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Majors
Mathematics (Mathematics)
Mathematical sciences include the disciplines of pure mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics. Mathematicians and statisticians use representations of abstract ideas and relationships to solve problems, in order to arrive at a general understanding of how these representations work, as well as how they could be applied. Mathematical sciences majors learn complex analytical and problemsolving skills while exploring a range of mathematical topics and problems.
Quick Info
Program Code
15BAMATHMTDuration
4 yearsAdmission Criteria
SelectiveLocation
Main CampusDepartment
Mathematical SciencesMcMicken College of Arts and Sciences
Contact
4199 French HallPO Box 210025
Cincinnati,OH 452210025
Mihaela Poplicher
Email: Mihaela.Poplicher@uc.eduPhone: 5135564050
Student Success Factors
The field of mathematical sciences is quite diverse, so success factors tend to vary. Certainly, good reasoning skills and logical thinking, along with the ability to communicate abstract concepts are important. Mathematicians enjoy challenging problems and find it difficult to stop working on a problem until they arrive at a satisfactory solution.
Career Possibilities
Graduates with a BA in mathematical sciences are prepared for a variety of careers.
State and Federal Agencies

statistician

forecaster

technical manager

member of research and design team

numerical analyst

cryptographer

signal processing analyst
Business and Industry

financial analyst

actuarial scientist

marketing consultant

systems analyst

biomathematical researcher
Education

secondary mathematics teacher

university instructor or researcher
Additional career options are listed on the Center for Exploratory Studies website.
Major Details
In the first years, a typical student takes core courses in calculus and linear algebra, together with introductory courses in abstract mathematics and statistics. In later years, the student chooses one of the tracks offered by the department.
Students will choose between the BA and the BS options. The BA degree in mathematics is ideal for students who enjoy and are strong in mathematics, including students who are interested in pursuing a double major with mathematics as one of the areas of study. The BS degree in mathematics requires additional advanced mathematics courses and coursework in another scientific or quantitative discipline and is ideal for students planning for graduate studies in mathematics or related disciplines or who plan to work professionally in a mathintensive area such as the actuarial field.
Students will also choose between the mathematics and the statistics/actuarial sciences tracks. Students who plan to pursue graduate study in mathematics, plan a career in applied mathematics, or who seek to become secondary mathematics teachers should choose the mathematics track, while those who are primarily interested in careers or graduate study in statistics or actuarial sciences should choose the statistics/actuarial sciences track. Students interested in financial mathematics may choose either track, depending on their preference and focus.
The UC McMicken College of Art and Sciences' flexible degree requirements allow for and highly encourage students to pursue multiple areas of study. Free electives allow for enough credits for students to pursue a minor, certificate program or even complete a second major. Some of the most common pairings are listed below.

Biological sciences

Economics

Physics
Minor Details
The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers an undergraduate minor in mathematics for students majoring in another area. It is offered to students in any college at the University of Cincinnati. Advanced placement and calculus transfer credit can be counted toward the minor.
Total credit hours required: 24
Required Courses:

MATH 1061, Calculus I (4 credits)

MATH 1062, Calculus II (4 credits)

MATH 2063, Multivariable Calculus (4 credits)

