The 4-year degree program in Mathematics at Forman Christian College was launched in 2005. Students majoring in Mathematics take 48 credit hours in their major as well as 51 in general education and 31 as free electives. Students majoring in Mathematics take courses as free electives from mathematics department or CROSS-LISTED courses with the other departments. A degree in mathematics develops clear logical thinking. The coursework looks at topics in mathematics: from pure mathematics to how mathematics is used in the real world. Cross listing of courses with the other departments further helps students to analyze Mathematics as a real world tool. Students obtain a secure understanding of mathematics with a good choice of topics in pure and applied mathematics at an advanced level.
Students after the completion of the degree will be able to understand the notion of mathematical approach and, depending on their choice of modules, they will have gained
- A broad understanding of, and practice with, basic ideas of modern pure mathematics (including analysis, linear algebra, geometry, and group theory).
- A broad understanding of, and practice in using, basic tools of applied mathematics (including differential equations, mechanics, graph theory and numerical analysis)
- Appreciation of the role of rigorous proof in mathematics, and practice in constructing and recognizing such proofs.
- Probability and Statistics by taking the cross-listed courses.
- Experience of exploring new horizons by communicating mathematical
arguments and conclusions with others.
Requirements for Major
A major consists of 48 credit hours which includes:
Core Courses: MATH 201, MATH 202, MATH 203, MATH 209, MATH 301,MATH 302, MATH 307, MATH 309, MATH 310*, MATH 311, MATH 313 , and 13 credit hours taken from
Elective Courses: MATH 106*, MATH 212, MATH 304*, MATH 308, MATH 312,MATH 314*, MATH 315*, MATH 316*, MATH 401, MATH 402, MATH 403*,MATH 404, MATH 406, MATH 407, MATH 408*, MATH 409, MATH 410*, MATH411*.
Requirements for Minor
A minor consists of 24 credit hours, which includes:
Core Courses: MATH 102, MATH 103, MATH 201, MATH 202, and 12 credit hours taken from
Elective Courses: MATH 106*, MATH 203, MATH 209, MATH 212, MATH 301,MATH 302, MATH 304*, MATH 307, MATH 308, MATH 309, MATH 310*, MATH 311, MATH 312, MATH 313, MATH 314*, MATH 315*, MATH 316*, MATH 402,MATH 403*, MATH 404, MATH 407, MATH 408*, MATH 410*, MATH 411*.
Cross-Listed courses indicated with (*) have more than one designator (like MATH/STAT) and code (102/105). Math majors will have the facility to take cross-listed courses in their own or other departments and get them counted towards Mathematics but a student will get registered in cross-listed courses with ONE CODE ONLY i.e., credit will be given once with one code but not more than once (with different codes). MATH 105/STAT 102* will NOT be counted towards Math major but as a “Free Elective” and it is a prerequisite for other courses which will be counted towards the Math major i.e., MATH 314/STAT 304*, MATH 315/STAT 311* and MATH 408/STAT 401*. In addition the following will be counted towards Math major: MATH 106/COMP 113*, MATH 316/PHYS 341* , MATH 410/PHYS 461* and MATH 411/PHYS 462* .