Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
The B.S. in Mathematics provides students a solid foundation in mathematics and is sufficiently flexible to provide students the opportunity for several minors or a double major without requiring too many additional credit hours.
Math and Music in Perfect Harmony
Bill Coberly, associate professor of mathematics majored in mathematics in college but played the trumpet throughout his high school and college career. In the early 1990’s, after many years without a musical outlet, he picked up the trumpet again.
“It was miserable,” Coberly said. “So, even thought I don’t have a good solo voice, I can read music and have a good ear, so I joined my church choir.”
After enjoying church choir for a few years, Coberly decided to join the new Tulsa Oratorio Chorus in 1992, and since then he has learned and performed major choral works. The Oratorio Chorus has three or four performances each season, which runs form September through May each year.
Performing these difficult choral arrangements is hard work. It requires one evening of group practice each week, supplemented by “homework” to master the part. but Coberly said the hard work is worth the effort.
“It is excellent stress relief from the rigors of teaching and research, requiring both mental and physical effort,” Coberly said.
Coberly’s vocal pursuits have continued to stretch. He currently sings in a small ensemble called Counterpoint. The ensemble performs a variety of music from madrigals to contemporary works and performs for a number of community events.
In addition to relieving the stress of his academic profession, Coberly suggests his mathematical and musical lives maybe intertwined at a deeper level.
“I did listen to an play Mozart when I was young,” said Coberly. “So maybe there is something to the myth that music and mathematics are related.”
Course requirements for this degree plan include:
- 27 credits of Mathematics Professional Courses listed below except students can choose between MATH 3553 and MATH 4083 plus 4 additional Math electives (12 credits) at the 3000 level and above
- 25 credits of Tulsa curriculum Block I, II and III courses (NOTE: This major requires 2 Block III courses including 1 with a laboratory)
- 9 credits including ENGL 1033, Exposition and Argumentation; Engl 3003, Writing for the Profession and CS 1043 or 2503
- 12 credits in a Minor Field from 1 department outside of Mathematics
- 39 credits of General Electives
124 credits required for degree
To become a candidate for a degree in mathematics, a student must complete all mathematics courses in the curriculum with a grade-point average of at least 2.0, and earn a 2.0 or better overall.
Please note that students are required to follow the course balance sheet on which they enrolled. This may vary from the information reflected on this site. Students should contact the College of Engineering & Natural Sciences' Advising Office for a copy of their active balance sheets.