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Degree Requirements

The aim of the mathematics curriculum is to prepare the student for graduate studies, teaching, and/or for application of the principles of mathematics in business and industry.

Students pursuing either a B.A. or an A.A. in mathematics should take MAT 151, 152, 201, and 231 before the end of their sophomore year.

Students planning to take courses with prerequisites of GEC 096 or 115 may do so by either taking the prerequisite courses or by passing the appropriate placement exams. These placement exams are given each term by appointment with a member of the Math faculty.

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN MATHEMATICS

  • Mathematics (43 hours): MAT 151, 152, 201, 202, 231, 220, 306, 340, 405, 411; MAT 406 or 421; 6 additional hours numbered 206 or higher excluding 205 and 208, possibly including CED 316
  • Computer Information Systems (6 hours): CIS 113 and 114 or satisfactory completion of BS in physics
  • Science (6 hours): CHE 111 and 113 (CHE 111L and 113L recommended) or PHY 141 and 142 (PHY 141L and 142L recommended)
  • All mathematics majors must have a C or better in any course or prerequisite within the major.
  • Some of these requirements change for students who decide to double-major in Math and Physics, due to significant overlap in course requirements.  If you are interested, please contact a Physics faculty member for a proposed schedule and for advice on how to complete the requirements on a timely schedule.

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN MATHEMATICS

  • Mathematics (24 hours): MAT 151, 152, 201, plus 12 additional hours numbered 202 or higher excluding 205, 208 and 255
  • Recommended:
    • For Chemistry majors: MAT 202, 231, 303, 307, or 401
    • For Computer Information Systems majors: MAT 207, 231, 303, 307 or 401
    • For Physics majors: MAT 202, 301, 302, 412
  • All mathematics majors must have a C or better in any course or prerequisite within the major.  If a student receives a C- or worse in a course, that course must be retaken, which may delay subsequent coursework.