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Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics: CurriculumBachelor of Arts in Mathematics: Curriculum

Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics: Curriculum

A total of 120 credit hours are required for the Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics.

Upon completion of this program you will have:

  • Entry-level skills for a variety of vocations and professions
  • Preparation for any appropriate graduate program in the country
  • Ability to translate business, economics, industrial and managerial problems into mathematical terms for solution
  • Ability to create new theory that will be used in solving business, industrial and governmental problems

Get a description of each of Cal U's mathematics courses from our Course Catalog.

Below is a recommended framework of courses for completing the degree in four years.

The following eight-semester schedule of courses provides a recommended framework for completing this program of study in four years.

First Semester – 16 Credits
CourseCredits

ENG 101 English Composition I                                        

3 crs.

MAT 272 Discrete Mathematics

3 crs.

MAT 281 Calculus I

3 crs.

UNI  100 First-Year Seminar

1 cr.

General Education, Minor OR Free Elective Courses

6 crs.

Second Semester – 15 Credits
                  Course                     Credits

MAT 282 Calculus II

                       3 crs.

MAT 341 Linear Algebra I

                       3 crs.

General Education, Minor OR Free Elective Courses               

                       9 crs.

Third Semester – 16 Credits
CourseCredits

MAT 381 Calculus III

3 crs.

MAT 461 Statistical Analysis I

3 crs.

CHE 101 General Chemistry I OR PHY 101 College Physics I         

4 crs.

General Education, Minor or Free Elective Courses               

6 crs.

Fourth Semester – 16 Credits
CourseCredits

MAT 351 Abstract Algebra I

3 crs.

MAT 382 Calculus IV

3 crs.

CHE 102 General Chemistry II OR **PHY 102 College Physics II

4 crs.

Gen Education, Minor or Free Elective Courses

6 crs.

Fifth Semester – 15 Credits
CourseCredits

MAT 406 Differential Equations                             

3 crs.

*MAT Category II

3 crs.

 General Education, Minor OR Free Elective Courses     

9 crs.

Sixth Semester – 15 Credits
     Course       Credits

*MAT Category II

          3 crs.

*MAT  Category III

          3 crs.

General Education, Minor or Free Elective Courses     

          9 crs.



Seventh Semester – 15 Credits
Course           Credits

MAT 400 Mathematical Modeling

              3 crs.
*MAT  Category I
              3 crs.

General Education, Minor OR Free Elective Courses              

              9 crs.

Eighth Semester – 12 credits

Course         Credits

Gen Education, Minor OR Free Elective Courses              

            12 crs.





Choose one course
CourseCredits
MAT 451 Abstract Algebra II                            3 crs.
MAT 481 Real Analysis  3 crs.
MAT 474 Complex Analysis
3 crs.

Choose two courses
Course             Credits
CSC  424   Numerical Analysis                                            3 crs.
MAT 441   Linear Algebra II                 3 crs.
MAT 462   Statical Analysis II                 3 crs.

Choose one course
Course         Credits
MAT 419 Math Internship                                                   3 crs.
PHY 341 Math Methods of Physics I                    3 crs.
MAT 304 History of Math             3 crs.
MAT 468 Field Experience in Math             3 crs.
CSC 475 Theory of Languages             3 crs.
MAT 496 Senior Research Project             3 crs.