College of Sciences and Mathematics

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STEWART W. SCHNELLER, Dean

LAWRENCE C. WIT, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

JOHN D. WEETE, Associate Dean for Research

WILLIAM J. DORGAN, Assistant Dean for Pre-Health Professions

THE COLLEGE OF SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS provides programs in the physical sciences, life sciences and mathematics at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The College also offers scientific and mathematical service courses for students enrolled in all of the other colleges and schools. The College includes the following departments: Botany and Microbiology; Chemistry, Discrete and Statistical Sciences; Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Zoology and Wildlife Science. The Arboretum, Leach Science Center, and Plant Molecular Genetics Laboratory are also included in the College of Sciences and Mathematics.

Undergraduate Degrees

1. Four-year bachelor's degree programs are offered in two areas:

a. Departmental curricula are available in botany, chemistry, biochemistry, geology, laboratory and medical technology, microbiology, molecular biology, marine biology, mathematics, applied mathematics, applied discrete mathematics, physics, wildlife science and zoology.

b. Pre-professional curricula are offered in pre-dentistry, pre-medicine, pre-optometry, pre-physical therapy, pre-pharmacy and pre-veterinary medicine.

Embodied in these curricula are the requirements of the University Core Curriculum.

2. Admission - The academic requirements and demands on majors in sciences and mathematics necessitate a high school preparation of high intellectual quality. The following is recommended as minimum preparation: English, four units; mathematics (including algebra, geometry, trigonometry and pre-calculus), four units; chemistry, one unit; biology, one unit; history, literature, social science, two or three units. Both physics and foreign language are highly recommended.

Transfers from other institutions must apply through the Admissions Office. The College of Sciences and Mathematics allows credit for courses completed with grades of C or better provided the courses contain equivalent content to Auburn courses or can be logically substituted for Auburn courses. Junior college credit is disallowed for courses taught at Auburn at the 0300-level or higher.

Many COSAM curricula require students to begin with MATH 0161. Students not prepared for MATH 0161 must first take MATH 0160. See adviser for details.

Transfers from on-campus may declare a major in the College of Sciences and Mathematics if they: (1) have a cumulative Auburn GPA of at least 2.0 (on all work attempted) and (2) have completed at least 10 hours of Auburn University course work in the desired major with at least a 2.0 GPA in all such courses. Courses in the major are those carrying the appropriate prefix(es) of the intended curriculum. Students not meeting these standards may enroll in the General Sciences and Mathematics (GSM) curriculum if they have not reached senior standing (144 hours). Students in the GSM curriculum may declare a Sciences and Mathematics major after satisfying the above requirements. A student who enters the GSM curriculum because he or she is not qualified to declare a major can remain in GSM for a maximum of four quarters or until senior standing is reached. After this, if the student is still not qualified to declare a major, he or she will be disenrolled from the College of Sciences and Mathematics.

Graduate Degrees

Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees are offered in the College of Sciences and Mathematics. Degree programs are described in this Bulletin.

Dual Degree Program in Engineering

This program provides for enrollment in a curriculum of the College of Sciences and Mathematics for approximately three academic years and in the College of Engineering for approximately two academic years.

The student must complete the basic requirements of the University Core Curriculum and the requirements for a major within a department in the College of Sciences and Mathematics. The student is not required to take the usual number of hours of electives. Thus, he/she may transfer to the College of Engineering after the end of the junior year. Following completion of the academic requirements for one of the 11 baccalaureate degrees in the College of Engineering, two degrees will be awarded: a Bachelor of Science degree in the Sciences and Mathematics major, and a bachelor's degree in the designated engineering field.

Curriculum in Materials Engineering

An interdisciplinary curriculum in materials engineering is administered by the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering. It is conducted cooperatively by academic departments of the College of Engineering and the College of Sciences and Mathematics through a faculty Materials Engineering Curriculum Committee.

Curriculum in Geological Engineering

An interdisciplinary curriculum in geological engineering is administered by the Department of Civil Engineering in the College of Engineering. It is conducted cooperatively by the Department of Civil Engineering and the Department of Geology in the College of Sciences and Mathematics.

Minors

Botany - A minor curriculum in botany will provide students in related course disciplines with an incentive to broaden their knowledge base in plant biology and enhance career opportunities in molecular biology or environmental studies. The minor will consist of a minimum of 25 credit hours from the following list (to include three hours of BYMB 0460 as the terminal course: BYMB 0306, 0405, 0460, 0506, 0513, 0514, 0515, 0550.

Statistics - 25 credit hours. Required courses for the minor are: ADMH 560, 561 and 562. Elective courses allowed for the minor: ADMH 501, 511, 591, INSY 433, 456, 533, 536, 538 and MNGT 474. Other undergraduate courses may be substituted with the permission of the head of the Department of Discrete and Statistical Sciences.

Teacher Education

Students with majors in mathematics or the sciences who wish also to prepare for certification as teachers in secondary schools may pursue the dual objective of completing the requirements for the B.S. degree in their major and the requirements of the Teacher Education Program.

