
20232024 Undergraduate Catalog
Mathematics, BA (non–teacher certification)


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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 36 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
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. One of the following must be taken if neither were completed as part of 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, at least two of which must be intended for science and engineering majors (Group I and II), and at least one of which must be a physical science course intended for science and engineering majors (Group I).
Group I: A physical science course with lab intended for science and engineering majors
Group II: An additional life or physical science course with lab intended for science and engineering majors
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.
Foreign language
Students may complete either of two options to satisfy the foreign language requirement:
Option 1
Proficiency in a foreign language equivalent to 1020 is required. Students intending to pursue a graduate degree in mathematics are encouraged to study French, German or Russian. Students may take SPAN 1030 in place of SPAN 1010 and SPAN 1020 .
Option 2
Complete 6 hours of technical writing courses from the following:
Breadth requirement
Students should meet with an advisor to ensure compliance with the College of Science breadth requirement.
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:
 A minor of at least 18 hours (6 advanced). A minor in statistics does not fulfill this requirement.
 Completion of a second major in addition to mathematics.
 Completion of the actuarial science certificate. Students must take MATH 3680 , MATH 4610 and MATH 4650 for fulfilling degree requirements; students are also encouraged to take MATH 3350 and MATH 3740 . Also, no mathematics courses may be chosen for fulfilling the elective requirements of the certificate program.
 Completion of the data analytics certificate.
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. Fouryear degree plan (example)
The following fouryear plan is one example of a variety of ways in which you can complete your chosen degree in four years, and will serve as a guide for you to design your pathway to degree completion. Variations will depend on whether you need to take prerequisites or have college credit from exams or dual enrollment.
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Semester 1 
Semester 2 
Government/Political Science core 
3 hours 
Social and Behavioral Sciences core 
3 hours 
COS Breadth Requirement 
3 hours 
COS Breadth Requirement 
3 hours 
Math Advanced Algebra 
3 hours 
Math Advanced Geometry/Topology 
3 hours 
Math Advanced Prob/Stat 
3 hours 
Minor for Math 
3 hours 
Minor for Math 
3 hours 
Minor for Math 
3 hours 
Total 
15 hours 
Total 
15 hours 
Year 4
Semester 1 
Semester 2 
COS Breadth Requirement 
3 hours 
3350+ Math 
3 hours 
Math Advanced Depth 
3 hours 
Math language/Tech Writing 2 
3 hours 
Math language/Tech Writing 1 
3 hours 
Minor for Math  advanced 
3 hours 
Minor for Math  advanced 
3 hours 
Elective  advanced 
3 hours 
Elective  advanced 
3 hours 
Elective  advanced 
3 hours 
Total 
15 hours 
Total 
15 hours 

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