2008-09 Undergraduate Catalog
Majors
Comparison of Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts Programs
Bachelor of Science program
Bachelor of Arts program
For Both the B.S. and B.A. Degrees
Approved Electives for all Mathematics Majors, except as noted.
Semesters 5-8 for students pursuing the B.S. degree
Semesters 5-8 for students pursuing the B.A. degree
The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) program is intended for students who wish to pursue graduate study in mathematics, as well as for other strong students with a deep interest in mathematics. The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) program is intended for students who may wish to pursue a career in a mathematical field or to teach mathematics at the secondary-school level, but who do not currently contemplate graduate study in mathematics.
For each degree, students are required to take eight core courses, providing a broad base in mathematics, and four electives chosen from a list of approved courses. All but two of the core courses are the same for both degrees. Students pursuing the B.A. degree have greater flexibility in their choice of electives, facilitating the possibility of a double-major with another scientific discipline.
The requirement of MAS 3300 or MHF 3202 may be waived for students who present evidence of significant prior experience in writing proofs of theorems.
The four electives must be chosen from the list of approved electives below, and at least three must be courses offered by the mathematics department at the 4000-level or above.
Students wishing to pursue graduate study in a Ph.D. program in mathematics are strongly urged to complete MAS 4301 and MAA 4211-4212 by the end of their junior years and to include MAS 5311 (Introductory Algebra 1) and MAA 4226 (Modern Analysis 1) among their electives, and are encouraged to take more than four electives.
B.S. students who plan to teach secondary-school mathematics are advised to include MTG 3212 (Geometry) among their electives.
The requirement of MAS 3300 or MHF 3202 may be waived for students who present evidence of significant prior experience in writing proofs of theorems.
The four electives must be chosen from the list of approved electives below, and at least one must be a course offered by the mathematics department at the 4000-level or above.
B.A. students who plan to teach secondary-school mathematics are advised to include MTG 3212 (Geometry) or MTG 3214 (Euclidean Geometry) among their electives.
All math majors are encouraged to meet the college distribution requirement in the physical sciences with the sequence PHY 2048-2049 (Physics with Calculus) or the sequence PHY 2060-2061 (Enriched Physics with Calculus). Math majors also should take no mathematics course at the 3000 level or below that is not on the list of core courses or on the list of approved electives, except with adviser approval. Students who wish to pursue a career in applied mathematics are urged to take STA 4322 and a computer science course that covers C or C++; note that these courses may have prerequisites.
The semester plans below are only sample programs; they may be adjusted to reflect background and goals. Critical-tracking courses do not necessarily have to be completed as early as in the sample programs; see the tracking criteria above. Consult a department adviser (358 Little Hall) early to plan your individual program.
Mathematics |
College: Liberal Arts and Sciences |
Degrees: Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts |
Hours for the Degree: 120 |
Minor: Yes |
Combined-Degree Program: Yes |
Website: www.math.ufl.edu/undergradprog/ |
Comparison of Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts Programs
Bachelor of Science program
Bachelor of Arts program
For Both the B.S. and B.A. Degrees
Approved Electives for all Mathematics Majors, except as noted.
Semesters 5-8 for students pursuing the B.S. degree
Semesters 5-8 for students pursuing the B.A. degree
The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) program is intended for students who wish to pursue graduate study in mathematics, as well as for other strong students with a deep interest in mathematics. The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) program is intended for students who may wish to pursue a career in a mathematical field or to teach mathematics at the secondary-school level, but who do not currently contemplate graduate study in mathematics.
For each degree, students are required to take eight core courses, providing a broad base in mathematics, and four electives chosen from a list of approved courses. All but two of the core courses are the same for both degrees. Students pursuing the B.A. degree have greater flexibility in their choice of electives, facilitating the possibility of a double-major with another scientific discipline.
Core Courses
- Calculus 2 (MAC 2312 or 2512 or 3473),
- Calculus 3 (MAC 2313 or 3474),
- Differential Equations (MAP 2302),
- Numbers and Polynomials (MAS 3300) or Sets and Logic (MHF 3202),
- Linear Algebra 1 (MAS 4105),
- Abstract Algebra 1 (MAS 4301), and
- The sequence Advanced Calculus 1 and 2 (MAA 4211 and 4212).
The requirement of MAS 3300 or MHF 3202 may be waived for students who present evidence of significant prior experience in writing proofs of theorems.
