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Both our Mathematics Major, B.S. and Statistical Science Major, B.S. require students to declare a concentration.

**Our concentrations include:**

Applied Mathematics

General Mathematics

Mathematics Education

Probability and Statistics

Theoretical Mathematics

The concentration in Applied Mathematics is designed to meet the needs of the scientific, technical, and computer-based economy and to prepare the student for graduate study. Our curriculum provides students with state-of-the-art practices and technologies, to ensure that they ae equipped with real-world, hands-on experience.

- CS 1050 – Computer Science 1
**Credits:**4 - MTH 2510 – Computer Programming with Mathematica
**Credits:**4 - MTH 2520 – R Programming
**Credits:**4

- MTH 3140 – Linear Algebra
**Credits:**4 - MTH 3210 – Probability and Statistics
**Credits:**4 - MTH 3420 – Differential Equations
**Credits:**4 - MTH 4480 – Numerical Analysis I
**Credits:**4

**Total: 16 Credits**

- MTH 3420 – Differential Equations
**Credits:**4

and

- MTH 3440 – Partial Differential Equations
**Credits:**4

-or-

- MTH 3420 – Differential Equations
**Credits:**4

and

- MTH 3430 – Mathematical Modeling
**Credits:**4

-or-

- MTH 4480 – Numerical Analysis I
**Credits:**4

and

- MTH 4490 – Numerical Analysis II
**Credits:**4

-or-

- MTH 4410 – Real Analysis I
**Credits:**4

and

- MTH 4420 – Real Analysis II
**Credits:**3

-or-

- MTH 4410 – Real Analysis I
**Credits:**4

and

- MTH 4450 – Complex Variables
**Credits:**4

- MTH 3220 – Statistical Methods
**Credits:**4 - MTH 3230 – Stochastic Processes
**Credits:**4 - MTH 3400 – Chaos and Nonlinear Dynamics
**Credits:**4 - MTH 3430 – Mathematical Modeling
**Credits:**4 - MTH 3440 – Partial Differential Equations
**Credits:**4 - MTH 4210 – Probability Theory
**Credits:**4 - MTH 4410 – Real Analysis I
**Credits:**4^{**} - MTH 4420 – Real Analysis II
**Credits:**3 - MTH 4450 – Complex Variables
**Credits:**4 - MTH 4490 – Numerical Analysis II
**Credits:**4At least 26 of the total 42 hours must be at the level of 3000 or above.

**MTH 3130 and one of the following (MTH 3110 or MTH 3650 or MTH 4110 or MTH 4150 or MTH 4410 or MTH 4660) may substitute for MTH 3140. If MTH 4410 is used for this substitution it can also be used in the other categories.*

***Students who are considering graduate school in mathematics are strongly encouraged to take this course.*

Interested in Applied Mathematics Concentration? Reach out to one of our Applied Mathematics Advisors!

Mathematics Associate Chair & Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Applied Mathematics Advisor

[email protected] 303-615-0758Associate Professor of Mathematics

Applied Mathematics Advisor

[email protected] 303-615-0729 Dr. Fry's WebsiteAssociate Professor of Mathematics

Applied Mathematics Advisor

[email protected] 303-615-0748Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Applied & Theoretical Mathematics Advisor

[email protected] 303-605-7192Professor of Mathematics

Applied Mathematics Advisor

[email protected] 303-615-0721Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics

Applied Mathematics Advisor

[email protected] 303-615-0756Professor of Applied & Theoretical Mathematics

Applied Mathematics Advisor

[email protected] 303-615-0736Professor of Mathematics

Applied & Theoretical Mathematics Advisor

[email protected] 303-615-0746 Dr. Sundbye's WebsiteThe goals of this program are to provide students with broad-based and coherent preparation in the various disciplines that constitute the mathematical sciences and the pedagogical knowledge of mathematics needed to begin a career as a middle or high school mathematics teacher.

