# 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 | ||
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Fall | Semester Credit Hours | |

ENGL 104 or ENGL 103 | Composition and Rhetoric or Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition | 3 |

MATH 171 | Analytic Geometry and Calculus | 4 |

Select one of the following: | 3 | |

Freshman Science elective ^{1} | 4 | |

Elective hours ^{2} | 1 | |

Semester Credit Hours | 15 | |

Spring | ||

MATH 172 | Calculus | 4 |

Select one of the following: | 3 | |

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 | ||

Freshman Science elective ^{1} | 4 | |

Elective hours ^{2} | 1 | |

Semester Credit Hours | 16 | |

Second Year | ||

Fall | ||

MATH 220 | Foundations of Mathematics | 3 |

MATH 221 | Several Variable Calculus | 4 |

STAT 211 | Principles of Statistics I | 3 |

Select one of the following: | 3 | |

Language, philosophy and culture ^{3} | 3 | |

Semester Credit Hours | 16 | |

Spring | ||

MATH 308 | Differential Equations | 3 |

MATH 323 | Linear Algebra | 3 |

Select one of the following: | 3 | |

Select one of the following: | 3 | |

Public Speaking | ||

Communication for Technical Professions | ||

Argumentation and Debate | ||

Minor elective ^{4} | 3 | |

Semester Credit Hours | 15 | |

Third Year | ||

Fall | ||

MATH 409 | Advanced Calculus I | 3 |

PHYS 218 | Mechanics | 4 |

Elective hours ^{5} | 3 | |

Minor elective ^{4} | 3 | |

Semester Credit Hours | 13 | |

Spring | ||

Select one of the following: | 3 | |

Modern Algebra I | ||

Linear Algebra II | ||

Applied Algebra | ||

MATH elective ^{6} | 3 | |

Minor electives ^{4} | 6 | |

Elective hours ^{5} | 3 | |

Semester Credit Hours | 15 | |

Fourth Year | ||

Fall | ||

MATH elective ^{6} | 6 | |

Select one of the following: ^{7} | 3 | |

Elective hours ^{2} | 3 | |

Minor elective ^{4} | 3 | |

Semester Credit Hours | 15 | |

Spring | ||

MATH elective ^{5} | 3 | |

Select one of the following: ^{7} | 3 | |

Elective hours ^{2} | 6 | |

Minor elective ^{4} | 3 | |

Semester Credit Hours | 15 | |

Total Semester Credit Hours | 120 |

^{1} | Select 4 hours from: ASTR 111, BIOL 111, BIOL 112, CHEM 101/CHEM 111, CHEM 102/CHEM 112, CHEM 107/CHEM 117, PHYS 208. The remaining 4 hours may be selected from: ASTR 111, ATMO 201/ATMO 202, BIOL 111, BIOL 112, CHEM 101/CHEM 111, CHEM 102/CHEM 112, CHEM 107/CHEM 117, GEOL 101/GEOL 102, OCNG 251/OCNG 252, PHYS 208. |

^{2} | MATH 170 is highly recommended for math majors co-enrolled in MATH 150, MATH 151, MATH 152, MATH 171 or MATH 172. |

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

^{4} | A 15-18-hour minor field of study should be chosen in conference with a departmental advisor. |

^{5} | 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. Remaining electives may be selected from any 100-499 course not used elsewhere, (except ALED 125; ASTR 109/PHYS 109, ASTR 119/PHYS 119; BMEN 101; BUSN 100; ISEN 101; KINE 199; LAND 101; MATH 102 - 148, MATH 151 - 166, MATH 304, MATH 309, MATH 311, MATH 367, MATH 368, MATH 375,MATH 376; PHYS 109/ASTR 109, PHYS 119/ASTR 119, PHYS 201, PHYS 202, PHYS 205; PSYC 301; STAT 201, STAT 301, STAT 302, STAT 303; STLC 102; URPN 200; WFSC 101). |

^{6} | 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), STAT 404 - STAT 482, CSCE 210 - CSCE 470 (excluding CSCE 222/ECEN 222, CSCE 285, CSCE 289, CSCE 291), or ISEN 320 - ISEN 430, 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. |

^{7} | Three hours must be social and behavioral sciences and three hours must be creative arts. |

Maximum of 4 hours of MATH 147, MATH 151, or MATH 171 may be used in this degree program.

Maximum of 4 hours of MATH 148, MATH 152, or MATH 172 may be used in this degree program.

Maximum of 3 hours of MATH 220 or CSCE 222/ECEN 222 may be used in this degree program.

Maximum of 3 hours of MATH 411 or STAT 414 may be used in this degree program.

Maximum of 3 hours of MATH 417, MATH 437, or CSCE 442 may be used in this degree program.

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.