BS in Mathematics
Recognizing that mathematical expertise is more important than ever, particularly in the computer and high-technology arenas, the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Mathematics degree program prepares students for employment in the mathematical sciences or for future study. Mathematics degree concentration opportunities combine math study with philosophy, economics, computer science, and math education. Faculty focuses include dynamical systems, number theory, and geometry.
- A broad overview of mathematical concepts, theories, and applications.
- Critical-thinking skills and the ability to understand the fundamentals of mathematical theories.
- A broad-based education in the liberal arts, including exposure to the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences, that may be considered complete in itself or suitable as preparation for graduate study.
Note: Students wishing to pursue a mathematics degree program may have to cross-register and take upper-level mathematics and/or related courses in the College of Arts & Sciences at day tuition rates.
For current admissions information, please visit the Metropolitan College website.
Candidates for the bachelor’s degree at Metropolitan College are required to complete a minimum of 32 courses (128 credits), including Hub requirements, major requirements, related courses, and electives.
All BU undergraduate students, including transfer students, will pursue coursework in the BU Hub, the University’s general education program that is integrated into the entire undergraduate experience. BU Hub requirements can be satisfied in a number of ways, including coursework in and beyond the major as well as through cocurricular activities. Students majoring in Mathematics will ordinarily, through coursework in the major, satisfy BU Hub requirements in Quantitative Reasoning II, Scientific Inquiry II, and Critical Thinking.
Major and Related Courses
(total 56 credits)
A total of 14 courses (56 credits), completed with a grade of C or higher, is required.
Choose 10 courses (40 credits), including the four listed below.
- CAS MA 226 Differential Equations
- MET MA 123 Calculus I
- MET MA 124 Calculus II
- MET MA 225 Multivariate Calculus
The remaining six mathematics courses must include two at the 200 level or above, and four at the 300 level or above.
Choose four courses (16 credits), including at least one in computer science, with the advice and approval of the department coordinator.
Electives are chosen with the advice of an academic counselor. The number of electives varies depending on transfer credit.