Obtaining this degree, however, does not require that you obtain licensure to be a middle or high school mathematics teacher. This concentration also prepares students for continued study of the mathematical sciences at the graduate level.

Plan to take MTL 3620 two semesters before student teaching.

Plan to take MTL 3630 and MTL 3638 in the semester immediately prior to student teaching.

Plan to take the Secondary Math or Middle Math Praxis exam prior to student teaching. All students must earn the state-required score to be recommended for licensure. Note: MSU Denver can only recommend candidates for one license (secondary or middle) not both.

Before the Department of Mathematics & Statistics will approve you for student teaching, you must have completed all the mathematics and computer science courses required for the major, with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75.

Interested in the Mathematics Education Concentration? Reach out to one of our Mathematics Education Advisors!

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Mathematics Education Advisor

[email protected] 303-615-0726Associate Professor of Mathematics

Mathematics Education Advisor

[email protected] 303-615-0735Professor of Mathematics

Mathematics Education Advisor

[email protected] 303-615-0733Professor of Mathematics

Mathematics Education Advisor

[email protected] 303-615-0738Professor of Mathematics

Mathematics Education Advisor

[email protected] 303-615-0759Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Mathematics Education Advisor

[email protected] 303-605-5948Professor of Mathematics

Mathematics Education Advisor

[email protected] 303-615-0734The goals of this program are to provide students with broad-based and coherent preparation in the various disciplines that constitute the mathematical sciences and the specialized training necessary to begin a career in actuarial science, design of experiments, biostatistics, demography, and other areas related to probability and statistics.

This concentration also prepares students for continued study of the mathematical sciences at the graduate level.

MTH 1410 (4) Calculus I

MTH 2410 (4) Calculus II

One of the following courses:

MTH 2520 (4) R Programming (offered Spring semester only)

MTH 3510 (4) SAS Programming (offered Fall semester only)

CS 1050 (4) Computer Science 1

Complete the core mathematics courses and courses needed to satisfy the General Studies requirements as quickly as possible

MTH 2420 (4) Calculus III

MTH 3100 (3) Introduction to Mathematical Proofs

MTH 2140 (2) Computational Matrix Algebra

or MTH 3130 (4) Adv. Matrix Methods for Physical Sciences (Fall semester only)

or MTH 3140 (4) Linear Algebra

MTH 3210 (4) Probability and Statistics

MTH 3220 (4) Statistical Methods (offered Fall semester only)

MTH 4230 (4) Regression and Computational Statistics (offered Spring semester only)

MTH 4210 (4) Probability Theory (Senior Experience: offered Fall semester only)

MTH 4250 (4) Statistical Theory (offered Spring semester only)

MTH 4290 (1) Senior Statistics Project

Professor of Mathematics

Statistical Science Advisor

[email protected] 303-615-0740Associate Professor of Mathematics

Theoretical Mathematics Advisor

[email protected] 303-615-0749Professor of Mathematics

Statistical Science Advisor

[email protected] 303-615-0728 Dr. Grevstad's websiteChair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Professor of Statistics

Statistical Science Advisor

[email protected] 303-615-0752The goals of this program are to provide students with direct links to course work at the graduate level. The program concentrates on abstract concepts in mathematics.

MTH 1410 (4) Calculus I

MTH 2410 (4) Calculus II

One of the following courses:

CS 1050 (4) Computer Science 1

CSS 1510 (4) Computer Programming: FORTRAN

MTH 2510 (4) Computer Programming with Mathematica

MTH 2520 (4) R Programming (offered Spring semester only)

MTH 3510 (4) SAS Programming (offered Fall semester only)

Complete the core mathematics courses and courses needed to satisfy the General Studies requirements as quickly as possible

MTH 2420 (4) Calculus III

MTH 3100 (3) Introduction to Mathematical Proofs

MTH 3110 (3) Abstract Algebra I

MTH 3140 (4) Linear Algebra

MTH 4410 (4) Real Analysis I (Senior Experience: offered Fall semester only)

