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Mathematics Courses

Mathematics courses may be divided roughly into two categories - pure and applied. But in fact many span both of these categories. The list below is perhaps best described as one of emphasis rather than categorization. The notation S means the course is (normally) offered every Spring; F means it is offered in the Fall; and Su means it has been recently offered in the Summer.

Basic Courses: preparation for advanced study for all students

  • 2233, Differential Equations (F, S, Su)
  • 3013, Linear Algebra (F, S, Su)
  • 3263, Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (S) (specifically designed for industrial engineers; only 6 hours combined from 2233, 3013 and 3263 may be used towards a degree)

Applied Mathematics Courses: helpful for engineers and others seeking courses to assist in using mathematics to solve applied problems.

  • 3583, Introduction to Mathematical Modeling (S)
  • 4013, Calculus of Several Variables (F, S)
  • 4233, Intermediate Differential Equations (F)
  • 4263, Introduction to Partial Differential Equations (S)
  • 4283, Complex Variables (F)
  • 4423, Geometry and Algorithms in Three Dimensional Modeling (S)
  • 4453, Mathematical Interest Theory (S)
  • 4513, Numerical Analysis (F)
  • 4553, Linear and Non-linear Programming (S)
  • 4663, Combinatorial Mathematics (S)
  • 4753, Introduction to Cryptography (S)

Pure Mathematics Courses: developing the student's ability to read and write proofs; emphasizing logic and rigorous reasoning, problem solving, and pattern recognition; important foundational courses for graduate study in mathematics.

  • 3613, Introduction to Modern Algebra (F, S)
  • 3933, Research Methods (S)
  • 4023, Introduction to Analysis (F, S, Su)
  • 4033,  History of Mathematics (F)
  • 4343, Introduction to Topology (S- Alternate years)
  • 4403, Geometry (F)
  • 4663, Combinatorial Mathematics (S)
  • 4713, Number Theory (F)
  • 4753, Introduction to Cryptography (S)
  • 4813, Groups and Representations (S-Alternate years)

Advanced Undergraduate/Graduate Courses Carrying Automatic Honors Credit: these are our most advanced and rigorous undergraduate courses; 3 hours from this list are required for students wishing to earn Departmental Honors.

  • 4063, Advanced Linear Algebra (F, S), meets with MATH 5023
  • 4143, Advanced Calculus I (F), meets with MATH 5043
  • 4153, Advanced Calculus II (S), meets with MATH 5053
  • 4613, Modern Algebra I (F), meets with MATH 5003
  • 4623, Modern Algebra II (S), meets with MATH 5013

Math Minor

Mathematics is a logical supporting subject for majors in a wide variety of fields. The minor in Mathematics is very flexible and permits courses in a broad range of mathematical subjects.

Requirements: The requirements for a minor in Mathematics include 22 hours at the level of Calculus or above, with a minimum grade of "C" or "P" in each course. At least 6 hours must be completed in residence at OSU (this does not include AP courses, TCC courses, etc.). The required courses are:

  • Ten (10) hours with a minimum grade of "C" or "P" in MATH 2144, Calculus I; MATH 2153, Calculus II; and MATH 2163, Calculus III.
  • Twelve (12) additional hours of Math courses requiring at least MATH 2153, Calculus I as a prerequisite. Nine (9) hours must be upper division; three hours must be at the 4000-level. MATH 3303 is not allowed. No grade below "C".

Course Selection: The courses available for the Math minor include extensive offerings in every major area of pure and applied mathematics. Some courses emphasize both theory and applications. The undergraduate courses which may be used towards the minor are listed on the Mathematics Courses page.

 Declaring a Math Minor

  • See your major advisor or any advisor in the Arts and Sciences Student Success Center, 213 LSE, in order to declare your intention to pursue the minor in mathematics.
  • In the semester when you complete your minor requirements, see any Mathematics advisor to file the completion form so that the minor will appear on your transcript.