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About the Major (BA)

MAJORS

A major in mathematics leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree requires the completion of at least 33 credits as follows: 

  1.  MATH 221, 222, 311, 312, 321, 322
  2. One course selected from CSCI 211, 313; ECON 220; MATH 218, 310, 333, 353; PHYS 112
  3. 12 additional credits selected from mathematics courses numbered above 300.

Additional courses required as prerequisites for completion of the above include MATH 101 and 102, or their equivalents; furthermore, the course selected to fulfill requirement 2 above may have prerequisites.

A major in mathematics leading to a Bachelor of Science degree requires the completion of at least 51 credits as follows:

  1. MATH 221, 222, 311, 312, 321, 322; PHYS 111, 112, 113, 114
  2. CSCI 111 or 121
  3. 15 additional credits selected from mathematics courses numbered above 300
  4. Six additional credits selected from courses in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, geology, mathematics (numbered 200 and above), and physics, except courses excluded from degree programs in those subjects.

Additional courses required as prerequisites for completion of the above include MATH 101 and 102 or their equivalents.

MINOR

A minor in mathematics requires completion of 18 credits. A student may not complete both a major and a minor in mathematics. In meeting the requirements of this discipline-based minor, a student may not use more than nine credits used to meet the requirements of another major or minor.

  1. MATH 102, 221, 222
  2. Either MATH 311 and 312 or MATH 321 and 322
  3. One other course at the 300 level in mathematics

HONORS: An Honors Program in mathematics is offered for well-qualified majors; see department head for details.