Department of Mathematics

Main Departmental Office

General Academic Building, 418

P.O. Box 311430

Denton, TX 76203-1430

(940) 565-2155

Fax: (940) 565-4805

Neal Brand, Chair

Faculty

Professors Bilyeu, Brand, Jackson, Kallman, Kung, Lewis, Mauldin, Neuberger, Urbanski, Warchall. Associate Professors Allen, Anghel, Bator, Brozovic, DeLatte, Douglass, Hagan, Iaia, Monticino, Zamboni. Assistant Professors Brittenham, Cherry, Clark, Conley, Liu, Michler, Quintanilla, Viens.

Introduction

The department offers programs of study leading to the BA, BS, MA, MS and PhD degrees with a major in mathematics. 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 match 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.

Required Placement and Testing

The Department of Mathematics enforces prerequisites for MATH 1100, 1190, 1400, 1650, 1680 and 2090. 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 had no mathematics courses at UNT must obtain a UNT mathematics department permit form before registering for a mathematics course.

Students who have not successfully completed either MATH 1010 from UNT or a transfer course at the level of college algebra or above will be asked to take a placement exam.

Students who have successfully completed a course at the level of college algebra or above 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.

Prerequisites

MATH 1100: MATH 1010 with a passing grade, or a UNT mathematics department permit form. A passing TASP mathematics score does not substitute for the MATH 1010 prerequisite.

MATH 1190, 1400, 1650, 1680, 2090: MATH 1100 or equivalent with a passing grade, or a UNT mathematics department permit form. MATH 2090 does not satisfy the College of Arts and Sciences Core requirement.

Permit Forms

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

Programs of Study

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

Bachelor of Arts

Degree Requirements

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 220/2240 or CHEM 1410/1430 and 1420/1440.

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 chair of the Department of Mathematics.

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

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

6. Electives: See four-year plan.

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

Degree Requirements

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.

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 chair 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 at least a 2.0 grade point average on all mathematics courses above 3150.

6. Electives: See four-year plan.

See the chair of the mathematics department or 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, or PASCAL. This competency can be obtained through completion of CSCI 1110.

Minor in Mathematics

Students planning to minor in mathematics should consult the chair of the mathematics department. 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 3130, 3140, and 3150 may not be included in the minor, except for elementary education majors.

Teacher Certification

Students who expect to teach mathematics in secondary schools must earn a major and degree in their academic discipline and complete required courses in secondary education. Students must apply for the teacher education program in the College of Education in Matthews Hall 105, and meet all course, GPA and state requirements for certification.

Option 1 Single Teaching Field in Mathematics (40 hours BA or BS degree)

BA Teaching Field required courses: MATH 1710, 1720, 2510, 2520, 2700, 2730, 3350, 3510, 4060, 4520 and 4610, plus 6 hours above 3150.

BS Teaching Field required courses: MATH 1710, 1720, 2510, 2520, 2700, 2730, 3350, 3410, 3510, 4060, 4500, 4520 and 4610.

Option 2 First Teaching Field in Mathematics (34-40 hours)

BA Teaching Field required courses as listed currently: MATH 1710, 1720, 2510, 2520, 2700, 2730, 3350, 3510, 4060, 4520 and 4610.

BS Teaching Field required courses as listed currently: MATH 1710, 1720, 2510, 2520, 2700, 2730, 3350, 3410, 3510, 4060, 4500, 4520 and 4610.

Option 2 Second Teaching Field in Mathematics (34 hours)

Teaching Field required courses as listed currently: MATH 1710, 1720, 2510, 2520, 2700, 2730, 3350, 3510, 4060 and 4610, plus 3 hours above 3150.

Graduate Degrees

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

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

The department administers two scholarship funds: the E.H. Hanson Scholarship and the Mildred Masters McCarty Scholarship. Jobs as tutors and graders also are available for mathematics majors. Contact the mathematics department office for information and application forms.

Courses of Instruction

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

Course and Subject Guide

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.

Major in Mathematics

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their adviser each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment. Students are responsible for meeting all course prerequisites. *See the University Core requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options. ** See Arts and Sciences Core requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options.

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BS in Mathematics

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their adviser each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment. Students are responsible for meeting all course prerequisites. *See the University Core requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options. ** See Arts and Sciences Core requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options.

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