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2021-2022 SDSM&T Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 SDSM&T Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics, BS

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Contact Information

Travis Kowalski, Department Head
McLaury 206C
(605) 394-2471
E-mail: Travis.Kowalski@sdsmt.edu
Department Website: https://www.sdsmt.edu/math/

The BS degree in Mathematics emphasizes the theoretical and computational skills needed to solve 21st century problems in mathematics, science, and engineering. To learn more about the degree and the department,  https://www.sdsmt.edu/math/.

MATH Flowchart  

Mathematics Curriculum/Checklist

The following shows one example of a path towards the Mathematics degree.  Students can tailor their degree with a variety of electives to meet their areas of interest and emphasis. Students in the program will work with their advisor for a more personalized course of study designed to help them meet their professional or academic goals. Students are responsible for checking with their advisors for any program modifications that may occur after the publication of this catalog.

Freshman Year

First Semester

Total: 14

Second Semester

Total: 14

Sophomore Year

First Semester

Total: 16

Second Semester

Total: 16

Junior Year

First Semester

Total: 15

Second Semester

  • MATH Sequence Elective Credits: 3 4
  • MATH Upper-Level Elective Credits: 3 5
  • Free Elective(s) Credits: 9
Total: 15

Senior Year

First Semester

Total: 14

Second Semester

Total: 16

120 credits required for graduation

Curriculum Notes

All baccalaureate degrees must satisfy the general education requirements mandated by the Board of Regents; see the General Education Requirements in this catalog.  Additionally, students earning a Mathematics degree must have a departmental grade point average of at least 2.00 in all mathematics courses 300-level or higher.

Course requirements for the program also include the total number of credits per course. Any student that transfers a course that is approved for transfer will fulfill the course requirement, but if the transferred course does not meet the total credit hour requirement, then the program committee will decide on the proper accommodation for meeting the credit requirement. Students should consult with their advisor to get clarification on the necessary accommodation.

None of the following classes may be counted towards the Mathematics degree:​ CHEM 106 CSC 105 , MATH 021 , MATH 101 , MATH 114 , MATH 116/116L MATH 120 , PHYS 111 , and PHYS 113 

Elective Notes

Students should work with their advisors to customize their elective credits, especially free electives, to meet their academic and professional goals. This might include pursuing a minor or technical specialization. 

1 Fulfills General Education requirement. This includes include 6 hours in Humanities (in two disciplines or in a sequence of foreign language courses) and 6 hours in Social Sciences (in two disciplines) to fulfill the Board of Regents General Education Requirements.  Students should consult the “Bachelor of Science General Education Requirements ” section of this catalog for a complete listing of all general education requirements.

2 The CSC 115  requirement can also be fulfilled by either CSC 150/150L  or CSC 170/170L . The CSC 215  requirement can be fulfilled by CSC 250.

3  The Science Elective consists of one course from among:

plus the lab associated with that course: BIOL 151L BIOL 153L , CHEM 112L CHEM 114L GEOL 201L , or PHYS 213L .

​4 The MATH Sequence Elective consists of one course from among:

​​5  The MATH Upper-Level Elective consists of one course from among:

Note that MATH 415/515 cannot count for both the MATH Sequence Elective and the MATH Upper-Level Elective.

6  The MATH Department-Approved Electives include any of the following:

Any MATH Upper-Level Elective as listed above

AES: AES 401/501 AES 404/504 AES 419/519 AES 430/530 AES 455/455L/555/555L  

BIOL: BIOL 480/580  

BME: BME 300 BME 302 BME 303 BME 304 BME 305 BME 306 BME 402/402L BME 403 BME 404/404L  

CBE: CBE 317 CBE 318 CBE 321 CBE 343 CBE 417 CBE 424/524 CBE 433 CBE 444/544 CBE 445/545 CBE 450/550 CBE 484/584 CBE 488/588  

CEE: CEE 336/336L CEE 433/533 CEE 457/557 CEE 468/568 CEE 475/475L/575/575L  

CENG: CENG 320/320L,  CENG 420/420L,  CENG 421/421L/521/521L,  CENG 444/444L/544/544L,  CENG 452/452L   

CHEM:CHEM 342,  CHEM 344   

CSC: CSC 315,  CSC 372,  CSC 412/512,  CSC 414/514,  CSC 416/516,  CSC 433/533,  CSC 424/524,  CSC 445/545,  CSC 448/548,  CSC 449/549,  CSC 454/554   

EE: EE 313,   EE 314/314L EE 362 EE 381 EE 382 EE 404/504 EE 421/421L/521/521L EE 447/547 EE 448/548 EE 449 EE 451 EE 452/452L/552/552L EE 453/453L/553/553L EE 456/456L/556/556L EE 481/481L/581/581L EE 483/483L/583/583L  

EM: EM 321,  EM 328,  EM 331   

ENGM: ENGM 435/535  

GEOE:  GEOE 475/475L/575/575L  

GEOL: GEOL 419/519 GEOL 450  

IENG: IENG 362,  IENG 415/515,  IENG 425,  IENG 441   

ME: ME 312,  ME 313,  ME 316,  ME 331,  ME 352,  ME 402/502,  ME 404,  ME 419,  ME 423,  ME 425,  ME 428/428L/528/528L,  ME 430,  ME 444/544,  ME 453/453L/553/553L,  ME 455/455L,  ME 457/557,  ME 460   

MEM: MEM 410/510,  MEM 425/525,  MEM 445/545/445L/545L,  MEM 450/550   

MET: MET 310,  MET 320,  MET 321/321L,  MET 330,  MET 422,  MET 433,  MET 440/540,  MET 443,  MET 445/545   

NANO: NANO 401,  NANO 445/545,  NANO 571   

PHYS: PHYS 341,  PHYS 343,  PHYS 361,  PHYS 404/504,  PHYS 421/521,  PHYS 439/539,  PHYS 445/545,  PHYS 451/551,  PHYS 471/571,  PHYS 481/581   

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