Academic Catalog August 2008 - August 2009 Undergraduate and Graduate
To earn this degree, you must complete at least 120 units of coursework, which we describe in the sections that follow:
at least 32 units of liberal studies requirements. Be aware that you may not use courses with an MAT or STA prefix to satisfy these liberal studies requirements. Please note that the usual 35 units for liberal studies are reduced to 32 units for mathematics majors, who are exempt from the 3-unit mathematics foundation requirement.
at least 45 units of major requirements
at least 18 units of minor requirements
elective courses, if needed, to reach an overall total of at least 120 units
Be aware that some courses required for your degree may have prerequisites that you must also take. Check the courses in the appropriate subject. (You may be able to count these prerequisites toward your liberal studies or general elective credit.)
Also be aware that you must complete NAUís diversity requirements by taking two 3-unit courses, one in ethnic diversity and one in global awareness. These courses may be used to meet other requirements within your academic plan if you choose them carefully. Click here for a list of the available diversity courses.
Also be aware that you must have a grade of C or better in each mathematics or statistics course that you use to fulfill the requirements of this major.
Also note that NAU requires that at least 30 units of the courses you take for your degree must be upper-division courses (those numbered 300 and above).
Finally, please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement; however, you must still meet the total of at least 120 units to graduate. Contact your advisor for details.
You must complete the following 45 units:
MAT 136, 137, 238, and 316 (15 units)
CS 122 (3 units) (If you complete a minor or major in computer science, you may add 3 units to your general electives instead.)
MAT 320W, which meets NAUís junior writing requirement (3 units)
one of MAT 226, 318, 365, or 442C (3 units)
MAT 411C, 431C, and STA 473C plus one of MAT 412C, 441C, or STA 474C (12 units) (Please note that these four courses together meet NAUís senior capstone requirement.)
9 additional units from MAT 226 and 239 and MAT or STA courses numbered 300 or above (except MAT 301, 302, 401, and 402)
You must complete a minor of at least 18 units from those described in this catalog. In consultation with your advisor, you should select a minor thatís appropriate for your career aspirations and educational needs. Your minor advisor will advise you about this part of your academic plan.
Additional coursework is required, if, after you have met the previously described requirements, you have not yet completed a total of 120 units of credit.
You may take these remaining courses from any academic areas, using these courses to pursue your specific interests and goals. We encourage you to consult with your advisor to select the courses that will be most advantageous to you. (Please note that you may also use prerequisites or transfer credits as electives if they werenít used to meet major, minor, or liberal studies requirements.)
Click here for more information about our Mathematics undergraduate courses, Statistics undergraduate courses, and faculty.