# Bachelor of Science in Discrete Mathematics - Business Option

Certain areas of mathematics have become increasingly important over the past thirty years due to the introduction of computing into nearly every aspect of science, technology, and business. These are the branches of mathematics that are devoted to the study of discrete as opposed to continuous structures. Methods of discrete mathematics are used whenever objects are to be counted, when the relationships between finite sets are examined, and when processes involving a finite number of steps are studied. These methods become essential when, for example, computer algorithms are analyzed, transportation networks or communications systems are designed, or when optimal schedules are sought.

Many problems associated with the transmission and storage of information, the design of complicated circuits, or the identification of organic chemicals require the tools of discrete mathematics. Several fields of application, most notably operations research and computer science, not only use the techniques of discrete mathematics, but have also contributed significantly to the development of the subject. For this reason, the curriculum for the bachelor's degree program in discrete mathematics combines basic work in mathematics and science and advanced studies in discrete mathematics with substantial training in these areas of application.

After completion of the program's core requirements in the first two years, students take

Code | Title | Credit Hours |
---|---|---|

Mathematics | 15 | |

Computer Science | 10 | |

Industrial and Systems Engineering | 6 | |

Approved Technical Electives in MATH, Computing, ECE, and Operations Research | 9 | |

Senior Research Project | 4 | |

Free Electives | 12 | |

Total Credit Hours | 56 |

In addition to the Institute requirement of a grade-point average of at least 2.0, the School of Mathematics requires a grade of C or higher in

Code | Title | Credit Hours |
---|---|---|

MATH 4022 | Introduction to Graph Theory | 3 |

MATH 4107 | Introduction to Abstract Algebra I | 3 |

MATH 4317 | Analysis I | 3 |

Students may count no more than two credit hours of coursework in physical education toward graduation. Only free electives and MATH 4999 in the degree program may be taken on a pass/fail basis, and no more than nine credit hours are allowed under this option.

Code | Title | Credit Hours |
---|---|---|

Wellness | ||

APPH 1040 | Scientific Foundations of Health | 2 |

or APPH 1050 | The Science of Physical Activity and Health | |

Core A - Essential Skills | ||

ENGL 1101 | English Composition I | 3 |

ENGL 1102 | English Composition II | 3 |

MATH 1552 | Integral Calculus | 4 |

Core B - Institutional Options | ||

CS 1301 | Introduction to Computing | 3 |

Core C - Humanities | ||

Any HUM | 6 | |

Core D - Science, Math, & Technology | ||

PHYS 2211 | Introductory Physics I ^{1} | 4 |

PHYS 2212 | Introductory Physics II ^{2} | 4 |

MATH 1551 | Differential Calculus | 2 |

MATH 1553 | Introduction to Linear Algebra | 2 |

Core E - Social Sciences | ||

Select one of the following: | 3 | |

The United States to 1877 | ||

The United States since 1877 | ||

American Government in Comparative Perspective | ||

Government of the United States | ||

American Constitutional Issues | ||

ECON 2106 | Principles of Microeconomics | 3 |

Any SS | 6 | |

Core F - Courses Related to Major | ||

CS 1331 | Introduction to Object Oriented Programming | 3 |

Lab Science | 4 | |

MATH 2551 | Multivariable Calculus | 4 |

MATH 2406 | Abstract Vector Spaces | 3 |

MATH 2603 | Introduction to Discrete Mathematics | 4 |

Upper-Level MATH | ||

MATH 3012 | Applied Combinatorics | 3 |

MATH 3215 | Introduction to Probability and Statistics | 3 |

MATH 4022 | Introduction to Graph Theory ^{3} | 3 |

MATH 4080 | Senior Project I | 2 |

MATH 4090 | Senior Project II ^{ } | 2 |

MATH 4107 | Introduction to Abstract Algebra I ^{3} | 3 |

MATH 4317 | Analysis I ^{3} | 3 |

Additional CS Coursework | ||

CS 2050 | Introduction to Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science | 3 |

or CS 2051 | Honors - Induction to Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science | |

