course, of which one must be from the Kent Core. | |

Experiential Learning Requirement (ELR) | varies |

Students must successfully complete one course or approved experience. | |

Kent Core (see table below) | 36-37 |

Writing-Intensive Course (WIC) | 1 course |

Students must earn a minimum C grade in the course. | |

Upper-Division Requirement | 39 (or 42) |

Students must successfully complete 39 upper-division (numbered 30000 to 49999) credit hours to graduate. Students in a B.A. and/or B.S. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences must complete 42 upper-division credit hours. | |

Total Credit Hour Requirement | 120 |

Some bachelor's degrees require students to complete more than 120 credit hours. |

## Kent Core Requirements

Requirement | Credits/Courses |
---|---|

Kent Core Composition (KCMP) | 6 |

Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning (KMCR) | 3 |

Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (KHUM/KFA) (min one course each) | 9 |

Kent Core Social Sciences (KSS) (must be from two disciplines) | 6 |

Kent Core Basic Sciences (KBS/KLAB) (must include one laboratory) | 6-7 |

Kent Core Additional (KADL) | 6 |

Total Credit Hours: | 36-37 |

## Program Requirements

### Major Requirements

Code | Title | Credit Hours |
---|---|---|

Major Requirements (courses count in major GPA) ^{1} | ||

MATH 12002 | ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I (KMCR) (min C grade) | 5 |

MATH 12003 | ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS II (min C grade) | 5 |

MATH 20011 | DECISION-MAKING UNDER UNCERTAINTY | 3 |

MATH 21001 | LINEAR ALGEBRA (min C grade) | 3 |

MATH 22005 | ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS III (min C grade) | 4 |

MATH 31011 | PROOFS IN DISCRETE MATHEMATICS (min C grade) | 3 |

MATH 32044 | ORDINARY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS | 3 |

MATH 41001 | MODERN ALGEBRA I (ELR) (WIC) (min C grade) ^{2} | 3 |

MATH 41002 | MODERN ALGEBRA II (ELR) (WIC) | 3 |

MATH 41021 | THEORY OF MATRICES | 3 |

MATH 42001 | ANALYSIS I (ELR) (WIC) (min C grade) ^{2} | 3 |

MATH 42002 | ANALYSIS II (ELR) (WIC) | 3 |

PHY 23101 | GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I (KBS) (KLAB) | 5 |

Computer Science Elective, choose from the following: | 4 | |

PROGRAMMING FOR PROBLEM SOLVING IN SCIENCES | ||

COMPUTER SCIENCE I: PROGRAMMING AND PROBLEM SOLVING | ||

COMPUTER SCIENCE IA: PROCEDURAL PROGRAMMING and COMPUTER SCIENCE IB: OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING | ||

Pure Mathematics Electives, choose from the following: | 9 | |

GRAPH THEORY AND COMBINATORICS | ||

COMPLEX VARIABLES | ||

DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY | ||

EUCLIDEAN GEOMETRY | ||

LINEAR GEOMETRY | ||

ELEMENTARY TOPOLOGY | ||

THEORY OF NUMBERS | ||

Applied Mathematics Sequence, choose from the following: | 6-8 | |

PROBABILITY THEORY AND APPLICATIONS and THEORY OF STATISTICS | ||

ACTUARIAL MATHEMATICS I (ELR) (WIC) and ACTUARIAL MATHEMATICS II ^{2} | ||

MATHEMATICAL MODELS AND DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS and MODELING PROJECTS (ELR) (WIC) ^{2} | ||

ADVANCED CALCULUS and PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS | ||

