Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
The Bachelor of Science program in mathematics at the School of Science, Technology, and Engineering Management of St. Thomas University is oriented towards applied mathematics. It provides students with a solid background in different areas of mathematics as well as a connection with the real world. The BS in Mathematics will prepare students according to the standards found in top institutions across the State and the nation. Our program has been designed to be oriented toward applications in areas of atmospheric physics, business, biosciences, and engineering. The program focuses on mathematical modeling and application of theory of dynamical systems and statistics.
The program also allows the student to choose an education track. Students interested in becoming mathematics teachers have an excellent opportunity to receive an excellent education by taking advantage of small classes and a more personalized approach to teaching.
After graduation students can choose between continuing in academia through graduate studies at institutions across the nation as well as being employed in a variety of industries. Well trained mathematicians are in high demand throughout the nation.
Prerequisite Required Courses: 22 credits
CHE 101/L General Chemistry I + Laboratory (4 credits)
CHE 102/L General Chemistry II + Laboratory (4 credits)
MAT 205 Applied Statistics (3 credits)
MAT 215 Discrete Mathematics
MAT 232 Calculus I (4 credits)
MAT 233 Calculus II (4 credits)
Major Requirements (38 credits)
MAT 234 Calculus III
MAT 306 Ordinary Differential Equations
MAT 311 Linear Algebra
MAT 316 Complex Variables
MAT 410 Introduction to Mathematical Modeling
Mathematics Electives (6 credits)
Take two additional mathematics courses at the 300 or 400 level.
Computer Science Requirements (6-7 credits)
Take two courses from the following:
CIS 105,280L Introduction to Programming in C and UNIX + laboratory
CIS 235 Introduction to C++ Programming
CIS 360 Data Structures and Algorithms
CIS 400 Computer Security
CIS 430 Database System Design and Development
CIS 470 Introduction to Computation Theory
Physical Science Requirements (10 credits)
PHY 207,207LUniversity Physics I + laboratory
PHY 208,208LUniversity Physics II + laboratory
General Electives: 15 credits
Students are encouraged to engage in undergraduate research, which will permit them to connect and integrate the concepts, skills and techniques learned within this program. At this moment students can participate in any of two on - going projects: 1. The link between weather variability and dynamics of hurricanes, 2. Environmental triggers of asthma and the mathematical modeling of the immune response during asthma episodes.