The Department of Mathematical and Statistics offers a Bachelor of Science degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics. Well-trained mathematicians are in demand in many sectors of society including business, finance, education, computing, and government. Our degree programs also prepare students for graduate study in the Mathematical Sciences and satisfy NCATE standards, preparing students to teach mathematics at the high school level.

In addition, the Department of Mathematical and Statistics offers courses and programs for those students who wish to:

  • Obtain an Associate of Applied Science degree
  • Obtain an Associate of Arts degree
  • Study mathematics for use in another discipline
  • Improve job-related mathematics skills
  • Study mathematics for self-interest
 

Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics

Admission Requirements

Complete the Application and Admission Requirements for Baccalaureate Degree Programs listed in the 2015-2016 UAA Catalog.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete the following graduation requirements.

  1. General University Requirements
    1. Complete the General University Requirements for Baccalaureate degrees.
  2. General Education Requirements
    1. Complete the General Education Requirements for Baccalaureate degrees.
  3. College of Arts and Sciences Requirements
    1. Complete the College of Arts and Sciences Requirements.
  4. Major Requirements- 45-46 total credits
    1. Complete the following core courses (27 Credits)
      • MATH A251 - Calculus I (4) 
      • MATH A252 - Calculus II (4) 
      • MATH A253 - Calculus III (4) 
      • MATH A265 - Fundamentals of Mathematics (3) 
      • MATH A303 - Introduction to Abstract Algebra (3)
      • MATH A306 - Discrete Methods (3)
      • MATH A314 - Linear Algebra (3)  
      • MATH A324 - Introduction to Real Analysis (3)
  1. Analysis and Topology- Select one of the following (3):
  • MATH A321 - Analysis of Several Variables
  • MATH A410 - Introduction to Complex Analysis
  • MATH A430 - Concepts of Topology
  • MATH A431 - Introduction to Differential Geometry
  1. Applied Math- Select one of the following (3):
  • BIOL/CHEM/PHYS A456 - Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos
  • MATH A302 - Ordinary Differential Equations
  • MATH A422 - Partial Differential Equations
  • MATH A426 - Numerical Analysis
  1. Statistics- Select one of the following (3-4):
  • MATH A371 - Stochastic Processes
  • MATH A407 - Mathematical Statistics I
  • MATH A408 - Mathematical Statistics II
  • STAT A307 - Probability and Statistics
  • STAT A308 - Intermediate Statistics for the Sciences
  • STAT A402 - Scientific Sampling
  • STAT A403 -  Regression Analysis
  • STAT A404 - Analysis of Variance
  • STAT A407 - Time Series Analysis
  • STAT A408 - Multivariate Statistics
  • STAT A490 - Selected Topics in Statistics
  1. Other Mathematics Courses- Select one of the following (3):
  • MATH A305 - Introduction to Geometries
  • MATH A309 - Introduction to Number Theory
  • MATH A420 - Historical Mathematics
Select any 6 additional credits from any of the four categories above or from the following:
  • MATH A490A - Selected Topics in Pure Mathematics*
  • MATH A490B - Selected Topics in Applied Mathematics*
  • MATH A495 - Mathematics Practicum*
  • MATH A498 - Individual Research*
*A maximum of 6 credits of MATH A490A, MATH A490B, MATH A495, and MATH A498 may be applied to the degree requirements.
     E. Additional Requirements:
  • All mathematics majors must take a standardized test of knowledge of mathematics approved by the mathematics faculty for purposes of evaluating program effectiveness. There is no minimum score required for graduation. This test will normally be taken during the senior year.
  • All mathematics majors must complete a portfolio demonstrating their mathematical knowledge. There is no grade for this requirement. The portfolio will normally be submitted in the semester of graduation.
  • A total of 120 credits is required for the degree, of which 42 credits must be upper division.
 

Bachelor of Science, Mathematics

Admission Requirements

Complete the Application and Admission Requirements for Baccalaureate Degree Programs listed in the 2015-2016 UAA Catalog.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete the following graduation requirements.

