
20172018 Undergraduate Catalog
Mathematics, BA (non–teacher certification)


Return to: Degree programs listed by academic unit A Bachelor of Arts with a major in mathematics provides you the skills needed to work on important, challenging, realworld problems in business, industry, medicine, government, and scientific research.
Degree requirements
The following requirements must be satisfied for a Bachelor of Arts with a major in mathematics (non–teacher certification).

Hours required and general/college requirements
A minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree as specified in the “University Core Curriculum ” in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Science requirements.
Communication (English Composition and Rhetoric) core requirement
For satisfying the Communication (English Composition and Rhetoric) core requirements, the department suggests: Major requirements
37 hours of mathematics courses, which must include: Mathematics core, 19 hours
At least one of the following
At least one of the following must be taken in satisfying other requirements: Depth Requirement, 6 hours
Two courses from one of the following areas: Analysis
Two of the following: Algebra
Two of the following: Probability/statistics
Two of the following: Geometry/topology
Two of the following: Breadth requirement, 9 hours
One course in each of the three areas not used to satisfy the depth requirement. Mathematics elective, 3 hours
One additional upperlevel mathematics courses chosen from mathematics courses numbered 3350 or above.
Other course requirements
Science
Three laboratory science courses are required, as follows: Group I, Biology for science majors with laboratory
Group II, One physical science for science majors, with laboratory, chosen from
Group III, One additional course
One additional course that meets the University Core Curriculum requirement for the life and physical sciences. Note: Equivalent honors courses can also be used to satisfy this requirement. Mathematics majors with a minor in geography or geology may also choose from the following
Mathematics majors with a minor in geography or geology may also choose from the following in Group I above. Group I, Two physical science courses for science majors, with laboratories, chosen from
Group II, One additional laboratory science course
One laboratory science chosen from any course meeting the natural and life sciences component of the laboratory science requirement of the College Science.
Note: Equivalent honors courses can also be used to satisfy this requirement.
Option 3
Students double majoring in mathematics and another discipline (typically biology, chemistry, physics or engineering) that requires at least 12 hours of laboratory science intended for science and engineering majors may use the same laboratory science courses that satisfy the requirements for the other major to satisfy the laboratory science requirement for the mathematics major. Foreign language
Proficiency in a foreign language equivalent to the 2050 level is required. Students intending to pursue a graduate degree in mathematics are encouraged to study French, German or Russian. Additional information
Students taking mathematics courses at the 2000level or above are expected to be competent in computer programming, using languages such as BASIC, C, C++, Fortran, PASCAL or Java. Students are encouraged to complete the programming requirement during their freshman or sophomore year. Students who have acquired a solid programming competency in a nonacademic setting, such as through work experience, may demonstrate their programming competency by passing a departmental exam in place of the CSCE 1010 , CSCE 1020 or CSCE 1030 course requirement. Minor requirements
One of the following is required: Minor of at least 18 hours
A minor of 18 hours (6 advanced). A minor in statistics does not fulfill this requirement. Second major
Completion of a second major in addition to mathematics. Other requirements
Students must achieve at least a 2.0 GPA in all mathematics courses which are applied toward a mathematics major and are numbered 3350 or above. 
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