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BS in Mathematics

All baccalaureate degree programs at the University of North Georgia (UNG) have as a requirement the satisfactory completion of at least 60 semester credit hours comprising the six areas of the Core Curriculum. For the BS degree in Mathematics a student must either take MATH 1113 (Precalculus) in Area A and MATH 1450 (Calculus I) in Area D or take MATH 1450 (Calculus I) in Area A and MATH 2460 (Calculus II) in Area D.

Mathematics content requirements listed below. Click to expand.
Area F

MATH 1450 - Calculus I, if not taken in Area A or Area D

MATH 2460 - Calculus II, if not taken in Area D

MATH 2470 - Calculus III

MATH 2800 - Intro to Proof

Carry over hours from Area A and/or Area D (1-2 hours)

One of the following:

One of the following:

Required Mathematics Content

MATH 3000 - Differential Equations

MATH 3600 - Abstract Algebra I

MATH 3650 - Linear Algebra

MATH 4200 - Real Analysis I

MATH 4950 - Senior Project

One of the following:

Mathematics Electives: 12 semester hours of MATH courses at the 3000 level or above. These may not include:

  • MATH 3100
  • MATH 3110
  • MATH 3116
  • MATH 3140
  • MATH 3150

A minor is required. The content area for the minor is chosen by the student without restrictions.

Minors whose content is related to mathematics offer increased efficiency. The Department of Mathematics statistics minor is very compatible with the mathematics major, with the calculus requirements in Area F counting for both major and minor. Additionally, a minor in Computer Science requires CSCI 1301 which mathematics majors will already have taken in Area F.

Students should consult an advisor in the content area of their minor before beginning the coursework.

Other Requirements

Minor - complete any UNG minor. Statistics and Computer Science minors have particular synergy.

Senior Exam

Senior Questionnaire

Regent's Test

US & Georgia History

US & Georgia Constitution

Basic PE requirement

Grades of C or better in all MATH courses

Degree Map

A degree map is provided below for a mathematics major who takes a statistics minor. Mathematics majors in their first two years should focus on completing the core curriculum, efficiently working through the Key Prerequisites for mathematics content (MATH 2460 and MATH 2800) and beginning 3000-level mathematics content courses. The degree map is a suggestion only. Please discuss your plan of study with your advisor to make sure that you meet all requirements.

Please note that a minor is required, but the content for the minor is left to the student's choice from current UNG minors. You should speak with an advisor in the content area of your chosen minor (at the latest) during your second year so that you can complete the prerequisites and coursework for that minor.

Click below for a year by year suggested course of study.
Year 1

Mathematics majors should complete Calculus II (MATH 2460) during the first year because it is a Key Prerequisite. If Calc II has not been completed by spring semester of the first year, mathematics majors should consider taking it in the summer before the second year begins.

Fall Semester - 14 hours

MATH 1450 Calculus I, 4 hours

ENGL 1101 English Composition I, 3 hours

HIST 1112 World Civilization II, 3 hours

Science 1 (3 hours) and Lab (1 hour)

Spring Semester - 15 hours

MATH 2460 Calculus II, 4 hours

ENGL 1102 English Composition II, 3 hours

Foreign Language (4 hours)

Science 2 (3 hours) and Lab (1 hour)

Why this student is on track

Area A of the core is complete (MATH 1450, ENGL 1101 and 1102) as are Area B (HIST 1112 and Foreign Language) and Area D (MATH 2460 and PHYS 1111(L) and 1112(L)). A lab science sequence is required in Area D.

Year 2

Mathematics majors should complete Intro to Proofs (MATH 2800) by end of the second year because it is a Key Prerequisite. If Proofs has not been completed by spring semester of the second year, mathematics majors should ensure that it is completed no later than fall semester of the third year. Otherwise, graduation may be delayed.

Fall Semester - 16 hours

MATH 2470 Calculus III, 4 hours

MATH 3350 Probability and Statistics, Stats Minor course 1, 3 hours

ENGL 21xx Literature elective, Area C, 3 hours

Fine Arts or Philosophy elective, Area C, 3 hours

Elective 1 (3 hours)

Spring Semester - 16 hours

MATH 2800 Intro to Proofs, 3 hours

MATH 3000 Differential Equations, 3 hours)

CSCI 1301 Programming, 4 hours

Area E Behavioral Science elective, 3 hours

MATH 3370 Applied Multivariate Statistics, Stats Minor course 2, hours

Why this student is on track

Areas A through D of the core curriculum are complete. Key Prerequisites of MATH 2460 and 2800 enable student a wide choice of mathematics courses to choose from at the 3000- and 4000-level. Area F is nearly complete, and two required 3000-level courses are complete.

Year 3

By the end of Year, students should have completed the entire core curriculum, have at least of half their minor courses complete and several of their 3000- and 4000-level mathematics content complete.

Fall Semester - 15 hours

MATH 2400 Intro to Statistics, 3 hours

MATH 3600 Abstract Algebra I, 3 hours

MATH 3650 Linear Algebra, 3 hours

MATH 4180 Complex Variables, 3 hours

Global Issues, Area E US History/Gov't Elective, 3 hours

Elective (3 hours)

Spring Semester - 12 hours

MATH 3360 Stochastic Processes, Stats Minor Course 3, 3 hours

MATH 3xxx Math Content Elective 1 of 4, 3 hours

Global Issues, Area E social science elective, 3 hours

Elective (3 hours)

Why this student is on track

The core curriculum is complete including all Area F courses. Only one course for minor remains and the majority of the 3000- and 4000-level mathematics content has been completed.

Year 4

In Year 4, the student must complete all required courses for the major and minor, and take enough electives to earn 120 semester hours of credit at UNG.

Fall Semester - 12 hours

MATH 4200 Real Analysis, 3 hours

MATH 3xxx Math content elective 2 of 4, 3 hours

MATH 3xxx Math content elective 3 of 4, 3 hours

Elective (3 hours)

Spring Semester - 13 hours

MATH 3370 (Applied Multivariate Statistics, Stats Minor course 3, 3 hours)

MATH 4950 (Senior Research Project, 1 hour)

MATH 3xxx (Math content elective 4 of 4, 3 hours)

Elective (3 hours)

Elective (3 hours)

Why this student is on track

The core curriculum is complete. The major and minor have been completed, and six additional elective courses bring the total number of semester hours to 120. Note that with seven elective courses, students have the opportunity to complete a second minor.

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