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B.A. Degree in Mathematics {19-20}

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 33 credits of Math core requirements, starting with the Calculus sequence. In addition, students will take 15 credits of upper level Math electives that may be chosen to meet the students’ 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

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the theory and applications of Calculus.
  • Apply technology to solving problems.
  • Demonstrate the ability to write and analyze proof and/or use models to make real world predictions.
  • Demonstrate an ability to precisely communicate ideas orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the breadth of mathematics and its deep interconnecting principles.
  • Apply critical thinking skills to solve multi-step problems and perform complex tasks.
  • Demonstrate the mathematical skills and knowledge to facilitate a life of ongoing and independent learning. 

Core Requirements ( 33 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 392 Sophomore Seminar (1)

MATH 476 Abstract Algebra I (4)
MATH 491 Mathematical Writing (3)
MATH 492 Senior Seminar (1)

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 15 credits of upper level MATH electives.

Related Requirements ( 3 credits )

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

Restricted Electives ( 15 credits )

Students must take 15 credits of electives in mathematics. All electives must be at the 300 level or higher. Math 302, 303, 304, 316, 386, 402, 406, 416, and 486 may not be counted among the 15 required electives.