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2012-13 Catalog 
2012-13 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics, BA or BS

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Requirements for the Major


Fulfill baccalaureate degree requirements.

  1. Students meeting the core curriculum requirements and the mathematics major requirements automatically meet the BS requirements.
  2. Students wishing to receive a BA should pay careful attention to the BA degree requirements listed in General Degree Requirements  .


Complete core curriculum requirements or, if qualified, the University Studies requirements for transfer students. Mathematics majors meet the writing and research requirements by successfully completing three required courses:


All courses required for the major must be taken for a grade. No more than two of the requirements may be met with a grade below C-.


Complete the required courses specified below, including the capstone.

Required Courses

Computer Science

(3–4 credits)

Must complete by the end of the sophomore year with a grade of C- or better. Select one course from:

Upper Division Sequences

(39–41 credits)

1. Foundations

2. Analysis

3. Abstract Algebra

4. Probability and Statistics

5. Applied Area

Capstone Experience

(4-8 credits)

The capstone project allows students to draw on their mathematical background while investigating a topic that is either beyond, or not readily available in, the standard curriculum. As part of the capstone, students produce a final paper and give an oral presentation to a general audience including faculty and mathematics students. Normally, the capstone requirement is satisfied within a year of graduation by successfully completing the Senior Colloquium (MTH 490  ). Successfully completing the Mathematics Honors Program  also satisfies the capstone requirement. As a third option, and pending availability of resources and departmental approval, an intensive project tailored to a student’s demonstrated interests (e.g. mathematics education, statistics, etc.) may be pursued in lieu of MTH 490. Students interested in this option should contact the Chair at least two terms before their senior year.

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