  1. General University Requirements
  2. Complete the General University Requirements for Baccalaureate degrees.
  3. General Education Requirements
  4. Complete the General Education Requirements for Baccalaureate degrees.
  5. College of Arts and Sciences Requirements
  6. Complete the College of Arts and Sciences Requirements.
  7. Major Requirements- 45 total credits

1.     Complete the following core courses (27 Credits)

  • MATH A251 - Calculus I (4)                                             
  • MATH A252 - Calculus II (4)                                             
  • MATH A253 - Calculus III (4)                                           
  • MATH A265 - Fundamentals of Mathematics (3)   
  • MATH A303 - Introduction to Abstract Algebra (3)
  • MATH A306 - Discrete Methods (3)         
  • MATH A314 - Linear Algebra (3)                                       
  • MATH A324 - Introduction to Real Analysis (3)                      

2.     Analysis and Topology- Select one of the following (3):

  • MATH A321 - Analysis of Several Variables
  • MATH A410 - Introduction to Complex Analysis
  • MATH A430 - Concepts of Topology

3.     Applied Math- Select one of the following (3):

  • BIOL/CHEM/PHYS A456 - Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos
  • MATH A302 - Ordinary Differential Equations
  • MATH A422 - Partial Differential Equations
  • MATH A426 - Numerical Analysis

4.     Statistics- Select one of the following (3):

  • MATH A371 - Stochastic Processes
  • MATH A407 - Mathematical Statistics I
  • MATH A408 - Mathematical Statistics II
  • STAT A307 - Probability and Statistics

5.     Other Mathematics Courses- Select one of the following (3):

  • MATH A305 - Introduction to Geometries
  • MATH A420 - Historical Mathematics
Select any 6 additional credits from any of the four categories above or from the following (6):
  • MATH A490A - Selected Topics in Pure Mathematics*
  • MATH A490B - Selected Topics in Applied Mathematics*
  • MATH A495 - Mathematics Practicum*
  • MATH A498 - Individual Research*
*A maximum of 6 credits of MATH A490A, MATH A490B, MATH A495 and MATH A498 may be applied to the degree requirements.

      E. Additional Requirements:

  • All mathematics majors must take a standardized test of knowledge of mathematics approved by the mathematics faculty for the purpose of evaluating program effectiveness. There is no minimum score required for graduation. This test will normally be taken during the senior year.
  • All mathematics majors must complete a portfolio demonstrating their mathematical knowledge. There is no grade for this requirement. The portfolio will normally be submitted in the semester of graduation.
  • A total of 120 credits is required for the degree, of which 42 credits must be upper division.
 

Minor in Mathematics

Students majoring in another subject who wish to minor in Mathematics must complete the following requirements.  A total of 18 credits is required for the minor, 6 of which must be approved upper division Mathematics courses.

  • MATH A251 - Calculus I (4)
  • MATH A252 - Calculus II (4)
  • MATH A253 - Calculus III (4)

Complete two additional courses from the following list (6 credits):

  • MATH A302 - Ordinary Differential Equations (3)
  • MATH A303 - Introduction to Modern Algebra (3)
  • MATH A305 - Introduction to Geometries (3)
  • MATH A306 - Discrete Methods (3)
  • MATH A314 - Linear Algebra (3)
  • MATH A321 - Analysis of Several Variables (3)
  • MATH A324 - Advanced Calculus (3)
  • MATH A371 - Stochastic Processes (3)
  • MATH A407 - Mathematical Statistics I (3)
  • MATH A408 - Mathematical Statistics II (3)
  • MATH A410 - Introduction to Complex Analysis (3)
  • MATH A420 - Historical Mathematics (3)
  • MATH A422 - Partial Differential Equations (3)
  • MATH A423 - Advanced Engineering Mathematics (3)
  • MATH A424 - Advanced Engineering Mathematics: Linear and Numerical Analysis (3)
  • MATH A425 -  Advanced Engineering Mathematics: Partial Differential Equations and Complex Variables (3)
  • MATH A426 - Numerical Analysis (3)
  • MATH A430 - Concepts of Topology (3)
  • MATH A431 - Introduction to Differential Geometry (3)
  • MATH A490A* - Selected Topics in Pure Mathematics (3)
  • MATH A490B* - Selected Topics in Applied Mathematics (3)
*A maximum of 6 credits of MATH A490A and/or MATH A490B may be applied to the degree requirements.  
 

Honors in Mathematics

Students majoring in Mathematics are eligible to graduate with departmental honors if they satisfy the following requirements:

1.     Meet the requirements for Graduation with Honors.

2.     Meet the requirements for a BA/BS degree in Mathematics.

3.     Earn a grade point average of 3.50 or above in the major requirements.

4.     Complete a minimum of 12 upper division credits required for the major in residence.