200506 Undergraduate Catalog
Majors
The interdisciplinary major in quantitative sciences, coadministered by the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Statistics, equips students with the mathematical and statistical perspectives and computational skills required for an increasingly technological and quantitatively analyzed society. Consult department advisers in mathematics and statistics to plan your individual program.
Beyond prerequisites, the quantitative sciences major must complete six core courses and four elective courses. The four electives must be chosen to complete two elective packages. The elective packages offered are mathematics, statistics, operations research, computer science, imaging science, actuarial science, basic education and advanced education.
Students who complete this program will have a wide range of academic and employment opportunities. Students attracted to engineering, mathematics, statistics and computer science may wish to explore this major. The elective packages are intended to tailor the program in a specific direction chosen by the student, such as biology and medicine, business and finance, computer science, or imaging science.
Students must earn a grade of C or better for course work to count toward the major. For further information, please see an adviser in the Department of Mathematics or the Department of Statistics.
Criticaltracking courses do not necessarily have to be completed as early as in the sample program; see the tracking criteria above. The program below is only a sample; it may be adjusted to reflect background and goals.
Quantitative Sciences 
College: Liberal Arts and Sciences 
Degree: Bachelor of Science 
Hours for the Degree: 120 
Minor: No 
CombinedDegree Program: No 
Website: www.math.ufl.edu/undergradprog/quantitative_science.html 
The interdisciplinary major in quantitative sciences, coadministered by the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Statistics, equips students with the mathematical and statistical perspectives and computational skills required for an increasingly technological and quantitatively analyzed society. Consult department advisers in mathematics and statistics to plan your individual program.
Beyond prerequisites, the quantitative sciences major must complete six core courses and four elective courses. The four electives must be chosen to complete two elective packages. The elective packages offered are mathematics, statistics, operations research, computer science, imaging science, actuarial science, basic education and advanced education.
Students who complete this program will have a wide range of academic and employment opportunities. Students attracted to engineering, mathematics, statistics and computer science may wish to explore this major. The elective packages are intended to tailor the program in a specific direction chosen by the student, such as biology and medicine, business and finance, computer science, or imaging science.
Prerequisites (four courses)
 MAC 2312 (or MAC 2512 or MAC 3473),
 MAC 2313 (or MAC 3474),
 MAP 2302, and
 A course in a scientific programming language (CIS 3020 or CGS 2425 and 2425L is preferred; CGS 2414 is allowed). The sequence CIS 30223023 may be substituted for CIS 3020.
Core Courses (six courses)
 MAS 3114 Computational Linear Algebra or MAS 4105 Linear Algebra 1
 MAD 3107 Discrete Mathematics or COT 3100 Applications of Discrete Structures or MAD 4203 Introduction to Combinatorics 1 or MAD 4204 Introduction to Combinatorics 2
 MAD 4401 Introduction to Numerical Analysis
 STA 4321 Mathematical Statistics 1
 STA 4322 Mathematical Statistics 2
 STA 4210 Regression Analysis
Elective Packages (complete two packages for a total of four courses)

Package 1 (Applied Mathematics):
Choose two of MAA 4402, MAD 4204, MAP 4305, MAP 4341, MAP 4413, MAS 4124 
Package 2 (Statistics):
Two additional 4000level STA courses, except 4033, 4170 or 4183 
Package 3 (Operations Research):
ESI 4312 and ESI 4313 
Package 4 (Computer Science):
COP 3530 and one of CAP 4621, CAP 4800, CIS 4301, COP 4720, COT 4400, COT 4420 
Package 5 (Imaging Science):
Choose two of CAP 4410, CAP 4730, MAP 4413 
Package 6 (Actuarial Science):
STA 4183 and one of: STA 4211, STA 4502, STA 4702, STA 4821, MAP 4102 
Package 7 (Basic Education):
One of MTG 3212 and MTG 3214, and one of MAS 3300 and MHF 3202 
Package 8 (Advanced Education):
Any two courses from: MHF 3404, MAA 4102, MAA 4103, MAS 4203, MAA 4402, MHF 4203
Students must earn a grade of C or better for course work to count toward the major. For further information, please see an adviser in the Department of Mathematics or the Department of Statistics.
To remain on track, students must meet the following criticaltracking criteria.
Semester 1:
 Complete one MAC course
 Achieve 2.0 UF GPA
Semester 2:
 Maintain 2.0 UF GPA
Semester 3:
 Complete MAC 2311 and MAC 2312
 Maintain 2.0 UF GPA
Semester 4:
 Complete MAC 2313 with a 2.5 GPA on all criticaltracking course work
 Maintain 2.0 UF GPA
Semester 5:
 Complete MAP 2302 and a programming language (CIS 3020, CIS 3022, or CGS 2425 plus CGS 2425L preferred; CGS 2414 allowed) with a 2.5 GPA on all criticaltracking course work
 Maintain 2.0 UF GPA
Criticaltracking courses do not necessarily have to be completed as early as in the sample program; see the tracking criteria above. The program below is only a sample; it may be adjusted to reflect background and goals.
Suggested semesterbysemester plan
Semester 1  Credits 
MAC 2311 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 (GE–M)  4 
Biological Sciences (GE)  3 
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE)  3 
Humanities (GE)  3 
Total  13 
Semester 2  Credits 
MAC 2312 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 2 (GE–M)  4 
Biological Sciences (GE)  3 
Composition (GE)  3 
Humanities (GE)  3 
Elective  3 
Total  16 
Semester 3  Credits 
MAC 2313 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 3 (GE–M)  4 
Computer programming course  23 
Physical Sciences (GE)  3 
Science laboratory (GE–P or B)  1 
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE)  3 
Humanities (GE)  3 
Total  1617 
Semester 4  Credits 
MAP 2302 Elementary Differential Equations (GE–M)  3 
MAD 3107 Discrete Mathematics or COT 3100 Applications of Discrete Structures or MAD 4203 Introduction to Combinatorics 1  3 
Physical Sciences (GE)  3 
Composition (GE)  3 
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE)  3 
Total  15 
Semester 5  Credits 
MAS 3114 Computational Linear Algebra or MAS 4105 Linear Algebra 1  34 
STA 4321 Mathematical Statistics 1  3 
Elective (3000 level or higher, not in major)  3 
Foreign language  45 
Elective  20 
Total  15 
Semester 6  Credits 
STA 4322 Mathematical Statistics 2  3 
Quantitative Sciences elective 1  3 
Foreign language  35 
Elective (3000 level or higher, not in major)  3 
Elective  30 
Total  1514 
Semester 7  Credits 
MAD 4401 Introduction to Numerical Analysis  3 
STA 4210 Regression Analysis  3 
Quantitative Sciences elective 2  3 
Electives (3000 level or higher, not in major)  6 
Total  15 
Semester 8  Credits 
Quantitative Sciences electives 3 and 4  6 
Electives (3000 level or higher, not in major)  6 
Elective (or foreign language if 433 option)  3 
Total  15 