Mathematics (BS)

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Departmental Admission Requirements

Admission to the BS in Mathematics requires enrollment in a mathematics course beyond MATH 205; a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0; and a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on all courses in the major. 

The Application for Major form can be found on the Arts & Sciences Advising Center website.

Accelerated BA/BS-MA Option in Mathematics

Students must apply for admission to the program no later than the end of the junior year and must have completed MATH 205MATH 206MATH 301, and MATH 325, or equivalent courses, prior to application.

Applicants must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.5, and minimum GPA of 3.66 in mathematics courses.

General Education Requirements

General Education Requirements 131
The following courses are required by the program and satisfy the respective General Education Requirement(s):
Calculus I
Introductory Mechanics, Heat and Sound
General Chemistry I
Unity of Life
Introductory Laboratories I
Introduction to Chemical Analysis I
Unity of Life Lab

All degrees require the completion of the University-wide General Education Program (link provided above).  To complete the degree in the minimum number of hours listed on the Overview tab, some hours from the General Education Requirements must be satisfied by courses defined by the unit and/or program.

College/School Requirements

Arts & Sciences Requirements
GEN 100Student Success Center First Year Experience1
or GEN 101 Arts & Sciences First Year Experience
Foreign Language 26-8
Electives in Humanities or Social Sciences, at the 300 level or above 36
WR—two approved courses at the 300 level or above 4
Minimum Total Hours13-15

Program/Major Requirements

Course requirements for the track in Actuarial Science can be found on the Track Requirements tab.

Mathematics Department 5,6
MATH 205Calculus I 74
MATH 206Calculus II4
MATH 301Calculus III4
MATH 311Introduction to Higher Math3
MATH 325Introduction to Linear Algebra3
MATH 387Discrete Mathematics3
MATH 405Differential Equations3
MATH 501Introduction to Analysis I 3
MATH 502Introduction to Analysis II3
MATH 521Modern Algebra I 3
MATH 522Modern Algebra II3
MATH 561Probability3
Select four courses from the following:12
Statistical Data Analysis
Numerical Analysis
Introduction to Partial Differential Equations
Fourier Analysis
Complex Analysis I
Complex Analysis II
Modeling I
Modeling II
Advanced Euclidean Geometry
Geometry
Mathematical Statistics
Introduction to Graph Theory
Minimum Total Hours51
Supporting Courses
Select one of the following sequences: 78-10
Sequence One:
Introductory Mechanics, Heat and Sound
Introductory Electricity, Magnetism and Light
Introductory Laboratories I
Introductory Laboratories II
Sequence Two:
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
Introduction to Chemical Analysis I
Introduction to Chemical Analysis II
Introduction to Chemical Analysis III
Sequence Four:
Unity of Life
Unity of Life Lab
Diversity of Life
Diversity of Life Lab
Elective in second science discipline 73
CSE 130Introduction to C and C++ Programming Languages3
Elective in Natural Sciences (other than Mathematics) 93
Minimum Electives 105-9
Minimum Total Hours24-26

At least 50 of the total minimum hours required must be at the 300 level or above.

Program/Major requirements and Supporting Courses for Track in Actuarial Science are articulated on the Track Requirements tab.

Culminating Undergraduate Experience (Graduation requirement)
Requirement fulfilled by completing:
Introduction to Analysis I
Modern Algebra I
1

Ten (10) hours of General Education requirements (Quantitative Reasoning and Natural Sciences) are met with requirements in the major or supporting coursework.

2

Completion of the second semester of a single foreign language; hours will vary depending on the language taken

3

In addition to courses counted toward General Education

4

May be incorporated into other degree requirements

5

Mathematics courses at the 100 level do not count toward hours in the major.

6

A minimum of 12 hours in courses numbered 311 or higher must be successfully completed in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Louisville.

7

Fulfills General Education requirement.

8

Or another computer related course chosen in consultation with the departmental advisor

9

Or a second computer related course chosen in consultation with departmental advisor

10

Elective hours are dependent on completion of at least 10 hours of General Education requirements through requirements in the major, track and/or supporting coursework

Track Requirements

Track in Actuarial Science

Mathematics Department 1,2
MATH 205Calculus I 34
MATH 206Calculus II4
MATH 301Calculus III4
MATH 311Introduction to Higher Math3
MATH 325Introduction to Linear Algebra3
MATH 360Statistical Data Analysis 3
MATH 372Theory of Interest3
MATH 387Discrete Mathematics3
MATH 405Differential Equations3
MATH 501Introduction to Analysis I 3
MATH 561Probability3
MATH 562Mathematical Statistics3
MATH 570Foundations of Actuarial Science3
MATH 521Modern Algebra I 3
or MATH 573 Actuarial Models I
Minimum Total Hours45
Supporting Courses
Select one of the following sequences: 34-5
Sequence One:
Introductory Mechanics, Heat and Sound
Introductory Laboratories I
Sequence Two:
General Chemistry I
Introduction to Chemical Analysis I
Sequence Three:
Biology: Current Issues and Applications
Laboratory for Biology: Current Issues and Applications
Elective in second science discipline 33
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics 3
CIS 305Data Analysis for Decision-Making3
FIN 301Corporate Finance 43
FIN 401Investments 43
FIN 403Financial Derivatives 43
FIN 433Financial Markets and Institutions 4, 53
Minimum Electives2-4
Minimum Total Hours30-33

At least 50 of the total minimum hours required must be at the 300 level or above.

