# 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 | Composition and Rhetoric | 3 |

MATH 171 | Analytic 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 ^{1} | 1 | |

Term Semester Credit Hours | 15 | |

Spring | ||

MATH 172 | Calculus | 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 ^{1} | 1 | |

Term 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 | |

American History | ||

Government/Political science | ||

Language, philosophy and culture ^{2} | 3 | |

Term Semester Credit Hours | 16 | |

Spring | ||

MATH 308 | Differential Equations | 3 |

MATH 323 | Linear 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 ^{3} | 3 | |

Term Semester Credit Hours | 15 | |

Third Year | ||

Fall | ||

MATH 409 | Advanced Calculus I | 3 |

PHYS 218 | Mechanics | 4 |

Free elective ^{4} | 3 | |

Minor elective ^{3} | 3 | |

Term Semester Credit Hours | 13 | |

Spring | ||

Select one of the following: | 3 | |

Modern Algebra I | ||

Linear Algebra II | ||

Applied Algebra | ||

MATH elective ^{5} | 3 | |

Minor electives ^{3} | 6 | |

Free elective ^{4} | 3 | |

Term Semester Credit Hours | 15 | |

Fourth Year | ||

Fall | ||

MATH elective ^{5} | 6 | |

Select one of the following: ^{6} | 3 | |

Creative Arts | ||

Social and behavorial sciences | ||

Free elective ^{4} | 3 | |

Minor elective ^{3} | 3 | |

Term Semester Credit Hours | 15 | |

Spring | ||

MATH elective ^{5} | 3 | |

Select one of the following: ^{6} | 3 | |

Creative arts | ||

Social and behavioral sciences | ||

Free elective ^{4} | 6 | |

Minor elective ^{3} | 3 | |

Term Semester Credit Hours | 15 | |

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.