# «CLAS College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Jeremy Teitelbaum, Ph.D., Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dipak K. Dey, Ph.D., Associate Dean, ...»

2. MATH 3150 (or 4110), 3230 (or 4210);

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3. At least 3 additional credits from any of the following courses: MATH 3151, 3210, 3231, 3240, 3250, 3260, 3330 (or 4310), and 3370. The remaining courses may come from any 2000-level or above Mathematics courses.

Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematical Sciences The requirements for the B.S. in Applied Mathematical Sciences are

1. Either (i) MATH 2110Q (or 2130Q), 2210Q, 2410Q (or 2420Q), 2710 (or 2141Q-2142Q) or (ii) MATH 2141Q, 2142Q, 2143Q, 2144Q;

2. MATH 3150 (or 4110), 3410, 3510, and 3511;

3. Two courses selected from MATH 3146, 3151, 3160, 3170, 3435, 3710, and approved sections of 3094 and 3795;

4. At least 3 additional credits from MATH 2360Q, 3160, 3210 (or 4210), 3230, 3231, 3240, 3250, 3260, 3330 (or 4310), and approved sections of 3094 and 3795. In addition, at least 12 credits at the 2000-level or above in approved related areas are required.

Bachelor of Arts in Applied Mathematical Sciences The requirements for the B.A. in Applied Mathematical Sciences are 27 credits of 2000-level or above course work in Mathematics and 12 credits of course work in approved related areas.

The required courses for the degree are MATH 2110Q (or 2130Q or 2143Q), 2210Q (or 2143Q-2144Q), 2410Q (or 2420Q or 2144Q), 3510, 3410, and 3511.

The remainder of the 27 credits of Mathematics must be chosen from MATH 2710, 3146, 3150 (or 4110), 3160, 3170, 3210 (or 4210), 3250, 3435, and 3710.

Bachelor of Science or Arts in Mathematics-Statistics The requirements for the B.S. or B.A. in Mathematics-Statistics degree are 36 credits at the 2000-level or above in Mathematics and Statistics (in addition to MATH 2110Q or 2130Q), with at least 12 credits in each department.

The required courses for the Mathematics-Statistics major are MATH 2210Q or 3210 or (2143Q and 2144Q); 2410Q (or 2144Q); and STAT 3375Q and 3445.

To satisfy the Writing in the Major and Information Literacy competencies, all students must pass one of the following courses: MATH 2194W, 2720W, 2794W, 3796W, or STAT 3494W.

Bachelor of Science or Arts in Mathematics-Actuarial Science The requirements for the B.S. or B.A. degree in Mathematics-Actuarial Science are 36 credits at the 2000-level or above in Mathematics, Statistics, Business, and related areas (in addition to MATH 2110Q or 2130Q or 2143Q).

The required courses are MATH 2210Q (or 2144Q), 2620, 3160, 3630 - 3631; STAT 3375Q-3445; either MATH 3632 or 3634; and either MATH 2610, HCMI 3221 or 4325. Students should include ECON 1201 and 1202, a Computer Science course, and ACCT 2001 and 2101 in their program of study as early as possible.

To satisfy the writing in the Major and Information Literacy competencies, all students must pass one of the following courses: MATH 2194W, 2720W, 2794W, 3670W, or 3796W.

Admission to the Actuarial Science program will be available only to students who meet the following two requirements.

First, the student must have a total grade point average of 3.2 or higher or a grade point average of 3.2 or higher in

**mathematics. The student must also satisfy one of the following:**

1. completed MATH 1126Q or 1131Q with a grade of at least B;

2. successfully completed an honors calculus course with a grade of at least C;

3. received AP credit for MATH 1131Q; or

4. received a passing score on one or more of the actuarial examinations.

CLAS Students not satisfying one or more of the requirements may be admitted into the program by the Mathematics Department Actuarial Committee.

To remain as an Actuarial Science Major, the student is required to maintain a total grade point average of 3.2 or higher.

Students who do not satisfy this requirement may remain in the major with the permission of the director of the Actuarial Science program or his/her designee. If the student is not continued in the program, but meets minimum University of Connecticut scholastic standards as outlined in the University Senate by-laws, the director or designee will work with the student to identify an appropriate alternative major.

Bachelor of Science or Arts in Mathematics-Actuarial Science-Finance The requirements for the B.S. or B.A. degree in Mathematics-Actuarial Science-Finance are 36 credits at the 2000-level or above in Mathematics, Statistics, Business, and related areas (in addition to MATH 2110Q or 2130Q or 2143Q) and 15 credits in Finance.

The required courses are MATH 2210Q (or 2144Q), 2620, 3160, 3630, 3631, 3650, 3660; STAT 3375Q, 3445, ACCT 2001, FNCE 3302, 4209, 4302, 4305, either MATH 3632 or 3634; either MATH 2610, HCMI 3221 or 4325, and either FNCE 4306 or 4895. Students should include ECON 1201 and 1202, and a Computer Science course in their program of study as early as possible.

To satisfy the writing in the Major and Information Literacy competencies, all students must pass one of the following courses: MATH 2194W, 2720W, 2794W, 3670W, or 3796W.

This degree is offered through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Admission to the Actuarial Science program will be available only to students who meet the following two requirements. First, the student must have a total grade point average of 3.2 or higher or a grade point average of 3.2 or higher in mathematics. The student must also satisfy one

**of the following:**

1. completed MATH 1126Q or 1131Q with a grade of at least B;

2. successfully completed an honors calculus course with a grade of at least C;

3. received AP credit for MATH 1131Q; or

4. received a passing score on one or more of the actuarial examinations.

Students not satisfying one or more of the requirements may be admitted into the program by the Mathematics Department Actuarial Committee.

