
20202021 Undergraduate Catalog
Mathematics Major (BS)


Please see the UNLV College of Sciences, Mathematical Sciences department web page at www.unlv.edu/math for information about department programs, faculty and facilities. Degree worksheets and 4/5 year plans for the major and concentration are available at www.unlv.edu/degree/bsmathematics, www.unlv.edu/degree/bsmathematicsactuarialscience.
Please see advising information at the UNLV College of Science Advising at www.unlv.edu/sciences/advising.
Accreditation
Institution  Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities www.nwccu.org
Learning Outcomes
 Demonstrate a solid understanding of differential, integral and multivariable calculus, and be able to apply these concepts to a variety of problems.
 Demonstrate a solid understanding of vector calculus, linear algebra, ordinary differential equations, higher level algebra and analysis, and be able to apply these concepts to a variety of problems.
 Be able to think analytically and critically and to formulate problems, solve them, and interpret their solutions.
 Achieve an understanding of the nature of proof, in particular should demonstrate a good understanding of rigorous mathematical proof (reading and writing), and apply reasoning based on definitions, axioms, theorems and induction.
 Communicate effectively in writing.
 Have experience applying knowledge from one branch of mathematics to another and from mathematics to other disciplines.
University Graduation Requirements
Please see Graduation Policies for complete information

Mathematics Degree Requirements  Total: 120 Credits
(see notes 12 below)
General Education Requirements  Subtotal: 3336 Credits
FirstYear Seminar  Credits: 23
(see note 3 below) English Composition  Credits: 6
SecondYear Seminar  Credits: 3
Constitutions  Credits: 46
Distribution Requirement  Credits: 18
Please see Distribution Requirements for more information.
 Humanities and Fine Arts: 9 Credits
 Two courses 3 credits each from two different humanities areas  6 credits
 One course in fine arts 3 credits
 Social Science: 9 Credits
 One course each from three different fields.
 Life and Physical Sciences and Analytical Thinking:
 Automatically satisfied by Major requirements
Multicultural and International
Multicultural, one 3 credit course required
International, one 3 credit course required
These courses may overlap with general education and major requirements. A single course may not meet the multicultural and international requirements simultaneously. For the list of approved multicultural and international courses, go to: http://facultysenate.unlv.edu/students Major Requirements  BS in Mathematics  Subtotal: 80 Credits
Computer Programming Requirements  Credits: 3
Science Requirements  Credits: 9
 PHYS 180  Physics for Scientists and Engineers I
 PHYS 180L  Physics for Scientists and Engineers Lab I
and select five credits from the following: BIOL courses numbered 189 and above; CHEM courses numbered 121 and above except CHEM 201, 203; GEOL courses numbered 220 and above; GEOG courses numbered 300 and above; PHYS courses numbered 181 and above; CEE courses numbered 241 and above; CS courses numbered 218 and above; CpE courses numbered 300 and above; EE courses numbered 220 and above; ME courses numbered 242 and above.
Required Department Courses  Credits: 39
Science and Engineering Electives  Credits: 29
Notes
 Of the 120 credits required for graduation, 80 or more must be in courses offered by the College of Sciences and the College of Engineering.
 Every student will be encouraged to take the GRE Advanced Test in Mathematics
 It is strongly recommended that students take to satisfy the First Year Seminar requirement.
BS in Mathematics, Concentration in Actuarial Science  Subtotal: 63 credits
Learning Outcomes
Our students that graduate with a B.S. in Mathematics, Actuarial Science Concentration, will…
Demonstrate a solid understanding of differential, integral and multivariable calculus, and be able to apply these concepts to a variety of problems.
Demonstrate a solid understanding of vector calculus, linear algebra, and ordinary differential equations, and be able to apply these concepts to a variety of problems.
Be able to think analytically and critically and to formulate problems, solve them, and interpret their solutions.
Prepare for and complete the two exams offered by the Society of Actuaries (1Financial Mathematics, and 2Probability and Statistics).
Communicate effectively in writing.
Have experience applying knowledge from one branch of mathematics to another and from mathematics to other disciplines.
Sciences and Engineering Electives  Credits: 6
General Electives  Credits: 1518


