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Mathematical
Sciences
Department of Mathematical
Sciences
http://www.math.montana.edu/
The Department of Mathematical
Sciences has programs leading
to the Bachelor of Science,
the Master of Science, and
the Doctor of Philosophy degrees.
The B.S. options in mathematics,
applied mathematics, statistics,
and teaching are listed below.
Many undergraduate courses
are sufficiently basic to
be of general interest. Detailed
and current information on
undergraduate course offerings
is available from the department.
The fouryear baccalaureate
curriculum in mathematics
is flexible and can accommodate
students desiring to concentrate
in mathematics, applied mathematics,
mathematics teaching, or statistics. Programs in
these concentrations are designed
with the help of faculty advisors.
Mathematics Option
The mathematics option
prepares students for graduate
work in mathematics. The core
of the program is built around
three years of analysis, as
well as courses in abstract
and linear algebra. The program
is flexible enough to accommodate
students who wish to prepare
for employment in business,
industry, or government as
technical analysts or specialists
in the area of scientific
computing. The core mathematics
curriculum taken in conjunction
with a secondary emphasis
in other subject matter areas
will prepare a student for
employment as an analyst or
computational specialist in
those areas.
Applied Mathematics Option
Applied mathematicians learn to describe physical phenomena using deterministic models. These models are applicable to the biological and physical sciences and the student is trained to use differential equations, mathematical analysis and computational science to draw insights into various exciting fields.
Applied mathematics is primarily designed
to prepare graduates for employment
in business, industry, and
government. However, an appropriate
choice of electives can ensure
the student a solid preparation
for graduate work in mathematics,
statistics, or scientific
computing. The program demonstrates
the utility of mathematics
to solve problems arising
in real industrial applications.
Graduates will be qualified
for professional careers in
computational applications
of mathematics, statistics,
and other related fields.
Mathematics Teaching Option
The teaching option in
the mathematics curriculum
is designed specifically to
prepare students to teach
mathematics at the middle
school or high school levels.
The program includes the mathematics
courses for a teaching major
and the necessary courses
in education which qualify
the student for teacher's
certification.
Students must consult with
an advisor before selecting
single or multiple endorsement.
Most students opt for multiple
subject endorsement, in which
case they will complete a
teaching minor in an area
of their choice. When approved
by an advisor, students may
opt for a single endorsement
in mathematics, in which case
they take advanced coursework
in mathematics instead of
a minor.
Statistics Option
Statisticians are trained
in principles of quantitative
reasoning. They learn how
to discover patterns in data,
how to display data, how to
construct mathematical models
for data, and how to detect
biases and uncertainties in
data summaries or models.
They are trained to design
and analyze observational
studies, surveys, and scientific
experiments. The computer
is an essential tool for statistical
work.
Statisticians are in demand;
successful students should
find that job opportunities
are excellent. Although positions
are available nationwide,
the best employment opportunities
are found in urban areas,
industrial sites, and centers
of government. The statistics
option prepares students for
such positions or for entry
into a graduate program in
statistics.
Curricula in Mathematics
M 171 (or M 181), 172 (or M 182), 221, 273 (or M 283),
274 (or M 284), 242, 333,
381, 382, 431 and STAT 332
are required.
In addition,
15 credits from the following
math or stat electives list are required: M
330, 348, 349, 386, 430, 441,
422, 450, 451, 454, 455, 472; STAT 421 and STAT 422. Six of these fifteen
credits must be from M 430, 441,
442, 450, 451, 454, 455, and
472.
PHSX 220 and 222 are required.
However, with the agreement
of the student's advisor,
PHSX 222 may be replaced with
a course in another mathematical application area.
A minimum of 120 credits
is required for graduation;
42 of these credits must be
in courses numbered 300 and
above. Core 2.0 must be completed
for graduation.
Freshman
Year 
F 

