# Degree Requirements

Minors ♦ Concentration ♦ Master of Arts ♦ Master of Science

**Minors**

Minor in Actuarial Science ♦ Minor in Mathematical Sciences ♦ Minor in Mathematics ♦ Minor in Mathematics/Teaching ♦ Minor in Statistics

**Minor in Actuarial Science**

A student may minor in actuarial science by completing a total of 21 semester hours as follows:

- MAT 234: Calculus I (4)
MAT 234H: Honors Calculus I (4)**OR** - MAT 244: Calculus II (4)
MAT 244H: Honors Calculus II (4)**OR** - MAT 520: Mathematical Statistics I (3) OR STA 520: Mathematical Statistics I (3)
- STA 270: Applied Statistics I (3)
- STA 320: Applied Statistics II (3)
- STA 370: Applied Probability (3)
- STA 385: Probability for Actuaries (1)

**Minor in Mathematical Sciences**

A student may minor in mathematical sciences by completing 20 hours as follows:

♦ **Computer Science **- Six (6) hours selected from:

- CSC 160: Introduction to Programming (3)
- CSC 190: Object-Oriented Programming I (3)
- CSC 191: Object-Oriented Programming II (3)

♦ **Mathematics**

- MAT 234: Calculus I (4)
MAT 234H: Honors Calculus I (4)OR

- MAT 244: Calculus II (4)
MAT 244H: Honors Calculus II (4)OR

♦ **Statistics** -Six (6) hours selected from:

- STA 270: Applied Statistics I (4)
- STA 320: Applied Statistics II (3)
- STA 370: Applied Probability (3)
- STA 380: Nonparametric Statistics (3)
- STA 500: Applied Statistical Inference (3)
- STA 575: Statistical Methods Using SAS (3)

**Minor in Mathematics**

A student may minor in mathematics by completing 18 hours from:

- * MAT 234: Calculus I (4)
MAT 234H: Honors Calculus I (4)**OR** - MAT 244: Calculus II (4)
MAT 244H: Honors Calculus II (4)**OR**

**PLUS TEN (10) HOURS** selected from:

- MAT 239: Linear Algebra and Matrices (3)
- MAT 254: Calculus III (4)
- MAT 254H: Honors Calculus III (4)
- STA 370: Applied Probability (3)
- STA 520: Mathematical Statistics I (3)
- or any MAT course numbered 300 or above (except for MAT 303,349, and 480)

(Only one of MAT 520, STA 370, and STA 520 may count toward the minor)

**Minor in Mathematics/Teaching**

A student may minor in mathematics teaching by completing a minimum of 20 semester hours as follows:

- MAT 234: Calculus I (4)
**OR**MAT 234H: Honors Calculus I (4) - MAT 239: Linear Algebra and Matrices (3)
- MAT 244: Calculus II (4)
**OR**MAT 244H: Honors Calculus II (4) - MAT 301: Logic and Set Theory (3)
- MAT 334: Modern College Geometry (3)
- STA 270: Applied Statistics I (4)

**Minor in Statistics**

A student may minor in statistics by completing 18 hours as follows:

- STA 215: Introduction to Statistical Reasoning (3) OR STA 270: Applied Statistics (4) (
*only one of these courses can count toward the minor*) - STA 320: Applied Statistics II (3)

**PLUS SIX (6) Hours** from other STA courses (except STA 349, 500, or 503)

**PLUS SIX (6) Hours** selected from:

- Any STA course (
*except STA 349, 500, or 503*) - ANY CSC course (
*except for 123, 140,207, or 349*) (A maximum of Three (3) Hours allowed) - Any calculus course with a MAT prefix but no more than one course from MAT 235, 234H or 211

**Concentration**

### Mathematical Sciences Concentration in the Associate of General Studies Degree

Consult the University Catalog for the Associate of General Studies Degree Requirements.

**Master's Programs**

**Applied Mathematics, M.A.**

**CORE REQUIREMENTS (12 Hours)**

- MAT 720: Mathematical Statistics I (3)
STA 720: Mathematical Statistics I (3)**OR** - MAT 865: Applied Linear Algebra (3)
- MAT 866: Combinatorial Optimization (3)
- MAE 704: Technology for Teaching and Research (3)
STA 775: Statistical Methods Using SAS (3)**OR**

**Mathematics M.A. students should also choose one the following concentrations:**

**♦ SECONDARY MATHEMATICS CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (15 Hours)**

- MAT 735: Modern College Geometry (3)

** PLUS SIX (6) HOURS** selected from the following:

- MAE 750: Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School (3)
- MAE 843: Teaching Math to Low Achievers (3)
- MAE 850: Trends and Materials in the Teaching of Mathematics (3)
- MAE 872: Mathematics in the Curriculum (3)

** PLUS SIX (6) HOURS** of elective graduate mathematics or related courses (*with approval of advisor*)

♦ **APPLIED MATHEMATICS & STATISTICS CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (15 Hours)**

