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 192MATH 193, and MATH 295 and at most three grades of C- in the other required math courses (MATH 260MATH 292MATH 311MATH 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. Majors may not backtrack for recomputation of grade for sequence courses. A sequence exists when one major course is a prerequisite for another.

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."

Required
MATH 192Calculus and Analytic Geometry I4
MATH 193Calculus and Analytic Geometry II4
MATH 260Linear Algebra3
MATH 292Calculus & Analytical Geometry III4
MATH 295Survey of Modern Mathematics3
MATH 311Differential Equations for Engineers4
MATH 330Mathematical Statistics I3
MATH 370Abstract Algebra3
Math Electives - 9 credits 1
At least 3 credits of the 9 credits must be selected from Mathematics courses numbered 300 or higher.9
Math electives are: MATH 140, MATH 166, and MATH 2XX-5XX courses with the exception of MATH 200, MATH 215, and MATH 271.
Total Credits37
Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
Semester 1Credits
ENGL 101
English Composition I
or English Composition I for English as a Second Language Students
4 - 6
MATH 175 Enhanced Precalculus 4
General Education Tier I Course 3
General Education Tier I Course 3
 Credits14-16
Semester 2
ENGL 102
or ESL 102
English Composition II
or
4 - 6
MATH 192 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 4
MATH 166
Elementary Functions (Recommended Math Elective course)
or Statistics I
3
General Education Tier I Course 3
 Credits14-16
Sophomore
Semester 1
MATH 193 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 4
MATH 295 Survey of Modern Mathematics 3
General Education Tier I Course 3
General Education Tier II Course 3
Minor or Elective Course 3
 Credits16
Semester 2
MATH 292 Calculus & Analytical Geometry III 4
MATH 260 Linear Algebra 3
Math Elective Course 3
General Education Tier II Course 3
General Education Tier II Course 3
 Credits16
Junior
Semester 1
MATH 311 Differential Equations for Engineers 4
MATH 370 Abstract Algebra 3
General Elective Tier II Course 3
Minor or Elective Course 3
Minor or Elective Course 3
 Credits16
Semester 2
MATH 330 Mathematical Statistics I 3
Math Elective 3XX-5XX 3
General Education Tier II Course 3
Minor or Elective Course 3
Minor or Elective Course 3
 Credits15
Senior
Semester 1
Minor or Elective Course 3
General Education Tier II Course 3
Minor or Elective Course 3
Minor or Elective Course 3
Minor or Elective Course 3
 Credits15
Semester 2
General Education Tier III Course 3
Minor or Elective Course 3
Minor or Elective Course 3
Minor or Elective Course 3
Minor or Elective Course 2-3
 Credits14-15
 Total Credits120-125

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Mathematics BA program, students will be able to:

  1. Solve routine problems in the core mathematics courses required for the major.
  2. Think critically and reason logically, as exhibited by the production of mathematical proofs.
  3. Formulate mathematical models to solve real-world problems.
  4. Use appropriate technology to solve mathematical problems.
  5. Effectively communicate technical information orally and in writing.