2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Aug 18, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Mathematics (B.S.)


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College of Sciences
Department of Mathematics,
Mathematical Sciences Building, Room: 207
http://math.ucf.edu

Dr. Joseph Brennan, MSB 212, Joseph.Brennan@ucf.edu,
407-823-0147

Admission Requirements

  • None

Degree Requirements

  • Students who change degree programs and select this major must adopt the most current catalog.
  • Departmental Residency Requirement: at least 24 semester hours of regularly scheduled 3000-4000 level courses must be taken from the UCF Mathematics Department.
  • Students must earn at least a “C” (2.0) in each course used to satisfy a requirement.
  • Students must achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all courses satisfying major requirements.
  • Co-op or internship credit cannot be used in this major.
  • Students should consult with a departmental advisor.
  • All prerequisites of courses taught within the College of Sciences will be enforced.
  • Courses designated in 1 (General Ed Program) and 2 (Common Program Prerequisites) are usually completed in the first 60 hours.
  • All mathematics courses, except the following, must be either taken from, or approved by, the Department of Mathematics at UCF:

General Education Program (GEP) (38 Credit Hours)


  • (Note: Certain courses must be selected for this major, bringing GEP hours above 36)
  • Some concentrations require particular selections of courses in the GEP program. Please consult the desired concentration listed below.

Communication Foundations (9 Credit Hours)


Cultural & Historical Foundations (9 Credit Hours)


Mathematical Foundations (7 Credit Hours)


Social Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Science Foundations (8 Credit Hours)


Common Program Prerequisites (CPP) (11 Credit Hours)


See Transfer Notes for possible substitutions of certain courses.

Select from the courses listed in the GEP Program (4 Credit Hours)


1 or the two semester equivalent CHM 2040 /CHM 2041 

Core Requirements: Basic Level (22 Credit Hours)


  • All courses specifically identified in the preceding Common Program Prerequisites section of this catalog are also required in the Basic Core, and must be taken.
  • Selection of the Science sequence may need to reflect the student’s track. Consult the requirements of the track before selecting the science sequence.
  • The Mathematical Biology track requires all three of the CHM 2045C /CHM 2046 /CHM 2047 , the BSC 2010C /BSC 2011C , and the PHY 2048C /PHY 2049C  sequences.
  • The Engineering/Physics track requires the PHY 2048C /PHY 2049C  sequence.

Core: Basic Requirements


Core: Science Sequence:


Select from the following (4 Credit Hours)


1 or the two semester equivalent CHM 2040 /CHM 2041 

Core: Additional Requirements (18 Credit Hours)


Substitution of COT 3100 for MHF 3302  is possible with approval of Department Undergraduate Coordinator.

Core Requirements: Advanced Level


  • None

Restricted Electives


  • Students must select one of the following tracks.

General Mathematics Track (18 Credit Hours)


  • Select 3 credit hour from 4000 or 5000 level courses with an MAP or MAT prefix offered by the Department of Mathematics Credit Hours: 3
  • Select 3 credit hour from 4000 or 5000 level courses with an MAA, MAD, MAS or MTG prefix offered by the Department of Mathematics, except MTG 4212.
    Credit Hours: 3
  • Select an additional 12 credits from 4000 or 5000 level courses offered by the Department of Mathematics except MTG 4212 or MHF 4404 . Credit Hours: 12
  • Additional Mathematics courses can be taken as approved.​

Mathematical Biology Track (42 Credit Hours)


Track Prerequisites: (12 Credit Hours)


Take all of the following: (33 Credit Hours)


Mathematical Economics Track (36 Credit Hours)


Track Prerequisites:


Take all of the following: (30 Credit Hours)


And select six credit hours from the following: (6 Credit Hours)


Computational Track (39 Credit Hours)


Track Prerequisites:


Take all of the following: (27 Credit Hours)


And select nine credit hours from the following: (9 Credit Hours)


Engineering/Physics Track (42 Credit Hours)


Track Prerequisites:


Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


Select at least six hours: (6 Credit Hours)


Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


Capstone Requirements


  • None

Electives


  • Select primarily from upper level courses, with departmental advisor’s approval. May be outside of the department.

Foreign Language Requirements


Admissions

  • Two years high school or one year college language (or equivalent proficiency exam) prior to graduation.

Graduation

  • None

Additional Requirements


  • None

Required Minors


  • None

Departmental Exit Requirements


  • Earn a grade of “C” (2.0) or better in each course used to satisfy the degree program.
  • Students must achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all courses satisfying major requirements.
  • Participate in an exit interview.
  • Fulfill Exit Examination requirement.

University Minimum Exit Requirements


  • A 2.0 UCF GPA
  • 60 semester hours earned after CLEP awarded
  • 48 semester hours of upper division credit completed
  • 30 of the last 39 hours of course work must be completed in residency at UCF.
  • A maximum of 45 hours of extension, correspondence, CLEP, Credit by Exam, and Armed Forces credits permitted.
  • Complete the General Education Program, the Gordon Rule, and nine hours of Summer credit.

Total Undergraduate Credit Hours Required: 120


Additional Information


Honors In Major

  • Application and admission through the Department and the Burnett Honors College. More information about Honors in the Major can be found at honors.ucf.edu/research
  • Fulfill University requirements for Honors in the Major.

Related Programs

Certificates

  • None

Related Minors

Advising Notes

  • Students with adequate preparation can consult with the department undergraduate advisor on substituting graduate classes for departmental electives.

Transfer Notes

  • Lower division courses do not substitute for upper division courses.
  • Courses transferred from private and out-of-state schools must be evaluated for equivalency credit. The student must provide all supporting information.

Acceptable Substitutes for Transfer Courses

  • The following substitutions are acceptable for common program prerequisites if taken as part of the AA course work prior to transferring to UCF:
    • Computer Programming: may use any programming course with a COP prefix.
    • Laboratory Science: may use any GLY, PHY, CHM or BSC course with a lab designed for science majors; however, the biology, chemistry and physics classes are core requirements and still must be taken.

Program Academic Learning Compacts

Plan of Study


  • This is one of numerous possible plans of study. See program description for all requirements. Consult a departmental advisor for alternate, new or more appropriate selections.
  • Although all classes are listed as being taken during the academic year, you may be required to complete 9 hours of them during the Summer. Consult with an advisor to determine if you are exempt.
  • Prior to enrolling in Chemistry, take Chemistry Placement Test ~ https://www.sdes.ucf.edu/placement-tests/
  • Prior to enrolling in Math, take Math Placement Test ~ https://www.sdes.ucf.edu/placement-tests/
  • Below Plan of Study designed to pursue graduate study.

Freshman Year - Fall (17 Credit Hours)


Sophomore Year - Spring (14 Credit Hours)


Junior Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)


Junior Year - Spring (14 Credit Hours)


Senior Year - Fall (14 Credit Hours)


Senior Year - Spring (13 Credit Hours)


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