Brigham Young University Homepage

BS in Mathematics
(53.5 hours*)


Program Requirements    |    View MAP   |    View Program Outcomes

  1. Grades of C- or below will not be acceptable in major courses.
  2. Complete the following core requirements:
  3. Complete the following:
  4. Complete one of the following:
      STAT 151 : Introduction to Bayesian Statistics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      STAT 151 : Introduction to Bayesian Statistics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: MATH 112
      RECOMMENDED: Concurrent enrollment in MATH 113.
      DESCRIPTION: The scientific method; conditional probability; Bayes' Theorem; conjugate distributions: Beta-binomial, Poisson-gamma, normal-normal; Gibbs sampling.

      Course Outcomes


      STAT 201 : Statistics for Engineers and Scientists. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      STAT 201 : Statistics for Engineers and Scientists. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: MATH 112; or MATH 119
      DESCRIPTION: The scientific method; probability, random variables, common discrete and continuous random variables, central limit theorem; confidence intervals and hypothesis testing; completely randomized experiments; factorial experiments.

      Course Outcomes


      STAT 370 : Statistical Theory for Actuaries. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      STAT 370 : Statistical Theory for Actuaries. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Spring
      PREREQUISITE: STAT 340; Concurrent enrollment in MATH 314
      DESCRIPTION:  Probability theory; discrete, continuous, mixture random variables; loss distributions; moment-generating functions; conditional probability, expectation; total probability; stochastic independence; transformations. Prepares for SOA Exam P.

      Course Outcomes


  5. Complete fifteen hours from the following:
  6. Students are required to take either the GRE Mathematics Subject Test or the Mathematics Major Field Test the last semester before they graduate. The tests are ETS (Educational Testing Service) standardized assessment tests of undergraduate mathematics. Go to ETS Math Subject Test or ETS Major Field Tests for a test description and sample problems. These tests do not appear on the transcript or affect the GPA.
  7. Students must participate in an exit interview before graduation.

Recommended Courses

Note 1: The courses recommended above can be used to fill General Education requirements.

Note 2: Students who continue toward graduate work should complete Math 372, Math 541, and Math 553.

Note 3: Students who do not plan to pursue a Ph.D. in mathematics are strongly encouraged to complete CS 235.

*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.



Show all Mathematics (Math) Courses