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BA Discrete Math/Operations Research Option

Discrete mathematics is the study of mathematical structures that are fundamentally discrete rather than continuous. In contrast to real numbers that have the property of varying "smoothly", the objects studied in discrete mathematics - such as integers, graphs, and statements in logic - do not vary smoothly in this way, but have distinct, separated values.


Requirements

I. University Core Curriculum Requirements

II. Additional Department of Mathematics and Statistics Requirement

  • Foreign Language: Students must successfully complete a fourth semester college course in a foreign language or demonstrate proficiency as determined by placement examination, or other means, by the Department of Foreign Language and Literatures. The Department of Mathematics suggests that students choose French, Russian, or German as their required language.

III. Major Requirements - 42 credits

  • Math 181, Calculus I (4 credits)
  • Math 182, Calculus II (4 credits)
  • Math 283, Calculus III (4 credits)
  • Math 285, Differential Equations (3 credits)
  • Math 310, Introduction to Analysis I (3 credits)
  • Math 311, Introduction to Analysis II (3 credits)
  • Math 330, Linear Algebra I (3 credits)
  • Math 461, Probability Theory (3 credits)
  • Math 485, Graph Theory and Combinatorics (3 credits)
  • Math 486, Game Theory (3 credits)
  • Math 487, Deterministic Operations Research (3 credits)
  • Additional mathematics or statistics courses numbered 300 or above (except Math/Stat 352). (6 credits)

IV. Minor Requirements
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics accepts any minor from any other department at UNR.

V. Electives


VI. Total credits required
Forty (40) or more credits must be in courses numbered 300 or above.

Recommended Schedule

Semester 1

  • Math 181-Calculus I (4)

Semester 2

  • Math 182-Calculus II (4)

Semester 3

  • Math 283-Calculus III (4)

Semester 4

  • Math 285-Differential Equations (3)
  • Math 301 Introduction to Proofs (3)

Semester 5

  • Math 310-Introduction to Analysis I (3)
  • Math 330-Linear Algebra (3)

Semester 6

  • Math 485/486/487 (3)
  • Math 311-Introduction to Analysis II (3)

Semester 7

  • Math 461-Probability Theory (3)
  • Math 485/486/487 (3)

Semester 8

  • Math 420 (Mathematical Modeling-capstone) (3)
  • Math 485/486/487 (3)

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