20182019 Undergraduate Catalog [OFFICIAL CATALOG]
Department of Mathematics & Statistics


ETAS, Room 405  (501) 5698100  (501) 5698115 (fax)  ualr.edu/mathematics
Chairperson: 
Nguyen, Minh V., Professor 
Professors: 
Elsalloukh, Hassan
Kaufmann, Eric R.
Kosmatov, Nickolai E.
Wang, Xiaoshen
Ye, Xiu 
Associate Professors: 
Fulmer, James
Jones, Lakeshia R.
Lu, Lianfang
Peter, Thomas F. 
Assistant Professors: 
Childers, Annie
Zhang, Wei 
Senior Instructors: 
Hardeman, Melissa A.
Jackson, Christy L.
LeGrand, Denise J.
Streett, Rebecca A.
Umphers, Ida S. 
Instructor: 
Deng, Shuzhen 
General Information
The objectives of the department are to prepare students to enter graduate school, to teach at the elementary and secondary levels, to understand and use mathematics in other fields of knowledge with basic mathematical skills for everyday living, and to be employed and to act in a consulting capacity on matters concerning mathematics.
The department offers degrees in mathematics (bachelor of science and bachelor of arts) and secondary teacher licensure in mathematics (bachelor of science and bachelor of arts).
The department also offers minors in mathematics and statistics.
Admission Requirements
Students can apply for admission to any mathematics major using their online accounts (BOSS). Decisions regarding equivalency of courses and situations in which students have tested out of courses will be made by the department chairperson.
Scholarships and Awards
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics awards the following scholarships:
 The DeWoody and Emily Dickinson Math Scholarship is awarded to a full or parttime mathematics major in his/her sophomore or junior year. In selecting a recipient for the Dickinson Scholarship, academic accomplishments are given the highest consideration, with additional consideration given to financial need, leadership skills, and involvement with student/math activities.
 The Jerry and Sherri Damerow Mathematics Scholarship is awarded to a full or parttime students majoring in mathematics. Preferences are given to juniors and seniors, and academic accomplishment and financial need are strongly considered This scholarship may be used to support undergraduate research.
 The Ma Endowed Family Scholarship is awarded to a full or parttime student majoring in Mathematics. Academic accomplishment and financial need are strongly considered when selecting a recipient.
 The Linda and Tom McMillan Mathematics Scholarship is awarded to a full or parttime student majoring in mathematics. Preferences are given to juniors and seniors, and academic accomplishment and financial need are strongly considered.
 The Mathematics and Statistics Faculty Award is a merit based award for undergraduates with majors in mathematics and statistics.
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics annually confers the following awards:
 Outstanding Undergraduate Student
 Outstanding Graduate Student
 Outstanding Graduating Senior
 Outstanding Achievement by and Undergraduate Student
 Outstanding Achievement by a Graduate Student
 Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Student
 Outstanding Service Award
 Outstanding Tutor Award
Honors Program in Mathematics
The department offers an honors program to permit exceptional students to pursue advanced study and receive recognition for its completion. The honors program is distinct from graduation with honors and does not replace it. Participants in the honors program must be mathematics majors with at least junior standing (6090 credit hours). The students will be selected by a faculty committee, normally during the junior year and usually before the second semester. Minimum admission requirements are a 3.25 gradepoint average overall and a 3.25 gradepoint average in all mathematics and statistics courses. These averages must be maintained for continued participation in the program. There will be at most five students in the program at one time. For details about the program please contact the department office.
Mathematics Remediation
Corequisite and Foundations classes are offered to students who do not meet the eligibility requirements for collegelevel mathematics. Corequisite courses are designed to allow students to enroll in collegelevel mathematics along with a support lab during the same semester. Foundations courses are designed for students who need a full semester of remediation to prepare them with the necessary skills to be successful in collegelevel mathematics. There are two tracks of classes, College Algebra and Quantitative and Mathematical Reasoning. In general, College Algebra is for STEM majors. Before you sign up for this track, you must check with your adviser.
