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
The Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics combines a fundamental core of required mathematics courses with mathematics electives.
The Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics program requires a total of 44-45 credits. To see a complete listing of courses, visit the course catalog
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
You must complete an additional nine hours of upper-level (200 level or above) mathematics courses approved by mathematics advisor
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
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 ’17
Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics,
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!