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  Oct 23, 2017
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018

Mathematics - BA

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Foundational Courses

Foundational Courses must be completed before embarking upon the major. Students with appropriate background may be exempted from some or all Foundational Courses. See department for proper placement.


To enter the standard Mathematics Major, the student should have completed the Foundational Courses of one year of calculus (MATH 15000 (STEM) and MATH 15500 (STEM), or the equivalent). The major consists of at least 33 credits of coursework: 24 credits of core curriculum courses and at least 9 credits of advanced elective courses chosen by students according to their career plans.  Proficiency in symbolic computation is also required.

Elective Courses

The student must complete three 3-credit approved elective courses. The elective courses must be chosen from the 300-or 400-level courses in mathematics or statistics listed by the department. Factors affecting the choice of courses will include the student’s career goals (preparation for graduate study; education; careers in business, government service or industry), the student’s other major, where applicable, and the availability of courses due to the course rotation schedule. A 300-level course may be replaced by a graduate level course approved by a departmental adviser.

Symbolic Computation Proficiency Requirement

As a requirement for graduation with a BA in Mathematics, students must demonstrate entry level proficiency in symbolic computation. The requirement can be met in any of the following ways:

b) passing a departmental exam in a computer algebra system (currently we use MATHEMATICA or the equivalent)

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