Students who choose the dual objective program should declare this intent to their departmental advisors by the end of their sophomore year. Students pursuing the dual objective plan will be assigned an adviser in the College of Education who will advise them on matters involving requirements for completing the Teacher Education Program. See detailed discussion of admission and retention procedures for teacher education elsewhere in this Bulletin.

Cooperative Education Programs

Cooperative Education Programs give students an opportunity to integrate their academic training with relevant work experience. Students alternate between school and a work assignment provided through the Director of the Cooperative Education Program.

Advisory Services for Students

Before a major is declared, the dean's office provides counseling services to the student. After a major is declared, the head of the department (or their designee) in which the student majors becomes the student's adviser and is charged with providing academic counsel for the student.

The University Honors College

This program offers individual learning opportunities, the possibility of accelerated entry into a master's program, and participation in honors courses to entering freshmen with extraordinarily high academic aptitude.

Web Page

Further information about the College of Sciences and Mathematics can be found at:

http://www.auburn.edu/academic/science-math/COSAM/docs/

 

The General Sciences and Mathematics Curriculum (GSM)

This curriculum is primarily for freshmen who have not decided on a specific major field of study and for transfer students having deficiencies which preclude their acceptance in a degree program. Freshmen entering this curriculum must declare a major by the end of their fourth quarter. Transfer students must complete a specific approved program to clear their admission to a major field of study.

The General Curriculum (GSM)

FRESHMAN YEAR

First Quarter 

Second Quarter 

Third Quarter 
 ENGL 0110 Eng. Comp. (5)  Foreign Language * (5)  ENGL 0112 Eng. Comp. (5)
 Science Requisite** (4-5)   Science Requisite** (4-5)   Science Requisite** (4-5)
 MATH 0161 An Geom. & Calc. (5)  MATH 0162 An Geom. & Calc. (5)  MATH 0163 An Geom. & Calc. (5)
 UNIV 0101 Soc. & Culture (3)  UNIV 0102 Polit Econ. (3)  UNIV 0103 Indiv. in Soc. (3)
 ROTC or Elective (1)  ROTC or Elective (1)  ROTC or Elective (1)

* Students with a strong background in foreign language are encouraged to complete a year of language in the freshman year.

** Science requirement must be satisfied by taking courses from the following sequences: BIOL 0101-0102-0103; CHEM 0103-0104-0105 or CHEM 0111-0112-0113 and labs; GEOL 0110-0111; or PHYS 0205-0206-0207 or PHYS 0220-0221-0222 and labs.

 

Departmental Curricula

Departmental curricula leading to the Bachelor of Science degree include botany, chemistry, biochemistry, geology, earth science, microbiology, molecular biology, marine biology, laboratory and medical technology, mathematics, applied mathematics, applied discrete mathematics, physics, wildlife science and zoology.

Botany

The Botany major is for students interested in fundamental plant sciences. The required courses serve as a basis of knowledge of plants and future experimentation with plant systems. Proper elective selection prepares students for various careers in the plant sciences.

Curriculum in Botany (BYMB)

FRESHMAN YEAR

First Quarter 

Second Quarter 

Third Quarter 
 BIOL 0101 Prin. Biology (5)  BIOL 0102 Plant Biology (5)  BIOL 0103 Animal Biology (5)
 MATH 0161 An. Geom. & Cal. (5)  MATH 0162 An. Geom. & Cal. (5)  CHEM 0103 Fund. Chem. & Lab (5)
 ENGL 0110 English Comp. (5)  ENGL 0112 English Comp. (5)  MATH Elect. or STAT 0215 (5)
 UNIV 0101 Soc. & Cult. (3)  UNIV 0102 Polit. Econ. (3)  UNIV 0103 Indiv. & Soc. (3)

SOPHOMORE YEAR
 CHEM 0104 Fund. Chem. & Lab (5)  CHEM 0207 Org. Chem. & Lab (5)  ZYWL 0300 Genetics (5)
 Core History (3)  ENGL 0221 Great Books II (5)  CHEM 0208 Org. Chem. & Lab (5)
 Foreign Language (5)  Core History (3)  Core Fine Arts (3)
 ENGL 0220 Great Books I (5)  Foreign Language (5)  Core History (3)

JUNIOR YEAR
 ZYWL 0306 Prin. Ecol. (5)  BYMB 0540 Prin. Plant. Phys. (5)  BYMB 0506 Syst. Botany (5)
 PHIL 0102 Intro. to Ethics (5)  PHYS 0205 Intro. Physics & Lab (5)  PHYS 0206 Intro. Physics & Lab (5)
 Electives * (6)  Electives (6)  Electives (6)

SENIOR YEAR
 BYMB 0405 Intr. Mol. Gen. (4)  BYMB Spec. Prob. * (3)  BYMB Electives * (10)
 ENGL 0404 Tech. Writing (5)  BYMB 0515 Plant. Development (5)  BYMB 0513.Plant. Ecol. (5)
 Electives * (8)  Electives * (8)  

TOTAL - 202 QUARTER HOURS

* Special Problems requirements and electives should be arranged in consultation with an adviser.