To remain as an Actuarial Science Major, the student is expected to maintain a total grade point average of 3.2 or higher.

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics-Physics The B.S. degree in Mathematics-Physics may be completed by following either track A, which has a physics emphasis, or track B, which has a mathematics emphasis. Students in track A should choose an advisor from the Physics Department, and those in Track B should choose an advisor from the Mathematics Department. In either track, the writing in the major and information literacy competencies are met using PHYS 2501W.

**The required courses for the Mathematics-Physics Major Track A (Physics Emphasis) are:**

1. Either: (i) MATH 2110Q (or 2130Q or 2143Q) and 2210Q and 2410Q (or 2420Q) or: (ii) MATH 2141Q and 2142Q and 2143Q and 2144Q.

2. All of: MATH 3146, 3410, 3510 and PHYS 2300, 2501W, 3101, 3201, 3202, 3300, 3401.

3. Any nine credits from: PHYS 2200, 2400, 2502, 3102, 3150, 3402, 3989, 4093, 4095, 4096W, 4098, 4099, 4100, 4130, 4140, 4150, 4210, 4300, 4350, 4900.

**The required courses for the Mathematics-Physics Major Track B (Mathematics Emphasis) are:**

1. Either: (i) MATH 2110Q (or 2130Q or 2143Q) and 2210Q and 2410Q (or 2420Q) and 2710 (or 2141Q and 2142Q) and 3146, or: (ii) MATH 2141Q and 2142Q and 2143Q and 2144Q and 3146

2. All of: PHYS 2300, 2501W, 3101, 3201, 3202, 3401.

3. Any 3 credits from: PHYS 2200, 2400, 2502, 3102, 3150, 3300, 3989, 4093, 4095, 4096W, 4098, 4099, 3402, 4100, 4130, 4140, 4150, 4210, 4300, 4350, 4900.

4. Any 4 courses from MATH 3150 (or 4110), 3151, 3160, 3210, 3230 (or 4210), 3330 (or 4310), 3370, 3410.

A minor in Mathematics is described in the “Minors” section.

Molecular and Cell Biology CLAS This B.S. program is suitable for students with interests that integrate the organismal, cellular and subcellular levels of biology, including the areas of biochemistry, cell biology, developmental biology, genetics and genomics, and microbiology, as well as their applications in biotechnology and medical science.

Many opportunities for independent research projects in these areas are open for undergraduates. BIOL 1107 is required in addition to the general CLAS requirements for the B.S. degree.

**Courses required for the major: at least 24 credits in MCB, including:**

Group 1: All of the following core courses: MCB 2400 or 2410, 2210, 2610, and 2000 or 3010 Group 2: CHEM 2443 and 2444 Commented [HM69]: MCB 3414 archived (5 YR) Group 3: Laboratory requirement: One laboratory course chosen from the following list: MCB 2225, 3189, 3413, 3414, 3633, 4026W, 4624, or 3 credits of 3989 or 4989.

A maximum of 3 credits from among MCB 3189, 3899, 3989 and 4989 may count toward the 24 credit requirement.

For breadth of study in biology, it is recommended that students take PNB 2250 and EEB 2244 or 2245. BIOL 2289 may be used to count toward the 24 credits of required MCB courses.

To satisfy the MCB writing in the major and information literacy competency requirements, students must take one of the following courses: Any MCB W course or EEB 2244W or 2245W.

A minor in Molecular and Cell Biology is offered. A minor in Bioinformatics is offered jointly by the School of Engineering and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Both programs are described in the “Minors” section of this Catalog.

Philosophy The program in Philosophy introduces students to basic philosophical issues and acquaints them with techniques of philosophical inquiry. The program addresses problems in ethics, social and political philosophy, metaphysics, theory of knowledge, philosophy of science, logic, philosophy of religion, and aesthetics from both historical and contemporary perspectives.

Students majoring in Philosophy must earn pass 24 or more credits in Philosophy courses numbered 2000 or above the 1000’s, and 12 or more credits in related fields. Within the 24 credits in philosophy, students must pass PHIL 2221 and 2222, and at least two of the following four courses: PHIL 2210, 2211Q, 2212, and 2215.

**Required PHIL courses include:**

I. Both 2221 and 2222;

II. At least one course in logic: 1102, 2211Q, 3214 (note that 1102 does not count toward the 24 credits in Philosophy courses numbered 2000 or above);

Commented [HM70]: PHIL 2208 pending Senate III. At least one course in metaphysics or epistemology: 2208, 2210, 2212, 3241, 3250;

IV. At least one course in moral, social, or political philosophy: 2215, 2217, 3216, 3218, 3220. approval Students meeting the requirements for the major will automatically meet the exit requirements for information literacy.

The exit requirement for writing in the major can be satisfied by passing any 2000-level or above W course in PhilosCommented [HM71]: CLAS C&CC 10/27/15.

ophy numbered 2000 or above.

A minor in Philosophy is described in the “Minors” section.

Philosophy also offers a joint-major with the Department of Linguistics. The description of the Linguistics-Philosophy major appears under the Linguistics major.

Physics Physics, a fundamental and quantitative science, involves the study of matter and energy, and interactions between them.

The subject is generally divided into mechanics, electricity and magnetism, statistical and thermal physics, and quantum physics. These form the foundation for present-day research areas, which include astrophysics, atomic, molecular and optical physics, condensed matter physics, nuclear physics, and the physics of particles and fields. In addition to a knowledge of physics, students gain a rigorous training in logical thinking and quantitative problem solving. An education in physics can also provide an entry into many other fields such as biophysics, geophysics, medical physics, and engineering, as well as into less technical fields such as secondary education, technical sales, and science writing. Many students have also found that physics is an excellent preparation for the study of medicine, dentistry, or law.