Main Departmental Office

General Academic Building, 435

P.O. Box 311430

Denton, TX 76203-1430

(940) 565-2155

Fax: (940) 565-4805

E-mail: mathchair@unt.edu

Web site: www.math.unt.edu

*Professors *Alikakos, Brand, Jackson, Johnson, Kallman, Kung, Lewis, Mauldin, Neuberger,
Urbanski, Zamboni. *Associate Professors *Allen, Anghel, Bator, Brozovic, Cherry, Conley, Douglass, Hagan, Iaia,
Liu, Monticino, Quintanilla, Weller. *Assistant
Professors* Allaart, Betelu, Clark, Donley, Gao, Richter,
Shepler. *Lecturers* Grether, Huettenmueller, Obeid, Teel.

The department offers programs of study leading to the BA, MA, MS and PhD degrees with a major in mathematics, and the BSM. Its faculty is dedicated to excellence in scholarship and teaching. The faculty supports a strong program of instruction and research, having as its core a solid foundation of mathematical theory that furnishes the tools necessary to address and solve crucial problems in maintaining, improving and protecting the world. The program also promulgates mathematics as a discipline in its own right, a body of pure knowledge with exceptional power, enabling its practitioners and those who diligently study it to be adaptable and effective forces in the workplace.

Students who earn degrees in mathematics readily obtain jobs with high-technology companies and in business, industry, government and teaching. Salaries and working conditions compare with those of engineers and scientists.

Students who plan to major in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology or computer science should have had four years of mathematics in high school, including pre-calculus. Students who are required to take mathematics as part of their degree program in college should have had at least two years of algebra and one year of geometry in high school.

The Department of Mathematics enforces prerequisites for MATH 1100, 1190, 1350, 1400, 1650 and 1680. Students not meeting prerequisites for courses in which they enroll will be at risk of being administratively dropped from their mathematics classes.

Students who have successfully completed the prerequisites described below will be asked on the first day of class to provide proof in the form of:

a. a grade report, transcript, or Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS) printout reflecting the transfer course,b. an AP or CLEP score report, or

c. a UNT mathematics department permit form.

Students who cannot provide this proof must take and pass a placement exam then provide a copy of the results to the instructor.

- MATH 1100: MATH 1010 with a passing grade, or a UNT mathematics department permit form. A passing THEA mathematics score does not substitute for the MATH 1010 prerequisite.
- MATH 1190, 1350, 1400, 1650, 1680: MATH 1100 or equivalent with grade of C or better, or a UNT mathematics department permit form. MATH 1350 or MATH 1351 does not satisfy the College of Arts and Sciences degree requirement.

UNT mathematics department permit forms may be obtained in advance of, or during, the first week of classes from the Department of Mathematics during specified office hours.

The department offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the following areas:

- Bachelor of Arts,
- Master of Arts,
- Master of Science, and
- Doctor of Philosophy, all with a major in mathematics; and
- Bachelor of Science in Mathematics.

1. **Hours Required and General/College Requirements:
**A minimum of 128 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the
Bachelor of Arts degree as specified in
the "
General University Requirements" in the Academics section of this catalog and the
College of Arts
and Sciences requirements.

2. **Major Requirements:** 34 hours of mathematics courses as follow: MATH 1710, 1720, 2510,
2520, 2700, 2730, 3510 and 4610, plus 9 hours numbered above 3150.

3. **Other Course Requirements:** Four laboratory science courses are required. Two of these must be
either BIOL 1710/1730 and 1720/1740 or GEOG 1710 and GEOL 1610. The other two courses must be
either PHYS 1710/1730 and 2220/2240 or CHEM 1410/1430 and 1420/1440. Equivalent honors courses can
also be used to satisfy this requirement.

Proficiency in a foreign language equivalent to 2050 is required. It is recommended that the required foreign language be German, French, Russian or Spanish. Students wishing to take some other language must consult the undergraduate adviser of the Department of Mathematics.

4. **Minor Requirements:** A minor of at least 18 hours (6 advanced).

5. **Electives:** See four-year plan.

6. **Other Requirements:** Bachelor's degree candidates in mathematics must present a grade point average
of at least 2.0 on all mathematics courses above 3150.

**Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (pdf)**

1. **Hours Required and General/College Requirements:
**A minimum of 128 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the
Bachelor of Science degree as specified
in the "
General University Requirements" in the Academics section of this catalog and the
College of Arts
and Sciences requirements.

2. **Major Requirements:** 40 hours of math courses as follow: MATH 1710, 1720, 2510, 2520, 2700,
2730, 3410, 3510 and 4500, plus 12 hours numbered above 3150.

3. **Other Course Requirements:** Four laboratory science courses are required. Two of these must be
either BIOL 1710/1730 and 1720/1740, or GEOG 1710 and GEOL 1610. The other two courses must be
either PHYS 1710/1730 and 2220/2240, or CHEM 1410/1430 and 1420/1440. Equivalent honors courses can
also be used to satisfy this requirement.

Proficiency in a foreign language equivalent to 2050 is required. It is recommended that the required foreign language be German, French, Russian or Spanish. Students who wish to use another language must consult the undergraduate adviser of the Department of Mathematics.

4. **Minor Requirements:** A minor of 18 hours (6 advanced) in one of the following areas of study:
biology, chemistry, computer science, economics, physics or engineering technology.

5. **Other Requirements:** Bachelor's degree candidates in mathematics must present a grade point average
of at least 2.0 on all mathematics courses above 3150.

6. **Electives:** See four-year plan.

See the undergraduate adviser for a degree plan during the first year of study at UNT.

Students taking mathematics courses at the 2000-level or above are expected to be competent in computer programming, using languages such as BASIC, C, C++, Fortran, PASCAL or Java. This competency can be obtained through completion of CSCI 1110.

