B.A. Degree in Mathematics

__B.A. Degree in Mathematics__

**Description**

The BA in Mathematics is a general Mathematics degree that will prepare students to go to graduate school in Mathematics or to pursue other opportunities appropriate to a Mathematics major. The program includes courses from Calculus to proof-based courses such as Real Analysis and Abstract Algebra. To receive the B.A. Degree in Mathematics, the student must meet the minimum university requirements and specific requirements for the program. Completion of 120 credits is required for this degree which includes the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core (42 credits).

**Student Learning Outcomes **

- Understand the theory and applications of calculus and linear algebra.
- Develop the capacity for rigorous analytical thought and the ability to communicate ideas in a precise manner.
- Possess an awareness of the abstract nature of theoretical mathematics and the ability to write proofs.
- Possess an understanding of the breadth of the mathematical sciences and their deep inter-connecting principles.
- Ability to solve multi-step problems and perform complex tasks.
- Develop the ability to detect basic mathematical structures (patterns) and make generalizations from them.

**Core Requirements
( 37 credits )
**

All majors must complete the ETS Major Field Test in Mathematics.

MATH 260 Computer Calculus (1)

MATH 261 Calculus I (4)

MATH 262 Calculus II (4)

MATH 291 LaTeX (1)

MATH 210 Concepts from Discrete Mathematics (3)

MATH 311 Introduction to Proof and Abstract Mathematics (2)

MATH 323 Multi-Variable and Vector Calculus (4)

MATH 327 Introduction to Linear Algebra (3)

MATH 361 Intermediate Analysis I (4)

MATH 362 Intermediate Analysis II (3)

MATH 392 Sophomore Seminar (1)

MATH 476 Abstract Algebra I (4)

MATH 491 Mathematical Writing (2)

MATH 492 Senior Seminar (1)

**Related Requirements
( 3 credits )
**

CSIS 152 Introduction to Computers and Programming I-a (3)

**Restricted Electives
( 12 credits )
**

Students must take twelve credits of electives in mathematics. All electives must be at the 300 level or higher. Math 303, 304, 306, 316, 401, 406, 416, and 486 may not be counted among the twelve required electives.