In consultation with an adviser, 10 hours of BYMB electives and 20 hours of additional electives will be scheduled. These electives should be selected from one of the following two lists depending upon area of interest or concentration. Basic and advanced ROTC up to a total of 12 quarter hours may be scheduled from remaining free electives. List A: BYMB 0460, 0470, 0505, 0506, 0507, 0509, 0510, 0513, 0514, 0515, 0517, 0518; GEOL 0205; PLPH 0309; ZYWL 0241, 0303, 0306, 0436, 0516, 0517. List B: BYMB 0460, 0470, 0514, 0515, 0550; CHEM 0518, 0518L, 0519, 0519L, 0521; BYMB 0300, 0522, 0522L, 0540, 0542, 0543, 0543L, 0545; ZYWL 0310, 0519.

 

Chemistry

This American Chemical Society accredited curriculum prepares students for careers in pure and applied chemistry with a dual emphasis on classroom and laboratory experience. A flexible senior year allows students to tailor the program to individual professional goals. Graduates are prepared to enter the profession immediately or continue for advanced degree programs. The senior research program introduces students to modern advanced techniques and approaches to chemical research in an area of their interests by completing an individual research project in conjunction with a faculty adviser.

Curriculum in Chemistry (CHEM)

FRESHMAN YEAR

First Quarter 

Second Quarter 

Third Quarter 
 CHEM 0111 General Chem. & Lab (5)  CHEM 0112 General Chem. & Lab (5)  CHEM 0113 General Chem. & Lab (5)
 ENGL 0110 Eng. Comp. (5)  MATH 0162 An. Geom. & Cal. (5)  MATH 0163 An. Geom. & Cal. (5)
 MATH 0161 An. Geom. & Cal. (5)  ENGL 0110 Eng. Comp. (5)  Core History (3)
   UNIV 0101 Soc. & Cult. (3)

SOPHOMORE YEAR
 CHEM 0207 Org. Chemistry & Lab (5)  CHEM 0208 Org. Chemistry & Lab (5)  CHEM 0209 Org. Chemistry & Lab (5)
 MATH 0264 An. Geom. & Cal. (5)  MATH 0265 Lin. Diff. Equations (3)  MATH 0266 Top. Lin. Algebra (5)
 PHYS 0220 Gen. Physics I & Lab (4)  PHYS 0221 Gen. Physics II & Lab (4)  PHYS 0222 Gen. Physics III & Lab (4)
 Core History (3)  ENGL 0220 Great Books I (5)  Core History (3)

JUNIOR YEAR
 CHEM 0507 Phys. Chem. & Lab (5)  CHEM 0508 Phys. Chem. & Lab (5)  CHEM 0509 Phys. Chem. & Lab (5)
 Foreign Language * (5)  Foreign Language * (5)  Foreign Language * (5)
 CHEM 0305 An. Chem. & Lab (5)  ENGL 0221 Great Books II (5)  CHEM 0513 An. Chemistry (5)
   Elective (3)  

SENIOR YEAR
 CHEM 0510 Int. Inorg. Chem. (5)  CHEM 0511 Int. Inorg. Chem. II (5)  UNIV 0103 Indiv. in Soc. (3)
 Sr. Level CHEM ** (5)  Sr. Level CHEM ** (5)  Elective (6)
 CHEM 0490 Spec. Prob. Chem. (5)  UNIV 0102 Polit Econ. (3)  PHIL 0101/0102 Logic/Ethics (5)
 Elective (3)  CHEM 0495 Undergrad. Sem. (1)  Core Fine Arts (3)
   Elective (3)  

TOTAL - 198 QUARTER HOURS

* German, French, Japanese, or Russian through the first year sequence.

** These two courses would be CHEM 0504 and 0518 or 0518 and 0519.

 

Curriculum in Biochemistry (BCH)

FRESHMAN YEAR

First Quarter 

Second Quarter 

Third Quarter 
 CHEM 0111 General Chem. & Lab (5)  CHEM 0112 General Chem. & Lab (5)  CHEM 0113 General Chem. & Lab (5)
 MATH 0161 An. Geom. & Cal.* (5)  MATH 0162 An. Geom. & Cal. (5)  MATH 0163 An. Geom. & Cal. (5)
 ENGL 0110 Eng. Comp. (5)  ENGL 0112 Eng. Comp. (5)  BIOL 0101 Prin. Biol. (5)
   UNIV 0101 Soc. & Cult. (3)

SOPHOMORE YEAR
 CHEM 0207 Org. Chem. & Lab (5)  CHEM 0208 Org. Chem. & Lab (5)  CHEM 0209 Org. Chem. & Lab (6)
 MATH 0264 An. Geom. & Cal. (5)  MATH 0265 Lin. Diff. Equations (3)  Core Fine Arts (3)
 PHYS 0220 Gen. Physics I & Lab (4)  PHYS 0221 Gen. Physics I & Lab (4)  PHYS 0222 Gen. Physics I & Lab (4)
 Core History (3)  ENGL 0220 Great Books I (5)  Core History (3)

