Lander’s mathematics curriculum offers a great deal of flexibility, centering on a core of math courses that are balanced with a mix of liberal arts classes, math electives and general electives.

students with calculatorAs a math major, you will build a solid foundation in calculus, differential equations and fundamentals of logic before progressing to studies in linear and abstract algebra, mathematical analysis and statistics. You can use your major electives to explore geometry, complex analysis or the history of mathematics.

 

Mathematics Honors Program

Students majoring in mathematics may earn a “BS Degree with Honors” in mathematics. To qualify, a student must meet the following conditions:

  1. In addition to the normal course requirements for a BS degree in mathematics, the student must complete the following courses:
    MATH 432 and MATH 422, with a total of 30 credits of coursework in mathematics at the 300-level or above.
  2. The student must complete six semester hours of a college level language. This language may not be English or the student’s native language.
  3. The student must submit a project proposal no later than January 15 of the junior year. The proposal must be approved by a majority of the full-time mathematics faculty and result in a finished product of sufficient quality to:
    a) Receive a grade of “A” or “B” (MATH 390) and
    b) Be accepted for publication or presented at a meeting of a mathematical society; or be presented as a seminar to mathematics faculty, students, and guests.
  4. Upon graduation, the student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better in both overall coursework and in mathematics coursework.

NOTE: In lieu of requirement 1 above, the student may complete an engineering degree at Clemson University under the engineering/mathematics dual-degree program. The student may then substitute an approved engineering project at Clemson for requirement 3 above.

Special situations may require a deviation from these requirements (such as for students seeking teacher certification in mathematics or those in the engineering program). All deviations must be approved by a majority of the mathematics faculty.

Transfer students who wish to pursue an Honors Program in Mathematics must spend at least four full-time semesters (fall or spring) at Lander University and complete at least 21 semester hours of mathematics courses at Lander University. They must also have an overall GPA of 3.5 on all courses transferred and a GPA of 3.5 on mathematics courses transferred.

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Note: The information below provides convenient links to some of the courses required for this degree; however, it should not be used as a course registration guide. Please refer to the official Lander University Academic Catalog for the most accurate and up-to-date program requirements.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS1  CREDIT
HOURS
A. Core Skills

 

  ENGL 101 Writing and Inquiry I 3
  ENGL 102 Writing and Inquiry II 3
  MATH 141

Single Variable Calculus I

4

B. Humanities and Fine Arts
     (6 hours selected from 2 different disciplines)

6
C. Behavioral and Social Perspectives
     (6 hours selected from 2 different disciplines)
6
D. Scientific and Mathematical Reasoning  
  MATH 142 calculus II 4
  PHYS 211 General Physics 4
E. Founding Documents of the United States  
  HIST 111

United States History to 1877
OR POLS 101 American National Government

3
F. World Cultures 3
G. LINK 101 1
University Requirement  
  FALS 101 15 FALS-approved events

0

Total General Education Requirements 37

For approved courses see the General Education section

 

MAJOR PROGRAM CORE REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
MATH 241 Calculus III 4
MATH 242 Differential Equations 4
MATH 308 Linear Algebra 3
MATH 311 Mathematical Statistics 3
MATH 499 Capstone 1

 

MAJOR PROGRAM ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS  CREDIT
HOURS
CIS 130 Problem Solving and Programming Methods 4
MATH 134 Introduction to Mathematical Proof 3
MATH 421  Abstract Algebra I 3
MATH 431 Analysis I 3
MATH 422  Abstract Algebra II
OR MATH 432 Complex Analysis
3

 

MAJOR PROGRAM ELECTIVES  CREDIT
HOURS

 300-level or above Mathematics content courses except MATH 450 or MATH 451

9
300-level or above Mathematics content courses except MATH 450 or MATH 451
OR select 1
MATH 212CIS 230PHYS 212
3-4
     
Total Major Program Requirements 43-44
Additional Electives 41-42
TOTAL FOR BS DEGREE 120
  • Coursework must include at least 30 hours earned in 300 or above level courses, of which 12 hours must be in the major.
  • See the 4-year major guide for recommended order in which to take courses