2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
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: A minimum accumulative GPA of 2.0 (“C”) in the major.
Required Course(s) for fulfilling Capstone Experience: MAT 401
Contact Information: Nigel Pitt, Chair, Mathematics & Statistics, 581-3901, 333 Neville Hall.
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 116 Neville Hall where students enrolled in lower division mathematics courses can come to get supplementary help with their homework assignments. The laboratory is open during the academic year. Faculty, graduate assistants, and junior and senior mathematics majors staff the laboratory.
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.
The requirements listed on this page are specific to this particular major. Students are also responsible for meeting any graduation requirements set out by their college. Students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) should make sure to review those requirements as stated on the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences page of the catalog.