University Catalog 2023-2024

GEP Mathematical Sciences

Requirement (6 credit hours)

  • A total of six credit hours from the university approved GEP Mathematical Sciences course list.
  • At least one course must have an MA or ST prefix.
  • Special Note:  If a student changes a General Education course except for HES courses from a letter grade to credit-only (S/U), then the course will not satisfy the GEP requirements.  Consult your academic advisor if you have questions.


  • A course taken to satisfy a Major requirement may also satisfy this requirement if the course is on the approved GEP Mathematical Sciences course list.
  •  A course that satisfies the Mathematical Sciences requirement may also satisfy the Global Knowledge or U.S. Diversity co-requisite if the course also exists on either university approved GEP co-requisite course list.
    • Note: Double-counting with U.S. Diversity applies to students matriculated prior to Fall 2023. Students matriculated after Fall 2023 may only double-count Global Knowledge.


A logical approach to problem solving is important for successful functioning in society. It is also important that students be able to formulate models, be critical consumers of quantitative information, communicate mathematically and solve problems.

Category Objectives

Each course in Mathematical Sciences will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:

  1. improve and refine mathematical problem-solving abilities; and
  2. develop logical reasoning skills.
GC 3203D Spatial Relations3
HON 291Honors Special Topics-Mathematics3
LOG 201Logic3
LOG 335Symbolic Logic3
MA 103Topics in Contemporary Mathematics3
MA 103ATopics in Contemporary Mathematics3
MA 105Mathematics of Finance3
MA 107Precalculus I3
MA 111Precalculus Algebra and Trigonometry3
MA 114Introduction to Finite Mathematics with Applications3
MA 121Elements of Calculus3
MA 131Calculus for Life and Management Sciences A3
MA 141Calculus I4
MA 151Calculus for Elementary Education I3
MA 152Calculus for Elementary Education II3
MA 231Calculus for Life and Management Sciences B3
MA 241Calculus II4
MA 335Symbolic Logic3
PHI 250Thinking Logically3
ST 101Statistics by Example3
ST 311Introduction to Statistics3
ST 312Introduction to Statistics II3