Mathematics Placement Scores
Quantitative and Mathematical Reasoning Track MUST enroll in MATH 0330
Score 
Code 
15 or less 
ACT Math 
40 or less 
Compass Algebra 
59 or less 
Elementary Algebra Accuplacer 
429 or less 
SAT Math 
Must enroll in MATH 1321 AND MATH 0121
Score 
Code 
1618 
ACT Math 
4143 
Compass Algebra 
6076 
Elementary Algebra Accuplacer 
430479 
SAT Math 
Must enroll in MATH 1321
Score 
Code 
19+ 
ACT Math 
44+ 
Compass Algebra 
77+ 
Elementary Algebra Accuplacer 
480+ 
SAT Math 
College Algebra Track
Must enroll in MATH 0332
Score 
Code 
17 or less 
ACT Math 
42 or less 
Compass Algebra 
69 or less 
Elementary Algebra Accuplacer 
449 or less 
SAT Math 
Must enroll in MATH 1302 AND MATH 0102
Score 
Code 
1820 
ACT Math 
4344 
Compass Algebra 
7079 
Elementary Algebra Accuplacer 
450499 
SAT Math 
May enroll in MATH 1302 or take College Algebra MPT to attempt higher placement
Score 
Code 
21+ 
ACT Math 
45+ 
Compass Algebra 
50+ 
Compass College Algebra 
80+ 
Elementary Algebra Accuplacer 
062 
Accuplacer College Level Math Test 
500+ 
SAT Math 
May enroll in MATH 1303 , MATH 1311 , MATH 1342 , or MATH 1401
Score 
Code 
67+ 
Compass College Algebra 
24+ 
ACT Math Score 
63102 
Accuplacer College Level Math Test 
May enroll in MATH 1451
Score 
Code 
46+ 
Compass Trigonometry 
103120 
Accuplacer College Level Math Test 
Major in Mathematics
Bachelor of Science
The bachelor of science degree is designed for students who plan to enter graduate school or who wish immediate employment as mathematicians. It requires MATH 1223 , MATH 2310 , MATH 2453 , MATH 3302 , MATH 3310 , MATH 3312 , MATH 3322 , MATH 4390 , MATH 4303 , MATH 4304 , STAT 3352 , six additional hours of upperlevel mathematics or statistics electives to include either MATH 4310 , MATH 4306 , or MATH 4302 . Six hours of German or French are strongly recommended for students who intend to obtain the PhD degree in mathematics.
Bachelor of Arts
The bachelor of arts degree requires MATH 1223 , MATH 2310 , MATH 2453 , MATH 3302 , MATH 3310 , MATH 3312 , MATH 3322 , MATH 4303 , MATH 4390 , STAT 3352 , and 9 hours of upperlevel mathematics or statistics electives. Also, students seeking the bachelor of arts degree are required to complete a 2000level second language course or demonstrate equivalent proficiency as measured by a competency test.
Early Entry: BA/BS in Mathematics to Master of Science
The Accelerated Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Bachelor of Science in Mathematics programs are each 120 credits. The Master of Science in Mathematical Science is 33 credits with a research project, or 36 credits without a research project. Students who are accepted into the program can complete both their BS or BA and MS program in about 5 years.
Students are strongly encouraged to apply to the Accelerated BS/BA to MS program before the end of their junior year to help ensure that they have the full subsequent year to begin taking appropriate courses for graduate credit, lessening the course load they will need to carry in their fifth year.
Admission Requirements
 Undergraduate students may apply and be accepted any time after completing 75 or more hours of undergraduate coursework. However, at least 90 hours of undergraduate coursework must have been completed by the time the first graduate course is taken.
 All applicants must have at least a 3.2 overall GPA and at least a 3.5 major GPA at UA Little Rock in order to be considered. Students who have transferred to our program can participate in the Accelerated BS/BA to MS Program provided their relevant transfer coursework (i.e., courses taken at other Institutions that are being used to meet our BS/BA degree requirements) also meets the 3.2 minimum GPA and 3.5 minimum major GPA criteria. The GRE requirement for the MS program is waived for students with an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher. Students with an overall GPA between 3.2 and 3.5 may apply using the GRE option.
 All applicants must complete an application for and be accepted into the MS in mathematics program and UA Little Rock Graduate School.
 All applicants must complete an Early Entry Program form and be approved for admission by the MS Mathematics graduate coordinator. The MS Mathematics Graduate Coordinator’s decision is final and cannot be appealed. The Early Entry form must be approved by the MS Mathematics Graduate Coordinator before the student begins graduate coursework. Failure to obtain prior approval negates the ability to “double count” courses.
 If, at the end of the student’s baccalaureate degree, an Accelerated BS/BA to MS student has failed to meet the Graduate School admission requirement of a 2.7 overall undergraduate GPA, the student will be dismissed from the MS Mathematics program.
A completed application consists of:
 Completed graduate. application form for the UA Little Rock Graduate School,
 Completed EarlyEntry Program form
 Two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a university faculty member in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics (letters are to be submitted directly by recommenders)
 Portfolio of work in mathematics courses (optional) Contact the Department of Mathematics and Statistics to determine requirements before applying.
Graduate Credit
 Once accepted into a graduate program, students can take up to 12 hours of graduate coursework, which will count towards both the baccalaureate degree and the graduate degree. Individual graduate programs may allow fewer graduate hours to be taken at the undergraduate level; students should check with their prospective program to determine these limits.
 Students must finish their baccalaureate degrees before they complete 15 hours of graduate coursework.
Program Restrictions
 To ensure that they follow the proper degree plan, students must meet with a graduatelevel advisor upon acceptance to the Early Entry program to map out the graduate courses they will take.
 Accepted students will have provisional status in the graduate program, pending the award of their baccalaureate degree.
 Early Entry students who fail to meet the Graduate School admission requirement of an overall 3.0 undergraduate GPA and no grades below a B once they obtain their baccalaureate degree will be dismissed from the graduate program.
 Students accepted into the Early Entry program will be subject to the same policies as traditionally matriculated graduate students.
 The Accelerated BS/BA to MS program may not be used in conjunction with the credit reservation program; therefore, no graduate courses. taken before admission to the Accelerated BS/BA to MS program may be applied to the MS Mathematics degree.
ProgramsBachelor of ArtsBachelor of ScienceMinorTeacher Licensure