S 
CLS
101USKnowledge and Community 
3 


WRIT
101WCollege Writing 


3 
Choose one of the two: 
M
171QCalculus I 
4 


M
181QHonors Calculus
I 
4 


Choose one of the two: 
M
172QCalculus II 


4 
M
182QHonors Calculus
II 


4 
PHSX 220Physics
I 
4 


PHSX 222Physics
II 


4 
University
Core and Electives 
4 

4 

15 

15 
Sophomore
Year 
F 

S 
M
221Introduction to Linear
Algebra 


3 
Choose one of the two: 
M
273QMultivariable Calculus 
4 


M
283QHonors Multivariable
Calculus 
4 


Choose one of the two: 
M
274Intro to Differential
Equations 


4 
M
284Honors Intro to Diff
Equations 


4 
M
242Methods of Proof 
3 


STAT
332Stat for Scientists & Engineers 


3 
University
Core and Electives 
8 

4 

15 

14 
Junior
Year 
F 

S 
M
333Linear Algebra 
3 


M
381Advanced Calculus
I 
3 


M
382Advanced Calculus
II 


3 
Math or Stat
Elect (See List Above) 
3 

3 
University
Core and Electives 
6 

9 

15 

15 
Senior
Year 
F 

S 
M
431Abstract Algebra
I 


3 
Math or Stat
Elect (See List Above) 
6 

3 
University
Core and Electives 
9 

10 

15 

16 
M 171 (or M 181), 172 (or
M 182), 221, 273 (or M 283),
274 (or M 284), 242, 348,
349, 386, 441, 442 and STAT 332 are
required.
In addition, 12
credits from the following math or stat electives
list are required M 330,
333, 381, 382, 430, 431, 450, 451, 454,
455, 472, STAT 421 and STAT 422. Six of these 12 credits
must be from M 430, 450, 451, 454, 455.
PHSX 220, 222, and 224
are required. However, with
the agreement of the student's
advisor, PHSX 224 may be replaced by PHSX 301, or both PHSX 222 and PHSX 224 may be replaced by a twocourse sequence in another mathematical application area.
A minimum of 120 credits
is required for graduation;
42 of these credits must be
in courses numbered 300 and
above. Core 2.0 must be completed
for graduation.
Freshman
Year 
F 

S 
Choose one of the two: 
CLS
101USKnowledge and Community 
3 


COM
110USPublic Communication 
3 


WRIT
101WCollege Writing
I 


3 
Choose one of the two: 
M
171QCalculus I 
4 


M
181QHonors Calculus
I 
4 


Choose one of the two: 
M
172QCalculus II 


4 
M
182QHonors Calculus
II 


4 
PHSX 220
Physics
I 
4 


PHSX 222
Physics
II 


4 
University
Core and Electives 
4 

4 

15 

15 
Sophomore
Year 
F 

S 
M
221Introduction to Linear
Algebra 
3 


Choose one of the two: 
M
273QMultivariable Calculus 
4 


M
283QHonors Multivariable
Calculus 
4 


Choose one of the two: 
M
274Intro to Differential
Equations 


4 
M
284Honors Intro to Diff
Equations 


4 
M
242Methods of Proof 


3 
PHSX
224Physics
III 
4 


University
Core and Electives 
4 

8 

15 

15 
Junior
Year 
F 

S 
M 348
Techniques of Applied Mathematics I 
3 


M 349
Techniques of Applied Mathematics II 


3 
M 386R
Software Applications in Math 


3 
STAT
332Stat for Scientists & Engineers 
3 


Math or Stat
Elect (See List Above) 
3 

3 
University
Core and Electives 
6 

6 

15 

15 
Senior
Year 
F 

S 
M
441Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimization 
3 


M
442Numerical Solution of Differential Equations 


3 
Math or Stat
Elect (See List Above) 
3 

3 
University
Core and Electives 
9 

9 

15 

15 
M 171, 172, 221, 273, 242,
and either 333 or 441 are required. STAT
408, 410, 412, 421, 422, 446,
and either STAT 332 or STAT 217 are required (STAT 217 requires STAT 216 or equivalent as a prerequisite).
In addition, 15 credits from the following math or stat electives list are required: STAT 431, 436, 437, 439, 448, 490 or 491. Other courses approved by an advisor may be substituted. At least one science must have a lab.
A minimum of 120 credits
is required for graduation;
42 of these credits must be
in courses numbered 300 and
above. Core 2.0 must be completed
for graduation.
Freshman
Year 
F 

