Undergraduate Program

BA in Mathematics Requirements

Students looking to complete a BA in mathematics must complete the required courses in the following areas:

For more information speak to a mathematics advisor or see the undergraduate handbook.

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Foundational Course Requirement

Students must complete the 160 calculus sequence, or its equivalent* before being accepted into the major:

* The following equivalent courses may be substituted for the requirements above:

AP courses may also be used to satisfy foundational requirements.

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Core Course Requirement

Students must satisfy the following three core requirements:

I.    MTH 235: Linear Algebra*

II.   One of the following:

III.  One of the following:

An honors version of a course can always be substituted for the listed course.

* The requirement that MTH 235 be taken can also be satisfied by completing MTH 173. MTH 235 should be taken early in the student's major program.

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Advanced Course Requirement

* Any mathematics course numbered 200 or above (excepting courses used to satisfy the core course requirement) qualifies as an advanced mathematics course.

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Upper Level Writing Requirement

The department believes that the ability to write coherently on a mathematical topic, in a way that is acceptable to the general mathematical community, is an essential part of a successful major in mathematics.

To satisfy the upper level writing requirement, students must pass two courses, which may be any of the following types:


Students with special interests may want to look at our page of suggested tracks.

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