MATH 2076, Linear Algebra (3 credits)
Students must complete an additional 9 credits (3 courses) of selected upper division mathematics and statistics courses, chosen in consultation with a departmental advisor.
Click here to declare the minor online
Curriculum
These tools assist students to identify course requirements and individual progress toward completion of academic programs. It is important to utilize these resources with personalized guidance from a UC academic advisor regularly to ensure timely graduation..
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Curriculum Guide Versions:
MATHMT Curriculum Guide
Predominant Program
 Fall (Year 1)
 MATH1061, Calculus I, QR, 4
 XXXXxxxx, Foreign Language Sequence, 5
 XXXXxxxx, Social Science (SS) Course, SS, 3
 XXXXxxxx, Humanities (HU) Course, HU, 3
 Spring (Year 1)
 MATH1062, Calculus II, QR, 4
 XXXXxxxx, Foreign Language Sequence, 5
 ENGL1001, English Composition, EC, 3
 XXXXxxxx, Social Science (SS) Course, SS, 3
 Summer (Year 1)
 N/A
 Fall (Year 2)
 MATH2063, Multivariable Calculus, QR, 4
 MATH2076, Linear Algebra, QR, 3
 ENGL2089, Intermediate Composition, EC, 3
 XXXXxxxx, Natural Science (NS) Course, NS, 3
 XXXXxxxx, Interdisciplinary Course, 3
 Spring (Year 2)
 MATH3001, Introduction to Abstract Math, 3
 MATH2073, Ordinary Differential Equations, QR, 3
 STAT2037, Probability and Statistics I, QR, 3
 XXXXxxxx, Natural Science (NS) Course, NS, 3
 HISTxxxx, HIST Course, HP, 3
 Summer (Year 2)
 N/A
 Fall (Year 3)
 MATH3002, Introduction to Analysis, 3
 XXXXxxxx, Historical Perspective (HP) Course, HP, 3
 XXXXxxxx, Social & Ethical Issues (SE) or Technology & Innovation (TI) course may double count, SE, TI, 0  3
 MATHxxxx, Choose One Course From A Option Listed Below, 3  4
 XXXXxxxx, Free Elective or Minor Related Course, 3  4
 Spring (Year 3)
 MATHxxxx, Choose One Course from A Option Listed Below, 3  4
 MATHxxxx, Choose One Course From Either A Option or B Option Listed Below, 3  4
 XXXXxxxx, Humanities (HU) or Fine Arts (FA) Course, HU, FA, 3
 XXXXxxxx, Free Elective or Minor Related Course, 3  4
 Summer (Year 3)
 N/A
 Fall (Year 4)
 MATHxxxx, Choose One Course From Either A Option or B Option Listed Below, 3  4
 XXXXxxxx, Free Elective or Minor Related Courses, 12
 Spring (Year 4)
 MATHxxxx, Sr. Capstone  MATH5001 or MATH5002 , 3
 XXXXxxxx, Free Elective or Minor Related Courses, 12
 Summer (Year 4)
 N/A
 Groupings:
 B Options
 MATH3008, Introduction to Financial Mathematics, 3
 MATH4001, Special Topics in Mathematics, 3
 MATH4011, Introduction to Number Theory, 3
 MATH4012, Differential Geometry and Topology, 3
 MATH6002, Advanced Calculus II, 4
 MATH6004, Group Theory, 3
 MATH6005, Introduction to Complex Analysis, 3
 MATH6006, Numerical Analysis, 3
 MATH6007, Partial Differential Equations and Fourier Analysis, 3
 MATH6008, Applied Probability and Stochastic Processes, 3
 MATH6010, Probabilistic Aspects of Financial Modeling, 3
 MATH6011, Computational Financial Mathematics, 3
 MATH6015, Mathematical Programming, 3
 MATH6051, Applied Ordinary Differential Equations, 3
 A Options
 MATH3004, Introduction to Abstract Algebra, 3
 MATH3005, Introduction to Geometry, 3
 MATH3006, Mathematical Modeling, 3
 MATH6001, Advanced Calculus I, 4
 MATH6003, Abstract Linear Algebra, 3
 MATH6012, Applied Linear Algebra, 3
 Capstone
 MATH5001, Capstone Seminar in Mathematics, 3
 MATH5002, Capstone Project in Mathematics, 3
MATHMT Curriculum Guide
Predominant Program
 Fall (Year 1)
 MATH1061, Calculus I, QR, 4
 XXXXxxxx, Foreign Language Sequence, 5
 XXXXxxxx, Social Science (SS) Course, SS, 3
 XXXXxxxx, Humanities (HU) Course, HU, 3
 Spring (Year 1)
 MATH1062, Calculus II, QR, 4
 XXXXxxxx, Foreign Language Sequence, 5
 ENGL1001, English Composition, EC, 3
