# Mathematics (BS)

## 2024-2025

## Bachelor of Science

## 44

## 120

## Mankato

## Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics

## Program Requirements

### Required General Education

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Prerequisites:
Satisfy Placement Table in this section, MATH 115 or both MATH 112 and MATH 113 with "C" (2.0) or better. *

*Goal Areas: GE-04*

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Prerequisites:
MATH 122 with "C" (2.0) or better or consent. *

*Goal Areas: GE-02*

### Major Common Core

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Prerequisites:
MATH 121 with "C" (2.0) or better or consent *

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Prerequisites:
MATH 121 *

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Prerequisites:
MATH 122 with "C" (2.0) or better, or consent *

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Prerequisites:
MATH 122 with "C" (2.0) or better or consent *

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Prerequisites:
MATH 223 and MATH 290 with "C" (2.0) or better or consent *

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Prerequisites:
MATH 122 with "C" (2.0) or better or consent *

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Prerequisites:
MATH 290 with "C" (2.0) or better or consent *

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Prerequisites:
MATH 247 and MATH 290 with grade of "C" (2.0) or higher. *

*
Prerequisites:
Two of the following: MATH 316, MATH 321, MATH 345, MATH 375 and senior standing (or permission of the instructor). Course can also be taken independent study with permission of a cooperating faculty member. *

### Major Restricted Electives

Choose eleven (11) credits. A minimum of seven (7) credits must be 400-level. Credits must be chosen from at least two categories.**Applied Mathematics** - Choose 0 - 12 Credit(s).

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Prerequisites:
MATH 223 and MATH 321 with "C" (2.0) or better or consent *

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Prerequisites:
MATH 223 and MATH 247 with "C" (2.0) or better or consent *

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Prerequisites:
MATH 122, MATH 247 *

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Prerequisites:
MATH 122, MATH 247 with "C" (2.0) or better or consent *

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Prerequisites:
MATH 470 and MATH 223 with "C" (2.0) or better or consent *

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Prerequisites:
Math 345 and Math 375 with a "C" (2.0) or better, and senior standing or consent. *

**Algebra** - Choose 0 - 12 Credit(s).

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Prerequisites:
MATH 345 with "C" (2.0) or better or consent *

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Prerequisites:
MATH 345 with "C" (2.0) or better or consent *

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Prerequisites:
MATH 345 with "C" (2.0) or better or consent *

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Prerequisites:
Math 345 and Math 375 with a "C" (2.0) or better, and senior standing or consent. *

**Analysis, Geometry and Topology** - Choose 0 - 12 Credit(s).

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Prerequisites:
MATH 290 with "C" (2.0) or better or consent *

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Prerequisites:
MATH 290 with grade of "C" (2.0) or higher. *

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Prerequisites:
MATH 223 and MATH 290 with "C" (2.0) or better or consent *

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Prerequisites:
MATH 223 and MATH 290 with "C" (2.0) or better or consent *

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Prerequisites:
MATH 417 with "C" (2.0) or better or consent *

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Prerequisites:
MATH 247 and MATH 290 with grade of "C" (2.0) or higher or consent. *

**Statitics and Finance** - Choose 0 - 12 Credit(s). STAT 354, STAT 455 and STAT 456 may substitute for MATH 354, MATH 455 and MATH 456, respectively.

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Prerequisites:
MATH 122 with "C" (2.0) or better or consent *

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Prerequisites:
MATH 223 with "C" (2.0) or better or consent *

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Prerequisites:
MATH 455 / STAT 455 with "C" (2.0) or better or consent *

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Prerequisites:
(MATH 354, STATS 354, MATH 455 or STAT 455) and MATH 223 *

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Prerequisites:
MATH 122 with C (2.0) or better or consent. *

### Major Unrestricted Electives

Choose 0 - 10 Credit(s).

*
Prerequisites:
MATH 290 with "C" (2.0) or better or consent *

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Prerequisites:
MATH 122 with "C" (2.0) or better or consent *

*
Prerequisites:
MATH 290 with grade of "C" (2.0) or higher. *

*
Prerequisites:
MATH 223 and MATH 290 with "C" (2.0) or better or consent *

*
Prerequisites:
MATH 223 and MATH 290 with "C" (2.0) or better or consent *

*
Prerequisites:
MATH 417 with "C" (2.0) or better or consent *

*
Prerequisites:
MATH 223 and MATH 321 with "C" (2.0) or better or consent *

*
Prerequisites:
MATH 223 and MATH 247 with "C" (2.0) or better or consent *

*
Prerequisites:
MATH 122, MATH 247 *

*
Prerequisites:
MATH 247 and MATH 290 with grade of "C" (2.0) or higher or consent. *

*
Prerequisites:
MATH 345 with "C" (2.0) or better or consent *

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Prerequisites:
MATH 345 with "C" (2.0) or better or consent *

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Prerequisites:
MATH 345 with "C" (2.0) or better or consent *

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Prerequisites:
MATH 223 with "C" (2.0) or better or consent *