1

Mathematics courses at the 100 level do not count toward hours in the major.

2

A minimum of 12 hours in courses numbered 311 or higher must be successfully completed in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Louisville.

3

Fulfills General Education requirement

4

Students must be admitted to the College of Business prior to enrollment in these courses

5

FIN 433 can be used as an elective in Humanities or Social Sciences at the 300+ level.

Flight Plan


Mathematics

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallHours
GEN 100
Student Success Center First Year Experience
or Arts & Sciences First Year Experience
1
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing 3
MATH 205 Calculus I 4
General Education: Cardinal Core Oral Communication - OC 3
General Elective 3
 Hours14
Spring
ENGL 102 Intermediate College Writing 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities - AH 3
Foreign Language 1 3-4
MATH 206 Calculus II 4
MATH 311 Introduction to Higher Math 3
 Hours16-17
Year 2
Fall
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities Global Diversity - AHD2 3
General Elective 3
Foreign Language 2 3-4
MATH 301 Calculus III 4
MATH 325 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3
 Hours16-17
Spring
General Education: Cardinal Core Social & Behavioral Sciences US Diversity - SBD1 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Social & Behavioral Sciences Historical Perspective - SBH 3
Humanities or Social Science WR Elective (300 level or above) 3
Math Elective 3
MATH 405 Differential Equations 3
 Hours15
Year 3
Fall
Humanities or Social Science WR Elective (300 level or above) 3
MATH 387 Discrete Mathematics 3
MATH 501
Introduction to Analysis I
or Modern Algebra I
3
MATH 561 Probability 3
First portion of chosen Natural Science sequence 3-5
 Hours15-17
Spring
Second portion of chosen Natural Science sequence (also fulfills portion of Gen Ed Natural Science requirement - S/SL/B) 4-5
Natural Science Elective (not from chosen sequence) (also fulfills portion of Gen Ed Natural Science requirement - S) 3
Math Elective 3
MATH 502
Introduction to Analysis II
or Modern Algebra II
3
CSE 130 Introduction to C and C++ Programming Languages 3
 Hours16-17
Year 4
Fall
MATH 521
Modern Algebra I
or Introduction to Analysis I
3
Math Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective (300 level or above) 3
Natural Science Elective (non-Math) or second computer-related course 3
 Hours15
Spring
MATH 522
Modern Algebra II
or Introduction to Analysis II
3
Math Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective (if needed) 3
 Hours15
 Minimum Total Hours122-127

Mathematics, track in Actuarial Science

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallHours
GEN 100
Student Success Center First Year Experience
or Arts & Sciences First Year Experience
1
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Oral Communication - OC 3
MATH 205 Calculus I 4
ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ACCT 201 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
 Hours17
Spring
ENGL 102 Intermediate College Writing 3
MATH 206 Calculus II 4
MATH 311 Introduction to Higher Math 3
ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ACCT 202 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
 Hours16
Year 2
Fall
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities Global Diversity - AHD2 3
Foreign Language 1 3-4
MATH 301 Calculus III 4
MATH 325 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3
 Hours14
Spring
Foreign Language 2 3-4
MATH 372 Theory of Interest 3
MATH 387 Discrete Mathematics 3
MATH 561 Probability 3
FIN 301 Corporate Finance 3
 Hours16
Year 3
Fall
General Education: Cardinal Core Social & Behavioral Sciences Historical Perspective - SBH 3
MATH 562 Mathematical Statistics 3
MATH 570 Foundations of Actuarial Science 3
FIN 401 Investments 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
Spring
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities US Diversity - AHD1 3
Chosen Natural Science Sequence (lecture & lab) 4-5
MATH 405 Differential Equations 3
FIN 433 Financial Markets and Institutions 3
 Hours13-14
Year 4
Fall
MATH 360 Statistical Data Analysis 3
MATH 501 Introduction to Analysis I 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
Humanities or Social Science WR Elective (300 level or above) 3
 Hours15
Spring
MATH 521
Modern Algebra I
or Actuarial Models I
3
CIS 305 Data Analysis for Decision-Making 3
FIN 403 Financial Derivatives 3
Natural Science Elective (outside of chosen Natural Science sequence) 3
Humanities or Social Science WR Elective (300 level or above) 3
 Hours15
 Minimum Total Hours121-122

Degree Audit Report
Degree Audit reports illustrate how your completed courses fulfill the requirements of your academic plan.  What-if reports allow you to compare the courses you have completed in your current academic plan to the courses required in another academic plan.  Should you have questions about either report, please consult with your academic advisor.

To create either report:

  1. Log into your ULink account.
  2. Click on the Academic Progress tile.
  3. Next, click on "View my Degree Audit" to run a Degree Audit report in the Undergraduate Advising area. 
  4. To create a What-if report, click on "Create a What-if Advisement Report."

Click here to run a Degree Audit report, or create a What-if report.

Flight Planner
Based on your major, the Flight Planner tool may be available for you to create a personalized Flight Plan.  The Flight Planner can be found in the ULink Student Center.  Consult with your advisor for assistance with the Flight Planner.