NUMERICAL COMPUTING I and NUMERICAL COMPUTING II | ||

Allied Area Electives, choose from the following: ^{3} | 6 | |

HUMAN GENETICS | ||

BIOLOGY OF AGING | ||

INTRODUCTION TO MATERIALS CHEMISTRY | ||

ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY I | ||

ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY II | ||

INORGANIC CHEMISTRY I | ||

INORGANIC CHEMISTRY II | ||

INORGANIC CHEMISTRY III | ||

PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I | ||

PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II | ||

NANOMATERIALS | ||

INTRODUCTION TO DATABASE SYSTEM DESIGN | ||

STRUCTURE OF PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES | ||

OPERATING SYSTEMS | ||

SOFTWARE ENGINEERING | ||

COMPUTER ORGANIZATION | ||

COMPUTER COMMUNICATION NETWORKS | ||

INTRODUCTION TO GAME PROGRAMMING | ||

THEORY OF OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING | ||

STRUCTURE OF COMPILERS | ||

SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATION | ||

SYSTEMS PROGRAMMING | ||

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT FOR ROBOTICS | ||

ADVANCED DIGITAL DESIGN | ||

SECURE PROGRAMMING | ||

COMPUTER SCIENCE III-PROGRAMMING PATTERNS | ||

MOBILE APPS IN IOS PROGRAMMING | ||

WEB PROGRAMMING I | ||

WEB PROGRAMMING II | ||

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE | ||

COMPUTER NETWORK SECURITY | ||

INTERNET ENGINEERING | ||

DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF ALGORITHMS | ||

COMPUTER GRAPHICS | ||

INFORMATION SECURITY | ||

DATA SECURITY AND PRIVACY | ||

DIGITAL FORENSICS | ||

INTRODUCTION TO CRYPTOLOGY | ||

GAME ENGINE CONCEPTS | ||

FUNDAMENTALS OF METEOROLOGY | ||

PRINCIPLES OF CLIMATOLOGY | ||

GEOGRAPHY OF TRANSPORTATION AND SPATIAL INTERACTION | ||

STATISTICAL METHODS IN GEOGRAPHY | ||

APPLIED CLIMATOLOGY | ||

SPATIAL ANALYSIS AND LOCATION THEORY | ||

GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SCIENCE | ||

ADVANCED GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SCIENCE | ||

WEB AND MOBILE GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SCIENCE | ||

CARTOGRAPHY | ||

REMOTE SENSING | ||

STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY | ||

GEOMORPHOLOGY | ||

GENERAL GEOPHYSICS | ||

TECTONICS AND OROGENY | ||

REMOTE SENSING | ||

SCIENTIFIC METHODS IN GEOLOGY | ||

INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMIC THEORY AND APPLICATIONS | ||

INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMIC THEORY AND POLICY | ||

APPLIED ECONOMETRICS I (ELR) | ||

APPLIED ECONOMETRICS II | ||

DATA ACQUISITION, PREPARATION AND VISUALIZATION | ||

GAME THEORY | ||

MATHEMATICAL THEORY OF INTEREST | ||

HANDS-ON MATHEMATICS | ||

PROBABILITY THEORY AND APPLICATIONS | ||

THEORY OF STATISTICS | ||

APPLIED STATISTICS | ||

COMPUTATIONAL STATISTICS | ||

STATISTICAL LEARNING | ||

TOPICS IN PROBABILITY THEORY AND STOCHASTIC PROCESSES | ||

ACTUARIAL MATHEMATICS I (ELR) (WIC) ^{2} | ||

ACTUARIAL MATHEMATICS II | ||

THEORY OF MATRICES | ||

MATHEMATICAL OPTIMIZATION | ||

GRAPH THEORY AND COMBINATORICS | ||

NUMBERS AND GAMES | ||

MATHEMATICAL MODELS AND DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS | ||

MODELING PROJECTS (ELR) (WIC) ^{2} | ||

ADVANCED CALCULUS | ||

PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS | ||

COMPLEX VARIABLES | ||

NUMERICAL COMPUTING I | ||

NUMERICAL COMPUTING II | ||

DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY | ||

EUCLIDEAN GEOMETRY | ||

LINEAR GEOMETRY | ||

ELEMENTARY TOPOLOGY | ||

THEORY OF NUMBERS | ||

HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS | ||

PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE | ||

INTERMEDIATE LOGIC | ||

METALOGIC | ||

COSMOLOGY | ||

CLASSICAL MECHANICS | ||

INTRODUCTORY MODERN PHYSICS | ||

APPLICATIONS OF MODERN PHYSICS | ||

ASTROPHYSICS | ||

ELECTROMAGNETIC THEORY | ||

THERMAL PHYSICS | ||

MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN PHYSICS | ||

DATA ANALYSIS AND COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS TECHNIQUES | ||

ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES AND MODERN OPTICS | ||

QUANTUM MECHANICS | ||

INTRODUCTION TO NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE PHYSICS | ||