** NINE (9) HOURS **selected from the following:

- MAT 727: Cryptology (3)
- MAT 740: Introductory Applied Mathematics (3)
- MAT 750: Applications of Complex Analysis (3)
- MAT 765: Mathematical Methods for Protein Structure Analysis (3)
- MAT 777: Introduction to Algebraic Coding Theory (3)
- MAT 853: Ordinary Differential Equations (3)
- MAT 856: Advanced Applied Mathematics (3)
- MAT 871: Numerical Analysis (3)
- MAT 880: Seminar in: ________. (1-3)
- STA 770: Quality Control and Reliability (3)
- STA 775: Statistical Methods Using SAS (3)
- STA 780: R and Introductory Data Mining (3)
- STA 785: Experimental Design (3)
- STA 835: Linear Models (3)
- STA 840: Applied Multivariate Statistical Analysis (3)
- STA 880: Seminar in: _________. (3)

**PLUS SIX (6) HOURS** of elective graduate mathematics, or related courses (*with approval of advisor*)

**EXIT REQUIREMENT (3 hours)**

- MAT 898: Applied Mathematics Capstone (3) (
)*Exit Requirement for both options*

**TOTAL HOURS FOR DEGREE: 30 HOURS**

**MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES, M.S.**

**CORE REQUIREMENTS (15 Hours)**

- MAT 809: Modern Algebra (3)
- MAT 810: Modern Algebra II (3)
- MAT 815: Real Analysis (3)
- MAT 850: Complex Analysis (3)

**PLUS THREE (3) HOURS** selected from:

- MAT 720: Mathematical Statistics I (3)
- MAT 755: Graph Theory (3)
- MAT 760: Point Set Topology (3)
- STA 720: Mathematical Statistics I (3)

**Mathematics M.S. students should also choose one the following concentrations:**

♦ **GENERAL CONCENTRATION**

**Concentration Requirements (15 hours)**

**FIFTEEN (15) HOURS**of elective graduate mathematics or related courses (with approval of advisor).

**Exit Requirement**

- GRD 857h: Mathematics Written Comprehensive Exam
MAT 899: Thesis in: __________. (1-6)**OR**

♦ **MATHEMATICS CONCENTRATION**

**Concentration Requirements (15 hours)**

**NINE (9) HOURS**of 700- or 800-level courses with a MAT prefix. (*Only three hours of MAT 880 may count toward fulfilling the concentration requirements.*)**SIX (6) HOURS**of elective graduate mathematics or related courses (with approval of advisor).

**Exit Requirement**

- GRD 857h: Mathematics Written Comprehensive Exam
MAT 899: Thesis in: __________. (1-6)**OR**

♦ **COMPUTER SCIENCE CONCENTRATION**

**Concentration Requirements (15 hours)**

- CSC 730: Concepts of Programming Systems (3)
- CSC 831: Data Structures and Algorithms I (3)

**PLUS SIX (6) HOURS** selected from:

- CSC 720: Multimedia Systems and Forensics (3)
- CSC 744: Database Administration and Security (3)
- CSC 745: Theory of Database Systems (3)
- CSC 746: Artificial Intelligence (3)
- CSC 747: Network Forensics and Investigation (3)
- CSC 748: Personal Electronic Device Forensics (3)
- CSC 750: Graphics Programming (3)
- CSC 815: Computer Administration and Security (3)
- CSC 825: Network Applications and Security (3)
- CSC 833: Data Structures and Algorithms II (3)
- CSC 834: Software Engineering and Project Management I (3)
- CSC 842: Parallel Algorithms (3)
- CSC 880: Seminar in: ____________. (1-3)

**PLUS THREE (3) HOURS** of elective graduate mathematics or related courses (*with approval of advisor*).

**Exit Requirement**

- GRD 857h: Mathematics Written Comprehensive Exam
MAT 899: Thesis in: __________. (1-6)**OR**

**♦ STATISTICS CONCENTRATION**

**Concentration Requirements (15 hours)**

**TWELVE (12) HOURS** graduate statistics content selected from the following:

- STA 707: Seminar in Statistics: ___________. (1-3)
- STA 720: Mathematical Statistics I (3)
- STA 721: Mathematical Statistics II (3)
- STA 770: Quality Control and Reliability (3)
- STA 775: Statistical Methods Using SAS (3)
- STA 785: Experimental Design (3)
- STA 835: Linear Models (3)
- STA 840: Applied Multivariate Statistical Analysis (3)
- STA 880: Seminar in: ___________. (1-3)

**PLUS THREE (3) HOURS** of elective graduate mathematics or related courses (with approval of advisor).

**Exit Requirement**

- GRD 857h: Mathematics Written Comprehensive Exam
MAT 899: Thesis in: __________. (1-6)**OR**

**TOTAL HOURS FOR DEGREE: 30 HOURS**

***No student can apply more than 12 hours of CSC or 12 hours of STA credits toward the M.S. degree. Each student must apply 15 hours of MAT credits, at least 12 of which are from 800-level courses, toward the M.S. degree. Electives may include thesis. Those students who elect to submit a thesis for partial fulfillment of the requirements of the Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences must prepare it according to the regulations of the Office of Graduate Education and Research and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.*

**For additional information, please contact:**

*Dr. Lisa Kay
Graduate Coordinator/Advisor for MA in Mathematics
lisa.kay@eku.edu
859-622-1621*