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# Mathematics

We are pleased you decided to visit us, and hope you might come in person sometime soon. Our department is friendly and attentive to students' needs, and it is easy to get acquainted with other students, staff, and faculty.

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**Mathematics Department**

316 Kingston Hall

Cheney, WA 99004

## BS Mathematics

The program leading to the BS in Mathematics is especially strong, and is unique within the region. The department strives to promote excellence; it fields teams for the Putnam competition and prepares students for actuarial exams. It also sponsors a chapter of the mathematical honor society, Pi Mu Epsilon. Recent graduates are successfully pursuing careers in industry or doctoral work at top-level universities.

View detailed information on the Course Catalog

## What will I study?

**Required Courses (55 credits)**

MATH 161 Calculus I (5)

MATH 162 Calculus II (5)

MATH 163 Calculus III (5)

MATH 225 Foundations of Mathematics (5)

MATH 231 Linear Algebra (5)

MATH 241 Calculus IV (5)

MATH 347 Introductory Differential Equations (4)

& MATH 307 and Mathematical Computing Laboratory III (1)

MATH 385 Probability and Statistical Inference I (5)

MATH 432 Rings and Polynomials (5)

MATH 460 Continuous Functions (5)

MATH 491 Senior Thesis (5)

**Required Electives (35 credits)Choose from the following: A maximum of 20 credits of elective may be counted from outside the Math Department. Some of these courses may require completion of additional prerequisites.** CHEM 421 Physical Chemistry (4)

CHEM 422 Physical Chemistry (3)

CHEM 423 Physical Chemistry (3)

CSCD 210 Programming Principles I (5)

CSCD 211 Programming Principles II (5)

CSCD 300 Data Structures (5)

CSCD 305 C++ Programming (4)

CSCD 320 Algorithms (5)

CSCD 340 Operating Systems (5)

CSCD 420 Automata (4)

CSCD 480 Intelligent Systems (4)

CSCD 501 Advanced Algorithms (5)

ECON 304 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (5)

ECON 305 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (5)

ECON 337 Econometrics (5)

ECON 430 Mathematical Economics (5)

EENG 320 Signals and Systems I (5)

EENG 321 Signals and Systems II (5)

EENG 420 Digital Signal Processing (5)

EENG 440 Digital Communication Systems (5)

EENG 470 Control Systems (5)

EENG 471 Digital Control Systems (5)

MATH 331 Discrete Mathematics Applications (5)

MATH 332 Number Theory (5)

MATH 430 Advanced Linear Algebra (5)

MATH 431 Applied Group Theory (5)

MATH 433 Galois Theory (5)

MATH 444 Numerical Linear Algebra (5)

MATH 445 Numerical Analysis (5)

MATH 447 Differential Equations (5)

MATH 448 Partial Differential Equations (5)

MATH 461 Advanced Calculus I (5)

MATH 462 Advanced Calculus II (5)

MATH 470 Foundations of Geometry (5)

MATH 481 Complex Analysis (5)

MATH 485 Probability and Statistical Inference II (5)

MATH 486 Probability and Statistical Inference III (5)

MENG 492 Finite Element Analysis (5)

PHYS 361 Classical Mechanics I (4)

PHYS 362 Classical Mechanics II (4)

PHYS 363 Special Relativity (4)

PHYS 371 Quantum Physics I: Introduction (4)

PHYS 401 Electromagnetism I (4)

PHYS 402 Electromagnetism II (4)

PHYS 403 Electromagnetism III (4)

**TOTAL CREDITS FOR MATHEMATICS, BACHELOR of SCIENCE (90 credits)**

## Emphases / Concentrations:

- Demonstrate the ability to create and understand mathematical arguments and proofs.
- Demonstrate the ability to communicate mathematical concepts both technically and non-technically.
- Demonstrate the ability to use numerical and symbolic mathematical teachnology/software.
- Demonstrate knowledge of mathematical applications in industry and the sciences.