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Bachelor of Arts
Mathematics

College of Letters and Sciences

Department of Mathematics

Program Description

The Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics features a broad exposure to mathematics, including geometry and the history of math, and the flexibility to complete additional coursework in another subject. This program includes content recommended for high school math teachers.

Career Opportunities

Teacher (with the completion of additional preparation for certification), trade assistant, quantitative analyst, graduate studies

Admission Requirements

There are no program specific admission requirements.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates from all of the math programs will have:

  • an understanding of calculus and an ability to use calculus in applications
  • knowledge of algebraic structures
  • knowledge of the real numbers, functions, the topological properties of R, differentiation, and integration
  • knowledge of and the ability to apply probability density functions
  • knowledge of appropriate mathematical models
  • the ability to think critically
  • the ability to understand mathematical arguments and to construct mathematical proofs
  • the ability to use computational devices and software in problem solving situations
  • communication skills to acquire, develop, and convey mathematical knowledge

Additional Program Requirements

There are no program specific academic regulations.

Program Of Study

Area A Essential Skills Required Hours: 9
ENGL 1101 (with a grade of "C" or better)
ENGL 1102 (with a grade of "C" or better)
Select one of the following courses:
MATH 1113
MATH 1131

Area B Institutional Options Required Hours: 4
COMM 1110
Select two of the following courses:

OR
Select one of the following courses: Foreign Language 1001, 1002, 2001, or 2002
Any Area C-E course with a study abroad component.

Note: the two extra hours may be used as electives.

Area C Humanities/Fine Arts/Ethics Required Hours: 6
Select one of the following humanities courses:

Select one of the following fine arts courses: *ITDS 1145, though listed under both humanities and fine arts, may be taken only once.

Area D Science/Math/Technology Required Hours: 11
Select two lab science courses from below:

Select one of the following courses:
MATH 1131
MATH 1132

Area E Social Sciences Required Hours: 12
Select one course from the following two courses:
HIST 2111
HIST 2112

Take the following course:
POLS 1101
Select one behavioral science course from the following courses:

Select one world cultures course from the following courses:

Wellness Requirement Required Hours: 3

PHED 1205
Select any one PEDS course.

Area F Courses Related to Major Required Hours: 18

1 Guided elective will be selected from among freshman and sophomore level courses in science, business, and education based upon student interests and career goals and requiring the approval of a faculty advisor and the Mathematics Department Chair.

Area G Program Requirements Required Hours: 31-32

*The student will need to meet the corresponding prerequisites for this course. This may result in increased hours in the program.

Area I General Electives Required Hours: 28-29
Select 15 semester hours of courses at 3000 level or higher.
Select 14 semester hours of courses at 1000 level or higher.
OR
UTeach Columbus Teaching Option
(Only two attempts allowed for each of the following courses)

Select 0-1 hour as approved by advisor

Total Hours Required 123 (123-125 w/ UTeach)

4 Year Course Schedule

Suggested four year course schedule