Mathematics Major and Minor Requirements

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

Majors: Actuarial Science, Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics, Quantitative Analysis 
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, applied mathematics, actuarial science, and quantitative analysis. 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 224 Basic Applied Statistics 
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 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. 

Actuarial Science Major 
An interdisciplinary major consisting of coursework in mathematics, statistics and business designed for students interested in using quantitative methods to assess and manage risk, especially in a financial setting. Note: Not available to Quantitative Analysis majors. 

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 224 Basic Applied Statistics 
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 

Actuarial Science Program 
MAT 344 Mathematical Statistics 
MAT 352 Financial Mathematics 

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

Economics, Business, and Accounting Requirements 
ACC 221 Principles of Accounting I 
ACC 222 Principles of Accounting II 
ECO 115 Principles of Economics 
ECO 221 Intermediate Microeconomics 
ECO 223 Intermediate Macroeconomics 
BUS 351 Business Finance 
BUS 352 Investments 
BUS 353 Principles of Risk and Insurance 

Recommended Course 
ECO 380 Econometrics 

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

One of the following courses 
MAT 256 Differential Equations 
MAT 344 Mathematical Statistics 

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. Note: Not available to Actuarial Science majors. 

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 224 Basic Applied Statistics 
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 

Quantitative Analysis Program – one of the following courses 
MAT 256 Differential Equations 
MAT 300 Topics in Mathematics 
MAT 345 Statistical Consulting Project 
MAT 352 Financial Mathematics 
MAT 367 Introduction to Real Analysis 

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 221 Intermediate Microeconomics 
ECO 223 Intermediate Macroeconomics 
ECO 380 Econometrics 

Plus two of the following courses 
ECO 330 Money and Banking 
ECO 350 International Business & Finance 
ECO 360 Labor Economics and Management 

Finance Option 
ACC 222 Principles of Accounting II 
BUS 351 Business Finance 
BUS 352 Investments 

Plus one of the following courses 
ECO 221 Intermediate Microeconomics 
ECO 223 Intermediate Macroeconomics 

Plus 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 Contemporary Marketing 
BUS 362 Consumer Behavior 

Plus one of the following courses 
ECO 221 Intermediate Microeconomics 
ECO 223 Intermediate Macroeconomics 

Plus one of the following courses 
ECO 380 Econometrics 
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. 

The following course 
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 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

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