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.

math classAs 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

Humanities and Fine Arts

6

Behavioral and Social Perspectives

6

PHYS 211

4

MATH 142

4
ENGL 101 3
ENGL 102 3
MATH 141 4
Approved Foreign Language 3
LINK 101 1
FALS 101 (15 FALS-approved events) 0

CIS 130

4
Approved General Education Electives2

4

Total General Education Requirements 42

For approved courses see the General Education section
2 Students are required to take at least one Global Issues and Cultures course prior to graduation

 

MAJOR PROGRAM CORE REQUIREMENTS CREDIT HOURS
MATH 241 4
MATH 242 4
MATH 308 3
MATH 311 3
MATH 499 1

 

MAJOR PROGRAM ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS  CREDIT HOURS
CIS 102CIS 202, or CIS 230 3-4
PHYS 212 4
MATH 134 2
MATH 421  3
MATH 431 3
MATH 422 or MATH 432 3

 

MAJOR PROGRAM ELECTIVES  CREDIT HOURS

MATH 212 or any three hours 300- or 400-level mathematics content course  except MATH 450 and MATH 451

12
   
Total Major Program Requirements 45-46
Additional Electives 32-33
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