Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics at the School of Science, Technology and Engineering Management of St. Thomas University is an undergraduate program oriented to prepare students in the use of Mathematics for concrete scientific, technological and applied ventures. It provides students with a solid background in the various areas of mathematics, as well as a connection with real-world cases. The training received follows the standards found in top institutions across the State and the nation, by including courses in core Mathematics, and also in Physics, Chemistry and Computer Science. Despite the rigor, it focuses on Applied Mathematics, with emphasis on Mathematical Modeling for Biology, Biophysics, Atmospheric Physics, Bio-Meteorology, Engineering and Complex Systems, as well as Statistical Methods for Life Sciences, Bio-Meteorology and Economics.

Program Coordinator: Minchul Kang, Ph.D.
Office: Kennedy Building, Room 200A
Telephone: 305-474-6013
Email: mkang@stu.edu 

The program requires the completion of 120 academic credits, which is subdivided between the General Education Requirements (GER) and the core courses related to the content area. Core courses are structured as follows:


Mathematics Pre-requisites (17 cr)
MAT 205 – Applied Statistics
MAT 215 – Discrete Mathematics
MAT 232 – Calculus I(*)
MAT 233 – Calculus II
MAT 306 – Differential Equations


Physics Core (10 cr)
PHY 207 + Lab – Physics with Calculus I
PHY 208 + Lab – Physics with Calculus II


Chemistry Core (8 cr)
CHE 101 + Lab – General Chemistry I
CHE 102 + Lab – General Chemistry II


Computer Science Core (8 cr)
CIS 105 + Lab – Intro. to UNIX and C
Any advanced programming language
C++, JAVA, or Assembly + Lab
A course on database structure. 


Mathematics Core (13 cr)

MAT 234 – Calculus III
MAT 311 – Linear Algebra
MAT 316 – Complex Variables
MAT 410 – Introduction to Mathematical Modeling


Mathematics Electives (9 cr)
MAT 310 – Advanced Statistics
MAT 320 – Graph Theory and Networks
MAT 325 – Game Theory 
MAT 405 – Numerical Analysis
MAT 415 – Theory of Computation
MAT 495A – Special Topics in Mathematics including:
  • Real Analysis and Measure Theory
  • Probability Theory and Stochastic Process
  • Abstract Algebra and Galois Theory 
  • Partial Differential Equations
  • Nonlinear Differential Equations
  • Topology
  • Differential Geometry
  • Actuarial Mathematics
  • Biomathematics

Students majoring in Mathematics are encouraged also to minor in one of the areas offered either by the School of Science, Technology and Engineering Management or any other school within the University. General Electives allow students to take courses towards completion of a Minor. Possible combinations include:

  • BS in Mathematics and Minor in Physics
  • BS in Mathematics and Pre-Engineering Program
  • BS in Mathematics and Minor in Computer Science
  • BS in Mathematics and Minor in Chemistry
  • BS in Mathematics and Minor in Biology
  • BS in Mathematics and Minor in Economics
  • BS in Mathematics and Minor in Education

The program also allows choosing an education track.  Students interested in becoming mathematics teachers have an opportunity to receive an excellent education by taking advantage of small classes and a more personalized approach to teaching.