University General Course Catalog 20242025
Mathematics (Discrete Mathematics/Operations Research Specialization), B.S.


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The department offers courses leading to the degree of bachelor of science with a major in mathematics. The bachelor’s degrees have specializations in applied mathematics, discrete mathematics/operations research, statistics, or general mathematics study. The bachelor of science degree is an “expanded major”, which provides a more intense experience in mathematics, computing and science. Students planning to major in mathematics are encouraged to consult an advisor from the Mathematics and Statistics Department to design a program of study in mathematics or statistics.

Program Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to:
 demonstrate mathematical/statistical modeling skills by translating a real world problem into an abstract model so that mathematical/statistical tools can be applied to it. (CT)
 apply mathematical/statistical tools to abstract models of real world phenomena and translate the solutions back into real world quantitative conclusions. (QR)
 demonstrate knowledge of the nature of mathematical proofs and how to make rigorous mathematical arguments. (C)
Transfer to the University of Nevada, Reno
Use the transfer agreement and the degree planner (available by clicking at the top right of this page) to build your plan for graduation with your advisor. Course substitutions not identified on the transfer agreement require UNR advisor approval.
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Graduation Requirements
 Total Units  120
 Cumulative GPA  2.0
 University GPA  2.0
 Major GPA  2.0
 Residency Requirement  30 UpperDivision Units at UNR
 Major Residency Requirement  15 UpperDivision Units in the major at UNR
 UpperDivision Requirement  40 UpperDivision Units
I. Core General Education Requirements (2528 units)
NOTE: Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter of this catalog for information regarding the “Core English and Math Completion Policy .”
Students in this major must meet all Core Objectives (CO1 through CO14). Courses satisfying Core Objectives are designated (e.g., CO9) in General Catalog curricula and course description.
A. Composition & Communication; Critical Analysis & Use of Information (36 units)  CO1, CO3
B. Quantitative Reasoning (4 units)  CO2
C. Physical & Natural Phenomena (6 units minimum)  CO4, CO4L
Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO4/CO4L courses .
D. Cultures, Societies, & Individuals (3 units)  CO6
Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO6 courses .
E. Artistic Composition, Interpretation, & Expression (3 units)  CO7
Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO7 courses .
F. History & Culture; Constitution (6 units)  CO5, CO8
Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter in this catalog.
II. Additional Core Requirements (15 units maximum)
Students must take courses that satisfy the following Core Objectives. Some or all of these Core Objectives may be satisfied in the Major Requirements (Section IV). Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter in this catalog.
A. Science, Technology & Society Course  CO9
Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO9 courses .
B. Diversity & Equity Course  CO10
Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO10 courses .
C. Global Context Course  CO11
Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO11 courses .
E. Capstone Integration & Synthesis Course  CO13
F. Application Course  CO14
III. Additional College Requirements (0 units)
IV. Major Requirements,Discrete Mathematics/Operations Research Option (53 units)
V. Minor Requirements (1821 units)
Students may complete any minor approved by the University, except that students may not receive credit for both a minor and a major in the same discipline. Completion of a second major or degree approved by the university satisfies this requirement.
VI. Electives (39 units)
VII. Recommended Schedule
We assume a 21 unit minor. Students who opt to complete an 18 unit minor, must take 3 additional elective units in order to obtain 120 units total.
Spring Semester (16 units)
Spring Semester (16 units)
Spring Semester (15 units)
Spring Semester (13 units)
Note(s):
 MATH 485 , MATH 486 , and MATH 487 are offered on a 3semester rotation; students can take whichever of the three courses is available in a given semester.
 The elective must be an approved course numbered 300499, except for , , which is related to discrete math/operations research. Some courses from outside the MATH/ STAT Department may count. For a list of such courses, please consult a MATH/STAT advisor.

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