All freshmen entering Georgia State University are required to take either the College Entrance Examination Board Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the assessment of the American College Testing Program (ACT). The results of the test, performance in and time of previous mathematical education, and the student’s intended major or career goals are all factors to be considered when registering for any mathematics course. In order to register for courses numbered 1111 or higher, students must make an appropriate score on the mathematics placement test (see Section 1410.10) or have other appropriate prerequisite work. Therefore, students are urged to check the prerequisites for mathematics courses, and the mathematics requirement as listed by their major department/school/institute. Refer any questions to that department/school/ institute or to the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
The B.S. degree in mathematics offer five areas of concentration. The concentration in actuarial science prepares a student to work as an actuary. The concentration in computer information systems prepares students for work in the field of management information systems. The concentration in computer science provides education in more scientific aspects of computing. The concentration in managerial sciences provides training in management modeling, problem solving, and computer-assisted decision support/expert systems technologies. The concentration in statistics prepares students for work as applied statisticians.
Majors are asked to consider carefully the career objectives they wish to pursue after graduation. A particular career objective may suggest a special choice for the minor or concentration that would prepare one for that career. It also might suggest that a co-op experience would be useful. Faculty who serve as academic advisers for majors can discuss choices and concentrations that are available to majors.
Six concentrations are offered within the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Program (B.S.)
Concentrations and course charts include:
Students choosing to minor in mathematics should complete Math 2212, 2215, and nine hours of additional mathematics courses at the 3000 level or above. Course selections must be approved by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Students are urged to consult with members of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics to determine which courses would be most useful in their major field.
The dual degree opportunities enable qualified students to enroll in graduate courses late in their undergraduate program and apply the coursework toward both the bachelor’s and master’s programs.
Students must be formally accepted into the dual degree program by participating departments to be able to take graduate courses as an undergraduate. Additionally, acceptance into the dual program does not constitute admission to the master’s program. Students must fulfill regular graduate admissions requirements and apply for the master’s program following college processes.
Dual Degree Programs:
- B.S. in Mathematics with the Master of Sciences in Mathematics Science (No concentration)
- B.S. in Mathematics with the Master of Sciences in Mathematics Science (Statistics concentration)