School of Natural Sciences

Mathematics (Bachelor of Arts)

The Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics gives a sound preparation in mathematics for students who desire a broad liberal arts education. A BA in mathematics will prepare a student for graduate study in mathematics, statistics, or related fields, as well as career paths suitable for all liberal arts degrees, such as law. A BA in mathematics will prepare a student to enter careers in statistics, data analysis, or the actuarial field. With suitable electives, a the degree will prepare a student for further study in management science, finance, or other areas. Students preparing for graduate study in mathematics are encouraged to take both sequences, MATH-M 403-404 and MATH-M 413-414.


General Education Component

All students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics must complete the campus General Education Core Requirements.  See General Education Component for all IU Southeast Baccalaureate Degrees for a complete listing of requirements.

Students must also complete the campus BA Distribution requirements as stated in Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements.

Written Communication

  • ENG-W 234 Technical Report Writing
  • MATH-M 380 History of Mathematics

Science Requirement

  • CSCI-C 201 Computer Programming II

Mathematics Core

  • MATH-M 215 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
  • MATH-M 216 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II
  • MATH-M 303 Linear Algebra for Undergraduates
  • MATH-M 311 Calculus III
  • MATH-M 360 Elements of Probability
  • MATH-M 366 Statistical Inference
  • MATH-M 391 Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning
  • Math-M 403 Introduction to Modern Algebra I
  • MATH-M 413 Introduction to Analysis 1

          Choose one of the following

  • MATH-M 493 Senior Thesis
  • EDUC-F 401 Block four 

     Career Focus: Choose one for the following 

  • NATS-S 100 Introduction to Pre-professional Science Studies
  • EDUC-F 200 Examining Self As Teacher


Mathematics Elective

The student must take one additional mathematics course at the 300 or 400 level (excluding K 300). 

Note: Courses selected to satisfy the Written Communication Requirement and the Math Sequence Requirement may not double count as the Mathematics Elective.

These requirements are a minimum; those students who are planning graduate study in mathematics are strongly encouraged to take both of the sequences M 403-M 404 and M 413-M 414. In addition, it is strongly recommended that the candidate take electives in areas related to mathematics. Depending on interests and goals, the candidate may choose these from other mathematics offerings; from computer science offerings such as C 251; from physics offerings such as P 221-P 222; from chemistry offerings such as C 105-C 106; or from various education courses leading to certification.

  • MATH-M 312 Calculus IV
  • MATH-M 313 Elementary Differential Equations with Applications
  • MATH-M 380 History of Mathematics
  • MATH-M 403 Introduction to Modern Algebra I
  • MATH-M 404 Introduction to Modern Algebra II
  • MATH-M 405 Number Theory
  • MATH-M 413 Introduction to Analysis I
  • MATH-M 414 Introduction to Analysis II
  • MATH-M 415 Elementary Complex Variables with Applications
  • MATH-M 421 Elementary Topology I
  • MATH-M 422 Elementary Topology II
  • MATH-M 425 Graph (Network) Theory and Combinatorial Theory
  • MATH-M 435 Introduction to Differential Geometry
  • MATH-M 447 Mathematical Models and Applications I
  • MATH-M 471 Numerical Analysis I

General & Upper-Level Electives

Students must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours and 30 credit hours at the 300-level or above.  Elective courses may be necessary to complete the minimum credit hour requirements.

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