The Department of Mathematical and Statistics offers a Bachelor of Science degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics. Each degree has two options: the Traditional Option and the Secondary Teaching Preparation Option.

The Traditional Option in the baccalaureate degree programs in Mathematics offer an excellent foundation for any career involving theoretical or applied mathematics. Well-trained mathematicians are in demand in many sectors of society including business, finance, education, computing, and government. The Traditional Option also prepares a student for graduate study in the mathematical sciences. Both the Traditional Option (with appropriately chosen electives) and the Secondary Teaching Preparation Option satisfy NCATE standards, and prepare a student 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:

a.     Obtain an Associate of Applied Science degree

b.     Obtain an Associate of Arts degree

c.     Study mathematics for use in another discipline

d.     Improve job-related mathematics skills

e.      Study mathematics for self-interest

 

Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics

Admission Requirements

Complete the Baccalaureate Degree Programs Admission Requirements listed in Chapter 7, Academic Standards and Regulations of the UAA 2013-14 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
    1. Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics may choose from two options:
    1. Complete the following core courses (28 Credits)
      • CS A109 Computer Programming (Languages Vary) (3) or CS A110 Java Programming (3) or CS A111 Visual Basic .Net Programming (3) or CSCE A201 Computer Programming I (3) 
      • MATH A200 - Calculus I (4) 
      • MATH A201 - Calculus II (4) 
      • MATH A202 - Calculus III (4) 
      • MATH A215 - Introduction to Mathematical Proofs (3) 
      • MATH A303 - Introduction to Modern Algebra (3) 
      • MATH A314 - Linear Algebra (3)  
      • STAT A307 - Probability and Statistics (4) 

    2. Complete one of the following options:

Traditional Option (21 Credits)

  • MATH A302 - Ordinary Differential Equations (3)          
  • MATH A321 - Analysis of Several Variables (3)              
  • MATH A324 - Advanced Calculus
  • MATH A410 - Introduction to Complex Analysis (3) or
  • MATH A422 - Partial Differential Equations (3)
  1. Complete three additional courses from the following list: MATH A305, MATH A306, MATH A371, MATH A407, MATH A408, MATH A410, MATH A420, MATH A422, MATH A426, MATH A430, MATH A490A*,MATH A490B*, STAT A308, STAT A402, STAT A403, STAT A404, STAT A405, STAT A407, STAT A408. *A maximum of 6 credits of MATH A490A and/or MATH A490B may be applied to the degree requirements.
  2. 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.
  3. A total of 120 credits is required for the degree, of which 42 credits must be upper division, including 24 upper-division credits in residence. Transfer students must earn at least 12 credits in the major field in residence. Students must earn a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0, and a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 in courses required for each major and minor.

Secondary Teaching Preparation Option (15 Credits)

The Secondary Teaching Preparation Option is intended for students interested in pursuing Secondary Teacher Certification to teach mathematics at the middle school and high school level. To obtain Secondary Teacher Certification, an approved Teacher Preparation Program must be successfully completed through the College of Education. Students choosing the Secondary Teacher Preparation Option should obtain advising from an academic advisor in the College of Education no later than the beginning of the junior year.

  • MATH A305 - Introduction to Geometries (3)
  • MATH A306 - Discrete Methods (3)
  • MATH A420 - History of Mathematics (3)                       
  1. Complete two additional courses from the following list: MATH A302, MATH A321, MATH A324, MATH A371, MATH A407, MATH A408, MATH A410, MATH A422, MATH A426, MATH A430, MATH A490A*, MATH A490B*, STAT A308, STAT A402, STAT A403, STAT A404, STAT A405, STAT A407, STAT A408. *A maximum of 6 credits of MATH A490A and/or MATH A490B may be applied to the degree requirements.
  2. 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.
  3. A total of 120 credits is required for the degree, of which 42 credits must be upper division, including 24 upper-division credits in residence. Transfer students must earn at least 12 credits in the major field in residence. Students must earn a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0, and a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 in courses required for each major and minor.
 

Bachelor of Science, Mathematics

Admission Requirements

Complete the Baccalaureate Degree Programs Admission Requirements in the UAA 2013-14 Catalog.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete the following graduation requirements.

