Mathematics (B.S.)

Mathematics (B.S.)

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What is a Bachelor of Science in mathematics?

This degree program gives students a broad foundation in the traditional, central fields of pure mathematics, such as algebra, analysis and geometry. Core program requirements are complemented by an enticing selection of mathematics electives that let students tailor their programs toward graduate study in mathematics or science or a career in business or industry.

Why study mathematics at UNH?

You’ll work with a diverse faculty of accomplished mathematicians in a department where pure mathematics, applied mathematics, mathematics education and statistics are integrated, giving you exposure to many different facets of knowledge. Our professors have won prestigious honors, including a Grammy Award and a MacArthur “genius” grant. Upper-level mathematics classes tend to be small, so you’ll enjoy close connections to professors as they delve into the intricacies of advanced ideas. This department has produced many winners of the prestigious Department of Defense SMART Scholarship.

Potential careers

  • Computational scientist
  • Financial services/actuary
  • Mathematician/statistician (government/research/academia)
  • Programmer
  • Quantitative specialist in business or industry
  • Software developer
  • Teacher/educator/curriculum supervisor
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Kingsbury Hall, W383
33 Academic Way
Durham, NH 03824

Phone: (603) 862-2320

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Curriculum & Requirements

This program offers the strongest concentration in mathematics, requiring courses that are intended to prepare the student for graduate work in mathematics. Through a judicious choice of electives, students may design stronger pre-graduate programs, a program in applied mathematics, or slant the program toward a career in business or industry.

Graduation Requirements

In all courses used to satisfy the requirements for its major programs, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics requires that a student earn a grade of C- or better and have an overall grade-point average of at least 2.00 in these courses.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
MATH 425 Calculus I 4
Discovery Course 4
Discovery Course 4
Discovery Course 4
MATH 400 Freshman Seminar 1
 Credits17
Spring
MATH 426 Calculus II 4
MATH 445
or CS 410
Mathematics and Applications with MATLAB
or Introduction to Scientific Programming
4
ENGL 401 First-Year Writing 4
Inquiry Course 4
 Credits16
Second Year
Fall
MATH 528 Multidimensional Calculus 4
MATH 539 Introduction to Statistical Analysis 4
Discovery Course 4
PHYS 407 General Physics I 4
 Credits16
Spring
MATH 527 Differential Equations with Linear Algebra 4
MATH 531 Mathematical Proof 4
Discovery Course 4
PHYS 408 General Physics II 4
 Credits16
Third Year
Fall
MATH 545
or MATH 645
Introduction to Linear Algebra
or Linear Algebra for Applications
4
MATH 761 Abstract Algebra 4
MATH Elective Course 4
Discovery Course 4
 Credits16
Spring
MATH 763 Abstract Algebra II 4
MATH 767 One-Dimensional Real Analysis 4
MATH Elective Course 4
Discovery Course 4
 Credits16
Fourth Year
Fall
MATH 784 Topology 4
MATH Elective Course 4
Elective Course 4
Elective Course 4
 Credits16
Spring
MATH 788 Complex Analysis 4
MATH Elective Course 4
Elective Course 4
Elective Course 4
 Credits16
 Total Credits129
Required MATH Courses
MATH 425Calculus I4
MATH 426Calculus II4
MATH 445Mathematics and Applications with MATLAB4
or CS 410 Introduction to Scientific Programming
MATH 527Differential Equations with Linear Algebra 14
MATH 528Multidimensional Calculus 14
MATH 531Mathematical Proof4
MATH 539Introduction to Statistical Analysis4
MATH 545Introduction to Linear Algebra4
or MATH 645 Linear Algebra for Applications
MATH 761Abstract Algebra4
MATH 763Abstract Algebra II4
MATH 767One-Dimensional Real Analysis4
MATH 784Topology4
MATH 788Complex Analysis4
MATH Elective 24
Select two elective courses from the following:8
MATH 765
Introduction to Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry
MATH 768
Real Analysis II
MATH 769
Introduction to Differential Geometry
MATH 770
Foundations of Number Theory
MATH 772
Combinatorics
Capstone2 - 4
MATH 797
Senior Seminar
or MATH 799
Senior Thesis
Other Required Courses
PHYS 407General Physics I4
PHYS 408General Physics II4
Total Credits74-76

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