The courses below were offered in summer 2024. They are listed here to indicate what is typically available during Summer Term. Please check back on December 15, when the full summer 2025 course schedule will be available.
Mathematics and Statistics
College of Arts & Sciences

Discrete Mathematics
CAS MA 293
Propositional logic, set theory. Elementary probability theory. Number theory. Combinatorics with applications. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: Critical Thinking. 4 cr.

Elementary Statistics
CAS MA 113
Basic concepts of estimation and tests of hypotheses, ideas from probability; one, two, and multiplesample problems. Applications are in the social sciences, and students will be able to understand the basics of using a sample to predict uncertainty. CAS MA 113 may not be taken for credit by any student who has completed any CAS MA course numbered 300 or higher. Students may receive credit for not more than one of the following courses: CAS MA 113, CAS MA 115, or CAS MA 213. Carries MCS divisional credit in CAS. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Quantitative Reasoning II, Critical Thinking. 4 cr.

Statistics I
CAS MA 115
Numerical and graphical summaries of univariate and bivariate data. Basic probability, random variables, binomial distribution, normal distribution. Onesample statistical inference for normal means and binomial probabilities. Primarily for students in the social sciences with limited mathematics preparation. CAS MA 115 may not be taken for credit by any student who has completed any CAS MA course numbered 300 or higher. Students may receive credit for not more than one of the following courses: CAS MA 113, CAS MA 115, or CAS MA 213. Carries MCS divisional credit in CAS. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Quantitative Reasoning II, Critical Thinking. 4 cr.

Statistics II
CAS MA 116
Undergraduate Prerequisites: (CASMA115) or equivalent.  Introduces basic statistical modeling techniques. One or two sample inference for unknown means, proportions and variances, categorical data analysis, introduction to design of experiments and analysis of variance, analysis of simple and multiple linear regression models, nonparametric methods. CAS MA 116 may not be taken for credit by any student who has completed any CAS MA course numbered 300 or higher. Students may receive credit for not more than one of the following courses: CAS MA 116, CAS MA 214, or CAS MA 614. Carries MCS divisional credit in CAS. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Quantitative Reasoning II, Critical Thinking. 4 cr.

Applied Mathematics for Personal Finance
CAS MA 119
Applications of mathematics for personal financial decisionmaking. Systems of equations, exponential functions, logarithms, probability, descriptive statistics, and numerical simulation for modeling saving, borrowing, inflation, purchasing power, taxation, government benefits, risk management, insurance, annuities, and investments. Carries MCS divisional credit in CAS. This course also fulfills the learning outcomes for Life Skills. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Quantitative Reasoning I, Social Inquiry I, Critical Thinking. 4 cr.

Calculus for the Life and Social Sciences I
CAS MA 121
Differentiation and integration of functions of one variable. Same topics as CAS MA 123, but with less emphasis on mathematical generality and more on applications. Especially suitable for students concentrating in the biological and social sciences. Students may receive credit for not more than one of the following courses: CAS MA 121 or CAS MA 123. Carries MCS divisional credit in CAS. Students must register for two sections: lecture and discussion. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Quantitative Reasoning II, Social Inquiry II, Critical Thinking. 4 cr.

Calculus for the Life and Social Sciences II
CAS MA 122
Undergraduate Prerequisites: (CASMA121 OR CASMA123)  Continuation of CAS MA 121. Review of univariate calculus, calculus of the elementary transcendental functions, elementary differential equations, elementary multivariate calculus. Applications to exponential growth, optimization, equilibrium, and dynamic modeling problems. Students may receive credit for not more than one of the following courses: CAS MA 122, CAS MA 124, or CAS MA 129. Carries MCS divisional credit in CAS. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Quantitative Reasoning II, Social Inquiry II, Critical Thinking. 4 cr.

Calculus I
CAS MA 123
Limits; derivatives; differentiation of algebraic and transcendental functions. Applications to maxima, minima, and convexity of functions. The definite integral; the fundamental theorem of integral calculus. Students may receive credit for not more than one of the following courses: CAS MA 121 or CAS MA 123. Carries MCS divisional credit in CAS. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Quantitative Reasoning II, Critical Thinking. 4 cr.

Calculus II
CAS MA 124
Undergraduate Prerequisites: (CASMA121 OR CASMA123)  Logarithmic, exponential, and trigonometric functions. Sequences and series; Taylor's series with the remainder. Methods of integration. Calculus I and II together constitute an introduction to calculus of a function of a single real variable. Students may receive credit for not more than one of the following courses: CAS MA 122, CAS MA 124, or CAS MA 129. Carries MCS divisional credit in CAS. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Quantitative Reasoning II, Scientific Inquiry II, Critical Thinking. 4 cr.

Basic Statistics and Probability
CAS MA 213
Undergraduate Prerequisites: good background in high school algebra.  Elementary treatment of probability densities, means, variances, correlation, independence, the central limit theorem, confidence intervals, and pvalues. Students learn to answer questions such as how can a pollster use a sample to predict the uncertainty of an election? Students may receive credit for not more than one of the following courses: CAS MA 113, CAS MA 115, or CAS MA 213. Carries MCS divisional credit in CAS. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Quantitative Reasoning II, Critical Thinking, Teamwork/Collaboration. 4 cr.

Applied Statistics
CAS MA 214
Undergraduate Prerequisites: CASMA 213 or CASMA 115 or CASMA 113 or CDSDS 120 or CASCS 237 or consent of instructor.  Students may receive credit for not more than one of the following courses: CASMA 116, MA 214, or MA 614. Inference about proportions, goodness of fit, student's tdistribution, tests for normality; twosample comparisons, regression and correlation, tests for linearity and outliers, residual analysis, contingency tables, analysis of variance. Effective Fall 2018, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Quantitative Reasoning II, Teamwork/Collaboration. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Quantitative Reasoning II, Critical Thinking, Teamwork/Collaboration. 4 cr.

Multivariate Calculus
CAS MA 225
Undergraduate Prerequisites: (CASMA124 OR CASMA129)  Vectors, lines, planes. Multiple integration, cylindrical and spherical coordinates. Partial derivatives, directional derivatives, scalar and vector fields, the gradient, potentials, approximation, multivariate minimization, Stokes's and related theorems. Cannot be taken for credit in addition to CAS MA 230. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Quantitative Reasoning II, Critical Thinking. 4 cr.

Differential Equations
CAS MA 226
Undergraduate Prerequisites: (CASMA225 OR CASMA230)  Firstorder linear and separable equations. Secondorder equations and firstorder systems. Linear equations and linearization. Numerical and qualitative analysis. Laplace transforms. Applications and modeling of real phenomena throughout. Cannot be taken for credit in addition to CAS MA 231. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: Critical Thinking. 4 cr.

Linear Algebra
CAS MA 242
Undergraduate Prerequisites CASMA 121 or CASMA 123 or CASMA 129 or consent of instructor.  Cannot be taken for credit in addition to CAS MA 442 or ENG EK 103. Matrix algebra, solution of linear systems, determinants, Gaussian elimination, fundamental theory, rowechelon form. Vector spaces, bases, norms. Computer methods. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors, canonical decomposition. Applications. Effective Fall 2019, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: Quantitative Reasoning II. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Quantitative Reasoning II, Critical Thinking. 4 cr.