College of Arts and Sciences

BA in Mathematics

Our Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics program gives you a strong math foundation, and the ability to choose from a number of mathematics electives to customize your curriculum. It’s a good fit if you are planning to pursue a career in business, education or technology and enjoy math!

About the Major

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The Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics combines a fundamental core of required mathematics courses with mathematics electives.

Degree Requirements  

The Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics program requires a total of 44-45 credits. 

For more information, and to see a complete list of degree requirements, visit the Course Catalog.

Required Courses

Ten core mathematics courses are required including:

  • Calculus I and Calculus II
  • Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory  
  • Discrete Mathematics I and Discrete Mathematics II  
  • Calculus of Several Variables

For more information, and to see a complete list of degree requirements, visit the Course Catalog.

 

Additional Requirements

You must complete an additional nine hours of upper-level (200 level or above) mathematics courses approved by mathematics advisor.

For more information, and to see a complete list of additional degree requirements, visit the Course Catalog.

Minor Requirements

The minor in mathematics is available to all undergraduates. Requirements are:

Calculus I and Calculus II  

Four upper-level (200 level or above) mathematics courses

For more information, and to see a complete list of minor requirements, visit the Course Catalog.

Learning Outcomes

Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics students will:

  • Demonstrate competence in the techniques of calculus in one and several variables.
  • Model real-world problems using mathematics.
  • Use technology effectively.
  • Communicate the mathematical process.
  • Read and construct mathematical proofs.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of abstraction.

Rose Finizio

BA in Mathematics '17,

Rose Finizio works for CMI Media, a pharmaceutical advertising agency located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the analytics department. Much of her day-to-day is spent analyzing raw data and putting together reports and visuals for clients' brands for whom we are working.

Finizio utilizes her degree in computing calculations, seeing patterns and/or discrepancies in numbers. She then uses her problem-solving skills when there are errors or missing data. Many of the programs she uses to create the visuals include various if-then parameters which she says is a quick shout out to discrete math. Overall,she finds her job to be a fantastic fit for the combination of her mathematical skill set and personality.

For all of you who may be thinking, 'I won't actually use theorems or ideas from upper-level math courses outside of school,' they do come up!

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