 XXXXxxxx, Social Science (SS) Course, SS, 3
 Summer (Year 1)
 N/A
 Fall (Year 2)
 MATH2063, Multivariable Calculus, QR, 4
 MATH2076, Linear Algebra, QR, 3
 ENGL2089, Intermediate Composition, EC, 3
 XXXXxxxx, Natural Science (NS) Course, NS, 3
 XXXXxxxx, Interdisciplinary Course, 3
 Spring (Year 2)
 MATH3001, Introduction to Abstract Math, 3
 MATH2073, Ordinary Differential Equations, QR, 3
 STAT2037, Probability and Statistics I, QR, 3
 XXXXxxxx, Natural Science (NS) Course, NS, 3
 HISTxxxx, HIST Course, HP, 3
 Summer (Year 2)
 N/A
 Fall (Year 3)
 MATH3002, Introduction to Analysis, 3
 XXXXxxxx, Historical Perspective (HP) Course, HP, 3
 XXXXxxxx, Social & Ethical Issues (SE) or Technology & Innovation (TI) course may double count, SE, TI, 0  3
 MATHxxxx, Choose One Course From A Option Listed Below, 3  4
 XXXXxxxx, Free Elective or Minor Related Course, 3  4
 Spring (Year 3)
 MATHxxxx, Choose One Course from A Option Listed Below, 3  4
 MATHxxxx, Choose One Course From Either A Option or B Option Listed Below, 3  4
 XXXXxxxx, Humanities (HU) or Fine Arts (FA) Course, HU, FA, 3
 XXXXxxxx, Free Elective or Minor Related Course, 3  4
 Summer (Year 3)
 N/A
 Fall (Year 4)
 MATHxxxx, Choose One Course From Either A Option or B Option Listed Below, 3  4
 XXXXxxxx, Free Elective or Minor Related Courses, 12
 Spring (Year 4)
 MATHxxxx, Sr. Capstone  MATH5001 or MATH5002 , 3
 XXXXxxxx, Free Elective or Minor Related Courses, 12
 Summer (Year 4)
 N/A
 Groupings:
 B Options
 MATH3008, Introduction to Financial Mathematics, 3
 MATH4001, Special Topics in Mathematics, 3
 MATH4008, Introduction to Probability, 3
 MATH4009, Financial Mathematics for Actuarial Sciences, 3
 MATH4011, Introduction to Number Theory, 3
 MATH4012, Differential Geometry and Topology, 3
 MATH6002, Advanced Calculus II, 4
 MATH6004, Group Theory, 3
 MATH6005, Introduction to Complex Analysis, 3
 MATH6006, Numerical Analysis, 3
 MATH6007, Partial Differential Equations and Fourier Analysis, 3
 MATH6008, Applied Probability and Stochastic Processes, 3
 MATH6010, Probabilistic Aspects of Financial Modeling, 3
 MATH6011, Computational Financial Mathematics, 3
 MATH6015, Mathematical Programming, 3
 MATH6051, Applied Ordinary Differential Equations, 3
 A Options
 MATH3004, Introduction to Abstract Algebra, 3
 MATH3005, Introduction to Geometry, 3
 MATH3006, Mathematical Modeling, 3
 MATH6001, Advanced Calculus I, 4
 MATH6003, Abstract Linear Algebra, 3
 MATH6012, Applied Linear Algebra, 3
 Capstone
 MATH5001, Capstone Seminar in Mathematics, 3
 MATH5002, Capstone Project in Mathematics, 3
MATHMT Curriculum Guide
Predominant Program
 Fall (Year 1)
 MATH1061, Calculus I, QR, 4
 XXXXxxxx, Foreign Language Sequence, 5
 XXXXxxxx, Social Science (SS) Course, SS, 3
 XXXXxxxx, Humanities (HU) Course, HU, 3
 Spring (Year 1)
 MATH1062, Calculus II, QR, 4
 XXXXxxxx, Foreign Language Sequence, 5
 ENGL1001, English Composition, EC, 3
 XXXXxxxx, Social Science (SS) Course, SS, 3
 Summer (Year 1)
 N/A
 Fall (Year 2)
 MATH2063, Multivariable Calculus, QR, 4
 MATH2076, Linear Algebra, QR, 3
 ENGL2089, Intermediate Composition, EC, 3
 XXXXxxxx, Natural Science (NS) Course, NS, 3
 XXXXxxxx, Interdisciplinary Course, 3
 Spring (Year 2)
 MATH3001, Introduction to Abstract Math, 3
 MATH2073, Ordinary Differential Equations, QR, 3
 STAT2037, Probability and Statistics I, QR, 3
 XXXXxxxx, Natural Science (NS) Course, NS, 3
 HISTxxxx, HIST Course, HP, 3
 Summer (Year 2)
 N/A
 Fall (Year 3)
 MATH3002, Introduction to Analysis, 3
 XXXXxxxx, Historical Perspective (HP) Course, HP, 3
 XXXXxxxx, Social & Ethical Issues (SE) or Technology & Innovation (TI) course may double count, SE, TI, 0  3
 MATHxxxx, Choose One Course From A Option Listed Below, 3  4
