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2014-2015 General Catalog 
    
2014-2015 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics, B.S.


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Areas of Concentration


Consult “Degree Requirements of the College ” in this section of the catalog for specific instructions regarding electives and the general education literature and social sciences requirements.

Actuarial Science


CRITICAL REQUIREMENTS

SEMESTER 1: “C” or better in ENGL 1001 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.
SEMESTER 2: “C” or better in MATH 1550 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.
SEMESTER 3: “C” or better in MATH 1552 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA; Admission to the College.
SEMESTER 4: “C” or better in MATH 2057 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.
SEMESTER 5: “C” or better in MATH 2085 , MATH 2020 /MATH 2025 /MATH 2030 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.

Semester 1


Total Semester Hours: 15-16

Semester 2


  • CRITICAL: “C” or better in MATH 1550 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.

  •  

  • MATH 1552 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II (4)
  • Second Course in Foreign Language Sequence (4)
  • General Education course - Natural Sciences (3)1
  • Natural Sciences Lab (2-1)
  • General Education course - Arts (3)
Total Semester Hours: 16-15

Semester 3


Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 4


Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 5


Total Semester Hours: 15

Total Semester Hours: 15

Total Semester Hours: 14

Total Semester Hours: 15

120 Total Sem. Hrs.


1 - To meet the university’s General Education Natural Sciences requirement and the College of Science’s natural sciences requirement, a mathematics major must take the following:

  1. One two-semester sequence in Biological Sciences: BIOL 1001 , BIOL 1002  or BIOL 1201 , BIOL 1202 
  2. One two-semester sequence in Physical Sciences chosen from the following: ASTR 1101 , ASTR 1102 ; CHEM 1001 , CHEM 1002 ; CHEM 1201 , CHEM 1202 ; GEOL 1001 , GEOL 1003 ; GEOL 1001 , GEOL 2020 ; GEOL 1111 , GEOL 1003 ; GEOL 1111 , GEOL 2020 ; PHYS 1201 , PHYS 1202 ; PHYS 2001 , PHYS 2002 ; PHYS 2110 , PHYS 2112 ; PHYS 2110 , PHYS 2113 .

Students must also take the two-hour lab requirement corresponding with either the Biological Sciences or Physical Sciences sequence.

2 - ECON 2030  applies as three hours toward the university general education social sciences requirement. However, since it is also a concentration course, it must be passed with a grade of “C” of better.

 

Applied/Discrete Mathematics


CRITICAL REQUIREMENTS

SEMESTER 1: “C” or better in ENGL 1001 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.
SEMESTER 2: “C” or better in MATH 1550 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.
SEMESTER 3: “C” or better in MATH 1552 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA; Admission to the College.
SEMESTER 4: “C” or better in MATH 2057 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.
SEMESTER 5: “C” or better in MATH 2085 , MATH 2020 /MATH 2025 /MATH 2030 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.

Semester 1


Total Semester Hours: 15-16

Semester 2


  • CRITICAL: “C” or better in MATH 1550 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.

  •  

  • MATH 1552 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II (4)
  • Second Course in Foreign Language Sequence (4)
  • General Education course - Natural Sciences (3)1
  • Natural Sciences Lab (2-1)
  • General Education course - Arts (3)
Total Semester Hours: 16-15

Semester 3


Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 4


Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 5


  • CRITICAL: “C” or better in MATH 2085 ; MATH 2020 /MATH 2025 /MATH 2030 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.

  •  

  • MATH 4023 Applied Algebra (3)
  • General Education course - Humanities (English/honors 2000-level) (3)
  • General Education course - Social Sciences (2000-level) (3)
  • Area of Concentration Course (3)2
  • Approved Elective (3)
Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 6


Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 7


Total Semester Hours: 15

Total Semester Hours: 13

120 Total Sem. Hrs.


1 - To meet the university’s General Education Natural Sciences requirement and the College of Science’s natural sciences requirement, a mathematics major must take the following:

  1. One two-semester sequence in Biological Sciences: BIOL 1001 , BIOL 1002  or BIOL 1201 , BIOL 1202 
  2. One two-semester sequence in Physical Sciences chosen from the following: ASTR 1101 , ASTR 1102 ; CHEM 1001 , CHEM 1002 ; CHEM 1201 , CHEM 1202 ; GEOL 1001 , GEOL 1003 ; GEOL 1001 , GEOL 2020 ; GEOL 1111 , GEOL 1003 ; GEOL 1111 , GEOL 2020 ; PHYS 1201 , PHYS 1202 ; PHYS 2001 , PHYS 2002 ; PHYS 2110 , PHYS 2112 ; PHYS 2110 , PHYS 2113 .

Students must also take the two-hour lab requirement corresponding with either the Biological Sciences or Physical Sciences sequence.

2 - Select courses from: MATH 3355 , MATH 4024 , MATH 4027 , MATH 4064 , MATH 4065 , MATH 4066 , MATH 4153 , MATH 4181 , MATH 4340 .
 