JUNIOR YEAR
 CHEM 0507 Phys. Chem. & Lab (5)  CHEM 0508 Phys. Chem. & Lab (5)  CHEM 0509 Phys. Chem. & Lab (5)
 CHEM 0305 An. Chem. & Lab (5)  ENGL 0221 Great Books II (5)  CHEM 0513 An. Chemistry (5)
 ZYWL 0310 Cell Biology (4)  BYMB 0300 Microbiology (5)  ZYWL 0524 An. Physiology (5)
 Elective (3)  UNIV 0102 Polit. Econ. (3)  UNIV 0103 Indiv. in Soc. (3)

SENIOR YEAR
 CHEM 0510 Int. Inorg. Chem. (5)  CHEM 0511 Int. Inorg. Chem. II (5)  CHEM 0521 Biochemistry (4)
 CHEM 0518 Biochemistry & Lab (5)  CHEM 0519 Biochemistry & Lab (5)  PHIL 0101 or 102 Logic/Ethics (5)
 CHEM 0490 Spec. Prob. Chem. (5)  CHEM 0495 Undergrad. Seminar (1)  Electives (6)
   Core History (3)  
 ROTC or Elective (3)

TOTAL - 198 QUARTER HOURS
 

Geology

This curriculum provides a background in the geosciences and opportunity to specialize in an area of interest (i.e., environmental geology, paleontology) through elective major or related courses. The curriculum prepares the student for a range of employment possibilities with environmental or geological consulting companies, state or federal agencies, mining and oil companies, utilities, etc., and for further academic pursuits. The Geology option is recommended for those interested in preparation for graduate studies or employment in the field of geology. The Earth Science option provides an opportunity to tailor studies to include additional course work in related fields or to combine majors (with business, civil engineering, education or law, for example) to broaden employment possibilities or prepare for a more multi-disciplinary graduate program of study.

Curriculum in Geology (GEOL)

FRESHMAN YEAR

First Quarter 

Second Quarter 

Third Quarter 
 BIOL 0101 Prin. Biology (5)  BIOL 0102 Plant Biology (5)  BIOL 0103 Animal Biology (5)
 GEOL 0110 Physical Geology (5)  GEOL 0111 Hist. Geology (5)  MATH 0161 An. Geom. & Cal. (5)
 ENGL 0110 English Comp. (5)  ENGL 0112 English Comp. (5)  HIST 0103 or 0123 (3)
 HIST 0101 or 0121 (3)  HIST 0102 or 0122 (3)  Elective (3)

SOPHOMORE YEAR
 ENGL 0220 Great Books I (5  GEOL 0206 Inv. Paleozoology (5)  GEOL 0240 Struct. Geology (5)
 MATH 0162 An. Geom. & Cal. (5)  MATH 0163 An. Geom. & Cal. (5)  ENGL 0221 Great Books II (5)
 CHEM 0103 Fund. Chem. & Lab * (5)  CHEM 0104 Fund. Chem. & Lab (5)  CHEM 0105 Fund. Chem. & Lab (5)
   Elective (3)  Elective (3)

During the Summer Quarter following the sophomore year, the student should take GEOL 0215 (6) and GEOL 0231 (2).

JUNIOR YEAR
 Elective (3)  GEOL 0302 Optical Min. (5)  GEOL 0305 Ign. & Met. Pet. (5)
 GEOL 0301 Mineralogy (5)  PHYS 0206 Intr. Phys. II & Lab (5)  PHIL 0102 Ethics (5)
 PHYS 0205 Intr. Physics I & Lab (5)  Geology Elective (3)  PHYS 0207 Intr. Phys. III & Lab (4)
 UNIV 0101 Soc. & Cult. (3)  UNIV 0102 Polit Econ. (3)  UNIV 0103 Indiv. in Soc. (3)

SENIOR YEAR
 GEOL 0401 Sed. Pet. (5)  GEOL 0411 Stratigraphy (5)  Geology Elective (5)
 Geology Elective (5)  Geology Elective (5)  Tech. Elect. (5)
 Elective (5)  Tech. Elect. (5)  Core Fine Arts (3)

TOTAL - 203 QUARTER HOURS

* Chemistry may be started with CHEM 0101. See adviser for details.

 

Curriculum in Geology/Earth Science Option (GES)

FRESHMAN YEAR

First Quarter 

Second Quarter 

Third Quarter 
 BIOL 0101 Prin. Biology (5)  BIOL 0102 Plant Biology (5)  BIOL 0103 Animal Biology (5)
 GEOL 0110 Physical Geology (5)  GEOL 0111 Hist. Geology (5)  MATH 0161 An. Geom. & Cal. (5)
 ENGL 0110 English Comp. (5)  ENGL 0112 English Comp. (5)  HIST 0103 or 0123 (3)
 HIST 0101 or 0121 (3)  HIST 0102 or 0122 (3)  Elective (3)

SOPHOMORE YEAR
 ENGL 0220 Great Books I (5)  ENGL 0221 Great Books II (5)  GEOL 0240 Struct. Geology (5)
 STAT 0215 Intr. Bio. Stat. (5)  Geology Elective (5)  GEOG 0240 Cartography (5)
 CHEM 0103 Fund. Chem. & Lab * (5)  CHEM 0104 Fund. Chem. & Lab (5)  CHEM 0105 Fund. Chem. & Lab (5)
 Elective (3)  UNIV 0101 Soc. & Cult. (3)  UNIV 0102 Polit Econ. (3)

During the Summer Quarter following the sophomore year, the student should take GEOL 0215 (6) and GEOL 0231 (2).

