Mathematics (B.A.)
The Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics provides students breadth and depth through an integrated approach to the study of mathematics. The program prepares students for an immediate career in business, industry, the government, or teaching.
A decision to undertake the Mathematics major should be made no later than the beginning of the sophomore year if the program is to be completed in four years. Students should both meet with a mathematics advisor and take MATH211 Calculus I as soon as possible.
Integrative Studies Requirements
40 credits minimum
Code  Title  Credits 

Major Requirements (48 credits)  
MATH141  Introductory Statistics  4 
MATH181  Comp Tools for Problem Solving  4 
MATH211  Calculus I  4 
MATH212  Calculus II  4 
MATH235  Discrete Math With Proof  4 
MATH335  Linear Algebra  4 
MATH341  Applied Statistics  4 
MATH421  Abstract Algebra  4 
MATH422  Geometry  4 
INPHYS241  University Physics I  4 
Select one of the following:  4  
Vector Calculus  
Differential Equations  
Probability  
Math Modeling  
Real Analysis  
Select one of the following:  4  
Python Programming  
Data Analysis for Scientists  
Total Credits  48 
Teacher Certification
Students pursuing this program who intend to teach either at the secondary or elementary level must meet the applicable requirements for teacher certification. Refer to the Educator Preparation section of this catalog for information on these requirements, including courses that are to be included as part of the Integrative Studies Program requirements.
Dual Major in Education

Secondary Education (for secondary school mathematics teaching)

Elementary Education (for elementary school teaching)
Electives
Select courses to reach a total of 120 credits for the degree.
Degree Requirements
120 credits
40 credits at the upperlevel
Upon completion of the Mathematics B.A. degree, students will gain:
 Technical skill in completing mathematical processes; By technical skill we mean both the ability to correctly apply standard algorithms found in the undergraduate mathematics curriculum as well as the ability to choose an appropriate algorithm.
 Breadth and depth of knowledge of mathematics; By breadth we mean work in both the applied and pure areas of mathematics. By depth we mean the ability to recognize, represent, and connect mathematical ideas in multiple ways; the ability to reason both inductively and deductively; and the ability to meaningfully engage in the pocess of mathematical problem solving.
 An understanding of the relationship of mathematics to other disciplines.
 An ability to communicate mathematics effectively, both orally and in writing.
 A capability of understanding and interpreting written materials in mathematics.
 An ability to use technology to do mathematics.