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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. (24-25 credits) The following courses are required of all students seeking a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics.

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 may also satisfy this programming requirement by taking PHYS 261 and one of MATH 345, 382, 384, or 385.
** 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
MATH 341
MATH 360
Probability and Applied Statistics


3 credits


Additional Requirements: 

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

Minimum Competence Requirement

A grade of C- or better is required for ALL courses 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.

Total Credits Required for the Mathematics major: 39-40