Mathematics and Computing Major and Minor Requirements

Department: Mathematics and Computing
Department Chair: R. Beasley
Department Members:  R. Beasley, J. Boardman, D. Callon, P. Fonstad, J. Gash, S. Hoehn, K. Smith, A. Walls

Majors: Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics, Quantitative Analysis, Mathematics Education (see Education listing in this catalog)
Minors: Mathematics, Quantitative Methods

Courses and majors in mathematics and computing are designed to provide students with fundamental knowledge of and facility with concepts and processes in mathematics and computing and to help develop interpersonal and lifetime learning skills so that they can adapt to new challenges and situations in their personal and professional lives.  The department seeks to promote active learning in the classroom through the implementation of cooperative learning, discovery learning, and the incorporation of technology in a variety of hands-on experiences.

All required courses for a major or minor in mathematics or computing, including all related field and prerequisite requirements, must be completed with a C- or better.  Prerequisites for non-majors must also be completed with a C- or better. Education students should consult that department for minimum requirements.

Majors in Mathematics
Students who pursue a major in mathematics may select one or more of the following curricular programs: pure mathematics, mathematics education, applied mathematics, and quantitative analysis.  For a description of mathematics education, see Department of Education listing in this catalog.  A 3+2 engineering program is also available in computer engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering. See the engineering section of this catalog for further details.

Pure Mathematics Major
Designed for students who are preparing for graduate school by providing a broad theoretical base

Core Requirements
MAT 135 Calculus
MAT 140 Introduction to the Mathematical Sciences
MAT 142 Calculus II
MAT 181 Discrete Mathematics I
MAT 182 Discrete Mathematics II
MAT 233 Linear Algebra
MAT 253 Calculus III
MAT 343 Probability Theory
MAT 471 Senior Seminar
MAT 499 Senior Competency Practicum
PDP 200 Preparing for Your Internship

Pure Math Program Requirements
MAT 224 Basic Applied Statistics
MAT 361 Modern Algebra
MAT 363 Topics in Geometry
MAT 367 Introduction to Real Analysis

One of the following coursessatisfies the senior year experiences requirement for graduation
MAT 450 Guided Independent Research in Mathematics
MAT 490 Independent Study

Related Field Requirements
Computer modeling
CMP 130 Introduction to Computing
CMP 141 Computing I
CMP 150 Computer Tools for Problem Solving

One of the following courses
CMP 142 Computing II
CMP 360 Operations Research

Three additional credit hours approved by the departmental advisor.  Courses taken to meet liberal arts exploratory requirements cannot be included.

Applied Mathematics Major
Designed for students interested in relating theoretical concepts with their applications in other disciplines and in industry (e.g. engineering and operations research).

Core Requirements
MAT 135 Calculus
MAT 140 Introduction to the Mathematical Sciences
MAT 142 Calculus II
MAT 181 Discrete Mathematics I
MAT 182 Discrete Mathematics II
MAT 233 Linear Algebra
MAT 253 Calculus III
MAT 343 Probability Theory
MAT 471 Senior Seminar
MAT 499 Senior Competency Practicum
PDP 200 Preparing for Your Internship

One of the following internships
INT 261 Computing/Math/Statistics Internship
SNT 489 Senior Year Internship in Math

Applied Math Program Requirements
MAT 224 Basic Applied Statistics
MAT 256 Differential Equations
MAT 345 Statistical Consulting Project
PDP 330 Big Data and the Professional Workplace

One of the following courses
MAT 300 Topics in Mathematics
MAT 367 Introduction to Real Analysis

Related Field Requirements
Computer modeling
CMP 130 Introduction to Computing
CMP 141 Computing I
CMP 150 Computer Tools for Problem Solving

One of the following courses
CMP 142 Computing II              
CMP 360 Operations Research

Nine additional credit hours selected by the student and approved by a departmental advisor.  Courses taken to meet liberal arts exploratory requirements cannot be included.

Quantitative Analysis Major
Designed for students interested in exploring the relationships between mathematics and either marketing, finance, or economics.  The list below includes the related field requirements.

