• MATH

    What is Mathematics?

    The program of study leading to the Bachelor of Science with a major in Mathematics offers formal training in problem solving, critical and quantitative thinking and logical argument. It also provides a solid foundation in the application of analytical, geometrical, and numerical methods to real world problems.

    This program is highly customizable. In addition to a core set of mathematics courses, the program also requires completion of a concentration or minor that prepares the student for graduate study or for employment in various mathematics and statistics-related fields. The goal of this major is to assist students in acquiring both a deep understanding of mathematics and an ability to apply it to the science and industry.

    College of Science and Mathematics

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    Admission Requirements


    This program does not have specific admission requirements and only admission to Kennesaw State University is required.

    General Education Core Curriculum Requirements Specific to This Major

    Area A2: Students must take MATH 1113 or higher.

    Area D1: Students must take MATH 1179 or higher.

    Area D2: Students must take two four-hour laboratory sciences in Area D2. Students must choose from CHEM 1211/L, CHEM 1212/L, PHYS 1111/L*, PHYS 1112/L, PHYS 2211/L*, PHYS 2212/L, BIOL 1107/L, or BIOL 1108/L.

    *Students cannot take both PHYS 1111/L and PHYS 2211/L nor PHYS 1112/L and PHYS 2212/L.

    Concentrations Available

    • Discrete Mathematics and Operations Research
    • Pure Mathematics
    • Computational and Applied Mathematics
    • Statistics (students will complete the requirements for the Applied Statistics and Analytics Minor)

    Related Minors or Certificates

    • Applied Statistics and Analytics Minor
    • Mathematics Minor

    Sample Classes

    • This course is the fourth in the calculus curriculum and is concerned with the change of variables for integrals on two and three dimensional regions, line integrals, surface integrals, Green’s theorem, and Stokes theorem. The analogue of Stokes’ theorem (the theorem of Gauss) for integrals of functions on three-dimensional parametric regions will also be studied.

    • This course is an introduction to partial differential equations (PDEs), their applications in the sciences and the techniques that have proved useful in analyzing them. The techniques include separation of variables, Fourier series and Fourier transforms, orthogonal functions and eigenfunction expansions, Bessel functions, and Legendre polynomials. The student will see how the sciences motivate the formulation of partial differential equations as well as the formulation of boundary conditions and initial conditions. Parabolic, hyperbolic, and elliptic PDEs will be studied.

    • This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of complex analysis, its beautiful theory and powerful applications. Topics covered will include: the algebra and geometry of the complex plane, properties of elementary functions of a complex variable, analytic and harmonic functions, conformal mappings, continuity, differentiation, integration (Cauchy integral theory), singularities, Taylor and Laurent series, residues and, time permitting, their applications.

    • This course is an introduction to the study of topology. Topics include topological spaces, subspaces, basis, continuity, separation and countability axioms, connectedness, and compactness.