# 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.

#### 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.

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

Required MATH 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 approved MATH courses, selected in consultation with the academic advisor | 12 | |

Capstone: Select one of the following | ||

MATH 797 | Senior Seminar | 4 |

MATH 799 | Senior Thesis | 2 or 4 |

Other Required Courses | ||

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

Total Credits | 58-60 |

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.