Mathematics - BA

The curriculum in the Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics affords students to undertake a traditional liberal arts education in mathematics. Students in this program investigate a broad array of techniques in mathematics and pursue electives in related fields that demonstrate how mathematics is fundamental to the world at large. The degree is well suited for students interested in pursuing mathematics and some other area, and a minor field of study is required for this degree.

A student completing this program is prepared to enter the professional work force, or with appropriately chosen electives, to pursue professional degrees in various fields, including education, law, and medicine. Students in this degree can also pursue teaching certification programs. All advising for this degree option is done through the Undergraduate Program Office in the Department of Mathematics.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 104
Composition and Rhetoric
or Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition
3
MATH 171 Calculus I 4
University Core Curriculum 1 3
Freshman Science elective 2 4
General elective 3,4 1
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
MATH 172 Calculus II 4
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  
University Core Curriculum 1 3
Freshman Science elective 2 4
General elective 3,4 1
 Semester Credit Hours16
Second Year
Fall
MATH 221 Several Variable Calculus 4
MATH 300 Foundations of Mathematics 3
STAT 211 Principles of Statistics I 3
University Core Curriculum 1 3
University Core Curriculum 1 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
MATH 308 Differential Equations 3
MATH 323 Linear Algebra 3
Select one of the following: 3
Public Speaking  
Communication for Technical Professions  
Argumentation and Debate  
University Core Curriculum 1 3
Minor elective 5 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Third Year
Fall
MATH 409 Advanced Calculus I 3
PHYS 206
PHYS 226
Newtonian Mechanics for Engineering and Science
and Physics of Motion Laboratory for the Sciences
4
Minor elective 5 3
General elective 4 3
 Semester Credit Hours13
Spring
Select one of the following: 3
Modern Algebra I  
Linear Algebra II  
Applied Algebra  
MATH elective 6 3
Minor electives 5 6
General elective 4 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall
University Core Curriculum 3
MATH elective 6 6
Minor elective 5 3
General elective 4 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
University Core Curriculum 1 3
MATH elective 6 3
Minor elective 5 3
General electives 4 6
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours120

Maximum of 3 hours of MATH 300 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 4 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 300, 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.

Students desiring teacher certification should consult the requirements for certification before registering for electives.

Graduation requirements include a requirement for 3 hours of International and Cultural Diversity courses and 3 hours of Cultural Discourse courses. A course satisfying a Core category, a college/department requirement, or a general elective can be used to satisfy this requirement. See academic advisor.