Mathematics - BA

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics is intended for students who are interested in a traditional liberal arts education in mathematics. A minor field of study must be chosen for this degree.

First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 104Composition and Rhetoric 3
MATH 171Analytic Geometry and Calculus 4
Select one of the following: 3
American History
Government/Political science
Select one of the following: 4
Introductory Biology I  
Introductory Biology II  
Fundamentals of Chemistry I
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory I
 
Fundamentals of Chemistry II
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory II
 
Structure and Bonding
and Physical and Chemical Principles
 
Chemistry of the Elements
and Qualitative Analysis
 
Overview of Modern Astronomy  
Free elective 11
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
MATH 172Calculus 4
Select one of the following: 3
American History
Government/Political science
Select one of the following: 4
Programming I  
Introduction to Computer Science Concepts and Programming  
Introduction to Program Design and Concepts  
Structured Programming in C  
Select one of the following: 4
Introductory Biology I  
Introductory Biology II  
Fundamentals of Chemistry I
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory I
 
Fundamentals of Chemistry II
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory II
 
Structure and Bonding
and Physical and Chemical Principles
 
Chemistry of the Elements
and Qualitative Analysis
 
Overview of Modern Astronomy  
Free elective 11
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
Second Year
Fall
MATH 220Foundations of Mathematics 3
MATH 221Several Variable Calculus 4
STAT 211Principles of Statistics I 3
Select one of the following: 3
American History
Government/Political science
Language, philosophy and culture 23
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
MATH 308Differential Equations 3
MATH 323Linear Algebra 3
Select one of the following: 3
American History
Government/Political science
Select one of the following: 3
Public Speaking  
Communication for Technical Professions  
Argumentation and Debate  
Minor elective 33
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
Third Year
Fall
MATH 409Advanced Calculus I 3
PHYS 218Mechanics 4
Free elective 43
Minor elective 33
 Term Semester Credit Hours13
Spring
Select one of the following: 3
Modern Algebra I  
Linear Algebra II  
Applied Algebra  
MATH elective 53
Minor electives 36
Free elective 43
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall
MATH elective 56
Select one of the following: 63
Creative Arts
Social and behavorial sciences
Free elective 43
Minor elective 33
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
MATH elective 53
Select one of the following: 63
Creative arts
Social and behavioral sciences
Free elective 46
Minor elective 33
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 120
1

MATH 170 is highly recommended for math majors co-enrolled in MATH 150, MATH 151, MATH 152, MATH 171 or MATH 172.

2

Select 3 hours from any 200-400 level Language, philosophy and culture course.

3

A 15-18-hour minor field of study should be chosen in conference with a departmental advisor.

4

Six hours of courses must be in the area of international and cultural diversity. These may be in addition to other University Core Curriculum courses, or if a course in this category satisfies an area of the Core, it can be used to meet both requirements. Students desiring teacher certification should consult the requirements for certification before registering for electives.

5

Nine of the 12 hours of math elective courses are to be from any 400- or 600-level MATH, excluding MATH 401 and MATH 601 The last three hours can be from any 400- or 600-level MATH (excluding MATH 401 or MATH 601), any 400-level STAT, CSCE 221or higher, or any 400-level ISEN, excluding any 485 course in any department without permission of a departmental advisor. Students wishing to be certified must take MATH 403 and MATH 467. Students who plan to attend graduate school are encouraged to take MATH 416, MATH 447 and at least one 600-level course.

6

Three hours must be social and behavioral sciences and three hours must be creative arts.

If a grade of D or F is earned in any of the following courses, MATH 151/MATH 171, MATH 152/MATH 172, MATH 221/MATH 251/MATH 253,MATH 220, MATH 323 or MATH 308, this course must be immediately retaken and a grade of C or better earned. The department will allow at most two Ds in upper-level (325-499) courses. If a third D is earned, one of the three courses in which a D was earned must be retaken and a grade of C or better earned.