  1. General University Requirements
  2. Complete the General University Requirements for Baccalaureate degrees listed at the beginning of this chapter.
  3. General Education Requirements
  4. Complete the General Education Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees listed in Chapter 7, Academic Standards and Regulations.
  5. College of Arts and Sciences Requirements
  6. Complete the College of Arts and Sciences Requirements listed at the beginning of the CAS section.
  7. Major Requirements
  8. Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics may choose from two options:

1.     Complete the following core courses (28 Credits)

  • CS A109 - Computer Programming  (Languages Vary) (3)or
  • CS A110 - Java Programming (3) or 
  • CS A111 - Visual Basic .Net Programming (3) or
  • CS A201- Programming Concepts I (3)
  • MATH A200 - Calculus I (4)                                            
  • MATH A201 - Calculus II (4)                                            
  • MATH A202 - Calculus III (4)                                          
  • MATH A215 - Introduction to Mathematical Proofs (3)   
  • MATH A303 - Introduction to Modern Algebra (3)         
  • MATH A314 - Linear Algebra (3)                                      
  • STAT A307 - Probability and Statistics (4)                     

2.     Complete one of the following options:

Traditional Option  (21 Credits)

  • MATH A302 - Ordinary Differential Equations (3)         
  • MATH A321 - Analysis of Several Variables (3)              
  • MATH A324 - Advanced Calculus (3)                              
  • MATH A410 - Introduction to Complex Analysis (3) or
  • MATH A422 - Partial Differential Equations (3)
  1. Complete three additional courses from the following list: MATH A305, MATH A306, MATH A371, MATH A407, MATH A408, MATH A410, MATH A420, MATH A422, MATH A426, MATH A430, MATH A490A*, MATH A490B*, STAT A308, STAT A402, STAT A403, STAT A404, STAT A405, STAT A407, STAT A408. *A maximum of 6 credits of MATH A490A and/or MATH A490B may be applied to the degree requirements.
  2. 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.
  3. A total of 120 credits is required for the degree, of which 42 credits must be upper division, , including 24 upper-division credits in residence. Transfer students must earn at least 12 credits in the major field in residence. Students must earn a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0, and a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 in courses required for each major and minor.
Secondary Teaching Preparation Option (15 Credits)

The Secondary Teaching Preparation Option is intended for students interested in pursuing Secondary Teacher Certification to teach mathematics at the middle school and high school level. To obtain Secondary Teacher Certification, an approved Teacher Preparation Program must be successfully completed through the College of Education. Students choosing the Secondary Teacher Preparation Option should obtain advising from an academic advisor in the College of Education no later than the beginning of the junior year.
  • MATH A305 - Introduction to Geometries (3)
  • MATH A306 - Discrete Methods (3)
  • MATH A420 - History of Mathematics (3)                       
  1. Complete two additional courses from the following list: MATH A302, MATH A321, MATH A324, MATH A371, MATH A407, MATH A408, MATH A410, MATH A422, MATH A426, MATH A430, MATH A490A*, MATH A490B*, STAT A308, STAT A402, STAT A403, STAT A404, STAT A405, STAT A407, STAT A408.  *A maximum of 6 credits of MATH A490A and/or MATH A490B may be applied to the degree requirements.
  2. 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.
  3. A total of 120 credits is required for the degree, of which 42 credits must be upper division, , including 24 upper-division credits in residence. Transfer students must earn at least 12 credits in the major field in residence. Students must earn a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0, and a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 in courses required for each major and minor.
 

Minor in Mathematics

Students majoring in another subject who wish to minor inMathematics 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 A200 - Calculus I
  • MATH A201 - Calculus II
  • MATH A202 - Calculus III

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 Geometrics (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 (3)
  • MATH A408 - Mathematical Statistics II (3)
  • MATH A410 - Introduction to Complex Analysis (3)
  • MATH A420 - History of Mathematics (3)
  • MATH A422 - Partial Differential Equations (3)
  • MATH A423 - Advanced Engineering Mathematics (3)
  • MATH A426 - Numerical Methods (3)
  • MATH A430 - Concepts of Topology (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 as listed in Chapter 7, Academic Standards and Regulations.

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.