B.A. Degree in Mathematics {17-18}
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 36 credits of Math core requirements, starting with the Calculus sequence. In addition, students will take 12 credits of upper level Math electives that may be chosen to meet the studentsâ€™ individual interests. Students must complete a two-semester sequence of upper level Math courses where the second course builds directly upon the material learned in the first course and requires the student to synthesize the material. The courses in that sequence are included in the core and elective courses that are required for the program.
Students pursuing this degree have enough free electives to pursue a minor or to explore other academic interests.
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.
Program Delivery Mode
Land plus: face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required
Core Requirements
( 36 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 311 Introduction to Proof and Abstract Mathematics (3)
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 (3)
MATH 492 Senior Seminar (1)
Designated Writing Intensive Course for Major
MATH 491 - Mathematical Writing
Program Requirements
Students completing a BA in Mathematics must take an upper level sequence chosen from the following list.
MATH 311 AND MATH 411, OR
MATH 327 AND MATH 427, OR
MATH 361 AND MATH 362, OR
MATH 366 AND MATH 466, OR
MATH 476 AND MATH 477
Each of these courses is also either a Core Requirement or is included in the required 12 credits of upper level MATH electives.
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 302, 303, 304, 316, 402, 406, 416, and 486 may not be counted among the twelve required electives.