MTH 3110 (3) Abstract Algebra I

One of the following courses:

MTH 4110 (3) Abstract Algebra II (offered Spring semester only)

MTH 4150 (3) Elementary Number Theory (offered Fall semester only)

MTH 4450 (4) Complex Variables (offered Fall semester only)

MTH 4660 (3) Topology (offered Spring semester only)

MTH 4420 (4) Real Analysis II (offered Spring semester only)

An additional one of the following courses that remains after Year 3:

MTH 4110 (3) Abstract Algebra II (offered Spring semester only)

MTH 4150 (3) Elementary Number Theory (offered Fall semester only)

MTH 4450 (4) Complex Variables (offered Fall semester only)

MTH 4660 (3) Topology (offered Spring semester only)

Professor of Mathematics

Theoretical Mathematics Advisor

[email protected] 303-615-0730 Dr. Davis' WebsiteProfessor of Mathematics

Theoretical Mathematics Advisor

[email protected] 303-615-0739Professor of Mathematics & Affiliate Faculty Coordinator

Theoretical Mathematics Advisor

[email protected] 303-615-0747Associate Professor of Mathematics

Theoretical Mathematics Advisor

[email protected] 303-615-0754 Dr. Schaeffer Fry's WebsiteProfessor of Mathematics

Applied & Theoretical Mathematics Advisor

[email protected] 303-615-0746 Dr. Sundbye's WebsiteAssistant Professor of Mathematics

Applied & Theoretical Mathematics Advisor

[email protected] 303-605-7192The goals of this program are to provide students with broad-based and coherent preparation in the various disciplines that constitute the mathematical sciences and considerable flexibility among upper division course choices to meet the needs of those students with diverse mathematical interests.

MTH 1410 (4) Calculus I

MTH 2410 (4) Calculus II

One of the following courses:

CS 1050 (4) Computer Science 1

CSS 1247 (4) Introduction to Programming: Visual Basic

MTH 2510 (4) Computer Programming with Mathematica

MTH 2520 (4) R Programming (offered Spring semester only)

Complete the core mathematics courses and courses needed to satisfy the General Studies requirements as quickly as possible

MTH 2420 (4) Calculus III

MTH 3100 (3) Introduction to Mathematical Proofs

MTH Elective Either MTH 2140 or any upper division mathematics course with the exception of MTH 3240

A minimum of 22 credit hours chosen from MTH 2140 or any upper division mathematics course with the exception of MTH 3240. The 22 credit hours must include at least 20 upper division hours, at least seven hours of 4000-level courses in mathematics, including at least one Senior Experience course in mathematics, and one of the following sequences:

MTH 3110 and MTH 3140

MTH 3110 and MTH 4110

MTH 3210 and MTH 3220

MTH 3420 and MTH 3440

MTH 4210 and MTH 4230

MTH 4410 and MTH 4420

MTH 4480 and MTH 4490

Note: Only one of the three courses MTH 2140, MTH 3130, and MTH 3140 can be counted.

Complete minimally 30 semester hours of course credit at MSU Denver, not including common pool courses taken at UCD

Complete at least 40 semester hours of upper division course work (3000- and 4000-level courses.) At least eight hours in the major and three hours in the minor must be completed at MSU Denver.

Complete either a minimum of 30 semester hours of academic credit applicable to the degree at MSU Denver including the last 12 semester hours applicable to the degree

OR

Complete a minimum of 45 semester hours applicable to the degree at MSU Denver.

Complete all General Studies requirements including a 3-hour Global Diversity course and a 3-hour Multicultural course.

Complete a Senior Experience course of three or more credit hours.

Achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher in all course work for the major and/or minor

Achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher in all course work for the degree.

**Any Faculty Advisor is able to advise for the General Mathematics Concentration**

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