Computational Mathematics


CRITICAL REQUIREMENTS

SEMESTER 1: “C” or better in ENGL 1001 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.
SEMESTER 2: “C” or better in MATH 1550 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.
SEMESTER 3: “C” or better in MATH 1552 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA; Admission to the College.
SEMESTER 4: “C” or better in MATH 2057 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.
SEMESTER 5: “C” or better in MATH 2085 , MATH 2020 /MATH 2025 /MATH 2030 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.

Semester 1


Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 2


  • CRITICAL:  “C” or better in MATH 1550 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.

  •  

  • MATH 1552 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II (4)
  • Second Course in Foreign Language Sequence (4)
  • General Education course - Natural Sciences (3)1
  • Natural Sciences Lab (1)
  • General Education course - Arts (3)
Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 3


Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 4


Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 5


Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 6


Total Semester Hours: 14

Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 8


Total Semester Hours: 14

120 Total Sem. Hrs.


1 - To meet the university’s General Education Natural Sciences requirement and the College of Science’s natural sciences requirement, a mathematics major must take the following:

  1. One two-semester sequence in Biological Sciences: BIOL 1001 , BIOL 1002  or BIOL 1201 , BIOL 1202 
  2. One two-semester sequence in Physical Sciences chosen from the following: ASTR 1101 , ASTR 1102 ; CHEM 1001 , CHEM 1002 ; CHEM 1201 , CHEM 1202 ; GEOL 1001 , GEOL 1003 ; GEOL 1001 , GEOL 2020 ; GEOL 1111 , GEOL 1003 ; GEOL 1111 , GEOL 2020 ; PHYS 1201 , PHYS 1202 ; PHYS 2001 , PHYS 2002 ; PHYS 2110 , PHYS 2112 ; PHYS 2110 , PHYS 2113 .

Students must also take the two-hour lab requirement corresponding with either the Biological Sciences or Physical Sciences sequence.

2 - Students may choose to take MATH 2090  and waive MATH 2065  as well as the core requirement of MATH 2085 . The two-hour difference will be added to approved electives.

3 - Select from the following: MATH 4340 , MATH 4036 , MATH 3355 , MATH 4058 , CSC 4356  (ME 4573 ), CSC 4357  (ME 4583 ), ME 4823 , EE 3160 , EE 4160 , or upper division courses in engineering and science that have a strong computational component with the approval of the mathematics department.
 

Mathematics


CRITICAL REQUIREMENTS

SEMESTER 1: “C” or better in ENGL 1001 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.
SEMESTER 2: “C” or better in MATH 1550 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.
SEMESTER 3: “C” or better in MATH 1552 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA; Admission to the College.
SEMESTER 4: “C” or better in MATH 2057 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.
SEMESTER 5: “C” or better in MATH 2085 , MATH 2020 /MATH 2025 /MATH 2030 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.

Semester 1


Total Semester Hours: 15-16

Semester 2


  • CRITICAL: “C” or better in MATH 1550 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.

  •  

  • MATH 1552 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II (4)
  • Second Course in Foreign Language Sequence (4)
  • General Education course - Natural Sciences (3)1
  • Natural Sciences Lab (2-1)
  • General Education course - Arts (3)
Total Semester Hours: 16-15

Semester 3


Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 4


Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 5


Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 6


Total Semester Hours: 15

Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 8


  • Approved Electives (13)
Total Semester Hours: 13

120 Total Sem. Hrs.


1 - To meet the university’s General Education Natural Sciences requirement and the College of Science’s natural sciences requirement, a mathematics major must take the following:

  1. One two-semester sequence in Biological Sciences: BIOL 1001 , BIOL 1002  or BIOL 1201 , BIOL 1202 
  2. One two-semester sequence in Physical Sciences chosen from the following: ASTR 1101 , ASTR 1102 ; CHEM 1001 , CHEM 1002 ; CHEM 1201 , CHEM 1202 ; GEOL 1001 , GEOL 1003 ; GEOL 1001 , GEOL 2020 ; GEOL 1111 , GEOL 1003 ; GEOL 1111 , GEOL 2020 ; PHYS 1201 , PHYS 1202 ; PHYS 2001 , PHYS 2002 ; PHYS 2110 , PHYS 2112 ; PHYS 2110 , PHYS 2113 .

Students must also take the two-hour lab requirement corresponding with either the Biological Sciences or Physical Sciences sequence.

2 - Select from: MATH 3355 , MATH 4027 , MATH 4032 , MATH 4035 , MATH 4036 , MATH 4039 , MATH 4064 , MATH 4153 , MATH 4065 , MATH 4158 , MATH 4171 , MATH 4172 , MATH 4181 , MATH 4201 , MATH 4325 , MATH 4340 , MATH 4345 , MATH 4700 , MATH 4997 , MATH 4999 .

NOTE: At most six credit hours of the 21 hours in the concentration may be from MATH 4020 , MATH 4997  or MATH 4999 .
 