Electives
The four electives must be chosen from the list of approved electives below, and at least three must be courses offered by the mathematics department at the 4000-level or above.
Students wishing to pursue graduate study in a Ph.D. program in mathematics are strongly urged to complete MAS 4301 and MAA 4211-4212 by the end of their junior years and to include MAS 5311 (Introductory Algebra 1) and MAA 4226 (Modern Analysis 1) among their electives, and are encouraged to take more than four electives.
B.S. students who plan to teach secondary-school mathematics are advised to include MTG 3212 (Geometry) among their electives.
Core Courses
- Calculus 2 (MAC 2312 or 2512 or 3473),
- Calculus 3 (MAC 2313 or 3474),
- Differential Equations (MAP 2302),
- Numbers and Polynomials (MAS 3300) or Sets and Logic (MHF 3202),
- Linear Algebra 1 (MAS 4105),
- Abstract Algebra (MAS 4301), and
- The sequence Advanced Calculus for Engineers and Physical Scientists 1 and 2 (MAA 4102 and 4103) or the sequence Advanced Calculus 1 and 2 (MAA 4211 and 4212).
The requirement of MAS 3300 or MHF 3202 may be waived for students who present evidence of significant prior experience in writing proofs of theorems.
Electives
The four electives must be chosen from the list of approved electives below, and at least one must be a course offered by the mathematics department at the 4000-level or above.
B.A. students who plan to teach secondary-school mathematics are advised to include MTG 3212 (Geometry) or MTG 3214 (Euclidean Geometry) among their electives.
All math majors are encouraged to meet the college distribution requirement in the physical sciences with the sequence PHY 2048-2049 (Physics with Calculus) or the sequence PHY 2060-2061 (Enriched Physics with Calculus). Math majors also should take no mathematics course at the 3000 level or below that is not on the list of core courses or on the list of approved electives, except with adviser approval. Students who wish to pursue a career in applied mathematics are urged to take STA 4322 and a computer science course that covers C or C++; note that these courses may have prerequisites.
- MAD 3107 Discrete Mathematics
- MTG 3212 Geometry
- MTG 3214 Euclidean Geometry (counts only toward B.A. degree)
- MHF 3404 History of Mathematics
- MAA 4226 Introduction to Modern Analysis 1
- MAA 4227 Introduction to Modern Analysis 2
- MAA 4402 Functions of a Complex Variable
- MAD 4203 Combinatorics 1
- MAD 4204 Combinatorics 2
- MAD 4401 Introduction to Numerical Analysis
- MAS 4107 Linear Algebra 2
- MAS 4124 Introduction to Numerical Linear Algebra
- MAS 4302 Abstract Algebra 2
- MAS 4156 Introduction to Vector Analysis (will not count toward math major if PHY 3323 or PHY 4324 is taken)
- MAS 4203 Introduction to Number Theory
- MAP 4305 Differential Equations for Engineers and Physical Scientists
- MAP 4341 Elements of Partial Differential Equations
- MAP 4413 Fourier Series and Transforms 1
- MAP 4484 Modeling in Mathematical Biology
- MAP 4102 Probability and Stochastic Processes 2
- MAT 4930 Special Topics in Mathematics (only if approved by the undergraduate coordinator)
- MHF 4102 Elements of Set Theory
- MHF 4203 Foundations of Mathematics
- MTG 4302 Elements of Topology 1
- MTG 4303 Elements of Topology 2
- Any course offered by the mathematics department at the 5000-level or above (with the exception that MAS 5157 will not count toward the math major if PHY 3323 or PHY 4324 is taken), and any of the following courses offered outside the mathematics department:
- COP 3530 Data Structures and Algorithm
- CDA 3101 Introduction to Computer Organization
- COP 4600 Operating Systems
- ESI 4312 Operations Research 1
- ESI 4313 Operations Research 2
- PHY 3063 Enriched Modern Physics
- PHY 3221 Mechanics 1
- PHY 3323 Electromagnetism 1
- PHY 3513 Thermal Physics 1
- PHY 4222 Mechanics 2
- PHY 4324 Electromagnetism 2
- PHY 4422 Optics 1
- PHY 4523 Statistical Physics
- PHY 4604 Introductory Quantum Mechanics 1
- PHY 4605 Introductory Quantum Mechanics 2
- STA 4321 Mathematical Statistics 1
- STA 4322 Mathematical Statistics 2
- STA 4210 Regression Analysis
- STA 4211 Design of Experiments
- STA 4853 Introduction to Time Series and Forecasting
Critical-tracking requirements for the B.S. and B.A. degrees in mathematics. All students must meet these criteria to remain on track for the major.
