Mathematics Major — B.A.
The mathematics major prepares students for careers — in industry, government, and education — that require problem-solving and creative-thinking abilities. The curriculum is based on a core of required courses that provides a foundation leading to a number of upper-level options.
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.
Summary
Code | Title | Credits |
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Mathematics B.A. Major Requirements | 47 | |
Integrative Core Curriculum Requirements ^{1} | 28-40 | |
Electives | 33-45 | |
Total Credits | 120 |
^{1} | 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.
Code | Title | Credits |
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REQUIRED COURSES IN THE DEPARTMENT | ||
MATH 11100 | Calculus I | 4 |
MATH 11200 | Calculus II | 4 |
MATH 18500 | Math Experimentation | 3 |
MATH 21100 | Calculus III | 4 |
MATH 21400 | Differential Equations | 3 |
or MATH 21600 | Statistical Analysis | |
MATH 23100 | Linear Algebra | 3 |
MATH 27000 | Mathematical Reasoning with Discrete Mathematics | 3 |
MATH 29100 | World of Mathematics | 1 |
MATH 30300 | Abstract Algebra | 4 |
MATH 30500 | Introduction to Analysis | 4 |
MATH 39700 | Junior Seminar | 1 |
MATH 49800 | Capstone in Mathematics I | 3 |
MATH 49900 | Capstone in Mathematics II | 1 |
MATH 3xxxx-MATH 4xxxx | Of the 9 upper-level MATH credits, at least 3 must be at level 4; MATH 39100 cannot be used as an elective. | 9 |
Total Credits | 47 |