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Five-Year Combined BSMS

The Five Year (4+1) Combined B.S./M.S. Program in Mathematical Sciences

Purpose

Outstanding and motivated mathematics majors can earn graduate credit during their senior year and earn a Master’s Degree in Mathematical Sciences in a shorter time period.  Students enrolled in this program typically complete their M.S. Degree within one calendar year (and in some cases within two academic semesters) after completing their B.S. Degree.  This program allows strong mathematics and statistics students to obtain excellent preparation for pursuing Ph.D. degrees in mathematics or statistics.  In particular students involved in undergraduate research are given the opportunity to further develop their research at the graduate level into a Master’s thesis.

Eligibility

  • A minimum GPA of 3.5 in mathematics courses.
  • Two letters of recommendation from the College of Charleston Department of Mathematics faculty.  
  • Junior standing and successful completion of Math 203, 295, 311, and one of 303, 323 or 350.
  • Application for admission to this program should be made no later than one calendar year before completion of the B.S. Degree.

Organization 

  • Each student will be assigned an academic advisor from the Mathematics Faculty.  The advisor will assist the student in the development of a plan of study.
  • Students in this program will apply to the M.S. in Mathematical Sciences program upon completion of the bachelor’s degree.
  • Students in this program, upon admission to the Graduate School, may apply up to 12 credit hours of graduate-level course work towards their M.S. Degree in Mathematical Sciences.
  • Only graduate level courses in which the student obtained a B or better may be applied to the M.S. Degree.

Forms

Sample Programs of Study

Mathematics Emphasis

Freshman Year
Math 120 (Calculus I)          

Math 220 (Calculus II)

Sophomore Year

Math 221 (Calculus III)    

Math 323 (Differential Equations)
Math 203 (Linear Algebra)   Math 295 (Intro. Abstract Math)
Junior Year
Math 311(Advanced Calculus I) 

Math 411 (Advanced Calculus II) 

Math 245/46 (Numerical Methods) 

Math 303 (Abstract Algebra I)

Math 340 (Axiomatic Geometry)

Senior Year
Math 502 (Advanced Linear Algebra)       

Math 503 (Applied Algebra I) 

Math 315 (Complex Variables) 

Math 515 (Complex Variables) 

Math 523 (Partial Diff Eqns I)

Math 499 (Bachelor’s Essay)

Fifth Year
Math 511 (Real Analysis I)  Math 623 (Partial Diff Eqns II)
Math 607 (Discrete Mathematics) 

Math 612 (Real Analysis II)

Math 601 (General Topology) 

Math 604 (Applied Algebra II) 


Statistics Emphasis

Freshman Year
Math 120 (Calculus I)          

Math 220 (Calculus II)

Sophomore Year

Math 221 (Calculus III)    

Math 250 (Statistical Methods) 
Math 203 (Linear Algebra)   Math 295 (Intro. Abstract Math)
Junior Year
Math 311(Advanced Calculus I) 

Math 411 (Advanced Calculus II) 

Math 245/46 (Numerical Methods) 

Math 323 (Differential Equations)

Math 350 (Statistical Methods II)

Senior Year
Math 530 (Mathematical Statistics I)      

Math 531 (Mathematical Statistics II) 

Math 540 (Stat Learning I)

Math 541 (Stat Learning II) 

Math 470 (Mathematical Modeling)

Math 499 (Bachelor’s Essay)

Fifth Year
Math 502 (Advanced Linear Algebra)  Math 555 (Bayesian Methods) 
Math 550 (Linear Models)  

Math 560 (Stochastic Processes) 

Math 551 (Linear Programming) 

Math 552 (Operations Research)