B.A. in Mathematics

Major Requirements

Summary of Requirements

2013-2014

General Studies

40

Pre-Major Course

1

Major and Related Courses

42

Free Elective Courses

37

TOTAL

120

Requirements for a Major in Mathematics with a B.A. Degree

Students must complete or demonstrate the following before declaring a major in Mathematics:
1. A letter of interest sent to the Department Chair.
2. A grade of C or higher in MAT 205 Calculus II.
3. A cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics provides students with a foundation in mathematics and statistics, preparing them for a wide range of career and educational opportunities.

Required pre-major course 4 hours

To be taken during freshman year:
MAT 130 Precalculus (4)*
*Three hours count toward the general studies requirement, replacing GSR 104.

Required mathematics courses 36 hours

MAT 150 Calculus I (4)
MAT 205 Calculus II (4)
MAT 206 Calculus III (4)
MAT 307 Linear Algebra (3)
MAT 313 Introduction to Probability (3)
MAT 314 Applied Statistics I (3)
MAT 328 Differential Equations (3)
MAT 410 Foundations of Geometry (3)
MAT 434 Abstract Algebra (3)
MAT 451 Internship (3)*
MAT 455 Advanced Calculus I (3)

*EDU 648 may be substituted for MAT 451.

Elective mathematics courses 6 hours

Choose from the following:
MAT 210 Mathematical Proofs (3)
MAT 320 History of Mathematics (3)
MAT 340 Introduction to Number Theory (3)
MAT 348 Introduction to Cryptography (3)
MAT 360 Introduction to Operations Research (3)
MAT 361 Numerical Analysis (3)
MAT 414 Applied Statistics II (3)
MAT 445 Introduction to Complex Analysis (3)
MAT 456 Advanced Calculus II (3)
MAT 495 Special Topics (1-3)

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