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Mathematics Major: Degree Requirements

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BA Degree Requirements

The Mathematics major is designed to develop concepts and techniques for liberal arts students interested in the general field of mathematics. Courses are designed for those who wish to pursue careers such as actuarial work, high school mathematics teaching, sales support consulting, program management, financial analysis, or technical careers in industry or government and for those who want to pursue further study in graduate school.

Learning Goals and Outcomes for Mathematics Majors

Degree requirements total 44-53 credits, as indicated below. In 300- or 400-level Mathematics-major courses, either a minimum grade of C in each course or a minimum average of C+ must be earned in all courses. Students majoring in Mathematics may substitute MAT 315 Applied Probability and Statistics for their Tier II Information Technology requirement.

Required Courses

  • MAT 230 Discrete Structures - 3 credits
  • MAT 243* Calculus I with Technology - 4 credits
  • MAT 244 Calculus II with Technology - 4 credits
  • MAT 310 Applied Linear Algebra - 3 credits
  • MAT 315**^ Applied Probability and Statistics - 4 credits
  • MAT 340 Calculus III with Technology - 4 credits
  • MAT 420^^ Real Analysis I - 4 credits


*approved reuse to meet Liberal Arts Core Tier I Mathematics

**approved substitution to meet Liberal Arts Core Tier II Applied Information Technology

^meets Stage 2 University Writing Requirement

^^meets Stage 3 University Writing Requirement