 XXXXxxxx, Free Elective or Minor Related Course, 3  4
 Spring (Year 3)
 MATHxxxx, Choose One Course from A Option Listed Below, 3  4
 MATHxxxx, Choose One Course From Either A Option or B Option Listed Below, 3  4
 XXXXxxxx, Humanities (HU) or Fine Arts (FA) Course, HU, FA, 3
 XXXXxxxx, Free Elective or Minor Related Course, 3  4
 Summer (Year 3)
 N/A
 Fall (Year 4)
 MATHxxxx, Choose One Course From Either A Option or B Option Listed Below, 3  4
 XXXXxxxx, Free Elective or Minor Related Courses, 12
 Spring (Year 4)
 MATHxxxx, Sr. Capstone  MATH5001 or MATH5002 , 3
 XXXXxxxx, Free Elective or Minor Related Courses, 12
 Summer (Year 4)
 N/A
 Groupings:
 B Options
 MATH3008, Introduction to Financial Mathematics, 3
 MATH4001, Special Topics in Mathematics, 3
 MATH4008, Introduction to Probability, 3
 MATH4009, Financial Mathematics for Actuarial Sciences, 3
 MATH4011, Introduction to Number Theory, 3
 MATH4012, Differential Geometry and Topology, 3
 MATH5102, Advanced Calculus II, 4
 MATH5104, Group Theory, 3
 MATH5105, Introduction to Complex Analysis, 3
 MATH5106, Numerical Analysis, 3
 MATH5107, Partial Differential Equations and Fourier Analysis, 3
 MATH5108, Applied Probability and Stochastic Processes, 3
 MATH5110, Probabilistic Aspects of Financial Modeling, 3
 MATH5111, Computational Financial Mathematics, 3
 MATH5115, Mathematical Programming, 3
 MATH5151, Applied Ordinary Differential Equations, 3
 MATH6002, Advanced Calculus II, 4
 MATH6004, Group Theory, 3
 MATH6005, Introduction to Complex Analysis, 3
 MATH6006, Numerical Analysis, 3
 MATH6007, Partial Differential Equations and Fourier Analysis, 3
 MATH6008, Applied Probability and Stochastic Processes, 3
 MATH6010, Probabilistic Aspects of Financial Modeling, 3
 MATH6011, Computational Financial Mathematics, 3
 MATH6015, Mathematical Programming, 3
 MATH6051, Applied Ordinary Differential Equations, 3
 A Options
 MATH3004, Introduction to Abstract Algebra, 3
 MATH3005, Introduction to Geometry, 3
 MATH3006, Mathematical Modeling, 3
 MATH5101, Advanced Calculus I, 4
 MATH5103, Abstract Linear Algebra, 3
 MATH5112, Applied Linear Algebra, 3
 MATH6001, Advanced Calculus I, 4
 MATH6003, Abstract Linear Algebra, 3
 MATH6012, Applied Linear Algebra, 3
 Capstone
 MATH5001, Capstone Seminar in Mathematics, 3
 MATH5002, Capstone Project in Mathematics, 3
UC Advantages and Special Opportunities
Students in
Special Programs
Majors are strongly urged to learn a scientific programming language such as C++ or Java. Students who anticipate doing graduate work in mathematics should satisfy the A&S foreign language requirement with French, German or Russian.
Departmental Honors
Departmental honors in mathematics requires a 3.5 GPA in mathematics courses and the completion of four select advanced courses approved by the Honors Committee of the Department of Mathematical Sciences.
Departmental High Honors
Department high honors requires a 3.75 GPA in mathematics courses and the completion of six select advanced courses approved by the Honors Committee. The final decision concerning honors rests with the Honors Committee of the Department of Mathematical Sciences.
Admission Requirements
Freshmen applicants, please visit the Admission Requirements page for more information.
Transferring to UC Requirements
Admission to A&S is generally available for any offcampus student who was admissible directly from high school and has cumulative 2.0 GPA and a 2.0 in the most recent institution.
Students who were not admissible directly from high school must have:
 24 semester (36 quarter) hours earned
 at least a cumulative 2.0 GPA and a 2.0 at most recent institution
 successfully completed one semester of English composition or its equivalent