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Prerequisites:
MATH 455 / STAT 455 with "C" (2.0) or better or consent *

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Prerequisites:
(MATH 354, STATS 354, MATH 455 or STAT 455) and MATH 223 *

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Prerequisites:
MATH 122 with C (2.0) or better or consent. *

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Prerequisites:
MATH 122, MATH 247 with "C" (2.0) or better or consent *

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Prerequisites:
MATH 470 and MATH 223 with "C" (2.0) or better or consent *

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Prerequisites:
MATH 345 with "C" (2.0) or better or consent *

### Minor

## 4-Year Plan

The **4-Year Plan** is a model for completing your degree in a timely manner. Your individual 4-Year plan may change based on a number of variables including transfer courses and the semester/year you start your major. Carefully work with your academic advisors to devise your own unique plan.

* Please meet with your advisor on appropriate course selection to meet your educational and degree goals.

### First Year

**Fall** - 14 Credits

*Goal Areas: GE-04*

**Spring** - 16 Credits

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Prerequisites:
MATH 121 with "C" (2.0) or better or consent *

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Prerequisites:
MATH 121 *

### Second Year

**Fall** - 15 Credits

*
Prerequisites:
MATH 122 with "C" (2.0) or better, or consent *

*
Prerequisites:
MATH 122 with "C" (2.0) or better or consent. *

*Goal Areas: GE-02*

**Spring** - 15 Credits

*
Prerequisites:
MATH 122 with "C" (2.0) or better or consent *

*
Prerequisites:
MATH 122 with "C" (2.0) or better or consent *

### Third Year

**Fall** - 14 Credits

*
Prerequisites:
MATH 290 with "C" (2.0) or better or consent *

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Prerequisites:
MATH 247 and MATH 290 with grade of "C" (2.0) or higher. *

**Spring** - 16 Credits

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Prerequisites:
MATH 223 and MATH 290 with "C" (2.0) or better or consent *

### Fourth Year

**Fall** - 16 Credits

**Spring** - 14 Credits

## Transfer Pathways

A Transfer Pathway is a partnership between the Minnesota community colleges and Minnesota State University, Mankato. The Pathway suggests a plan for students with a specific associate degree to complete the last two years for a designated bachelor’s degree.

Students who are transferring to Minnesota State Mankato from a Minnesota community college should meet with an advisor in your college advising office to ensure the Pathway is an appropriate option for completing your degree.

More information on Transfer Pathways is available at https://mnsu.edu/pathways/about/

### Third Year

**Fall** - 15 Credits

*
Prerequisites:
MATH 122 with "C" (2.0) or better or consent. *

*Goal Areas: GE-02*

*
Prerequisites:
MATH 122 with "C" (2.0) or better or consent *

**Spring** - 14 Credits

*
Prerequisites:
MATH 121 *

*
Prerequisites:
MATH 223 and MATH 290 with "C" (2.0) or better or consent *

*
Prerequisites:
MATH 247 and MATH 290 with grade of "C" (2.0) or higher. *

### Fourth Year

**Fall** - 15 Credits

*
Prerequisites:
MATH 290 with "C" (2.0) or better or consent *

**Spring** - 16 Credits

## Policies

**Admission to Major.** Admission is granted by the Department. Admission requirements are:

- A minimum of 30 earned semester credit hours and a 2.0 minimum cumulative GPA
- Completion of 8 credits of mathematics in courses numbered MATH 121 or higher
- A minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA in mathematics courses.

**Course Application Policy**. Within each major or minor, no course may be applied to more than one requirement.

**Residency Policy**. At least 3 credits applied to the mathematics minor must be earned at Minnesota State Mankato.

**GPA Policy**. Mathematics majors or minors must earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in all courses taken for grade that are applied to the major or minor, respectively.

**P/N Grading Policy**. Not more than one-fourth of the credits in mathematics courses numbered MATH 121 or above can be taken under P/N and applied to a major or minor. All 300 and 400 level courses are offered for grade only with the exception of MATH 487, MATH 498, and MATH 499, which are available for both P/N and letter grade.

**Credit by Examination**. Credit by examination will not be approved for courses in which a student has already received a grade.

**Credit Limitations**. A student may not receive credit for MATH 354 or STAT 354 after completing MATH 455 or STAT 455.

**Mathematics and Statistics Placement**: Students seeking enrollment in 100-level mathematics/statistics courses may need to demonstrate readiness to succeed in the course following the standards in the Mathematics and Statistics Placement Policy.

**Accelerated Combined Degree (BS and MA/MS) Program**. Students intending to complete their Bachelor's and Master's degree at Minnesota State Mankato may be granted permission to take classes that count toward their graduate program during their undergraduate studies. Admission to the program is conducted through the department. Upon being accepted, students will be assigned an advisor to aid in the design of an accelerated program of study (generally 5 years). Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA overall and a 3.6 in major (as an undergraduate) to continue in the program. Please contact the Department Graduate Coordinator for detailed information.