Bachelor of Arts Degree

The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics has a three fold thrust: to ensure that all students acquire a solid background in the basics of analysis, algebra, and discrete mathematics; to ensure that students have a breadth of knowledge; and to ensure the flexibility of choice that allows students to tailor programs that meet their career goals. Additionally, students see their mathematics integrated into a larger, technologically intensive world. The degree requires from 39 to 40 credit hours of course work.

Basic Requirements:  

1. The following courses are required of all mathematics majors.

MATH 221 Calculus I 4 credits
MATH 222 Calculus II 4 credits
MATH 223 Calculus III 4 credits
MATH 233 Linear Algebra I 3 credits
MATH 239 Introduction to Mathematical Proof 3 credits
MATH 324 Real Analysis I 3 credits
MATH 348 Oral Presentation and Research Seminar 1 credit *

* Students pursuing Adolescent Certification may use INDT 302 in place of MATH 348. All students should consult with their advisors or the department chair for other options.

2. To ensure breadth, majors must take at least 3 of the following six options. All are offered at least once per academic year.

MATH 326 Differential Equations 3 credits
MATH 330 Abstract Algebra 3 credits
MATH 333 Linear Algebra II 3 credits
MATH 345 Numerical Analysis I 3 credits
MATH 371 Introduction to Complex Analysis 3 credits
MATH 341
OR
MATH 360
Probability and Applied Statistics

Probability
3 credits

 Minimum Competence Requirement
A grade of C- or better is required for ALL courses listed as Basic Requirements submitted
in fulfillment of the major in Mathematics. Students seeking certification in Adolescent
Education must obtain a minimum grade of C- in MATH 335 and MATH 360. Students
may not enroll in any course having prerequisites unless the minimum grade of C- has been
earned in the prerequisites or unless special permission has been granted in writing by the
Chair of the Mathematics Department. Prerequisite courses may not be taken after successful
completion of any subsequent course.

 Additional Requirements: 

3. Students can tailor their program to academic interests and career goals with elective choices. Students must take at least 2 additional 300-level courses from the following list.

MATH 301 Mathematical Logic 3 credits
MATH 302 Set Theory 3 credits
MATH 315 Combinatorics 3 credits
MATH 319 Theory of Numbers 3 credits
MATH 325 Real Analysis II 3 credits
MATH 326 Differential Equations 3 credits
MATH 328 Theory of Ordinary Differential Equations 3 credits
MATH 330 Abstract Algebra 3 credits
MATH 332 Linear Programming and Operations Research 3 credits
MATH 333 Linear Algebra 3 credits
MATH 335 Foundations of Geometry 3 credits
MATH 338 Introduction to General Topology 3 credits
MATH 340 Modeling Biological Systems 3 credits
MATH 341 Probability and Applied Statistics 3 credits
MATH 345 Numerical Analysis I 3 credits
MATH 346 Numerical Analysis II 3 credits
MATH 350 Vector Analysis 3 credits
MATH 360 Probability and Statistics I 3 credits
MATH 361 Probability and Statistics II 3 credits
MATH 371 Introduction to Complex Analysis 3 credits
MATH 372 Partial Differential Equations 3 credits
MATH 380 Topics in Mathematics (subtitle) 3 credits
MATH 382 Wavelets 3 credits
MATH 390 History of Mathematics 3 credits
MATH 393 Honors Thesis* 3 credits
MATH 399 Directed Study **

* By application for Honors in Mathematics to the Honors Committee
** Credits and elective status determined by consultation with the chair of department.

 

4. To ensure technological competence, each student must take one of the following courses in computer science.

CSCI 119 Object Oriented Programming 3 credits
CSCI 120 Procedural Programming 3 credits

 

Total Credits Required for the mathematics major: 39-40