Undergraduate

Requirements for Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts Degrees

Requirements for a Bachelor of Science Degree

Fundamental Mathematics Math 1337 Calculus with Analytical Geometry I 
Math 1338 Calculus with Analytical Geometry II 
Math 2339 Calculus with Analytical Geometry III
Math 2343 Elementary Differential Equations
Natural Science Two courses chosen from Phys 1303/1304, Chem 1303/1304, Biol 1401/1402, one Geol 1300 level course.
Computer Science CSE 1341 Principles of Computer Science 
or CSE 1342 Programming Concepts
Statistics Stat 4340 (Cross-listed as CSE 4340 and EMIS 4340) 
(can also substitute Stat 5340 or EMIS 5370 or EE 3360).
Specializations

Applied and/or Numerical Mathematics 
Pure Mathematics 
Civil Engineering 
Computer Science and Computer Engineering 
Engineering (Electrical or Mechanical) 
Environmental Engineering 
Operations Research

At least five courses must be taken in the chosen specialization with at least two courses at the 4000+ level, including at least one Math 4000+ course.

Advanced Elective Any Math 3000+ course.
Total Major requires 33 semester hours in mathematics with 9 semester hours of supporting course work.

Applied and/or Numerical Mathematics Specialization

Requirements

Math 3315 (CSE 3365) (mandatory)
Four from Math 3334, 3337, 3353, 4335, 5315, 5316, 5331, 5332, 5334, 5353, EMIS 3360, with at least two 4000+ level courses.

Sample Program Math 3315 Introduction to Scientific Computing 
Math 3337 Advanced Math for Science and Engineering 
Math 3353 Introduction to Linear Algebra 
Math 5315 Introduction to Numerical Analysis 
Math 5331 Functions of a Complex Variable

Pure Mathematics Specialization

Requirements

Five from Math 3308, 3337, 3353, 4338, 4351, 4355, 5331, 5332, 5353,  5381, with at least two 4000+ level courses.  Math 3315 is recommended for the advanced mathematics elective.

Sample Program Math 3308 Introduction to Discrete Mathematics 
Math 3337 Advanced Math for Science and Engineering 
Math 3353 Introduction to Linear Algebra 
Math 4338 Analysis 
Math 5331 Functions of a Complex Variable

Civil Engineering Specialization

Requirements

Math 3315 (CSE 3365) (mandatory) 
Math 3337 (mandatory) 
One from Math 5315, 5331, 5332, 5334, 
Two from CEE 5361, 5364; ME 5322.

Sample Program Math 3315 Introduction to Scientific Computing 
Math 3337 Advanced Math for Science and Engineering 
Math 5334 Introduction to Partial Differential Equations 
CEE 5361 Matrix Structural Analysis 
ME 5322 Vibrations

Computer Science and Computer Engineering Specialization

Requirements

Math 3315 (CSE 3365) (mandatory) 
CSE 4381 (mandatory)
Three from Math 3353, 5315, 5316, 5332.

Sample Program Math 3315 Introduction to Scientific Computing 
CSE 4381 Digital Computer Design 
Math 3353 Introduction to Linear Algebra 
Math 5315 Introduction to Numerical Analysis 
Math 5316 Numerical Linear Algebra

Engineering Specialization

Requirements

Math 3315 (CSE 3365) (mandatory) 
Math 3337 (mandatory) 
One from Math 5315, 5331, 5332, 5334, 
Electrical Engineering: Two from EE 3322, 3330, 3372, 5330, 5332, 5360, 5362, 5372, 
Mechanical Engineering: Two from ME 4360, 5302, 5320, 5322, 5336 (Math 6336), 5361, 5386, 
with at least two 4000+ courses.

Sample Program (EE) Math 3315 Introduction to Scientific Computing 
Math 3337 Advanced Math for Science and Engineering 
Math 5331 Functions of a Complex Variable 
EE 3372 Introduction to Signal Processing 
EE 5360 Control Systems I
Sample Program (ME) Math 3315 Introduction to Scientific Computing 
Math 3337 Advanced Math for Science and Engineering 
Math 5334 Introduction to Partial Differential Equations 
ME 4360 Design and Control of Mechanical Systems 
ME 5322 Vibrations

Environmental Engineering Specialization

Requirements

Math 3315 (CSE 3365) (mandatory) 
Math 3337 (mandatory) 
Math 6336 (ME 5336) (mandatory) 
One from Math 5315, 5331, 5332, 5334, 
One from CEE 5331, 5332, 5334.

Sample Program Math 3315 Introduction to Scientific Computing 
Math 3337 Advanced Math for Science and Engineering 
Math 5334 Introduction to Partial Differential Equations 
ME 5336 Intermediate Fluid Mechanics 
CE 5332 Groundwater Hydrology

Operations Research Specialization

Requirements

Math 3315 (CSE 3365) (mandatory) 
EMIS 3360 (mandatory)
Two from Group I:  Math 3353, 5315, 5316, 5332, 5353,
One from Group II:  EMIS 5361, 5362, 5369, Stat 5344.

Sample Program Math 3315 Introduction to Scientific Computing 
Math 3353 Introduction to Linear Algebra 
Math 5315 Introduction to Numerical Analysis 
EMIS 3360 Operations Research 
Stat 5344 Statistical Quality Control

Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts Degree

The requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics are the same as for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics except that there is no Natural Science requirement. The BA degree requires a minimum of 33 semester hours in mathematics with three hours of computer science. In exceptional circumstances, the Department of Mathematics may choose to waive one course (three credit hours) in mathematics.

Sample Degree Plan for a Mathematics Major

This sample degree plan is for a student taking a BS in mathematics with an applied and/or numerical specialization. Actual courses taken during each semester will vary depending on the specialization, advanced placement credit, and choice of natural science courses (physics is recommended). It is also possible to change the order in which the computer science and natural science courses are taken.

First Year

Fall Semester Math 1337 Calculus with Analytical Geometry I 
CSE 1341 Principles of Computer Science (or CSE 1342)
Spring Semester Math 1338 Calculus with Analytical Geometry II 
Phys 1303 (or Chem 1303 or Biol 1401)
Sophomore Year
Fall Semester Math 2339 Calculus with Analytical Geometry III 
Phys 1304 (or Chem 1304 or Biol 1402 or Geol 1301)
Spring Semester Math 2343 Elementary Differential Equations 
Math 3353 Introduction to Linear Algebra
Junior Year
Fall Semester Math 3337 Advanced Math for Science and Engineering
Stat 4340 Statistical Methods for Engineers and Applied Scientists
Spring Semester Math 3315 Introduction to Scientific Computing 
Math 3308 Introduction to Discrete Methods (advanced elective)
Senior Year
Fall Semester Math 5334 Introduction to Partial Differential Equations
Spring Semester Math 5316 Numerical Linear Algebra

Graduation Requirements

A candidate for a degree in Dedman College at Southern Methodist University:

1. Must attain a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.00 on all work attempted at SMU.

2. Must receive a grade of at least C- in all mathematics courses taken in fulfillment of the major or minor requirements.

3. Must complete a minumum of 18 hours of advanced work (3000+ courses) in the major in residence. This means that six out of the seven advanced mathematics courses must be taken at SMU.