Department of Mathematics

Main Departmental Office
General Academic Building, 418
P.O. Box 305118
Denton, TX 76203-5118
(940) 565-2155
Fax: (940) 565-4805

Web site: www.math.unt.edu

John E. Allen, Chair

Faculty

Professors Bilyeu, Brand, Castro, Kallman, Kung, Lewis, Mauldin, Neuberger. Associate Professors Allen, Anghel, Bator, Brozovic, DeLatte, Douglass, Hagan, Iaia, Jackson, Monticino, Urbanski, Warchall, Zamboni. Assistant Professors Brittenham, Conley, Liu, Maher, 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 necessary environment for addressing and solving crucial problems related to maintaining, improving and protecting the world. It also seeks to promulgate mathematics as a discipline in its own right, pursuing self-generated goals, and seeks to exhibit it as one model of ideal human knowledge that enables 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

All students enrolling for their first UNT mathematics course are required to take a placement examination and obtain a course approval form from the mathematics department. Consult the Schedule of Classes for details. Students who are required to take mathematics must enroll for the appropriate mathematics class during their first year at UNT.

Programs of Study

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

Bachelor of Arts

Degree Requirements

A minimum of 128 hours is required, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree as specified in the College of Arts and Sciences section of this catalog.

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.

BA with a Major in Mathematics (.pdf)

BA with a Major in Mathematics (HTML)

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

Degree Requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics must meet the following requirements.

1. Hours Required for the Degree: Completion of a minimum of 130 total semester hours; 42 must be advanced.

2. General University Requirements: See "General Degree Requirements" in the Academics section of this catalog.

3. College of Arts and Sciences Core Curriculum: Minimum 61 hours (includes requirements of University Core Curriculum). See "Arts and Sciences Core Curriculum" in the College of Arts and Sciences section of this catalog for specific core requirements and list of approved courses.

4. 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 3200.

5. 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.

6. Electives: See four-year plan.

7. Other Course Requirements: The laboratory science requirement must be met with the following: BIOL 1710/1730 and 1720/1740, and either PHYS 1710/1730 and 2220/2240, or CHEM 1410/1430 and 1420/1440.

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

See the chair of the mathematics department or the undergraduate adviser for a degree plan during the first year of study at UNT.

In order to teach mathematics at the secondary level, students are required to obtain a bachelors degree in mathematics. In addition, 21 hours in the College of Education (including student teaching) are required.

Students taking mathematics courses at the 2000-level or above are expected to be competent in computer programming, using languages such as BASIC, C, Fortran, or PASCAL. This competency can be obtained through completion of CSCI 1110.

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 mathematics department.

DRED (Traffic Safety) courses may not be used to satisfy any portion of a degree in the College of Arts and Sciences.

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.

BS in Mathematics (.pdf)

BS in Mathematics (HTML)

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 complete the requirements of the state of Texas for teacher certification as listed by the Department of Teacher Education and Administration in the College of Education section. Students should consult the chair of the mathematics department for assistance in planning their program of study.

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

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