BA in Mathematics

Classification of Elementary Courses

For the purpose of stating prerequisites, elementary courses are grouped under the titles listed below. Any one course in a group satisfies a requirement, and only one course in each group may be taken for credit.

  • Elementary Statistics I: CAS MA 113, 115, 213
  • Elementary Statistics II: CAS MA 116, 214, 614
  • Calculus I: CAS MA 121, 123
  • Calculus II: CAS MA 122, 124, 127, 129 (MA 129 may be taken for credit by students with AP credit for CAS MA 124)
  • Multivariate Calculus: CAS MA 225, 230
  • Differential Equations: CAS MA 226, 231
  • Linear Algebra: CAS MA 142, 242, 442
  • Discrete Math: CAS MA 193, 293
  • Modern Algebra: CAS MA 294 (may not be taken after MA 541 or 542)

Students majoring in mathematics must satisfy one of the following sets of requirements. Courses may be credited toward the major only if a grade of C or higher is earned.

Specialty in Pure and Applied Mathematics

Lower Division

Calculus: CAS MA 123 and 124, or 127, or 129, or equivalent; multivariate calculus: CAS MA 225 or 230; elementary differential equations: CAS MA 226 or 231; linear algebra: CAS MA 242 or 442; CAS CS 111; and one other mathematics or computer science course selected in consultation with a mathematics faculty advisor.

Upper Division

At least one of the two following sequences:

  • CAS MA 411, 412 Advanced Calculus and Complex Variables
  • CAS MA 511, 512 Introduction to Analysis

At least one of the following sequences:

  • CAS MA 531, 532 Computability and Logic and Foundations of Mathematics
  • CAS MA 539, 555 Scientific Computation and Numerical Analysis I
  • CAS MA 541, 542 Modern Algebra
  • CAS MA 555, 556 Numerical Analysis
  • CAS MA 561, 562 Methods of Applied Mathematics
  • CAS MA 563, 564 Differential Geometry/Topology
  • CAS MA 565, 579 Mathematical Models and Numerical Methods in the Life Sciences
  • CAS MA 569, 570 Operations Research
  • CAS MA 573, 574 Differential Equations/Applied Dynamics
  • CAS MA 581, 582, 583 Probability, Statistics, and Stochastic Processes (any two)

Four additional CAS mathematics courses numbered 200 or above are required. Two of these four can be related courses. For specific information concerning related courses, contact the department.

Specialty in Statistics

Lower Division

Calculus: CAS MA 123 and 124, or 127, or 129, or equivalent; multivariate calculus: CAS MA 225 or 230; linear algebra: CAS MA 242 or 442; introduction to probability and statistics: CAS MA 213, 214; introduction to computer science: CAS CS 111.

Upper Division

  • CAS MA 416 Analysis of Variance
  • CAS MA 575 Linear Models

Two of the following three courses:

  • CAS MA 581 Probability
  • CAS MA 582 Mathematical Statistics
  • CAS MA 583 Introduction to Stochastic Processes

Four additional CAS mathematics courses are required: two at the 200 level or above, and two chosen from among MA 500–599 and MA 684.

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