## 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.

### Foundational Course Requirement

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

- MATH 161: Calculus IA
- MATH 162: Calculus IIA
- MATH 164: Multidimensional Calculus
- MATH 165: Linear Algebra with Differential Equations

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

- MATH 163 for MATH 165
- MATH 171, 172, and 174 for the equivalent MATH 161, 162, and 164
- MATH 173 for MATH 165
- MATH 141-143 for MATH 161-162

AP courses may also be used to satisfy foundational requirements.

### Core Course Requirement

Students must satisfy the following three core requirements:

**I. **MATH 235: Linear Algebra*

**II. **One of the following:

- MATH 236: Introduction to Algebra
- MATH 240: Introduction to Topology

**III. **One of the following:

- MATH 201: Introduction to Probability
- MATH 255: Differential Geometry
- MATH 265: Functions of a Real Variable I
- MATH 263: Ordinary Differential Equations I
- MATH 282: Introduction to Complex Variables with Applications
- MATH 285: Methods of Applied Mathematics

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

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

### Advanced Course Requirement

- Three advanced mathematics courses*
- Two additional advanced courses with substantial mathematical content

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

### Upper Level Writing Requirement

To satisfy the upper level writing requirement, students must pass two upper level writing courses of a certain type.

### Tracks

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