The Mathematics program at USC Upstate is a progressive program that offers two focus areas for students with different interests:

  • The Mathematics Focus provides a traditional program that prepares students for graduate studies in Mathematics or closely related areas.
  • The Statistics Focus trains students who will use statistical methodologies and modes to analyze data in order to make decisions and to draw conclusions. 


Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

1. The student should demonstrate an understanding of fundamental proof techniques and counterexample construction.

1.1 The student should be able to construct proofs using a specified method (direct, contrapositive or indirect, contradiction, and induction).

1.2 The student should be able to construct counterexamples of false statements.

 2. Students will demonstrate technical expertise within Mathematics. 2.1 The student should be able to recognize, design, and implement solutions to mathematical problems.

3. Students will be able to communicate mathematics both orally and in written form.

3.1 The student should be able to read and understand undergraduate mathematics.

3.2 The students should be able to communicate mathematics, both orally and in writing, using appropriate terminology and notation.

4. Students will be able to exhibit facility with abstract mathematical concepts.

4.1 The student should be able to demonstrate facility with algebraic structures.

4.2 The student should be able to demonstrate an understanding of fundamental mathematical concepts such as Limits, Derivatives, Integrals and Convergence.


Degree Requirement

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Mathematics degreee requirements


MATH U102. Elementary Statistics (3)
MATH U120. College Mathematics (3)
MATH U121. College Algebra (3)
MATH U122. Calculus for Management and Social Sciences (3)
MATH U126. Precalculus I (3)
MATH U127. Precalculus II (3)
MATH U141. Calculus I (4)
MATH U142. Calculus II (4)
MATH U174. Elements of Discrete Mathematics(3)
MATH U202. Elementary Statistics II (3)
MATH U231. Basic Concepts of Elementary Mathematics I (3)
MATH U232. Basic Concepts of Elementary Mathematics II (3)
MATH U233. Geometry and Measurement (3)
MATH U241. Calculus III (4)
MATH U245. Elementary Differential Equations (3)
MATH U255. MATLAB Programming (3)
MATH U315. Statistical Methods I (3)
MATH U320. Mathematical Modeling (3)
MATH U340. MathematicalStructuresandProof(3)
MATH U344. Linear Algebra I (3)
MATH U345. Applied Partial Differential Equations (3)
MATH U346. Modern Algebra I (3)
MATH U354. Real Analysis I (3)
MATH U374. Theory of Discrete Mathematics (3)
MATH U399. Independent Study (1-9)
MATH U444. Elements of Optimization (3)
MATH U501. History of Mathematics (3)
MATH U531. Foundations of Geometry (3)
MATH U544. Linear Algebra II (3)
MATH U546. Modern Algebra II (3)
MATH U552. Complex Variables (3)
MATH U554. Real Analysis II (3)
MATH U560. Numerical Analysis I (3)
MATH U561. Numerical Analysis II (3)
MATH U579. Introduction to Industrial Mathematics (3)
MATH U598. Topics in Mathematics (3)
MATH U599. Seminar in Mathematics (3)
STAT U301. Statistical Computing (3)
STAT U410. Introduction to Probability Theory (3)
STAT U413. Introduction to Stochastic Processes (3)
STAT U512. Mathematical Statistics (3)
STAT U516. Statistical Methods II (3)
STAT U598. Topics in Statistics (3)
STAT U599. Seminar in Statistics (3)



Guy Jacobsohn Memorial Mathematics Colloquium Series

In 1986, the mathematics faculty of Converse College, Wofford College and University of South Carolina Upstate (then USC Spartanburg) joined under the leadership of USC Upstate professor Guy Jacobsohn to sponsor an annual mathematics colloquium series. The colloquia are designed to encourage interaction among mathematics students and faculty.

Each participating institution hosts one mathematics lecture on their campus each semester. Guest lecturers have included nationally recognized mathematicians as well as faculty from the participating colleges, the University of South Carolina and Clemson University. The programs are designed at a level that can be understood by the undergraduate mathematics student. The purpose of the series is to enrich the undergraduate experience and to provide an opportunity for the students and faculty on the three campuses to get to know one another.

Upon the untimely passing of Guy Jacobsohn in the spring of 2003, the series was renamed from the Spartanburg Collegiate Mathematics Colloquium Series to the Guy Jacobsohn Memorial Mathematics Colloquium Series.

Mathematics Club

The Math Club encourages math awareness and promotes interest in mathematics at USC Upstate. Club meetings address issues important to USC Upstate students with an interest in mathematics or an intention to work in the field of mathematics. For more information, contact the Math Club president Bailey Beamish or the Math Club Adviser, Dr. Muhammad Hameed

2018-2019 Club Officers 

President - Bailey Beamish
Vice President - Curnel McLain
Secretary - Blake Dutcher
Treasury - Samantha Langley 


We frequently organize activities including seminars, talks and visits to professional meetings and conferences.


Members of the Math Club traveled to the Kennesaw Mountain Undergraduate Mathematics Conference at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia, on Oct. 24, 2015. The group had an oppertunity to attend talks and a poster session on various mathematical topics in academics, careers and research.


In January of 2013, math club members attended the Joint Mathematics Meeting, in San Diego, CA. Math Majors presented their research work at those meeting and won awards.


In January of 2012, math club members attended the Joint Mathematics Meeting, the largest gathering of mathematicians in the world, in Baltimore, MD. 


In the spring of 2011, members traveled to the Annual Sectional Meeting of Mathematical Association of America (MAA) in Tuscaloosa, AL. One student and a faculty member presented their research work there. Students also attended graduate school fair and got a wonderful opportunity to speak personally with admissions representatives from a number of graduate and professional programs about your credentials, their admissions requirements and what distinguishes their program with research opportunities offered in their desired field.