#### Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Mathematics

###### 4-Year Degree Plan (Sample)

##### About the Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in mathematics program provides students with a solid foundation in the traditional core of undergraduate mathematics. In order to promote interdisciplinary knowledge and critical thinking, the program requires a minor in an area of liberal arts and science It serves those students who plan to seek admission to postgraduate studies in the mathematical sciences, who plan to seek teacher certification in mathematics upon graduation, or who pursue a career in any mathematics related field.

##### Degree Requirements (120 cr.)

All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise designated.

##### General Education Curriculum

The campuswide general-education requirements are the same as for other Bachelor of Arts degree programs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. See the list provided.

Students receiving the Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics must complete the campuswide and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Bachelor of Arts degree general-education requirements. In addition, the following requirements must be met; all mathematics coursework required by the major must be completed with a grade of C– or higher.

##### Requirements (33-36 cr.)

- MATH-M 215 Calculus I (5 cr.)
- MATH-M 216 Calculus II (5 cr.)
- MATH-M 301 Linear Algebra and Applications
- MATH-M 311 Calculus 3 (5 cr.)

- MATH-M 347 Discrete Mathematics; or
- MATH-M 391 Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning (credit given for only one of MATH-M 347 and MATH-M 391)

- MATH-M 403 Introduction to Modern Algebra 1
- MATH-M 413 Introduction to Analysis 1

**Select one of the following options:**

###### Option 1

- MATH-N 390 The Natural World

VT: Mathematics as a Human Activity - MATH-T 336 Topics in Euclidean Geometry

**Select one additional course from the following list:**

- MATH-M 260 Combinatorial Counting and Probability; and
- MATH-M 261 Statistical Inferences (2 cr.) (MATH-M 260 and MATH-M 261 together count for one course in Option 1)

- MATH-M 343 Introduction to Differential Equations I
- MATH-M 344 Introduction to Differential Equations II
- MATH-M 365 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (4 cr.)
- MATH-M 404 Introduction to Modern Algebra 2
- MATH-M 405 Number Theory
- MATH-M 409 Linear Transformations
- MATH-M 414 Introduction to Analysis 2
- MATH-M 415 Elementary Complex Variables with Applications
- MATH-M 420 Metric Space Topology
- MATH-M 435 Introduction to Differential Geometry
- MATH-M 436 Introduction to Geometries
- MATH-M 447 Mathematical Models and Applications 1
- MATH-M 448 Mathematical Models and Applications 2
- MATH-M 463 Introduction to Probability Theory 1 (4 cr.)
- MATH-M 466 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics
- MATH-M 471 Numerical Analysis 1
- MATH-M 472 Numerical Analysis 2

###### Option 2

**Select two courses from the following, one must be a 400-level course:**

- MATH-M 260 Combinatorial Counting and Probability; and
- MATH-M 261 Statistical Inferences (2 cr.) (MATH-M 260 and MATH-M 261 together count for one course in Option 2)

- MATH-M 343 Introduction to Differential Equations I
- MATH-M 344 Introduction to Differential Equations II
- MATH-M 365 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (4 cr.)
- MATH-M 404 Introduction to Modern Algebra 2
- MATH-M 405 Number Theory
- MATH-M 409 Linear Transformations
- MATH-M 414 Introduction to Analysis 2
- MATH-M 415 Elementary Complex Variables with Applications
- MATH-M 420 Metric Space Topology
- MATH-M 435 Introduction to Differential Geometry
- MATH-M 436 Introduction to Geometries
- MATH-M 447 Mathematical Models and Applications 1
- MATH-M 448 Mathematical Models and Applications 2
- MATH-M 463 Introduction to Probability Theory 1 (4 cr.)
- MATH-M 466 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics
- MATH-M 471 Numerical Analysis 1
- MATH-M 472 Numerical Analysis 2

##### Recommended

In addition to studying mathematics courses, all majors are strongly encouraged to study, in depth, another discipline that uses mathematics. Majors are also strongly encouraged to take one or more computer programming course such as CSCI-C 101 Computer Programming I and CSCI-C 201 Computer Programming II. Students interested in professional work or graduate study in mathematics should take additional mathematics courses at the 300- and 400-level. Any student who intends to major in mathematics should contact the chair of mathematical sciences as soon as possible.