The Mathematics of Information Concentration prepares students for graduate study and/or an interdisciplinary career in information/communication technology where mathematics, computer science, and electrical engineering are interwoven. Students in this concentration receive training in cryptology, both source and channel coding theory, related courses in the companion fields, as well as the other core science and mathematics courses.

Effective Spring 2018

A minimum grade of C is required in all mathematics, statistics, and computer science courses that are required for graduation.

Freshman
AUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
CS 155Introduction to Unix 1
CS 156Introduction to C Programming I 1
ECE 103DC Circuit Analysis 3
MATH 160Calculus for Physical Scientists I (GT-MA1)1B4
MATH 161Calculus for Physical Scientists II (GT-MA1)1B4
MATH 192First Year Seminar in Mathematical Sciences 1
Arts and Humanities3B3
Global and Cultural Awareness3E3
Historical Perspectives3D3
Social and Behavioral Sciences3C3
Elective 1
 Total Credits 30
Sophomore
 
ECE 202Circuit Theory Applications 4
JTC 300Professional and Technical Communication (GT-CO3)23
MATH 151Mathematical Algorithms in Matlab I 1
MATH 152Mathematical Algorithms in Maple 1
MATH 158/CS 158Mathematical Algorithms in C 1
MATH 235Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning 2
MATH 261Calculus for Physical Scientists III 4
MATH 340 or 345Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations
Differential Equations
 4
MATH 369Linear Algebra I4A3
STAT 315Statistics for Engineers and Scientists 3
Arts and Humanities3B3
Elective 1
 Total Credits 30
Junior
 
ECE 3111Linear System Analysis I 3
MATH 317Advanced Calculus of One Variable4B3
MATH 360 or 366Mathematics of Information Security
Introduction to Abstract Algebra
 3
Biological and Physical Sciences23A7
Electrical Engineering/Mathematical Science Elective3 3
Electives 11
 Total Credits 30
Senior
 
ECE 312Linear System Analysis II 3
MATH 460Information and Coding Theory4C3
Select one from the following: 3
Introduction to Communications Principles  
Statistical Data Analysis I  
Statistical Computing  
Probability and Mathematical Statistics I  
Electrical Engineering/Mathematical Science Electives3 9
Electives4 12
 Total Credits 30
 Program Total Credits: 120
1

Students in this concentration may need to obtain a prerequisite override from the appropriate department to enroll in this course.

2

Select two courses from the list of courses in category 3A in the AUCC. One course must include a lab. Courses must be selected from two different subject codes.

3

Select a total of 12 credits from (A) and (B), with 6 or more coming from (A):

  1. upper-division mathematics courses except those ending in –80 to –99;
  2. upper-division ECE, CS, MATH, or STAT courses, except those ending in –80 to –99.
4

Select enough elective credits to bring the program total to a minimum of 120 credits, of which at least 42 must be upper-division (300- to 400-level).

Distinctive Requirements for Degree Program:
TO PREPARE FOR FIRST SEMESTER:  The curriculum for the Major in Mathematics, Mathematics of Information Concentration assumes students enter college prepared to take calculus. Entering students who are not prepared to take calculus will need to fulfill pre‐calculus requirements in the first semester: MATH 117MATH 118MATH 124MATH 125MATH 126. A minimum grade of C is required in all mathematics, statistics, and computer science courses that are required by the major.

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)  1A3
CS 155Introduction to Unix   1
MATH 160Calculus for Physical Scientists I (GT-MA1)X 1B4
MATH 192First Year Seminar in Mathematical Sciences   1
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Social and Behavioral Sciences  3C3
Pre-Calculus Requirements must be completed by the end of Semester 1, if needed (MATH 117, MATH 118, MATH 124, MATH 125, MATH 126).X   
 Total Credits   15
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CS 156Introduction to C Programming I   1
ECE 103DC Circuit Analysis   3
MATH 161Calculus for Physical Scientists II (GT-MA1)X 1B4
Global and Cultural Awareness  3E3
Historical Perspectives  3D3
Elective    1
CO 150, CS 155, and MATH 160 must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   15
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
JTC 300Professional and Technical Communication (GT-CO3)  23
MATH 151Mathematical Algorithms in Matlab IX  1
MATH 152Mathematical Algorithms in Maple   1
MATH 261Calculus for Physical Scientists IIIX  4
MATH 369Linear Algebra IX 4A3
Arts and Humanities  3B3
ECE 103 and CS 156 must be completed by the end of Semester 3.X   
 Total Credits   15
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ECE 202Circuit Theory ApplicationsX  4
MATH 158/CS 158Mathematical Algorithms in C   1
MATH 235Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning   2
Select one course from the following:X  4
Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations    
Differential Equations    
STAT 315Statistics for Engineers and Scientists   3
Elective   1
 Total Credits   15
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ECE 311Linear System Analysis IX  3
Select one course from the following:   3
Mathematics of Information Security    
Introduction to Abstract Algebra    
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A3
Electives   7
 Total Credits   16
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
MATH 317Advanced Calculus of One Variable  4B3
Electrical Engineering/Mathematical Science Elective (See Concentration Requirements Tab)   3
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A4
Electives   4
STAT 315 must be completed by the end of Semester 6.X   
 Total Credits   14
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   3
STAT 303/ECE 303 (Spring Offering Term)
Introduction to Communications Principles    
Statistical Data Analysis I    
Statistical Computing    
Probability and Mathematical Statistics I    
Electrical Engineering/Mathematical Science Electives (See Concentration Requirements Tab)   6
Electives   6
MATH 301 and MATH 360 or MATH 366 must be completed by the end of Semester 7.X   
 Total Credits   15
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ECE 312Linear System Analysis IIX  3
MATH 460Information and Coding TheoryX 4C3
Electrical Engineering/Mathematical Science Elective (See Concentration Requirements Tab)X  3
ElectivesX  6
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   15
 Program Total Credits:   120