Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics

Admission Requirements

Satisfy the Application and Admission Requirements for Baccalaureate Programs.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Satisfy the General University Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees.
  2. Complete the General Education Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees.
  3. Complete the major and additional requirements below.

Major Requirements

Core Courses
MATH A251Calculus I4
MATH A252Calculus II4
MATH A253Calculus III4
MATH A264Introduction to the Mathematics Major1
MATH A265Fundamentals of Mathematics3
MATH A303Introduction to Abstract Algebra3
MATH A306Discrete Methods3
MATH A314Linear Algebra3
MATH A324Introduction to Real Analysis3
MATH A420Historical Mathematics3
Analysis and Topology
Select one of the following:3
Analysis of Several Variables
Introduction to Complex Analysis
Concepts of Topology
Introduction to Differential Geometry
Applied Math
Select one of the following:3
Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos
Ordinary Differential Equations
Partial Differential Equations
Numerical Analysis
Select one of the following:3-4
Stochastic Processes
Mathematical Statistics
Probability and Statistics
Intermediate Statistics for the Sciences
Statistical Methods
Scientific Sampling
Regression Analysis
Analysis of Variance
Time Series Analysis
Multivariate Statistics
Other Mathematics Courses
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Geometries
Introduction to Number Theory
Selected Topics in Mathematics
Select any 6 additional credits from any of the four categories above.6
Additional Courses
PHIL A101Introduction to Logic3
Select 6 credits from the following (a WRTG GER plus one additional selection):6
Writing and the Professions
Writing and the Sciences
Arguing Across Contexts
Writing and Rhetoric in Public Life
Advanced Technical Writing
Professional Writing
Research Writing
Select 6 credits from the following:6
Introduction to Human Communication
Fundamentals of Oral Communication
Small Group Communication
Interpersonal Communication
Public Speaking
Advanced Public Speaking
Communication in Education
Introduction to Acting
Mathematics Capstone Experience
Select 1-3 credits from the following:1-3
Mathematics Practicum
Mathematics or Statistics Internship
Advanced Readings in Mathematics
Individual Research
Total Credits65-68

 A maximum of 6 credits of MATH A490MATH A495A, MATH A495B, MATH A496 and MATH A498 may be applied to the degree requirements.

Additional Requirements

  • All mathematics majors must take a standardized test of knowledge of mathematics approved by the mathematics faculty for the purpose of evaluating program effectiveness. There is no minimum score required for graduation. This test will normally be taken during the senior year.
  • All mathematics majors must complete a portfolio demonstrating their mathematics knowledge. There is no grade for this requirement. The portfolio will normally be submitted in the semester of graduation.

A total of 120 credits is required for the degree, of which 42 credits must be upper-division.

Honors in Mathematics

Students majoring in mathematics are eligible to graduate with departmental honors if they satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Meet the requirements for Graduation with Honors.
  2. Meet the requirements for a BA/BS in Mathematics.
  3. Earn a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or above in the major requirements.
  4. Complete a minimum of 12 upper-division credits required for the major in residence.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the techniques of modern mathematical subjects including calculus, linear algebra, abstract algebra, real analysis, discrete mathematics, and probability and statistics.
  • Demonstrate an ability to construct proofs and solve problems using deductive logic, data analysis, computation, modeling and connections.
  • Demonstrate an ability to read, write and speak mathematics.
  • Demonstrate cognizance of their mathematical knowledge, of mathematics around them, and the need for lifelong learning.