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2023-2024 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog

Mathematics


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OVERVIEW OF DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Minimum number of credits required to graduate: 120

Minimum Cumulative GPA required to graduate: 2.0

Minimum number of credits required to complete the major:  BA 42; BS 54

Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward major: A “C” or better is required in any MAT or STS course to fulfill a major requirement.

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 or HON 498 and HON 499

Residency requirement:  Majors in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences require a minimum of 15 institutional credits in the major.

Contact Information: Nigel Pitt, Chair,  Mathematics & Statistics, 237 Neville Hall, 581-3901, um.mathchair@maine.edu


The BA and BS 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.

For more information about our undergraduate and graduate programs, program learning outcomes, internships, special resources and programs, and research and career opportunities, see our website at https://umaine.edu/mathematics/.

The Department of Mathematics maintains the Math Lab in 120 Neville Hall, where students enrolled in lower division mathematics courses can come to collaborate and get supplementary help with their homework assignments. Staffed by faculty and graduate assistants, the Math Lab is open during the academic year.

Information about the Mathematics major

Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics


The BA in mathematics consists of 42 credits, grouped into: core mathematics classes, a probability/statistics requirement, and upper level mathematics electives.  Like all BA programs at the University of Maine, it also requires an outside minor or double major.

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. 

Core Mathematics Courses (27 credits)


First and Sophomore Years:


Probability / Statistics Requirement (3 credits)


At least one STS course at 200 level or above.  (STS 132 cannot be used for this requirement.)

Upper Level Mathematics Electives (12 credits)


At least four other approved MAT or STS courses, at most one of which may be at the 200-level, and at least two of which must be at the 400 level or above. These courses should be chosen by the student in consultation with their advisor.

Second major or minor


As with all BA programs within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS), each mathematics BA student must complete a second major or a minor in a second academic discipline.

Required Courses in Suggested Sequence for the BA in Mathematics


First Year - First Semester


First Year - Second Semester


  • Credits: 4
  • Electives (Including courses for completing the University general education requirements) Credits: 11-14

Second Year - First Semester


Second Year - Second Semester


  • Credits: 3
  • Minor course Credits: 3-6
  •  Statistics elective Credits: 3
  • Electives (Including courses for completing the University general education requirements) Credits: 3-7

Third Year - First Semester


Third Year - Second Semester


  • One or two MAT courses for the upper-level Concentration Credits: 3-6
  • Second major or minor course Credits: 3-6
  • Electives (Including courses for completing the University general education requirements) Credits: 6-9

Fourth Year - First Semester


  • One or two MAT courses for the upper-level elective Credits: 3-6
  • Second major or minor course Credits: 3-6
  • Electives (Including courses for completing the University general education requirements) Credits: 3-6

Fourth Year - Second Semester


  • Credits: 3
  • MAT course for the upper-level Concentration Credits: 3
  • Outside Second major or minor course Credits: 3-6
  • Electives (Including courses for completing the University general education requirements) Credits: 3-6

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics


The BS in mathematics consists of 54 credits, grouped into: core mathematics courses, core elective courses, and upper level elective courses.  BS students do not need to complete a minor or a second major.

Core Electives (12 credits)


Electives (9 credits)


Students may not count more than six credits of elective STS courses toward the BS in Mathematics. Electives should be at the 300-level or above, with at least one at the 400-level or above.

Required Courses in Suggested Sequence for the BS in Mathematics


First Year - First Semester


First Year - Second Semester


Second Year - First Semester


Second Year - Second Semester


Fourth Year - First Semester


4+1 Program


The Department offers a four plus one (4+1) program which leads to both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Due to the alternate-year scheduling of our graduate courses, the program is designed so the student can take necessary graduate courses during his or her senior year. This is necessary if the student is to complete the requirements for the M.A. in one year of post-baccalaureate study. Contact the Department for further details.

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