Mathematical Statistics


CRITICAL REQUIREMENTS

SEMESTER 1: “C” or better in ENGL 1001 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.
SEMESTER 2: “C” or better in MATH 1550 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.
SEMESTER 3: “C” or better in MATH 1552 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA; Admission to the College.
SEMESTER 4: “C” or better in MATH 2057 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.
SEMESTER 5: “C” or better in MATH 2085 , MATH 2020 /MATH 2025 /MATH 2030 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.

Semester 1


Total Semester Hours: 15-16

Semester 2


  • CRITICAL: “C” or better in MATH 1550 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.

  •  

  • MATH 1552 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II (4)
  • Second Course in Foreign Language Sequence (4)
  • General Education course - Natural Sciences (3)1
  • Natural Sciences Lab (2-1)
  • General Education course - Arts (3)
Total Semester Hours: 16-15

Semester 3


Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 4


Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 5


Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 6


Total Semester Hours: 15

Total Semester Hours: 12

Total Semester Hours: 16

120 Total Sem. Hrs.


1 - To meet the university’s General Education Natural Sciences requirement and the College of Science’s natural sciences requirement, a mathematics major must take the following:

  1. One two-semester sequence in Biological Sciences: BIOL 1001 , BIOL 1002  or BIOL 1201 , BIOL 1202 
  2. One two-semester sequence in Physical Sciences chosen from the following: ASTR 1101 , ASTR 1102 ; CHEM 1001 , CHEM 1002 ; CHEM 1201 , CHEM 1202 ; GEOL 1001 , GEOL 1003 ; GEOL 1001 , GEOL 2020 ; GEOL 1111 , GEOL 1003 ; GEOL 1111 , GEOL 2020 ; PHYS 1201 , PHYS 1202 ; PHYS 2001 , PHYS 2002 ; PHYS 2110 , PHYS 2112 ; PHYS 2110 , PHYS 2113 .

Students must also take the two-hour lab requirement corresponding with either the Biological Sciences or Physical Sciences sequence.

Secondary Education - Mathematics


CRITICAL REQUIREMENTS

SEMESTER 1: “C” or better in ENGL 1001 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.
SEMESTER 2: “C” or better in MATH 1550 ; 2.5 Cumulative and LSU GPA; 2.0 Semester GPA.
SEMESTER 3: “C” or better in MATH 1552 ; 2.5 Cumulative and LSU GPA; 2.0 Semester GPA; Admission to the College.
SEMESTER 4: “C” or better in MATH 2057 ; 2.5 Cumulative and LSU GPA; 2.0 Semester GPA.
SEMESTER 5: “C” or better in MATH 2085 , MATH 2020 /MATH 2025 /MATH 2030 ; 2.5 Cumulative and LSU GPA; 2.0 Semester GPA.

This concentration is part of the Geaux Teach–Math and Sciences Program. Students will obtain a degree in mathematics and, upon completing this concentration and meeting any additional requirements of the Louisiana Department of Education, will be eligible for certification in the state of Louisiana as teachers in grades 6-12.

Semester 1


Total Semester Hours: 16-17

Semester 2


Total Semester Hours: 14-13

Semester 3


Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 4


Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 5


Total Semester Hours: 16

Total Semester Hours: 16-15

Total Semester Hours: 15-16

Total Semester Hours: 12

120 Total Sem. Hrs.


1 - To meet the university’s General Education Natural Sciences requirement and the College of Science’s natural sciences requirement, a mathematics major must take the following:

  1. One two-semester sequence in Biological Sciences: BIOL 1001 , BIOL 1002  or BIOL 1201 , BIOL 1202 
  2. One two-semester sequence in Physical Sciences chosen from the following: ASTR 1101 , ASTR 1102 ; CHEM 1001 , CHEM 1002 ; CHEM 1201 , CHEM 1202 ; GEOL 1001 , GEOL 1003 ; GEOL 1001 , GEOL 2020 ; GEOL 1111 , GEOL 1003 ; GEOL 1111 , GEOL 2020 ; PHYS 1201 , PHYS 1202 ; PHYS 2001 , PHYS 2002 ; PHYS 2110 , PHYS 2112 ; PHYS 2110 , PHYS 2113 .

Students must also take the two-hour lab requirement corresponding with either the Biological Sciences or Physical Sciences sequence.

2 - Select three hours from the following: MATH 4024 , MATH 4027 , MATH 4032 , MATH 4036 , MATH 4039 , MATH 4056 , MATH 4065 , MATH 4153 , MATH 4158 , MATH 4171 , MATH 4172 , MATH 4201 , MATH 4325 , MATH 4340 , MATH 4345 , MATH 4700 , MATH 4999 

NOTEEDCI 2500  will count as one of the General Education Social Sciences courses. Students should plan their course work so that the last semester of the senior year can accommodate the 12 hours that are required to be taken concurrently (EDCI 4006  and EDCI 3136 ).
 

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