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Bachelor of Arts Degree

University Core Curriculum Requirements (411)

College of Liberal ArtsAcademic Requirements (14)

  • English Composition (beyond the Core requirement) (3)
  • One approved writing intensive course (consult Liberal Arts advisement) (3)
  • Foreign language (8)

Requirements for a Major in Mathematics (451)

  • Mathematics 150, 221, 250, 251 (14)
  • Computer Science 202 or approved substitute (4)
  • At least one course from each of the following groups: (12)

(One group may be waived for students who have a minor in Computer Science)

  1. Group A: Algebra/Discrete Math/Linear Algebra: 319, 349, 421
  2. Group B: Analysis: 352, 450, 452, 455
  3. Group C: Applied Math/Numerical Analysis: 305, 471, 472, 475a
  4. Group D: Probability/Statistics: 380, 480, 483

Five additional courses in mathematics numbered above 299 (excluding 300i,  311, 314, 321, 322, 400, 411, 412, 458)(15)

Secondary Concentration Requirements2

6-9 hours approved by the Mathematics Department in one of the following areas: engineering, computer science, physics, economics, business & administration.  A minor in any department of the college of Liberal Arts or the College of Science may be substituted for this requirement.

Electives (11-14)

TOTAL (120)

1 A total of nine hours of biological sciences, mathematics, and physical science course work are accounted for in the 41-hour Core Curriculum Requirement.

2 Secondary Concentration Requirement (choose one of the following options)

  • PHYSICS: 6 hrs from 205 a,b,c or 300-level courses with math prerequisites.
  • ENGINEERING: 6 hrs of ENGR courses with math prerequisites numbered above 222.
  • COMPUTER SCIENCE: CS 215, 220, and one of CS 306 or 311.
  • ECONOMICS: 6 hrs from the following, including 3 hours above the 200 level:ECON 240, 241, 340, 341, 440, 441, 465.
  • BUSINESS: ACCT 220 & 230 plus one additional course in ECON, FIN, MGMT, MKTG, chosen from the Professional Business Core.
  • CHEMISTRY: CHEM 222a & b, plus one advanced CHEM with a math prerequisite.
  • ANY MINOR in the College of Science or the College of Liberal Arts.

-Each student's program must include at least 5 mathematics courses at the 400 level.
-The selected courses must include Math 302.
-Courses taken pass/fail will not count toward the major.
-Mathematics majors are required to meet with a departmental advisor for approval of their courses prior to registering each semester.


Suggested Curricular Guide

FIRST YEAR

FALL

SPRING

 

SECOND YEAR

FALL

SPRING

MATH 1111, 150

4

4

 

Math 221, English Comp

3

3

CS 202

-

4

 

MATH 250, 251

4

3

ENGL 101, 102

3

3

 

Humanities

3

3

UCOL101

3

-

 

SPCM 101, Math 302 or 305

3

3

Social Science

3

3

 

Science

3

3

Human Health

2

-

 

 

 

 

Total

15

14

 

Total

16

15

THIRD YEAR

FALL

SPRING

 

FOURTH YEAR

FALL

SPRING

Two 300-400 level Math2

6

6

 

Two 300-400 Level Math2

6

6

Secondary Concentration

3

3

 

Secondary Concentration

3

-

Multicultural, Fine Arts

3

3

 

300-400 level elective

3

8

Foreign Language

4

4

 

Additional Science w/lab

3

-

     Total

16

15

 

     Total

15

14

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1Fulfills University Core Curriculum Foundation Skills

2Must be approved by a mathematics advisor