JUNIOR YEAR
 Foreign Language (5)  Foreign Language (5)  PHIL 0101 Logic (5)
 GEOL 0301 Mineralogy (5)  Geology Elective (5)  Foreign Language (5)
 UNIV 0103 Indiv. in Soc. (3)  PHYS 0205 Int. Phys. I & Lab (5)  PHYS 0206 Int. Phys. II & Lab (5)
 Computer Science (3)  Core Fine Arts (3)  

SENIOR YEAR
 Geology Elective (5)  Technical Elective (5)  Geology Elective (5)
 PHYS 0207 Int. Phys. III & Lab (4)  Technical Elective (5)  Technical Elective (5)
 Elective (4)  Elective (5)  Elective (3)

TOTAL - 204 QUARTER HOURS

GEOLOGY ELECTIVES (20 HOURS) - A minimum of one course from each group. GROUP 1: GEOL 0205, 0206. GROUP 2: GEOL 0302, 0305, 0421. GROUP 3: GEOL 0401, 0411.

* Chemistry may be started with CHEM 0101. See adviser for details.

 

Geological Engineering

The curriculum in geological engineering is an interdisciplinary curriculum offered cooperatively by the departments of Civil Engineering (College of Engineering) and Geology (College of Sciences and Mathematics). The curriculum is administered by the College of Engineering and monitored by a faculty Geological Engineering Curriculum Committee.

The program consists of 203 quarter hours of courses representing 12 academic quarters and one summer quarter when students are required to take Geological Field Methods (offered summers only), a part of the engineering design requirement for ABET accreditation. The curriculum consists of the general freshman requirements of the College of Engineering, rigorous mathematics and chemistry (through organic chemistry, CHEM 0201) and a complement of basic engineering and geology courses.

The objective of the program is to produce graduates prepared to pass the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) test, and ultimately, the test(s) for registration as a professional engineer and/or professional geologist. Students will also be well prepared for advanced degree programs in engineering or geology. The curriculum emphasizes the physics, chemistry, hydrology and geology of the near-surface portions of the crust, which are the major portions involved with geotechnical, water supply, ground water contamination and waste disposal problems. Subjects related to mining and mineral engineering are not emphasized.

See Curriculum in Geological Engineering (GE) in College of Engineering.

Laboratory Technology and Medical Technology

This curriculum, leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Laboratory Technology or Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology, prepares students for medical laboratory careers in fields such as public health, bacteriology, environmental testing, industrial quality control, research and forensic science. Graduates may choose to qualify as certified medical technologists. This is accomplished by successfully completing a 12-month training period (rotating hospital internship) in an accredited School of Medical Technology and passing a national certifying examination.

The requirement for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Laboratory Technology is the successful completion of 12 quarters of the laboratory technology curriculum. Upon graduation a student may enter the work force in a laboratory field or may choose to begin a 12-month training period in a School of Medical Technology. Upon completion of training and successful completion of a national certifying examination, the graduate will be certified as a medical technologist.

The Medical Technology option leads to the Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology (conferred by Auburn University). Degree requirements include successful completion of the first nine quarters of the laboratory technology curriculum and of the 12-month period in a School of Medical Technology approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) and by the head of the Department of Chemistry at Auburn University. This school must be affiliated with Auburn University. Graduates of this curriculum should plan to become certified medical technologists by passing one of the national certifying examinations administered by an approved certifying body.

Further requirements for the Medical Technology Option include: (1) Auburn University students transferring into medical technology must complete one academic year (54 hours) in the laboratory technology curriculum preceding the year of internship, and (2) transfers from other institutions must complete the junior year of the laboratory technology curriculum at Auburn prior to internship.

Curriculum in Laboratory Technology (LABT)

FRESHMAN YEAR

First Quarter 

Second Quarter 

Third Quarter 
 CHEM 0103 Fund. Chem. & Lab (5)  CHEM 0104 Fund. Chem. & Lab (5)  CHEM 0105 Fund. Chem. & Lab (5)
 ENGL 0110 English Comp. (5)  MATH 0161 An. Geom. & Cal. (5)  ENGL 0112 English Comp. (5)
 Core History (3)  Core History (3)  Core History (3)
 LABT 0101 Orientation (1)  BIOL 0101 Prin. Biology (5)  PHYS 0200 Fnd. of Physics (5)
 ROTC or Elective (1)  ROTC or Elective (1)  ROTC or Elective (1)