S 
Choose one of the two: 
CLS
101USKnowledge and Community 
3 


COM
110USPublic Communication 
3 


WRIT
101WCollege Writing
I 


3 
M
171QCalculus I 
4 


M
172QCalculus II 


4 
University
Core and Electives 
8 

9 

15 

16 
Sophomore
Year 
F 

S 
M
221Introduction to Linear
Algebra 


3 
M
273QMultivariable Calculus 
4 


Choose one of the two: 
STAT
217QIntermed Stat Concept 
3 


STAT
332StatScientist & Engineers 
3 


STAT 408
Stat Computing & Grph
Analysis 


3 
M
242Methods of Proof 
3 


Science
Electives 
4 

3 
University
Core and Electives 


6 

14 

15 
Junior
Year 
F 

S 
Choose one of the two: 
M 333
Linear Algebra 
3 


M
441Num Linear Alg & Optimization 
3 


STAT 411Data Analysis I 
3 


STAT
412Data Analysis II 


3 
STAT
446Sampling 
3 


Math or Stat
Elect (See List Above) 


3 
Science
Electives 
3 

3 
University
Core and Electives 
3 

6 

15 

15 
Senior
Year 
F 

S 
STAT
421Probability Theory 
3 


STAT
422Mathematical Stat 


3 
Math or Stat
Elect (See List Above) 
6 

6 
University
Core and Electives 
6 

6 

15 

15 
Actuary Profession Bound
Students
Actuary professionbound
students are advised to take
STAT 421 and STAT 422 during
the junior year in order to
be prepared for the actuarial
exams given during the senior
year. For further guidance,
see the Actuary Advisor in
the Dept. of Mathematical
Sciences, 2214 Wilson Hall.
M 171, 172, 273, 274, 242,
328, 329, 428 and STAT 332
are required. PHSX 205 is
required as a science course.
For a multiple subject
endorsement, six additional
credits of electives in mathematics
are required. These credits
may be chosen from M 221 or
any other mathematics or statistics
course numbered 300 or above.
A teaching minor is required.
For a single subject endorsement
in mathematics, M 221 and either M 381 or M 431 are required. In addition, nine credits
of electives are required.
These credits may be chosen
from any mathematics or statistics
course numbered 300 or above.
Freshman
Year 
F 

