# Mathematics Major (B.A.)

https://ceps.unh.edu/mathematics-statistics/program/ba/mathematics

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.

## Degree Requirements

**Minimum Credit Requirement:**128 credits

**Minimum Residency Requirement:**32 credits must be taken at UNH

**Minimum GPA:**2.0 required for conferral*

**Core Curriculum Required:**Discovery & Writing Program Requirements

**Foreign Language Requirement:**Yes

All Major, Option and Elective Requirements as indicated.

**Major GPA requirements as indicated.*

## Major 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.

Code | Title | Credits |
---|---|---|

Required Courses | ||

MATH 425 | Calculus I | 4 |

MATH 426 | Calculus II | 4 |

MATH 445 | Mathematics and Applications with MATLAB | 4 |

or CS 410P | Introduction to Scientific Programming/Python | |

or CS 410C | Introduction to Scientific Programming/C | |

MATH 527 | Differential Equations with Linear Algebra ^{1} | 4 |

MATH 528 | Multidimensional Calculus ^{1} | 4 |

MATH 531 | Mathematical Proof | 4 |

MATH 539 | Introduction to Statistical Analysis | 4 |

MATH 545 | Introduction to Linear Algebra ^{1} | 4 |

or MATH 645 | Linear Algebra for Applications | |

MATH 761 | Abstract Algebra | 4 |

MATH 767 | One-Dimensional Real Analysis | 4 |

THREE additional approved MATH courses (selected in consultation with the academic advisor) | 12 | |

Capstone | ||

Select one of the following: | 4 | |

Senior Seminar | ||

Senior Thesis | ||

Other Required Courses | ||

Foreign language requirement as defined by the University for all B.A. degrees. | ||

Total Credits | 56 |

First Year | ||
---|---|---|

Fall | Credits | |

MATH 425 | Calculus I | 4 |

Language Course | 4 | |

Discovery Course | 4 | |

Inquiry Course | 4 | |

MATH 400 | Freshman Seminar | 1 |

Credits | 17 | |

Spring | ||

MATH 426 | Calculus II | 4 |

MATH 445 | Mathematics and Applications with MATLAB or Introduction to Scientific Programming/C or Introduction to Scientific Programming/Python | 4 |

ENGL 401 | First-Year Writing | 4 |

Language Course | 4 | |

Credits | 16 | |

Second Year | ||

Fall | ||

MATH 528 | Multidimensional Calculus | 4 |

MATH 539 | Introduction to Statistical Analysis | 4 |

Discovery Course | 4 | |

Discovery Course | 4 | |

Credits | 16 | |

Spring | ||

MATH 527 | Differential Equations with Linear Algebra | 4 |

MATH 531 | Mathematical Proof | 4 |

Discovery Course | 4 | |

Discovery Course | 4 | |

Credits | 16 | |

Third Year | ||

Fall | ||

MATH 545 or MATH 645 | Introduction to Linear Algebra or Linear Algebra for Applications | 4 |

MATH 761 | Abstract Algebra | 4 |

Discovery Course | 4 | |

Writing Intensive Course | 4 | |

Credits | 16 | |

Spring | ||

MATH 767 | One-Dimensional Real Analysis | 4 |

MATH Elective Course | 4 | |

Discovery Course | 4 | |

Writing Intensive Course | 4 | |

Credits | 16 | |

Fourth Year | ||

Fall | ||

MATH 797 or MATH 799 | Senior Seminar or Senior Thesis | 4 |

MATH Elective Course | 4 | |

Elective Course | 4 | |

Elective Course | 4 | |

Credits | 16 | |

Spring | ||

MATH Elective Course | 4 | |

Elective Course | 4 | |

Elective Course | 4 | |

Elective Course | 4 | |

Credits | 16 | |

Total Credits | 129 |

- Students can explain core concepts from a range of different branches of mathematics, including analysis, algebra, calculus and statistics.
- Students can correctly interpret mathematical definitions and construct simple proofs which use definitions and logical arguments to establish properties of mathematical objects.
- Students are aware that mathematical objects may have multiple representations and are able to select representations which clarify problems and simplify calculations.
- Students can recognize valid and invalid mathematical arguments.