INTRODUCTION TO SOLID STATE PHYSICS | ||

Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA) | ||

UC 10097 | DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE | 1 |

Foreign Language (see Foreign Language College Requirement below) | 8 | |

Kent Core Composition | 6 | |

Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each) | 9 | |

Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines) | 6 | |

Kent Core Basic Sciences | 1 | |

Kent Core Additional | 6 | |

General Electives (total credit hours depends on earning 120 credit hours, including 42 upper-division credit hours) | 10 | |

Minimum Total Credit Hours: | 120 |

^{1} | MATH 30011, MATH 34001 and MATH 34002 may not be applied to the major requirements. |

^{2} | A minimum C grade must be earned to fulfill the writing-intensive course requirement. |

^{3} | A course may count toward only one requirement even though it may appear in more than one course list. |

### Graduation Requirements

Minimum Major GPA | Minimum Overall GPA |
---|---|

2.000 | 2.000 |

**Foreign Language College Requirement**

- Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree in the College of Arts and Sciences must complete 8 credit hours of foreign language.
^{1} - Minimum Elementary I and II of the same language

^{1} | All students with prior foreign language experience should take the foreign language placement test to determine the appropriate level at which to start. Some students may begin their university foreign language experience beyond the Elementary I level and will complete the requirement with fewer credit hours and fewer courses. This may be accomplished by: (1) passing a course beyond the Elementary I through Intermediate II level or (2) receiving credit through Credit by Exam (CBE), the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), the Advanced Placement (AP) exam or credit through the International Baccalaureate (IB) program; or (3) being designated a "native speaker" of a non-English language (consult with the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Office for additional Information) . When students complete the requirement with fewer than 8 credit hours and two courses, they will complete the remaining hours with general electives. |

## Roadmap

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

.

Semester One | Credits | ||
---|---|---|---|

! | MATH 12002 | ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I (KMCR) | 5 |

UC 10097 | DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE | 1 | |

! | Computer Science Elective | 4 | |

Foreign Language | 4 | ||

Kent Core Requirement | 3 | ||

Credit Hours | 17 | ||

Semester Two | |||

! | MATH 12003 | ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS II | 5 |

MATH 20011 | DECISION-MAKING UNDER UNCERTAINTY | 3 | |

! | PHY 23101 | GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I (KBS) (KLAB) | 5 |

Foreign Language | 4 | ||

Credit Hours | 17 | ||

Semester Three | |||

! | MATH 21001 | LINEAR ALGEBRA | 3 |

! | MATH 22005 | ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS III | 4 |

MATH 31011 | PROOFS IN DISCRETE MATHEMATICS | 3 | |

Kent Core Requirement | 3 | ||

Kent Core Requirement | 3 | ||

Credit Hours | 16 | ||

Semester Four | |||

MATH 32044 | ORDINARY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS | 3 | |

! | MATH 41021 | THEORY OF MATRICES | 3 |

Kent Core Requirement | 3 | ||

Kent Core Requirement | 3 | ||

Kent Core Requirement | 3 | ||

Credit Hours | 15 | ||

Semester Five | |||

! | MATH 41001 | MODERN ALGEBRA I (ELR) (WIC) | 3 |

Allied Area Elective | 3 | ||

Pure Mathematics Elective | 3 | ||

Kent Core Requirements | 3 | ||

Kent Core Requirements | 3 | ||

Credit Hours | 15 | ||

Semester Six | |||

! | MATH 41002 | MODERN ALGEBRA II (ELR) (WIC) | 3 |

Pure Mathematics Elective | 3 | ||

Kent Core Requirement | 3 | ||

Kent Core Requirement | 3 | ||

Kent Core Requirement | 3 | ||

Credit Hours | 15 | ||

Semester Seven | |||

! | MATH 42001 | ANALYSIS I (ELR) (WIC) | 3 |

Allied Area Elective | 3 | ||

Applied Mathematics Sequence | 3 | ||

General Elective | 4 | ||

Credit Hours | 13 | ||

Semester Eight | |||

! | MATH 42002 | ANALYSIS II (ELR) (WIC) | 3 |

Applied Mathematic Sequence | 3 | ||

Pure Mathematics Elective | 3 | ||

General Electives | 3 | ||

Credit Hours | 12 | ||

Minimum Total Credit Hours: | 120 |