successfully completed one semester of math with a grade of C or higher that minimally meets on of the following:
 Mathematical Literacy (MATH 0029)
 Intermediate Algebra (MATH 0034)
 Algebra for College (MATH 0039)
 Students may also take the UC Math Placement exam, but must score an MPT of 420 or higher
University transfer scholarships are available to those who meet specific requirements and ANY admitted A&S transfer student might qualify for an A&S transfer scholarship. Deadlines and eligibility criteria are online via the previous links.
Changing Majors Within UC
Admission to A&S is generally available for University of Cincinnati students enrolled in other colleges if they were admissible directly from high school, have a cumulative 2.0 GPA and a 2.0 in their most recent UC college.
Students who were not admissible directly from high school must have:
 at least a 2.0 GPA in all collegelevel courses (both at UC and at other institutions)
 successfully completed one semester of English composition or its equivalent

successfully completed one semester of math with a grade of C or higher that minimally meets on of the following:
 Mathematical Literacy (MATH 0029)
 Intermediate Algebra (MATH 0034)
 Algebra for College (MATH 0039)
 Students may also take the UC Math Placement exam, but must score an MPT of 420 or higher
Graduation Requirements
To graduate from the UC McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, students must:

Earn at least 120 credits. This can include transfer credit, AP credit and free electives, but does not include preparatory coursework. Students who have met all other degree requirements must continue earning credit until the total number of their earned hours comes to at least 120.

Attain a 2.0 grade point average for all courses taken at the University of Cincinnati.

Be in good academic standing, that is, not on either academic probation or disciplinary probation or suspension.

Complete the residency requirement by earning at least 30 credits after matriculating into the college.

Complete all of the requirements of at least one major (see major requirements above).

Complete the College Core Requirements.

Submit an application for graduation to the registrar's office by their posted deadline.
Application Deadlines
While midyear admission is possible, fall semester is generally the best time to enter the college, since many course sequences begin in that semester. Applicants to the UC McMicken College of Arts and Sciences who are enrolled or who were previously enrolled as degreeseeking students in A&S or in other UC colleges should apply for admission directly to A&S (in French West, 2nd Floor). All other applicants who wish to earn an undergraduate degree from A&S should apply through the Office of Admissions (3rd Floor, University Pavilion).
Accreditation
The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.