S 
Choose one of the two: 
CLS
101USKnowledge and Community 
3 


COM
110USPublic Communication 
3 


EDU
202Early Field Experience 


1 
WRIT
101WCollege Writing
I 


3 
Choose one of the two: 
HDCF
150ISLifespan Human
Dev 
3 


EDEC 160Early Childhood through Adolescent Development 
3 


M
171QCalculus I 
4 


M
172QCalculus II 


4 
University
Core, Minor, & Electives 
6 

8 

16 

16 
Sophomore
Year 
F 

S 
EDU
223Ed Psy & Adolescent
Dev 
3 


EDU
211DMulticultural Education 


3 
EDU
370Integrating Tech
into Education 


2 
M
273QMultivariable Calculus 
4 


M
274Intro to Differential
Equation 


4 
M
242Methods of Proof 


3 
PHSX
205College Physics I
 4 


University
Core, Minor, & Electives 
5 

3 

16 

15 
Junior
Year 
F 

S 
EDU
382Assessment, Curric,
Instruction 


3 
EDU
497RMethods: 58 Mathematics



3 
HDCF
356Exceptional Children 
3 


M
328Higher Math for Sec
Teachers 
3 


M
329Modern Geometry 


3 
STAT
332Stat for Scientists & Engineers 
3 


Math/Stat(300+) or M 221 


3 
University
Core, Minor, & Electives 
6 

3 

15 

15 
Senior
Year 
F 

S 
EDU
395Practicum: 512 
3 


EDU
495Student Teaching:
512 


10 
EDU
408Professional Issues:
512 


2 
EDU
497Methods: 912 Mathematics 
3 


M
428Math Modeling for
Teachers 
3 


Math/Stat(300+) or M 221 
3 


University
Core, Minor, & Electives 
3 



15 

12 
Freshman
Year 
F 

S 
Choose one
of the two: 
CLS
101USKnowledge and Community 
3 


COM
110USPublic Communication 
3 


EDU
202Early Field Experience 


1 
WRIT
101WCollege Writing
I 


3 
Choose one of the two : 
HDCF
150ISLifespan Human
Dev 
3 


EDEC 160Early Childhood through Adolescent Development 
3 


M
171QCalculus I 
4 


M
172QCalculus II 


4 
PHSX
205College Physics I 


4 
University
Core and Electives 
5 

3 

15 

15 
Sophomore
Year 
F 

S 
EDU
223Ed Psy & Adolescent
Dev 
3 


EDU
211DMulticultural Education 


3 
EDU
370Integrating Tech
into Education 
2 


M
221Introduction to Linear
Algebra 
3 


M
273QMultivariable Calculus 
4 


M
274Intro to Differential
Equations 


4 
M
242Methods of Proof 


3 
STAT
332Stat for Scientists & Engineers 


3 
University
Core and Electives 
3 

3 

15 

16 
Junior
Year 
F 

S 
EDU
382Assessment, Curric,
Instruction 
3 


EDU
497RMethods: 58 Mathematics



3 
HDCF
356Exceptional Children 


3 
M
328Higher Math for Sec
Teachers 
3 


M
329Modern Geometry 


3 
Choose one of the two: 



M 381Advanced Calculus I 
3 


M 431Abstract Algebra I 


(3) 
Math/Stat(300+) 
3 

3 
University
Core and Electives 
4 

4 

16 

16 
Senior
Year 
F 

S 
EDU
395Practicum: 512 
3 


M
428Math Modeling for
Teachers 
3 


EDU
497Methods: 912 Mathematics

3 


EDU 408Professional Issues: 512 


2 
EDU 495Student Teaching: 512 


10 
Math/Stat(300+) 
3 


University
Core and Electives 
3 



15 

12 



Credits 
M
171QCalculus I 


4 
M
172QCalculus II 


4 
M
221Introduction to Linear
Algebra 


3 
M
273QMultivariable Calculus 


4 
M
274Intro to Differential
Equation 


4 
Nine credits from the
following: 
M
330History of Mathematics 


3 
M
333Linear Algebra 


3 
M
348Techniques of Applied
Math I 


3 
M
349Techniques of Applied
Math II 


3 
M
381Advanced Calculus
I 


3 
M
382Advanced Calculus
II 


3 
M 386RSoftware Applications in Math 


3 
M 430Math Biology 


3 
M
431Abstract Algebra
I 


3 
M
441Num Linear Alg & Optimization 


3 
M
442Num Solution of Diff
Equations 


3 
M
450Applied Mathematics
I 


3 
M
451Applied Mathematics
II 


3 
M
454Intro to Dynamical
Systems I 


3 
M
455Intro to Dynamical
Systems II 


3 
M 472Intro to Complex Analysis 


3 
STAT 421Probability Theory 


3 
STAT 422Mathematical Statistics 


3 



28 
Choose one of the two: 






Credits 
STAT
217QIntermed Stat Concept 






3 
STAT
332Stat for Scientists & Engineers 






3 
Eight credits
of Math (171 or higher) 






8 
Twelve credits of STAT
(408 or higher) 






12 







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