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.


Mathematics B.A. Major Requirements47
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 18500Math Experimentation3
MATH 21100Calculus III4
MATH 21400Differential Equations3
or MATH 21600 Statistical Analysis
MATH 23100Linear Algebra3
MATH 27000Mathematical Reasoning with Discrete Mathematics3
MATH 29100World of Mathematics1
MATH 30300Abstract Algebra4
MATH 30500Introduction to Analysis4
MATH 39700Junior Seminar1
MATH 49800Capstone in Mathematics I3
MATH 49900Capstone in Mathematics II1
MATH 3xxxx-MATH 4xxxxOf the 9 upper-level MATH credits, at least 3 must be at level 4; MATH 39100 cannot be used as an elective. 9
Total Credits47