Oct 05, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Mathematics, B.S.


The B.S. degree provides comprehensive training in modern methods of applied and computational mathematics, and reflects contemporary trends by incorporating mathematical modeling as well as computer science and statistics. This degree is designed for students who are planning careers involving analytical problem solving in industry, laboratories, or academia, and is recommended for any student considering graduate school in mathematical science.

SMU Degree Requirements

An SMU undergraduate degree requires a minimum of 120 credit hours and must include completion of the University’s Common Curriculum , one major and a combination of electives and/or other majors or minors. Completion of certain majors requires more than 120 hours to finish the degree. The credit hours within this curriculum are distributed as follows:

Requirements for the Major


Computer Science (3 Credit Hours)


One course from the following:

Concentration (9 Credit Hours)


Three courses from one of the following concentrations. With departmental permission, one course from each concentration may be replaced by MATH 4300 - Special Topics Abroad  

Advanced Electives (9 Credit Hours)


Three additional MATH courses at the 3000 level and above . It is recommended that two of these electives be chosen from each of the concentrations outside a student’s selected concentration, ideally so as to complete the set (MATH 4315 , MATH 4334 , MATH 4339 ). Additionally, with departmental permission, up to three hours of elective credit may be drawn from Undergraduate Research (MATH 4199 , MATH 4299 , MATH 4399 ). For further guidance on elective options, consult with the mathematics departmental adviser.

Total for the Major Only: 54 Credit Hours