Traditional Math

About Traditional Mathematics

The Pure/Traditional Mathematics tract curriculum is designed to give the student a strong foundation in the theory of mathematics. It concentrates on the history of mathematics, mathematical logic, problem solving, axioms, theorems, and proofs. Students will study the art of creating and solving open questions (theories that are assumed to be true but have not been proven). Mathematical theory is the corner stone of all sciences. With each new mathematical result, new questions arise, and mathematical theory grows. This new knowledge is used to solve more problems across all fields, particularly the sciences. Real world unsolved problems have stimulated the growth of traditional mathematics. Students will acquire a mathematical reasoning that can be used in any profession. Mathematics is the language of which all scientific theories are expressed. Students in this track may go on to be professors in universities or researchers of industries and businesses. Download a copy of the Traditional Math Track.


Most common career pathway with a degree in Trad/Pure Mathematics


Traditional Mathematics Track

Freshman Year - FALL [16 hrs]

Course Name Hours
ENC 1101 Freshman Communication Skills I 3
MAC 2311 Calculus I 4
AMH 2091 Introduction to African American History 3
  Humanities Elective 3
  Social Science Elective 3

Freshman Year - SPRING [16 hrs]

Course Name Hours
ENC 1102 Freshman Communication Skills II 3
STA 2023 Programming in C Language 3
MAC 2312 Calculus II 4
SPC 2600 Public Speaking 3
  Humanities Elective 3




Sophomore Year - FALL [15 hrs]

Course Name Hours
MAC 2313 Calculus III 5
STA 3034 Mathematical Statistics (fall only) 3
MAT 4906 Linear Algebra 3
  Approved Sciences Sequence* 4

Sophomore Year - SPRING [ 13 hrs]

Course Name Hours
MHF 4202 Foundations of Mathematics (spring only) 3
MAP 2302 Differential Equations 3
  Elective 3
  Approved Sciences Sequence* 4




Junior Year - FALL [15 hrs]

Course Name Hours
MAD 3401 Numerical Analysis (fall only) 3
  Electives 12

Junior Year - SPRING [ 15 hrs]

Course Name Hours
MAS 4301 Abstract Algebra I (spring only) 3
MAA 4402 Complex Variables (spring only) 3
MTG 4302 Topology (spring only) 3
  Electives 6




Senior Year - FALL [15 hrs]

Course Name Hours
MAA 4211 Advanced Calculus I (fall only) 3
MAT 4937 Senior Seminar (fall only) 3
  Traditional Mathematics Elective** 3
  Electives* 6

Senior Year - SPRING [ 15 hrs]

Course Name Hours
MAA 4212 Mathematical Modeling 3
  Traditional Mathematics Elective** 3
  Electives 9

*approved science sequence:

General biology (BSC 1010/L, BCS 1011/L)
General chemistry (CHM 1045/L, CHM 1046/L)  or
General physics (PHY 2048/L, PHY 2049/L)

*Approved Traditional Mathematics electives:

MAP 4103 Mathematical Modeling (spring only)
MTG 4212 Modern Pure Geometry (fall only)
MAS 4203 Number Theory (fall only)
MAD 4203 Combinatorial Analysis (not offered regularly)