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Mathematics (B.A.)

Administered by: Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics

Effective Fall 2009

Advisement should be considered before selecting general education courses in this major. In addition to general education credits and electives to meet the university's.

120-credit requirement for a bachelor's degree, the following courses are required:

Core Courses (all majors)

MATH.125 Calculus I

MATH.126 Calculus II

MATH.185 Discrete Mathematics

MATH.225 Calculus III

MATH.226 Calculus IV

MATH.241 Probability and Statistics

MATH.310 Introduction to Abstract Algebra or MATH.421 Advanced Calculus

MATH.314 Linear Algebra

MATH.410 Mathematical Modeling

Select one Computer Science Sequence:

Option A1) COMPSCI.121 Object-Oriented Programming with Java

Option A2) COMPSCI.122 Graphical User Interfaces in Java or other 300 or higher 56 course (3 to 4 credits)

Option B1) COMPSCI.123 Visual Basic I

Option B2) COMPSCI.223 Visual Basic II

Mathematics Electives

(6 credits MATH.300 or above; including at least 1 course from the following list):

MATH.322 Differential Equations

MATH.331 Modern Geometry

MATH.360 Number Theory

MATH.421 Advanced Calculus

MATH.422 Complex Variables

In addition, at least 6 semester hours in a discipline to which mathematics is traditionally applied (as approved by the adviser). Courses MATH.311 and MATH.305 may not be counted as requirements for the major.

Students seeking Secondary Education Certification in Mathematics must declare majors in both Mathematics and Secondary Education (Mathematics) and complete the full Mathematics BA course sequence as well as the Secondary Education Professional Course and Certification requirements. Students must consult their advisers in both departments each semester regarding course selection and other certification requirements. Full program requirements for students seeking Secondary Education Certification in Mathematics may be found at