Mathematics Major — B.A.

The BA is a comprehensive Mathematics degree that allows students the flexibility to follow their own interests in coursework, research, and independent study.  By completing the core, students will develop knowledge and skills in the major areas of mathematics (discrete and continuous, deterministic and probabilistic).  In their remaining elective courses, students will be able to pursue their interests in pure or applied mathematics.   The math faculty is committed to working with all students to ensure success by providing a supportive environment that stresses critical thinking, intellectual challenge, and continual encouragement.

Policy on prerequisites: A grade of C- or better is required for a course in mathematics to fulfill a prerequisite for another mathematics course. A student must receive the permission of the mathematics department to take a mathematics course that is a prerequisite for a mathematics course for which he or she has previously received credit.


Mathematics B.A. Major Requirements38
Integrative Core Curriculum Requirements 128-40
Total Credits120

 See Integrative Core Curriculum requirements, with information about the H&S CLA requirement.

 Degree Requirements

An overall GPA of C (2.00) or above is required in mathematics courses that are being used to fulfill the minimum course requirements for the mathematics major. No more than one passing grade below C- in mathematics courses may be used.

MATH 11100Calculus I4
MATH 11200Calculus II4
MATH 19100World of Mathematics1
MATH 21600Statistical Analysis3
or MATH 24600 Intermediate Statistics
MATH 23100Linear Algebra3
MATH 49800Capstone in Mathematics I1
MATH 49900Capstone in Mathematics II2
MATH xxxxxAdditional 20 credits in MATH at level MATH 17000 or above, with at least 12 credits at level 3 or above20
Total Credits38