Mathematics and Statistics Bachelor of Science
For information, contact the Department of Mathematics, 123 Bachelor Hall, 5135295818, or the Department of Statistics, 311 Upham Hall, 5135297828.
Two degrees are offered: Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science. For the Bachelor of Science, choose one of two majors: mathematics or mathematics and statistics. The A.B. requires all sections of the College of Arts and Science Requirement (CAS), while the B.S. has only the language requirement. Each program has the related hours requirement. All MTH and STA courses applied to your program, and all courses in the 12hour section of the related hours, should be taken for grades, not credit/nocredit. In the MTH and STA courses, your GPA must be at least 2.00. Service courses do not figure into your GPA unless explicitly approved by the department.
Each degree requires the following introductory courses:
Code  Title  Credit Hours 

MTH 252  Calculus III  4 
or MTH 252H  Honors Calculus III  
MTH 222  Introduction to Linear Algebra  23 
or MTH 222T  Introduction to Linear Algebra (Honors)  
Total Credit Hours  67 
Program Requirements
The program requires at least 31 semester hours of MTH and STA courses at 300 level or above with at least 22 hours from MTH and STA courses at the 400 level. At least 12 of the hours at the 400 level must be earned at Miami (not for credit/no credit).
Code  Title  Credit Hours 

Mathematics Courses  
MTH 331  Proof: Introduction to Higher Mathematics  3 
MTH 347  Differential Equations  3 
MTH 421/MTH 521  Introduction to Abstract Algebra  4 
MTH 441/MTH 541  Real Analysis  3 
or MTH 451/MTH 551  Introduction to Complex Variables  
Select at least one of the following:  3  
Optimization  
Mathematical Modeling Seminar (MPC)  
Combinatorial Designs and Coding Theory  
Game Theory and Related Topics  
Theory and Applications of Graphs  
Combinatorics  
Topics in Mathematical Finance  
Numerical Analysis  
Introduction to Applied Nonlinear Dynamics  
Statistics Courses  
STA 301  Applied Statistics  3 
STA 401/STA 501  Probability  3 
STA 463/STA 563  Regression Analysis  4 
STA 462/STA 562  Inferential Statistics  3 
or STA 466/STA 566  Experimental Design Methods  
Electives  24  
Select enough hours to complete the 31 required hours from the lists above or of the following: ^{1}  
Topics In Geometry  
Foundations of Geometry  
Topics in Algebra  
Linear Algebra and Fields  
Number Theory (MPC)  
Topics in Analysis  
Great Theorems of Mathematics (MPC)  
Introduction to Mathematical Logic  
Introduction to Set Theory  
Introduction to Topology  
Statistical Programming  
Introduction to Bayesian Statistics  
Statistical Learning  
Data Analysis Practicum (MPC)  
Analysis of Forecasting Systems  
Total Credit Hours  3133 
^{1}  At most, two of the 31 hours may be from 430 or independent studies. 
Important Note: Students with previous credit for STA 261 may not take STA 301 and must take additional hours from the electives list to complete the 31 required hours. For students with such credit, STA 363 is a good first statistics course.
Related Hours
A program of related courses is intended to provide the student with opportunities to see and do mathematics or statistics in the context of other disciplines and, perhaps, enhance the student's employment prospects. The departmental requirement is for a program of at least 15 hours. Please note that all related area courses must be taken for a grade, not as credit/no credit. Each program includes two parts, as follows:
Part I: Computer Programming Requirement: Every major is required to demonstrate computer programming proficiency by passing one approved programming course. Approved courses include:
Code  Title  Credit Hours 