Students planning to minor in mathematics should consult the undergraduate adviser of the Department of Mathematics. A minor consists of at least 18 hours and usually includes MATH 1710, 1720, 1780 or 2700, and 2730 or 2770, plus 6 advanced hours. MATH 1350 or 1351, 3130, 3140, and 3150 may not be included in the minor, except for elementary education majors.

The College of Arts and Sciences encourages students to explore teaching at the secondary level as a career option. The student's academic adviser in the Dean's Office for Undergraduates and Student Advising in GAB, Room 220, can assist students with specific requirements for teacher certification in Mathematics. Upon completion of this program, students will be prepared to sit for the certification examinations in Mathematics.

**Requirements utilizing a BA degree:** MATH 1710, 1720, 2510, 2520, 2700, 2730, 3350, 3510, 4060, 4520
and 4610. MATH 3400 and 4650 are recommended upper-division elective courses.
*See major for additional course work and GPA requirements.*

**Requirements utilizing a BS degree:** MATH 1710, 1720, 2510, 2520, 2700, 2730, 3350, 3410,
3510, 4060, 4500, 4520 and 4610. MATH 3400 and 4650 are recommended upper-division elective courses.
*See major for additional course work and GPA requirements.*

Students must also complete the required 21 hours in upper-level education courses (EDSE 3800, 3830, 4060, 4070, 4108, 4118, 4840) and meet all GPA requirements to apply for state certification. In order to enroll for the first required education course, the student must make application to the certification program in the College of Education in Matthews Hall, Room 105.

All state certification requirements and information on required examinations is available on the web site of the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC), www.sbec.state.tx.us.

The department offers degree programs leading to the Master of Arts, Master of Science and Doctor
of Philosophy. For information, consult the *Graduate Catalog.*

The department administers four scholarship funds: the E.H. Hanson Scholarship, the Roger L. Perry Memorial Scholarship, the Mildred Masters McCarty Scholarship and the John Ed Allen Scholarship. Jobs as tutors and graders also are available for mathematics majors. Contact the mathematics department office for information and application forms.

All Courses of Instruction are located in one section at the back of this catalog.

The "Course and Subject Guide," found in the Courses of Instruction section of this book, serves as a table of contents and provides quick access to subject areas and prefixes.

**BA with a Major in Mathematics (pdf)**

**FRESHMAN YEAR **

ENGL 1310, College Writing I* 3LANG 2040, Foreign Language (intermediate, see major requirements)** 3

MATH 1710, Calculus I 4

Natural/Life Sciences (see major requirements)** 4

Social and Behavioral Sciences*

3Total 17

ENGL 1320, College Writing II* 3LANG 2050, Foreign Language (intermediate, see major requirements)** 3

MATH 1720, Calculus II 3

Natural/Life Sciences (see major requirements)** 4

Communication**

3Total 16

MATH 2510, Real Analysis I 3MATH 2730, Multivariable Calculus 3

PSCI 1040, American Government* 3

Humanities* 3

Physical Science (see major requirements)**

4Total 16

MATH 2520, Real Analysis II 3MATH 2700, Linear Algebra and Vector Geometry 3

PSCI 1050, American Government* 3

Physical Science (see major requirements) 4

Visual and Performing Arts*

3Total 16

HIST 2610, United States History to 1865* 3MATH 3510, Introduction to Abstract Algebra 3

MATH (above 3150) 3

Minor

3^{ }Minor (advanced)

3Total 15

HIST 2620, United States History Since 1865* 3MATH (above 3150) 3

Literature** 3

Minor 3

Minor (advanced)

3Total 15

MATH 4610, Probability 3Cross-cultural, Diversity and Global Studies* 3

Minor (advanced) 3

Elective (advanced) 3

Elective (advanced) 3

Elective (advanced)

3Total 18

MATH (above 3150) 3Elective (advanced) 3

Elective (advanced) 3

Minor (advanced) 3

Wellness*

3Total 15

**FRESHMAN YEAR**

ENGL 1310, College Writing I* 3LANG 2040, Foreign Language (intermediate, see major requirements)** 3

MATH 1710, Calculus I 4

Natural/Life Sciences (see major requirements)* 4

Social and Behavioral Sciences*

3Total 17

ENGL 1320, College Writing II* 3LANG 2050, Foreign Language (intermediate, see major requirements)** 3

MATH 1720, Calculus II 3

Communications** 3

Natural/Life Sciences (see major requirements)*

4Total 16

MATH 2510, Real Analysis I 3MATH 2730, Multivariable Calculus 3

PSCI 1040, American Government* 3

Humanities* 3

Physical Science (see major requirements)**

4Total 16

MATH 2520, Real Analysis II 3MATH 2700, Linear Algebra and Vector Geometry 3

PSCI 1050, American Government* 3

Physical Sciences (see major requirements) 4

Visual and Performing Arts*

3Total 15

HIST 2610, United States History to 1865* 3MATH 3510, Introduction to Abstract Algebra 3

MATH (above 3150) 3

Minor (advanced) 3

Minor

3Total 15

**JUNIOR YEAR **

HIST 2620, United States History Since 1865* 3MATH 3410, Differential Equations I 3

MATH 4500, Introduction to Topology 3

Literature** 3

Minor 3

Minor (advanced)

3Total 18

MATH (above 3150) 3MATH (above 3150) 3

Cross-cultural, Diversity and Global Studies* 3

Elective (advanced) 3

Minor (advanced)

3Total 15

MATH (above 3150) 3Elective (advanced) 3

Elective (advanced) 3

Elective 2

Minor (advanced) 3

Wellness*

3Total 17

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