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.
1. (24-25 credits) 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 230||Programming and Mathematical Problem Solving||3 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. (9 credits) 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|
|Probability and Applied Statistics|
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.
3. (6 credits) Students can tailor their program to academic interests and career goals with elective choices. Students must take at least 2 additional 3 credit, 300-level courses. A list of these courses and their descriptions can be found here: List of Courses
Total Credits Required for the mathematics major: 39-40