B.A. in Mathematics

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Program Description

The Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics degree hones students' analytical and problem-solving skills while building their understanding of mathematical theories and applications.

Delivery Mode

Traditional (on campus)

Curriculum

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

Course Credits
Freshman Year  
First Semester 16
ENG 101  English Composition I 3
MAT 272  Discrete Mathematics 3
MAT 281  Calculus I 3
UNI 100  First-Year Seminar 1
General Education, Minor OR Free Elective Courses 6
   
Second Semester 15
MAT 282  Calculus II 3
MAT 341  Linear Algebra I 3
General Education, Minor OR Free Elective Courses 9
   
Sophomore Year  
Third Semester 16
MAT 381  Calculus III 3
MAT 461  Statistical Analysis I 3
CHE 101  General Chemistry I OR PHY 101 College Physics I 4
General Education, Minor OR Free Elective Courses 6
   
Fourth Semester 16
MAT 351 Abstract Algebra I 3
MAT 382 Calculus IV 3
CHE 102 General Chemistry II  OR  PHY 102  College Physics II 4
General Education, Minor OR Free Elective Courses 6
   
Junior Year  
Fifth Semester 15
MAT Category I* 3
General Education, Minor OR Free Elective Courses 12
   
Sixth Semester 15
MAT 406  Differential Equations 3
MAT Category II* 3
General Education, Minor OR Free Elective Courses 9
   
Senior Year  
Seventh Semester 15
MAT 400  Mathematical Modeling 3
General Education, Minor OR Free Elective Courses 9
   
Eighth Semester 12
MAT Category III*  3
MAT Category II* 3
General Education, Minor OR Free Elective Courses 6
Total 120




*MAT Categories Credits
CATEGORY I
(Choose One Course)
 
MAT 451  Abstract Algebra II 3
MAT 481  Real Analysis 3
MAT 474  Complex Analysis 3
   
CATEGORY II
(Choose Two Courses)
 
CSC 424  Numerical Analysis 3
MAT 441  Linear Algebra II 3
MAT 462  Statistical Analysis II 3
   
CATEGORY III
(Choose One Course)
 
CSC 475  Theory of Languages 3
MAT 304  History of Math 3
MAT 419  Math Internship 3
MAT 468  Field Experience in Math 3
MAT 496  Senior Research Project 3
PHY 341  Math Methods of Physics I 3

Accelerated Bachelor's-to-Master's Program

An accelerated bachelor's-to-master's (B.A. in Mathematics to PSM in Applied Math) program is also available to undergraduate students who qualify. Curriculum requirements are listed under the "Accelerated Programs" section of this catalog.

Program Webpage

https://www.calu.edu/academics/undergraduate/bachelors/mathematics/index.aspx