Pictured | **Andrea DeSonia** | *Mathematics* | South Bend, Indiana (hometown)

##### 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.

##### Academic Advising

College policy on advising requires that students meet with their academic advisors at least once each year, and in some departments, prior to each semester’s enrollment. Advising holds are placed on all College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) students prior to advance registration and are released following advising appointments. Students with a declared major are advised in their academic units. To determine who your advisor is and how to contact them, see One.IU.

##### 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.

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

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Students receiving the Bachelor of Arts degree must complete 120 total credit hours including:

- IU South Bend Campuswide General Education Curriculum (33-39 cr.)
- Major Requirements (33-36 cr.)
- Additional Requirements (14-23 cr.)
- Required Minor taken in any campus school or interdisciplinary program (15-18 cr.)
- Free Electives (balance of credits needed to equal 120 credit requirement)

- A minimum of 30 credit hours at the 300- or 400-level.
- Major and minor requirements must be completed with a grade of C– or higher

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

All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise designated.

- 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 (9 cr.)

- 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 427 Combinatorics
- 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 (6 cr.)

**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 427 Combinatorics
- 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

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**Teresa Sheppard**