SOPHOMORE YEAR
 CHEM 0207 Org. Chem. & Lab (5)  CHEM 0208 Org. Chem. & Lab (5)  Core Fine Arts (3)
 ENGL 0220 Great Books I (5)  ENGL 0221 Great Books II (5)  BYMB 0300 Microbiology (5)
 ZYWL 0250 Human Anatomy (5)  UNIV 0101 Soc. & Cult. (3)  ZYWL 0300 Genetics (5)
 Computer Elective * (3)  ROTC or Elective (1)  ZYWL 0251 Physiology (5)
 ROTC or Elective (1)    ROTC or Elective (1)

JUNIOR YEAR
 LABT 0301 Hematology I (5)  LABT 0401 Adv. Hematology (5)  LABT 0405 Immunohem. (5)
 BYMB 0446 Clin. Microb. (5)  BYMB 0543 Immunology & Lab (6)  UNIV 0103 Indiv. in Soc. (3)
 UNIV 0102 Polit Econ. (3)  ZYWL 0511 Parasitology (5)  PHIL 0218 Ethics & Hlth. Sci. (5)
 CHEM 0305 An. Chem. & Lab (5)    STAT 0215 or PSYC 0304 (5)

SENIOR YEAR
 LABT 0525 Clin. Instr. (5)  CHEM 0519 Biochem. (4)  CHEM 0520 Clin. Biochem. (5)
 CHEM 0518 Biochem. (4)  BYMB 0405 Intro. Molec. Genetics (4)  BYMB 0522 Gene DNA & Lab (5)
 Tech. Elect. (6)  Tech. Elect. (5)  Tech. Elect. (5)

TOTAL 200 Quarter Hours

* Computer Elective: COMP 0100, 0120, AGEC 0210, EDMD 0370, UNIV 0135 or others approved by adviser.

Technical Electives: BYMB 0505, 0514; CHEM 0521; LABT 0522; BYMB 0542, 0556; NUFS 0318, 0502; PHYS 0206, 0207; PYPS 0316, 0535, ZYWL 0303, 0306, 0310, 0440, 0441, 0509, 0520, 0524, 0560, 0561 and up to six hours advanced ROTC.

 

Curriculum in Medical Technology (MDT)

FRESHMAN YEAR

First Quarter 

Second Quarter 

Third Quarter 
 CHEM 0103 Fund. Chem. & Lab (5)  CHEM 0104 Fund. Chem. & Lab (5)  CHEM 0105 Fund. Chem. & Lab (5)
 ENGL 0110 English Comp. (5)  MATH 0161 An. Geom. & Cal. (5)  ENGL 0112 English Comp. (5)
 Core History (3)  Core History (3)  Core History (3)
 LABT 0101 Orientation (1)  BIOL 0101 Prin. Biology (5)  PHYS 0200 Fnd. of Physics (5)
 ROTC or Elective (1)  ROTC or Elective (1)  ROTC or Elective (1)
 Core Fine Arts (3)  

SOPHOMORE YEAR
 CHEM 0305 An. Chem. & Lab (5)  CHEM 0207 Org. Chem. & Lab (5)  CHEM 0208 Org. Chem. & Lab (5)
 ENGL 0220 Great Books I (5)  ZYWL 0300 Genetics (5)  BYMB 0300 Microbiology (5)
 ZYWL 0250 Human Anatomy (5)  ZYWL 0251 Physiology (5)  UNIV 0103 Indiv. in Society (3)
 UNIV 0101 Soc. & Cult. (3)  ROTC or Elective (1)  ENGL 0221 Great Books II (5)
 ROTC or Elective (1)  UNIV 0102 Polit. Econ. (3)  ROTC or Elective (1)

JUNIOR YEAR
 Computer Elective * (3)  CHEM 0519 Biochemistry (4)  CHEM 0520 Clin. Biochem. (5)
 CHEM 0518 Biochemistry (4)  LABT 0401 Adv. Hematology (5)  LABT 0405 Immunohemat. (5)
 LABT 0301 Hematology I (5)  BYMB 0543 Immunology & Lab (6)  PHIL 0218 Ethics & Hlth. Sci. (5)
 BYMB 0446 Clin. Micro. (5)  ZYWL 0411 Parasitology (5)  STAT 0215 or PSYC 0304 (5)

MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY OPTION (PROFESSIONAL YEAR) A 12-month training program undertaken at an accredited School of Medical Technology. All of the courses above must be completed before beginning the senior year internship.

SENIOR YEAR

 Internship (30)

Note: It is the student's responsibility to register for clearing graduation during the fourth quarter of the internship year. You must contact the graduation director in the Registrar's Office and the academic adviser in the dean's office of the College of Sciences and Mathematics.

TOTAL - 200 QUARTER HOURS

* Computer Elective: COMP 0100, 0120, AGEC 0210 or EDMD 0370, UNIV 0135 or others approved by the adviser.

 

Mathematics

This curriculum prepares students for graduate study and careers as mathematicians. To graduate with a major in mathematics, a student must have an overall C average or better in all mathematics courses attempted above the 100-level, for which a grade other than W has been assigned.

