Bachelor of Science in Mathematics General Option
This degree program allows students to construct, within limits, their own mathematics curricula. It accommodates students interested in a particular area of application or students with a wide range of interests within mathematics. The General Option requires at least one course at the 400-level in each of the areas of analysis, algebra, and probability. An approved sequence of 12 credits is required in mathematics, in a related area, or in an area of application outside of mathematics.
The official requirements and general policy for this degree can be found in the bluebook. Below is a summary of these requirements, included for orientation only. A suggested schedule and a checksheet are provided to help students with scheduling courses:
Number of credits required for the degree: For the B.S. degree in Mathematics, a minimum of 120 credits is required.
General Education: 45 credits (6-12 of these 45 credits are included in the requirements for the major). See description of General Education in front of Undergraduate Degree Programs Bulletin.
Entrance to major: In order to be eligible for entrance to the Mathematics major, a student must have:
Number of credits required for the major: 80-90 credits (This includes 6-12 credits of General Education courses: 6 credits of GQ courses.)
Grade Requirements: if a course is marked with , then a student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better in it, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.
Common requirements for the major (all options):
PRESCRIBED COURSES (20 credits):
ADDITIONAL COURSES (6-8 credits):
Requirements for the option: 52-54 credits
PRESCRIBED COURSE (3 credits)
ADDITIONAL COURSES (15 credits)
SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (34-36 credits)
Suggested Application Area Sequences: Visit Suggested Application Area Sequences.