CS 2110 | Computer Organization and Programming | 4 |

CS 3510 | Design and Analysis of Algorithms ^{ } | 3 |

CS 4510 | Automata and Complexity Theory ^{ } | 3 |

Industrial Engineering Requirements | ||

ISYE 3232 | Probabilistic Operations Research ^{ } | 3 |

ISYE 3133 | Engineering Optimization | 3 |

or MATH 4580 | Linear Programming | |

Technical Electives | ||

Select one of the following: | 3 | |

Multivariable Calculus | ||

Algebraic Structures in Coding Theory | ||

Combinatorial Analysis | ||

Introduction to Abstract Algebra II | ||

Introduction to Number Theory | ||

Probability with Applications I | ||

Probability with Applications II | ||

Monte Carlo Methods | ||

Mathematical Statistics I | ||

Mathematical Statistics I | ||

Elements of Information Theory | ||

Analysis II | ||

Complex Analysis | ||

Introductory Topology | ||

Introduction to Algebraic Topology | ||

Scientific Computing I,Numerical Analysis I | ||

Numerical Analysis II,Scientific Computing II | ||

Vector and Parallel Scientific Computation | ||

Quantum Information and Quantum Computing | ||

Computer Systems and Networks | ||

Computer Structures: Hardware/Software Codesign of a Processor | ||

Languages and Computation | ||

Computer Networking I | ||

Computer Graphics | ||

Advanced Algorithms | ||

Introduction to Signal Processing | ||

Introduction to Computer Engineering | ||

Digital Design Laboratory | ||

Computer Architecture and Operating Systems | ||

Random Signals | ||

Introduction to Systems and Controls | ||

Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing | ||

Simulation Analysis and Design | ||

Introduction to Supply Chain Modeling: Logistics | ||

Introduction to Supply Chain Modeling: Manufacturing and Warehousing | ||

Honors Topics | ||

Business Option | ||

ACCT 2101 | Accounting I: Financial Accounting | 3 |

or MGT 3000 | Accounting for Decision Making | |

PSYC 2220 | Industrial/Organizational Psychology | 3 |

or MGT 3101 | Organizational Behavior | |

or MGT 3150 | Principles of Management | |

Select two of the following: | 6 | |

Financial Management | ||

Finance and Investments | ||

Marketing Management I,Marketing I | ||

International Business | ||

Advanced Managerial Accounting | ||

Financial Reporting and Analysis I | ||

Financial Analysis and Reporting of Technology Firms | ||

International Accounting | ||

Strategic Quality Management and Competitiveness | ||

The Entrepreneurship Forum | ||

Impact Speaker Series Forum | ||

Servant Leadership, Values & Systems | ||

Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship | ||

Personal Selling and Sales Management | ||

Strategic Brand Management | ||

Strategic Marketing | ||

International Marketing | ||

Law, Management, and Economics | ||

Entrepreneurship | ||

Free Electives | ||

Free Electives ^{4} | 6 | |

Total Credit Hours | 122 |

Pass-fail only allowed for Free Electives.

^{1} | If PHYS 2231 is taken, extra hour goes toward Free Electives. |

^{2} | If PHYS 2232 is taken, extra hour goes toward Free Electives. |

^{3} | Minimum grade of C required. |

^{4} | MATH 1113, MATH 3670, CEE 3770, and ISYE 3770 are restricted from counting towards Free Electives. Limit two credit hours of HPS coursework. |

## Business and Research Options

A student may elect to complete both the Business Option and the Research Option.

Completion of the Business and Research Options is noted by "Business Option" and "Research Option" designations on the student's transcript.

Math Undergraduate Website## Research Option

Code | Title | Credit Hours |
---|---|---|

Select one of the following Research Options: ^{1} | 9 | |

Undergraduate Research Assistantship and Undergraduate Research Assistantship (for pay) | ||

Undergraduate Research and Undergraduate Research (for credit) ^{2} | ||

LMC 4701 | Undergraduate Research Proposal Writing (take during the first or second semester of research) ^{3} | 1 |

LMC 4702 | Undergraduate Research Thesis Writing (take during the thesis-writing semester) ^{4} | 1 |

Total Credit Hours | 11 |

^{1} | supervised research with a faculty advisor over two to three semesters |

^{2} | Four credit hours of MATH 4699 may be used in place of MATH 4080 and MATH 4090 for the BS in Discrete Mathematics. |

^{3} | a short proposal on their research project is developed |

^{4} | prepare a research report (research paper, project report/thesis); and make an oral presentation of the project |

Completion of this Research Option is noted by the designation "Research Option in Mathematics" on the student's transcript.

For more information, visit: http://www.undergradresearch.gatech.edu/research-option/.