Curriculum in Mathematics (MATH)

FRESHMAN YEAR

First Quarter 

Second Quarter 

Third Quarter 
 MATH 0161 An. Geom. & Calc. (5)  MATH 0162 An. Geom. & Calc. (5)  MATH 0163 An. Geom. & Calc. (5)
 UNIV 0101 Soc. & Cult. (3)  UNIV 0102 Polit. Econ. (3)  UNIV 0103 Indiv. in Soc. (3)
 Core History (3)  Core History (3)  Core History (3)
 ENGL 0110 Eng. Comp. (5)  ENGL 0112 Eng. Comp. (5)  Core Philosophy (5)

SOPHOMORE YEAR
 MATH 0264 An. Geom. & Calc. (5)  MATH 0337 Intr. Lin. Alg. (5)  MATH 0269 Elem. Dif. Eq. (5)
 ENGL 0220 Great Books I (5)  ENGL 0221 Great Books II (5)  MATH 0333 Group Theory (3)
 Natural Science * (4-5)  Natural Science (4-5)  Natural Science (4-5)
 Elective (3)  Elective (3)  Core Fine Arts (3)

JUNIOR YEAR
 Foreign Language ** (5)  Foreign Language ** (5)  Foreign Language ** (5)
 MATH 0520 Analysis (5)  MATH 0521 Analysis II (5)  MATH 0522 Analysis III (5)
 MATH 0334 Intr. Th. Rings (3)  MATH 0533 Elem. Fld. Theory (3)  MATH 0534 Galois Th. (3)
 Elective (5)  Elective (3)  MATH Requisite *** (3-5)

SENIOR YEAR
 MATH Requisite *** (3-5)  MATH Requisite *** (5)  MATH Requisite *** (5)
 MATH 0550 Intr. Topology (5)  Elective (5)  Elective (5)
 Elective (5)  Elective (5)  Elective (5)
 Elective (5)  

TOTAL - 196 QUARTER HOURS

* The natural science requirement may be met by taking PHYS 0220-0221-0222 or CHEM 0111-0112-0113, plus labs. If the 12-hour physics sequence is selected, an additional 3-hour elective will be needed to meet the 196-hour requirement. CHEM 0103, 0103L; 0104, 0104L; 0105, 0105L are acceptable substitutes for CHEM 0111-0112-0113 for students who have taken these courses and are transferring into the MATH curriculum.

** Required is one year of one language to be chosen from French, German or Russian.

*** MATH Requisite: mathematics courses numbered 0300 or above subject to approval of adviser.

 

Applied Mathematics

This is a curriculum suitable for those preparing for graduate work in mathematics as well as for those anticipating careers supported by significant applied mathematics.

An important feature is the option for the student to concentrate, by means of technical electives, on an area to which mathematics can be applied: one of the traditionally allied fields, such as engineering, physical science or computer science; or the more recently allied areas such as the biological, behavioral or managerial sciences. Students using this curriculum in preparing for graduate study in mathematics should be aware of the foreign language requirements for advanced degrees. To graduate with a major in mathematics, a student must have an overall C average or better in all mathematics courses attempted above the 100-level, for which a grade other than W has been assigned.

Students who desire more flexibility or emphasis on the liberal arts should pursue the MATH curriculum.

Curriculum in Applied Mathematics (AMH)

FRESHMAN YEAR

First Quarter 

Second Quarter 

Third Quarter 
 MATH 0161 An. Geom. Cal.* (5)  MATH 0162 An. Geom. Cal. (5)  MATH 0163 An. Geom. Cal. (5)
 ENGL 0110 English Comp. (5)  ENGL 0112 English Comp. (5)  Core Philosophy (5)
 HIST 0101 or 0121 (3)  HIST 0102 or 0122 (3)  HIST 0103 or 0123 (3)
 Science * (5)  Science * (5)  PHYS 0220 Gen. Phys. I & Lab (4)

SOPHOMORE YEAR
 MATH 0264 An. Geom. Cal. (5)  MATH 0337 Intr. Linear Alg. (5)  MATH 0269 Diff. Equa. (5)
 MATH 0271 Intr. Math. Prog. (3)  PHYS 0222 Gen. Physics III & Lab (3)  MATH 0333 Elem. Grp. Theory (3)
 PHYS 0220 Gen. Phys. II & Lab (4)  ENGL 0221 Great Books II (5)  UNIV 0101 Soc. & Cult. (3)
 ENGL 0220 Great Books I (5)  Core Fine Arts (3)  Group Requisites (8)

JUNIOR YEAR
 MATH 0520 Analysis I (5)  MATH 0521 Analysis II (5)  MATH 0522 Analysis III (5)
 MATH 0567 Probability Thy. (3)  MATH 0568 Math. Statistics I (3)  MATH 0569 Math. Statistics II (3)
 MATH 0334 Elem. Ring Theory (3)  MATH 0533 Ring & Fld. Theory (3)  Group Requisite (3)
 UNIV 0102 Polit Econ. (3)  UNIV 0103 Indiv. in Soc. (3)  Elective (5)
 Group Requisite (3)  

SENIOR YEAR
 MATH 0563 Intro. Numer. An. I (5)   MATH 0564 Intro. Numer. An. II (5)  Math. Requisite (10)
 Math. Requisite (5)  Math. Requisite (5)  Group Requisite (5)
 Group Requisite (5)  Group Requisite (5)  
 Elective (5)  Elective (3)

TOTAL - 202 QUARTER HOURS

* CHEM 0103-0103L-0104-0104L or GEOL 0110-0111 or BIOL 0101-0102 or BIOL 0101-0103.

