Mathematics

College of Natural Science and Mathematics

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

907-474-7332 or 474-5374

www.uaf.edu/dms/

B.A., B.S., M.S., Ph.D. Degrees; Minor

Minimum Requirements for Degrees: 120 credits

The number of new fields in which professional mathematicians find employment grows continually. This department prepares students for careers in industry, government and education.

In addition to the major programs, the department provides a number of service courses in support of other programs within the university. Current and detailed information on mathematics degrees and course offerings is available from the department.

The department maintains a math lab which is available for assistance to all students studying mathematics at the baccalaureate level.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics also offers a minor in statistics.

- Complete the following pre-major requirement:

Students must be ready to matriculate into MATH F251X before they will be allowed to declare mathematics as their major. - Complete the general university requirements to include a total of 39 upper-division credits, in any field, to satisfy the general university requirements for baccalaureate degrees.
- Complete the B.A. or B.S. degree requirements. (As part of the B.S. degree requirements, complete PHYS F103X and PHYS F104X, or PHYS F211X and PHYS F212X.)
- Complete the following program (major) requirements:*

MATH F251X--Calculus I**--4 credits

MATH F252X--Calculus II**--4 credits

MATH F253X--Calculus III--4 credits

MATH F265--Introduction to Mathematical Proofs--3 credits

MATH F314--Linear Algebra--3 credits - Complete one of the following options:*

Mathematics Option- Complete the following:

MATH F401W--Introduction to Real Analysis--3 credits

MATH F405W--Abstract Algebra--3 credits

MATH F490O--Senior Seminar--2 credits - Complete at least 21 additional credits of electives.* Acceptable elective courses include any math or statistics course at the F300 level or above, and CS F201. At least 15 credits must be math courses (for exceptions see below***). Following are some suggested elective packages.
- Pure math:

MATH F305--Geometry--3 credits

MATH F320--Topics in Combinatorics (3)

or MATH F321--Number Theory (3)--3 credits

MATH F404--Topology--3 credits

MATH F422--Complex Analysis--3 credits

Additional elective credits--9 credits - Applied math:

MATH F302--Differential Equations--3 credits

MATH F421--Applied Analysis--4 credits

MATH F422--Introduction to Complex Analysis--3 credits

MATH F460--Mathematical Modeling--3 credits

Complete two of the following:

MATH F307--Discrete Mathematics--3 credits

MATH F310--Numerical Analysis--3 credits

STAT F300--Statistics--3 credits

- Pure math:

- Complete the following:

ENGL F314W,O/2--Technical Writing (3)

or ENGL F414W--Research Writing (3)--3 credits

CS F201--Computer Science I (3)

or NRM F338--Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3)--3 credits

MATH F371--Probability--3 credits

MATH F401W--Introduction to Real Analysis (3)

or MATH F405W--Abstract Algebra (3)--3 credits

MATH F408--Mathematical Statistics--3 credits

STAT F300--Statistics--3 credits

STAT F401--Regression and Analysis of Variance--4 credits

STAT F402--Scientific Sampling--3 credits

STAT F454--Statistical Consulting Seminar--1 credit

Additional elective credits at the F300 level or above--3 credits

- Complete the following:
- Minimum credits required--120 credits

* Students must earn a C- grade or better in each course.

** Satisfies core or B.A. or B.S. degree requirements.

*** In some cases, courses with strong mathematical content from other disciplines may be used as electives. Such an elective package must be approved by an advisor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. The requirement that at least 15 credits be math courses still applies.

**** We strongly recommend that prospective secondary science teachers seek advising from the UAF School of Education early in your undergraduate degree program, so that you can be appropriately advised of the State of Alaska requirements for teacher licensure. You will apply for admission to the UAF School of Education's postbaccalaureate teacher preparation program, a one-year intensive program, during your senior year.

Note: All mathematics majors -- including double majors -- must have an advisor from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

Note: In addition to meeting all the general requirements for the specific degree, certain mathematics courses are required of all mathematics majors. At least 12 approved mathematics credits at the F300 level or above must be taken while in residence on the Fairbanks campus. All electives must be approved by the department.

Requirements for mathematics teachers (grades 7-12):****

- Complete the following:

CS F201--Computer Science I--3 credits

MATH F305–Geometry--3 credits

MATH F306--Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Mathematics--3 credits

MATH F320--Topics in Combinatorics (3)

or MATH F321--Number Theory (3)

or MATH F307--Discrete Mathematics (3)--3 credits

STAT F300--Statistics (3)

or MATH F371--Probability (3)

and MATH F408 --Mathematical Statistics (3)--3-6 credits - Complete two of the following:

MATH F302--Differential Equations--3 credits

MATH F310--Numerical Analysis--3 credits

MATH F421--Applied Analysis--4 credits

MATH F422--Introduction to Complex Analysis--3 credits

MATH F460--Mathematical Modeling--3 credits

- Complete the following:

Math F251X--Calculus I--4 credits

Math F252X--Calculus II--4 credits

Math F253X--Calculus III--4 credits

At least 9 additional credits from MATH F265, STAT F300, any F300- or F400-level MATH course; or electives approved by a mathematics advisor--9 credits - Minimum credits required--21 credits

Note: Courses completed to satisfy this minor can be used to simultaneously satisfy other major or general distribution requirements.