Academic Catalog

Mathematics, B.S.

This B.S. degree requires 60 liberal arts credits out of the 120 credits required for graduation.

The BS is designed for students interested in continuing studies in math intensive fields after graduation. By completing the core, students will develop knowledge and skills in the major areas of mathematics (discrete and continuous, deterministic and probabilistic). By designing a concentration, students will explore in depth mathematics of their own choosing. 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 complex problem solving.

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 they have previously received credit.


Mathematics B.S. Major Requirements56
Integrative Core Curriculum Requirements and Electives 164
Total Credits120

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 19100World of Mathematics1
MATH 21600Statistical Analysis3
or MATH 24600 Intermediate Statistics
MATH 23100Linear Algebra3
MATH 30300Abstract Algebra4
or MATH 30500 Introduction to Analysis
MATH 39700Junior Seminar1
MATH 49800Capstone in Mathematics I1
MATH 49900Capstone in Mathematics II2
MATH xxxxx12 additional MATH credits at MATH 17000 or above 112
The concentration must be planned with the adviser and approved by the department by the end of the student's fourth semester. The concentration design must meet the following criteria:18
1) All courses must be at 300-level or above
2) At least 6 credits must be MATH courses
Total Credits56