Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

YSU 1500Success Seminar1-2
or SS 1500 Strong Start Success Seminar
or HONR 1500 Intro to Honors
General Education Requirements
ENGL 1550Writing 13-4
or ENGL 1549 Writing 1 with Support
ENGL 1551Writing 23
CMST 1545Communication Foundations3
Mathematics Requirement (met with MATH in major)
Arts and Humanities (6 s.h.)6
Natural Sciences (2 courses, 1 with lab) (6-7 s.h.)7
Social Science (6 s.h.)6
Social and Personal Awareness (6 s.h.)6
Major Requirements
Foreign Language/Comp Sci/Data Analytics Requirement. Must complete two CSIS or three DATX courses or foreign language requirement3-9
Foreign Language Course (1-2 Courses depending on testing and placement)
Data Structures and Objects
Advanced Object-oriented Programming
Data Management
Data Visualization
Predictive Modeling Algorithms
Core Courses
MATH 1571Calculus 14
MATH 1572Calculus 24
MATH 2673Calculus 34
MATH 3715Discrete Mathematics3
MATH 3720Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory3
MATH 3721Abstract Algebra 14
MATH 3751Real Analysis 14
STAT 3743Probability and Statistics4
CSIS 2610Programming and Problem-Solving3
CSIS 2610LProgramming and Problem-Solving Lab1
Select one of the following:2
Senior Undergraduate Research Project
STEM Internship
Select two 3700-level or higher MATH/STAT/DATX courses.6
Select two 4800-level MATH/STAT/DATX courses.6
Minor -select any discipline.12
Electives to meet 120 hours22
Total Semester Hours120-128

Suggested minors include biology, chemistry, computer science, economics, geology, physics, psychology, one engineering specialty (from chemical, civil, electrical, industrial, mechanical), or statistics. The total number of required semester hours of credit in mathematics (excluding statistics courses) is 40. Students who fulfill the foreign language/comp sci/data analytics requirement by obtaining the Certificate in Data Analytics cannot apply those courses toward the upper-division math elective requirement.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
YSU 1500
Success Seminar
or Strong Start Success Seminar
or Intro to Honors
MATH 1571 Calculus 1 4
ENGL 1550
Writing 1
or Writing 1 with Support
GER domain (AH) 3
GER domain (SS) 4
Elective 2-3
 Semester Hours17-20
MATH 1572 Calculus 2 (Prerequisite) 4
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
CSIS 2610 Programming and Problem-Solving 3
CSIS 2610L Programming and Problem-Solving Lab 1
GER domain (AH) 4
 Semester Hours15
Year 2
MATH 2673 Calculus 3 (Prerequisite) 4
MATH 3715 Discrete Mathematics (Prerequisite) 3
GER domain (NS with lab) 4
Choose one of the following:
Foreign Language Course 3-4
Data Structures and Objects
or Data Management
 Semester Hours14-15
MATH 3720 Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory (Prerequisite) 3
STAT 3743 Probability and Statistics (Prerequisite) 4
Minor Course 3
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
Choose one of the following:
Foreign Language Course 3-7
Advanced Object-oriented Programming
or Data Visualization
 Semester Hours16-20
Year 3
MATH 3721 Abstract Algebra 1 (Prerequisite) 4
Minor Course 3
Elective 3
GER domain (SPA) 3
GER domain (NS) 3
 Semester Hours16
MATH 3751 Real Analysis 1 (Prerequisite) 4
MATH/STAT/DATX Elective (Upper Division) 3
Minor Course 3
GER domain (SPA) 3
GER domain (SS) 3
 Semester Hours16
Year 4
MATH 4896 Senior Undergraduate Research Project (Prerequisite) 2
MATH/STAT/DATX Elective (Upper Division) 3
Minor Course (Upper Division) 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Semester Hours14
MATH/STAT/DATX elective (4800 level or higher) 3
MATH/STAT/DATX elective (4800 level or higher) 3
Minor Course 3
Elective 3
 Semester Hours12
 Total Semester Hours120-128

Learning Outcomes

The student learning outcomes for a BS in mathematics are as follows:

  •  Students will develop and demonstrate the ability to reason mathematically by constructing mathematical proofs and recognizing and accurately analyzing numerical data  in all core courses. Students will learn that truth in mathematics is verified by careful argument, and will demonstrate the ability to make conjectures and form hypotheses, test the accuracy of their work, and effectively solve problems.
  •  Students will learn to identify fundamental concepts of mathematics as applied to science and other areas of mathematics, and to interconnect the roles of pure and applied mathematics.
  •  Students will demonstrate that they can communicate mathematical ideas effectively by completing a senior capstone project involving an investigative mathematical project and presenting their findings and results in both a written format and as an oral presentation to faculty and other students.