Mathematics Major (B.A.)

This is an archived copy of the 2017-2018 catalog. To access the most recent version of the catalog, please visit

The bachelor of arts degree with the mathematics major may offer a broader liberal arts program than the bachelor of science degree programs. By a careful selection of electives, students can shape this major into a preparation for graduate school, business, or industry.

Graduation Requirements

In all courses used to satisfy the requirements for its major programs, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics requires that a student earn a grade of C- or better and have an overall grade-point average of at least 2.00 in these courses.

Required MATH Courses
MATH 425Calculus I4
MATH 426Calculus II4
MATH 445Mathematics and Applications with MATLAB4
or CS 410 Introduction to Scientific Programming
MATH 527Differential Equations with Linear Algebra4
MATH 528Multidimensional Calculus4
MATH 531Mathematical Proof4
MATH 539Introduction to Statistical Analysis4
Select one of the following:4
Introduction to Linear Algebra
Linear Algebra for Applications 1
MATH 761Abstract Algebra4
MATH 767One-Dimensional Real Analysis4
Select THREE approved MATH courses chosen in consultation with the major advisor12
MATH 797Senior Seminar 24
MATH 799Senior Thesis 22 or 4
Total Credits58-60

These requirements can be satisfied by MATH 525 Linearity I-MATH 526 Linearity II.


This course satisfies the capstone experience requirement for the Discovery Program.

Other required courses: Foreign language requirement as defined by the University for all B.A. degrees.