Mathematics, B.A.
Completion of this major prepares one for a career as a statistician, actuarial assistant, mathematics teacher, research assistant, or analyst. Continued study may include a master’s degree in mathematics education, mathematics, computer science, environmental science, business administration, or other related fields.
The requirements for admission to this degree track are a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.0 and a minimum grade of C in MATH 192 or its equivalent. Accepted majors must maintain a minimum CGPA of 2.0 for all mathematics courses counted toward the major. No grade below a C in MATH 192, MATH 193, and MATH 295 and at most three grades of C- in the other required math courses (MATH 260, MATH 292, MATH 311, MATH 330, and MATH 370 ) will be counted towards the major. In addition, no grade of D in required math courses will be counted toward the major requirements.
Various discipline-specific concentrations that will prepare students for multiple fields of employment or areas of additional undergraduate/graduate study are noted below. Course requirements for each concentration are explained in detail. The requirements for graduation, in addition to completion of the major area, are listed on "Undergraduate Degree Requirements."
Code | Title | Credits |
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Required | ||
MATH 192 | Calculus and Analytic Geometry I | 4 |
MATH 193 | Calculus and Analytic Geometry II | 4 |
MATH 260 | Linear Algebra | 3 |
MATH 292 | Calculus & Analytical Geometry III | 4 |
MATH 295 | Survey of Modern Mathematics | 3 |
MATH 311 | Differential Equations for Engineers | 4 |
MATH 330 | Mathematical Statistics I | 3 |
MATH 370 | Abstract Algebra | 3 |
Math Electives - 9 credits ^{1} | ||
All 9 credits must be selected from Mathematics courses numbered 300 or higher. See below. | 9 | |
MATH 307 | Finite Mathematics I | 3 |
MATH 320 | Modern Geometry I | 3 |
MATH 321 | Modern Geometry II | 3 |
MATH 331 | Mathematical Statistics II | 3 |
MATH 350 | Elements of Numerical Analysis | 3 |
MATH 371 | Abstract Algebra II | 3 |
MATH 380 | Real Analysis | 3 |
MATH 385 | Reading in Mathematics | 3 |
MATH 407 | Teaching Mathematics in Secondary Schools | 3 |
MATH 410 | History of Mathematics | 3 |
MATH 430 | Topology | 3 |
MATH 440 | Number Theory | 3 |
MATH 445 | Complex Variables | 3 |
MATH 450 | Advanced Calculus I | 3 |
MATH 451 | Advanced Calculus II | 3 |
MATH 482 | Mathematics in Junior High School | 3 |
MATH 503 | Computers in Mathematics | 3 |
MATH 508 | Professionalized Subject Matter in Arithmetic | 3 |
MATH 510 | Professionalized Subject Matter in Algebra | 3 |
MATH 511 | Professionalized Subject Matter in Middle School Mathematics | 3 |
MATH 512 | Professionalized Subject Matter in Geometry | 3 |
MATH 514 | Professionalized Subject Matter in Pre-Calculus Mathematics | 3 |
MATH 515 | Math Manipulatives I | 3 |
MATH 516 | Mathematics Manipulative II | 3 |
MATH 517 | Calculators in the K-8 Classroom | 3 |
MATH 518 | Calculators in the Secondary Classroom | 3 |
MATH 526 | Algorithmic Number Theory | 3 |
MATH 531 | Numerical Analysis | 3 |
MATH 536 | Mathematical Modeling | 3 |
MATH 540 | Graph Theory | 3 |
MATH 598 | Mathmatical Principles of Computer Graphics | 3 |
Other required courses | ||
MATH 140 | Statistics I (prerequisite for Math 330) | 3 |
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Undergraduates with a minimum of 85 earned credits that includes 24 math core credits including MATH 192, MATH 193, and MATH 292, and a minimum CGPA of 3.0 may take 5XX-level electives with the permission of the department chair. No more than two 5XX-level courses may be counted toward the Mathematics major.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Mathematics BA program, students will be able to:
- Solve routine problems in the core mathematics courses required for the major.
- Think critically and reason logically, as exhibited by the production of mathematical proofs.
- Formulate mathematical models to solve real-world problems.
- Use appropriate technology to solve mathematical problems.
- Effectively communicate technical information orally and in writing.