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 221Calculus I4 credits
MATH 222Calculus II4 credits
MATH 223Calculus III4 credits
MATH 233Linear Algebra I3 credits
MATH 239Introduction to Mathematical Proof3 credits
MATH 324Real Analysis I3 credits
MATH 348Oral Presentation and Research Seminar1 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 326Differential Equations3 credits
MATH 330Abstract Algebra3 credits
MATH 333Linear Algebra II3 credits
MATH 345Numerical Analysis I3 credits
MATH 371Introduction to Complex Analysis3 credits
MATH 341
MATH 360
Probability and Applied Statistics

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 301Mathematical Logic3 credits
MATH 302Set Theory3 credits
MATH 315Combinatorics3 credits
MATH 319Theory of Numbers3 credits
MATH 325Real Analysis II3 credits
MATH 326Differential Equations3 credits
MATH 328Theory of Ordinary Differential Equations3 credits
MATH 330Abstract Algebra3 credits
MATH 332Linear Programming and Operations Research3 credits
MATH 333Linear Algebra3 credits
MATH 335Foundations of Geometry3 credits
MATH 338Topology3 credits
MATH 340Modeling Biological Systems3 credits
MATH 341Probability and Applied Statistics3 credits
MATH 345Numerical Analysis I3 credits
MATH 346Numerical Analysis II3 credits
MATH 350Vector Analysis3 credits
MATH 360Probability3 credits
MATH 361Statistics3 credits
MATH 371Introduction to Complex Analysis3 credits
MATH 372Partial Differential Equations3 credits
MATH 380Topics in Mathematics3 credits
MATH 382Wavelets3 credits
MATH 390History of Mathematics3 credits
MATH 393Honors Thesis*3 credits
MATH 399Directed 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 119Object Oriented Programming3 credits
CSCI 120Procedural Programming3 credits


Total Credits Required for the mathematics major: 39-40