Core Requirements
MAT 135 Calculus
MAT 140 Introduction to the Mathematical Sciences
MAT 142 Calculus II
MAT 181 Discrete Mathematics I
MAT 182 Discrete Mathematics II
MAT 233 Linear Algebra
MAT 253 Calculus III
MAT 343 Probability Theory
MAT 471 Senior Seminar
MAT 499 Senior Competency Practicum
PDP 200 Preparing for Your Internship
PDP 330 Big Data and the Professional Workplace

One of the following internships
INT 261 Computing/Math/Statistics Internship
SNT 489 Senior Year Internship in Math

Quantitative Analysis Program – one of the following courses
MAT 256 Differential Equations
MAT 300 Topics in Mathematics
MAT 345 Statistical Consulting Project
MAT 367 Introduction to Real Analysis

One of the following courses
BUS 265 Business Research Methods
MAT 224 Basic Applied Statistics

Computer Modeling Requirements
CMP 130 Introduction to Computing
CMP 141 Computing I
CMP 150 Computer Tools for Problem Solving
CMP 360 Operations Research

Economics, Business, and Accounting Requirements
ACC 221 Principles of Accounting I
ECO 115 Principles of Economics

One of the following options
Economics Option
ECO 225 Intermediate Economic Theory
ECO 380 Elementary Econometrics

Two of the following courses
ECO 300 Topics in Economics
ECO 330 Money and Banking
ECO 350 International Economics & Finance
ECO 360 Economics of Labor and Labor Relations
ECO 370 Sports Economics

Finance Option
ACC 222 Principles of Accounting II
BUS 351 Business Finance
BUS 352 Investments
ECO 225 Intermediate Economic Theory

One of the following courses
BUS 353 Principles of Risk and Insurance
ECO 330 Money and Banking

Marketing Option
ACC 222 Principles of Accounting II
BUS 361 Principles of Marketing
BUS 364 Marketing Research
ECO 225 Intermediate Economic Theory

One of the following courses
BUS 362 Consumer Behavior
PSY 320 Social Psychology

Cooperative Program in Engineering (Computer, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering)
Franklin College maintains a cooperative “3+2” program in engineering with the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI. Students in this program will earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Applied Mathematics at Franklin College, and then a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering through the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI.

Students opting to pursue the degree programs in Computer, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering will major in Applied Mathematics at Franklin College and follow the Applied Mathematics course of study given above. Some course substitutions and choices of electives are necessary to complete the engineering portion of the program; details of these and other aspects of the cooperative program can be found in the Engineering section of the catalog.

Mathematics Minor
A minor which provides a broad overview of some of the primary areas of study in mathematics.

Core Requirements
MAT 135 Calculus
MAT 140 Introduction to the Mathematical Sciences
MAT 142 Calculus II
MAT 181 Discrete Mathematics I

Two of the following courses
MAT 182 Discrete Mathematics II
MAT 224 Basic Applied Statistics
MAT 233 Linear Algebra
MAT 253 Calculus III
MAT 256 Differential Equations
MAT 300 Topics in Mathematics
MAT 323 Mathematics for Elementary Teaching I
MAT 324 Mathematics for Elementary Teaching II
MAT 343 Probability Theory
MAT 345 Statistical Consulting Project
MAT 361 Modern Algebra
MAT 363 Topics in Geometry
MAT 367 Introduction to Real Analysis

Quantitative Methods Minor
A minor geared toward students majoring in the social sciences or humanities.  Students majoring in mathematics or computer science may not elect this minor. 

One of the following courses
BUS 265 Business Research Methods
MAT 224 Basic Applied Statistics

Twelve credit hours from the following courses
CMP 130 Introduction to Computing or CMP 141 Computing I
CMP 150 Computer Tools for Problem Solving
CMP 360 Operations Research
ECO 380 Elementary Econometrics
LA 103 Quantitative Reasoning
MAT 135 Calculus
MAT 181 Discrete Mathematics I
MAT 182 Discrete Mathematics II
MAT 233 Linear Algebra
MAT 300 Topics in Mathematics
MAT 345 Statistical Consulting Project
PDP 330 Big Data and the Professional Workplace