Undergraduate Catalog

B.A. in Mathematics

Overview

Students must complete or demonstrate the following before declaring a major in Mathematics:

  1. A letter of interest sent to the Mathematics Program Director.
  2. One of the following:
    1. A grade of A in MAT 130, Precalculus, or
    2. A grade of B or higher in MAT 150, Calculus I, or
    3. A grade of C or higher in MAT 205, Calculus II.
  3. A cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
  4. A letter of recommendation from one of the student's mathematics instructors. This letter is to focus on the student's creativity and potential for thriving as a mathematics major.

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.

Summary of Requirements

2020-2021
General Studies 37
Pre-Major Courses 1
Major and Related Courses 45-48
Free Elective Courses 34-37
TOTAL 120

Required pre-major course 4 hours

To be taken during freshman year:

MAT 130Precalculus

4

MAT 130: Three hours count toward the general studies requirement, replacing GSR 104

Required mathematics courses 39-42 hours

MAT 150Calculus I

4

MAT 205Calculus II

4

MAT 206Calculus III

4

MAT 210Mathematical Proofs

3

MAT 307Linear Algebra

3

MAT 313Introduction to Probability

3

MAT 314Applied Statistics I

3

MAT 328Differential Equations

3

MAT 410Foundations of Geometry

3

MAT 434Abstract Algebra

3

MAT 451Internship

3

MAT 455Advanced Calculus I

3

STM 403Senior Capstone

3

MAT 451: EDU 648 may be substituted for MAT 451.

Elective mathematics courses 6 hours

Choose from the following:

MAT 320History of Mathematics

3

MAT 340Introduction to Number Theory

3

MAT 348Introduction to Cryptography

3

MAT 360Introduction to Operations Research

3

MAT 361Numerical Analysis

3

MAT 414Applied Statistics II

3

MAT 445Introduction to Complex Analysis

3

MAT 456Advanced Calculus II

3

MAT 495Special Topics

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