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The Major:The mthematics major consists of nine core courses, providing a broad base in mathematical sciences, supplemented by four electives chosen from a list of approved courses. Two of these four electives must fall into one of five elective packages: pure mathematics, applied mathematics, physics, computer science, and statistics. Only courses completed with grades of C or better will count towards the major.
An accelerated combined bachelorís and masterís degree program for the mthematics major is also offered and is described below.
The department also co-administers a quantitative sciences major, described below.
The department offers a traditional minor and a minor in actuarial science, both described under "The Minor" below.
The degrees offered with a major in mathematics or in quantitative sciences are the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science, the requirements for which are identical. The student may choose which degree he or she would prefer to receive.
A great deal of information on majors, minors, courses, and advising is available at www.math.ufl.edu. Students who intend to major in mathematics or in quantitative sciences should consult a departmental advisor in 358 Little Hall.
Core Courses for the Mathematics Major:
Note 1: Mathematics majors without significant prior experience writing proofs of theorems are strongly encouraged to take one of MAS 3300 or MHF 3202 before MAS 4105.
Note 2: Credit toward the major will be given for at most one of MAA 4211 and MAA 4102, and at most one of MAA 4212 or 4103.
All mathematics majors are encouraged to:
Four courses from the pre-approved elective list must be completed, two of which satisfy one of the elective packages. The full list of pre-approved electives consists of the courses listed in the elective packages plus those listed under "additional electives" below.
Pure mathematics packages:
Choose two courses from:
or one of the following sequences:
Two courses from
and one of:
and one of:
Computer and Information Sciences:
Industrial and Systems Engineering:
Combined Bachelorís and Masterís Program: This combined bachelorís/masterís program is designed for superior students who can pursue an accelerated program in mathematics that leads to a Master of Science or a Master of Arts. Up to 21 semester hours of approved graduate-level mathematics courses may be double-counted for both the undergraduate and the graduate degree. All requirements for both degrees must be met. Contact the Department of Mathematics, 358 Little Hall, for details, or access www.math.ufl.edu/undergradprog/
Major in Quantitative Sciences: The college offers an interdisciplinary major in quantitative sciences, co-administered by the departments of Mathematics and Statistics. The program equips students with the mathematical and statistical perspectives and computational skills required for an increasingly technological and quantitatively analyzed society. 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. These 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, and imaging science.
Prerequisites for entry to the quantitative sciences major: (4 courses)
Core courses for the quantitative sciences major: (6 courses)
Elective packages for the quantitative sciences major (complete two packages for a total of 4 courses):
Package 1 (Mathematics): Choose two of MAP 4305, MAP 4341, MAS 4124
Package 2 (Statistics): Any two additional 4000-level STA courses, except 4033 or 4170
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
Package 5 (Imaging Science): Choose two of CAP 4410, CAP 4730, MAP 4413
Package 6 (Actuarial Science): MAP 3170 and one of: STA 4211, STA 4502, STA 4702, STA 4821, MAP 4102
Package 7 (Basic Education): Two courses from: MTG 3212, MTG 3214, MAS 3300, MHF 3202.
Package 8 (Advanced Education): Two courses from: MHF 4404, MAA 4102, MAA 4103, MAS 4203, MAA 4402, MHF 4203.
For further information, contact Professor David Groisser, Mathematics, 392-0281, ext, 261,firstname.lastname@example.org or Professor Dennis Wackerly, Statistics, 392-1941, email@example.com
The Minor:The department offers two minors. The minor in mathematics is a general minor open to all students not majoring in mathematics or in quantitative sciences. The minor in actuarial science is a focused program open to all students, regardless of major.
Minor in Mathematics: The following 23-24 credits must be completed with grades of C or better. At least three of these courses, other than the two calculus courses, must be completed at UF.
Minor in Actuarial Science:The minor is designed to prepare students for careers as actuaries. The required courses cover the material for the beginning examinations leading to an associateship in the major national actuarial societies. A minimum of 12 hours must be completed at UF. All 37 credits must be completed with grades of C or better (no S grades).
General Education:Refer to the academic advising section of this catalog to determine the mathematics course(s) required for your major. If calculus is not required, MGF 1106 or MGF 1107 is appropriate as a general education mathematics course. (Higher-level courses may be taken.)
Students who must take calculus and whose high school math background is weak should begin with MAC 1147 and follow with MAC 2233 or 2311, whichever is required. Students who intend to take MAC 2233 may wish to take MAC 1140 instead of MAC 1147. (Credit cannot be received for both.) They should note that MAC 1140 is not a prerequisite for MAC 2233. Students with strong backgrounds should consult an adviser about taking MAC 3472, MAC 3512 or placing ahead into the MAC 2311-2-3 sequence.
Placement: Course placement information can be obtained on the mathematics Web site: www.math.ufl.edu/courses/advising/, at the Academic Advising Center, at the Mathematics Department office in 358 Little Hall, and in the academic advising section of this catalog.
The semester-by-semester plan below is only a sample program; it may be adjusted to reflect background and goals. Critical tracking courses do not necessarily have to be completed as early as in the sample program; see the tracking criteria above. Consult a department adviser (in 358 Little Hall) early to plan your individual program.
The following is a sample program for semesters 4-8 of the quantitative sciences major; semesters 1-3 follow the Mathematics major program outlined above. Critical tracking 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. Consult departmental advisers in mathematics and statistics to plan your individual program.
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