**Undergraduate Program**

The Department of Mathematics prides itself in offering an excellent curriculum at the undergraduate level. It allows students to take courses in both theoretical and applied mathematics. Courses at the undergraduate level include introductory analysis, differential equations, applied statistics, and linear programming, just to name a few.

The Department recognizes the role of technology in the classroom, and its courses have evolved accordingly. The use of computers and graphing calculators are being integrated into all levels of instruction. Computer-aided laboratory classes are available. Students in applied statistics courses learn the uses of computer in statistical analysis. Even freshman-level courses are integrating computer lab projects into their curriculum.

**BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE IN MATHEMATICS**

The Department of Mathematics offers a B.A. in mathematics for students who wish a broad education in a mathematical field in preparation for careers in teaching or other areas.

In order to earn a B.A. in Mathematics, a student must complete the College of Liberal Arts general education requirements and the mathematics B.A. major specific course requirements, which are conveniently summarized in this B.A. math major checklist.

__General Education Course Requirements__: The complete description of the general education requirements for a B.A. degree can be found in the College of Liberal Arts academics and admissions section of the UM catalog.

__Mathematics Specific Course Requirements__: A major in mathematics for the B.A. degree requires

- 12 credit hours from Math 261 (or 271), Math 262, Math 263, Math 264, and 18 hours of upper-level (300 level or above) mathematics courses, which must include Math 305, Math 319, Math 525, and Math 555.
- A computer programming course chosen from Csci 111, Csci 251, Csci 256, or Csci 259.

__Other Academic Requirements__: Grades lower than C in mathematics courses will not be counted toward the mathematics major for the B.A. degree.

**BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN MATHEMATICS**

The Department of Mathematics offers a B.S. in mathematics for students who wish to pursue graduate training in mathematics or to undertake careers in mathematically oriented professions. The B.S. degree allows the freedom to pursue mathematical depth in areas such as pure mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, actuarial science, computer science, and finance. In order to earn a B.S. in Mathematics, a student must complete the College of Liberal Arts general education requirements and the mathematics B.S. major specific course requirements, which are conveniently summarized in this B.S. math major checklist.

__General Education Course Requirements__: The complete description of the general education requirements for a B.S. degree can be found in the College of Liberal Arts academics and admissions section of the UM catalog.

__Mathematics Specific Course Requirements__: A major in mathematics for the B.S. degree requires

- 12 credit hours from Math 261 (or 271), Math 262, Math 263, Math 264, and 30 hours of upper-level (300 level or above) mathematics courses that must include Math 305, Math 319, Math 525, and Math 555.
- A two-course sequence chosen from Math 555/556, Math 525/526, Math 301/401, Math 353/454, and Math 375/475
- A computer programming course chosen from Csci 111, Csci 251, Csci 256, or Csci 259.

__Other Academic Requirements__: Grades lower than C in mathematics courses will not be counted toward the mathematics major for the B.S. degree.

**MATHEMATICS MINOR**

A minor in mathematics can be achieved in either one of the following two ways:

- By completing Math 261 (or 271), Math 262, Math 263, Math 264, and one 3-hour math course at the 300-level or above.
- By completing Math 261 (or 271), Math 262, Math 263, and two 3-hours math courses at the 300-level or above.