CSE 153  Introduction to C/C++ Programming ^{1}  3 
CSE 163  Introduction to Computer Concepts and Programming ^{1}  3 
CSE 174  Fundamentals of Programming and Problem Solving ^{1}  3 
STA 402/STA 502  Statistical Programming ^{2}  3 
MTH 408/MTH 508  Mathematical Problem Solving with Technology ^{3}  3 
PHY 286  Introduction to Computational Physics ^{4}  3 
^{1}  Any CSE course with one of CSE 153, 163, 174 as a prerequisite can be used to satisfy the programming requirement. 
^{2}  STA 402 cannot be used to satisfy any other Mathematics or Mathematics and Statistics degree requirement if it is used toward the programming requirement. 
^{3}  MTH 408 can only be used toward the programming requirement by students who have been admitted to an AYA teacher licensure cohort. 
^{4}  PHY 286 can only be used toward the programming requirement by students who are also majoring in Physics. 
Part II: Related Area Requirement: Every major must include in their program a cluster of courses in one area of study which mathematics or statistics is used. Minimally (but see Related Area Reduction below), the area is to consist of at least 12 credit hours, with at least 6 advanced hours. Advanced hours include all courses numbered 200 level or above in CHM, CSE, PHY, and all courses numbered 300 level or above in ACC, ECO, ECE, STA. Preapproved related areas are listed below. If your interests are not accommodated by the preapproved areas listed below, you may elect to design your own program of related courses. Such programs must be approved by the Chief Departmental Adviser in advance of applying for graduation. Preapproved related areas include:

Actuarial Science: ECO 201, ECO 202, ACC 221, ACC 222, FIN 301 (Students interested in an actuarial career are urged to complete the Minor in Actuarial Science, which will also satisfy this Related Area Requirement.)

Teacher Education: The secondary licensure program in The College of Education, Health, and Society (This option is available only for Integrated Mathematics Education Majors).

Accounting (ACC)

Chemistry (CHM)

Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSE)

Economics (ECO)

Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)

Physics (PHY)

Statistics (STA)
Unless using the Actuarial Science or Teacher Education option, all related area hours must come from the same department. Students majoring in Mathematics (Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science) may use statistics as their related area. There is no restriction on the statistics courses that can count (service courses are OK), but courses applied to the related area cannot also be counted towards the requirements of the major. On the other hand, students majoring in Mathematics and Statistics (Bachelor of Science) cannot use statistics as their related area. Students may simultaneously use any related area courses towards the university Thematic Sequence requirement, or toward a minor or second major. But, related area courses cannot be used towards the requirements of a Mathematics or Mathematics and Statistics major.
Related Area Reduction: Some students may want to have the flexibility to include in their program an additional course in mathematics or statistics. To that end, the cluster of related courses required can be reduced by up to 3 hours (of the 6 advanced hours) by taking the same number of hours in a MTH or STA course, numbered 400 or higher and listed among the possible courses to fulfill requirements of your chosen degree. This decision must be made in consultation with your adviser or one of the CDAs.
Teacher Licensure
Students who wish to combine teacher licensure with a major in the Department of Mathematics should apply for admission to a licensure cohort as outlined in the College of Education, Health and Society chapter. For information, contact the Office of Student Services in the College of Education, Health and Society, 202 McGuffey Hall, 5135296418.
To earn an A.B. degree in addition to teacher licensure, you must complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree as stated earlier, while also satisfying your professional education course requirements. As a consequence, the following courses (not all of which apply toward the A.B.) are automatically required to be in your academic program:
These courses must include:
Code  Title  Credit Hours 

MTH 331  Proof: Introduction to Higher Mathematics  3 
MTH 408/MTH 508  Mathematical Problem Solving with Technology  3 
MTH 409/MTH 509  Secondary Mathematics from an Advanced Perspective  3 
MTH 411/MTH 511  Foundations of Geometry  3 
MTH 421/MTH 521  Introduction to Abstract Algebra  4 
MTH 482  Great Theorems of Mathematics  3 
STA 301  Applied Statistics  3 
STA 401/STA 501  Probability  3 
One additional course is required for completion of the A.B. degree. See the A.B. requirements for details about the selection of this course.
To earn a B.S. degree in addition to teacher licensure, you must complete the requirements for the B.S. in Mathematics or the B.S. in Mathematics and Statistics. Each of these programs requires four or five additional courses. See the B.S. requirements for details about the selection of these courses.