Degree Programs:

School of Sciences

Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics is designed to prepare individuals to understand the nature of truth and the concept of proof in the discipline of mathematics, to understand the application of mathematical techniques to other fields, and to formulate and solve problems mathematically. Students may select courses to enter graduate school in mathematics or enter business or industry.

Degree Requirements

1.  Students must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher.

2.  Entering freshmen must take HSS-A 101 Student Success Seminar (1 cr.). All School of Sciences students must complete ENG-W 221 Writing in the Disciplines (3 cr.)

3.  General Education. Students must complete all the requirements of the campus general education curriculum (here) and of the B.A. general education curriculum (here).  

4.  Mathematics Courses-Students must complete a minimum of 33 credit hours in mathematics with a grade point average of at least 2.5. 

The following courses are required:

  • MATH-K 310 must be taken if both MATH-M 463 and 466 are not taken.
  • MATH-M 215 and M-216 Calculus I-II (10 cr.)
  • MATH-M 303 Linear Algebra for Undergraduates (3 cr.)
  • MATH-M 311 Calculus III (4 cr.)

In addition, students must complete 5 courses including at least 1 course from Group A and 1 sequence from Group B.

Group A:

  • MATH-M 313 Elementary Differential Equations with Applications (3 cr.)
  • MATH-M 347 Discrete Mathematics (3 cr.)
  • MATH-M 463 Introduction to Probability I (3 cr.)
  • MATH-M 466 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics (3 cr.)
  • MATH-T 336 Topics in Euclidean Geometry (3 cr.)

Group B:

  • MATH-M 403/404 Introduction to Modern Algebra I-II (6 cr.)
  • MATH-M 413/414 Introduction to Analysis I-II (6 cr.)
  • MATH-M 413/415 Introduction to Analysis I/Elementary Complex Variables with Applications (6 cr.)
  • MATH-M 447/448 Mathematical Models and Applications I-II (6 cr.)
  • MATH-M 471/472 Numerical Analysis I-II (6 cr.)

5.  General Examination—Students must pass a written examination covering the entire undergraduate mathematics program. The examination will be given near the end of the semester in which the student is expected to graduate. The mathematics faculty may permit a student who does not perform satisfactorily on the written examination to take an oral examination that same semester. Students who still do not perform satisfactorily may take the general examination the next time it is offered. Those who do not pass the general examination on the second attempt must petition the mathematics faculty to take the general examination a third time, and are expected to document additional preparation in mathematics.

6.  Students must complete 30 of the last 60 credit hours, including at least 9 credit hours of mathematics from Groups A or B, and the general examination at Indiana University Kokomo.

7.  Students enrolled in this degree shall complete no more than 75% of their program requirements through online courses.

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