Critical Tracking and Recommended Semester Plan for the B.A. and B.S. Degrees
Semester 1:
- Achieve 2.0 UF GPA
- Complete MAC 2311
Semester 2:
- Complete MAC 2312
- Maintain 2.0 UF GPA
Semester 3:
- Complete MAC 2313
- Maintain 2.0 UF GPA
Semester 4:
- Complete MAP 2302 with a 2.5 GPA on all critical-tracking coursework
- Maintain 2.0 UF GPA
Semester 5:
- Complete either MAS 3300 or MHF 3202, and MAS 4105, with a 2.5 GPA on all critical-tracking coursework
- Maintain 2.0 UF GPA
The semester plans below are only sample programs; they may be adjusted to reflect background and goals. Critical-tracking courses do not necessarily have to be completed as early as in the sample programs; see the tracking criteria above. Consult a department adviser (358 Little Hall) early to plan your individual program.
Semesters 1-4 are the same for both the B.S. and B.A. degrees
Semester 1 | Credits |
MAC 2311 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 (GE-M) | 4 |
Biological Science (GE-B) | 3 |
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S) | 3 |
Humanities (GE-H) | 3 |
Total | 13 |
Semester 2 | Credits |
MAC 2312 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 2 (GE-M) | 4 |
Biological Science (GE-B) | 3 |
Composition (GE-C, WR) | 3 |
Humanities (GE-H) | 3 |
Elective | 3 |
Total | 16 |
Semester 3 | Credits |
MAC 2313 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 3 (GE-M) | 4 |
MAS 3300 Numbers and Polynomials | 3 |
Physical Science (GE-P) | 3 |
Science laboratory (GE-P or GE-B) | 1 |
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S) | 3 |
Humanities (GE-H) | 3 |
Total | 17 |
Semester 4 | Credits |
MAP 2302 Elementary Differential Equations (GE-M) | 3 |
MAS 4105 Linear Algebra 1 | 4 |
Physical Science (GE-P) | 3 |
Composition (GE-C, WR) | 3 |
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S) | 3 |
Total | 16 |
Semester 5 | Credits |
MAS 4301 Abstract Algebra 1 | 3 |
MAA 4211 Advanced Calculus 1 | 3 |
Foreign language | 4-5 |
Elective (3000 level or higher, not in major) | 3 |
Total | 13-14 |
Semester 6 | Credits |
MAA 4212 Advanced Calculus 2 | 3 |
Foreign language | 3-5 |
Mathematics elective | 3 |
Elective (3000 level or higher, not in major) | 3-4 |
Elective | 3-0 |
Total | 15 |
Semester 7 | Credits |
MAA 4226 Introduction to Modern Analysis 1 or another math elective | 3 |
MAS 5311 or another math elective | 3 |
Two electives (3000 level or higher, not in major) | 6 |
Elective (or foreign language if 4-3-3 option) | 3 |
Total | 15 |
Semester 8 | Credits |
MAA 4227 Introduction to Modern Analysis 2 or another math elective | 3 |
Mathematics elective | 3 |
Two electives (3000 level or higher, not in major) | 6 |
Elective (inside or outside major) | 3 |
Total | 15 |
Semester 5 | Credits |
MAS 4301 Abstract Algebra 1 | 3 |
Mathematics elective | 3 |
Foreign language | 4-5 |
Elective (3000 level or higher, not in major) | 3 |
Total | 13-14 |
Semester 6 | Credits |
Mathematics elective | 3 |
Foreign language | 3-5 |
Two electives (3000 level or higher, not in major) | 6 |
Elective | 3-0 |
Total | 15-14 |
Semester 7 | Credits |
MAA 4102 Introduction to Advanced Calculus for Engineers and Physical Scientists 1 | 3 |
Mathematics elective | 3 |
Two electives (3000 level or higher, not in major) | 6 |
Elective (or foreign language if 4-3-3 option) | 3 |
Total | 15 |
Semester 8 | Credits |
MAA 4103 Introduction to Advanced Calculus for Engineers and Physical Scientists 2 | 3 |
Mathematics elective | 3 |
Two electives (3000 level or higher, not in major) | 6 |
Electives | 3 |
Total | 15 |