MATHEMATICS REQUISITE. Students will select, in consultation with a departmental adviser, 20 hours of upper division mathematics (MATH).

GROUP REQUISITE. A minimum of 25 hours of requisite credit must be taken in areas especially concerned with the application of mathematics. At least 15 hours must be taken in the same area. Primary areas for concentration are: Botany-Zoology, Chemistry, Discrete and Statistical Sciences, Economics, Geology, Physics, Psychology, Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

Students who wish a concentration in computer science are advised to select courses from the following: ELEC 0330, 0335, 0430; COMP 0200, 0220, 0230, 0350, 0360, 0400, 0405, 0412, 0440, 0505, 0512, 0520, 0521, 0522, 0523, 0525, 0530.

 

Applied Discrete Mathematics

This is an applied discrete mathematics curriculum that prepares students for graduate work in mathematics or theoretical computer science, and for careers in industry supported by modern applied mathematics dealing with problems in graph theory, operations research, discrete optimization, computer science, communications and information sciences .

The curriculum allows flexibility to choose from courses in discrete mathematics, many of which integrate applications of the mathematics with mathematics itself, and provide a foundation in applied analysis and applied algebra. A listing of courses available in discrete mathematics can be found under the Department of Discrete and Statistical Sciences.

An important feature of this curriculum is that students obtain a strong background in computer science, rather than the physics requirement of the traditional applied math curriculum. This emphasis begins in the freshman year, and is continued throughout the curriculum, ending with 15 credit hours of applications in computer science and industrial engineering. Such interdisciplinary requirements give graduates of this program the necessary skills to deal with the diversity of problems arising in industrial careers in discrete mathematics.

Curriculum in Applied Discrete Mathematics (ADM)

FRESHMAN YEAR

First Quarter 

Second Quarter 

Third Quarter 
 MATH 0161 An. Geom. Cal.* (5)  MATH 0162 An. Geom. Cal. (5)  MATH 0163 An. Geom. Cal. (5)
 ENGL 0110 English Comp. (5)  Core Fine Arts (3)  Core History (3)
 Core History (3)  Core History (3)  COMP 0200 Fund. Comp. Sci. (4)
 Core Science (5)  Core Science (5)  ENGL 0112 English Comp. (5)

SOPHOMORE YEAR
 MATH 0264 An. Geom. & Cal. (5)  MATH 0266 Lin. Alg. (3)  ADMH 0263 Intro. to Disc. Alg. (3)
 COMP 0220 Fnd. Comp. Sc. II (3)  COMP 0360 Fnd. Alg. D&A (3)  Applied Alg. Requisite (5)
 UNIV 0101 Soc. & Cult. (3)  UNIV 0102 Polit. Econ. (3)  UNIV 0103 Indiv. in Soc. (3)
 ENGL 0220 Great Books I (5)  ENGL 0221 Great Books II (5)  Core Philosophy (5)
 Elective (3)  Interdisc. Requisite (3)  

JUNIOR YEAR
 ADMH 0575 Graph Theory (5)  Discrete Math. Requisites (10)  Discrete Math. Requisite (5)
 Applied Alg. Requisite (5)  Interdisc. Requisite (5)  Interdisc. Requisite (8)
 ADMH 0560 Statistics I (5)    Elective (3)

SENIOR YEAR
 MATH 0537 Linear Algebra ** (5)  Discrete Math. Requisite (5)  Discrete Math. Requisite (5)
 Discrete Math. Requisite (5)  Appl. Analysis Requisite (5)  Interdisc. Requisite (6)
 Appl. Analysis Requisite (5)  Interdisc. Requisite (6)  
   Elective (3)

TOTAL - 192 QUARTER HOURS

* Core science requirement must be met by taking science major options.

** Students may substitute MATH 0505, with permission of undergraduate adviser.

Applied Algebra Requisite: 10 hours of credit selected from ADMH 0517, 0520 or MATH 0331.

Discrete Mathematics Requisite: 30 hours of credit in upper division mathematics courses, at least 25 of which must be discrete math courses taken in the Discrete and Statistical Sciences Department.

Applied Analysis Requisite: 10 credit hours to be selected from ADMH 0500, 0530, 0561, MATH 0503, 0504, 0507, 0508, 0520, 0521, 0563. Students contemplating graduate study should consult with the undergraduate adviser on selecting appropriate courses.

Interdisciplinary Requisite: At least 25 hours of credit must be taken in courses at the 0200-level or above that are offered by departments in the College of Engineering or the College of Sciences and Mathematics. At least 15 of these 25 hours must be taken in Computer Science and Engineering or Industrial Systems and Engineering.

 

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