OVERVIEW OF DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Minimum number of credits required to graduate: 120
Minimum Cumulative GPA required to graduate: 2.0
Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward major: A “C” or better is required in all Math (MAT) courses.
Other GPA requirements to graduate: Minimum of a 2.0 GPA in all Math (MAT) courses taken
Contact Information: David Bradley, Chair, Mathematics & Statistics, 333 Neville Hall, (207)581-3903
Mathematicians and those with mathematical inclination are inherently problem solvers. Through course work and individual faculty-student work, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers the mechanism to develop and refine problem solving skills and creative thinking skills that are so important to meeting the demands of the job market and society in general. The core courses in the BA program provide basic mathematical tools. Diversity in upper level course offerings, combined with one or more interdisciplinary concentrations, gives students considerable versatility on their career paths.
The Department of Mathematics maintains a “laboratory” in 419 Neville Hall where students enrolled in lower division mathematics courses can come to get supplementary help with their homework assignments. The laboratory is open weekdays from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM during the academic year. Faculty, graduate assistants, and junior and senior mathematics majors staff the laboratory. The laboratory is also equipped with computers and resident mathematical software.
The Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics
Required courses for the BA in mathematics are divided into:
- Core mathematics courses
- Upper level mathematics area of concentration
- Outside specialization
A student must receive a grade of at least C in a course in order to receive credit toward meeting the requirements for the major.