BA in Mathematics
Earn a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Mathematics degree through the College of Liberal Arts (CLA).
Lower division requirements
All Math majors and minors must complete at least one of these two introductory sequences.
*Sequences, Series, and Foundations counts as an upper‐division writing intensive course toward the liberal education requirements, but not as an upper‐division Math course toward the Math major or minor. May be taken after or concurrently with the fourth Calculus course, whether that is Linear Algebra & Differential Equations or Multivariable.
**Sequences, Series, and Foundations will be waived if both MATH 3592H and 3593H have been completed.
Upper division requirements
 Algebra: Two courses, one of which must be a Theoretical Algebra course.
 Analysis: Two courses.
 Math electives: Two MATH 4xxx or 5xxx courses. Note that MATH 4067W, 49XX, and 59XX do not count toward this requirement.
 Capstone/Senior Project
Course requirement details
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Algebra courses
Algebra courses
Of your two algebra courses, at least one must be chosen from the Theoretical Algebra list.
Theoretical Algebra
 MATH 4281: Introduction to Modern Algebra
 MATH 5248: Cryptology & Number Theory
 MATH 5251: Error‐correcting Codes, Finite Fields, Algebraic Curves
 MATH 5285H Honors: Fundamental Structures of Algebra I
 MATH 5286H Honors: Fundamental Structures of Algebra II
 MATH 5385: Introduction to Computational Algebraic Geometry
Further Discrete or Algebraic Math
 MATH 4242: Applied Linear Algebra
 MATH 5165: Mathematical Logic I
 MATH 5335: Geometry I
 MATH 5345H Honors: Introduction to Topology
 MATH 5485: Introduction to Numerical Methods
 MATH 5705: Enumerative Combinatorics
 MATH 5707: Graph Theory and Non‐enumerative Combinatorics
 MATH 5711: Linear Programming and Combinatorial Optimization
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Analysis courses
Analysis courses
 MATH 4567: Fourier Analysis
 MATH 4603: Advanced Calculus I
 MATH 4604: Advanced Calculus II
 MATH 5378: Differential Geometry
 MATH 5445: Mathematical Analysis of Biological Networks
 MATH 5447: Theoretical Neuroscience
 MATH 5465: Mathematics of Machine Learning and Data Analysis I
 MATH 5466: Mathematics of Machine Learning and Data Analysis II
 MATH 5486: Introduction to Numerical Methods II
 MATH 5525: Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations
 MATH 5535: Dynamical Systems and Chaos
 MATH 5583: Complex Analysis
 MATH 5587: Elementary Partial Differential Equations I
 MATH 5588: Elementary Partial Differential Equations II
 MATH 5615H Honors: Introduction to Analysis I
 MATH 5616H Honors: Introduction to Analysis II
 MATH 5651: Basic Theory of Probability and Statistics
 or STAT 5101 (equivalent to MATH 5651)
 MATH 5652: Stochastic Processes
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Math elective courses
Math elective courses
 Additional algebra and analysis courses not already taken
 MATH 4065: Theory of Interest
 MATH 4152: Elementary Math Logic
 MATH 4428: Mathematical Modeling
 MATH 4512: Differential Equations with Applications
 MATH 4653: Elementary Probability
 MATH 4707: Introduction to Combinatorics and Graph Theory
 MATH 5075: Mathematics of Options, Futures, and Derivative Securities I
 MATH 5076: Mathematics of Options, Futures, and Derivative Securities II
 STAT 5102: Theory of Statistics II
When to declare
 After successfully completing the following courses with a C or better:
 MATH 1271: Calculus I
 MATH 1272: Calculus II
 MATH 2243: Linear Algebra & Differential Equations or MATH 2263: Multivariable Calculus
 Before earning 60 credits. Undecided students with 60 or more credits will be subject to a registration hold until they declare a major.
Specializations
 Actuarial mathematics
 Mathematical biology (genomics or physiology)
 Computer applications
 Mathematics education
You may also choose to complete the Math major without a specialization.
Comparing BA, BS, and minor requirements
The BA and minor in Mathematics are offered through CLA, while the BS in Mathematics is offered through the College of Science & Engineering (CSE).
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Comparison: Lower division requirements
Comparison: Lower division requirements
BS Math Major (CSE)  BA Math Major (CLA)  Math Minor (CLA)  

Physics 
 Not required*  Not required 
Computer Science  Choose one:
 Not required*  Not required 
Prerequisites for declaring a major or minor 



*Additional Physics and Computer Science requirements may exist depending on the Math specialization chosen.
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Comparison: Upper division requirements
Comparison: Upper division requirements
BS Math Major (CSE)  BA Math Major (CLA)  Math Minor (CLA)  

Algebra  2 courses, one of which must be a Theoretical Algebra course.  2 courses, one of which must be a Theoretical Algebra course.  Not required 
Analysis  2 courses  2 courses  Not required 
Math electives  4 MATH 4xxx/5xxx courses  2 MATH 4xxx/5xxx courses  2 MATH 4xxx/5xxx courses 
Capstone/senior project  Not required  Required  Not required 
Technical electives  2 courses**  Not required  Not required 
**Technical electives = Two courses satisfying the following requirements:
 At least three credits each
 Numbered 3xxx or higher
 Calculus I is a prerequisite
 Must have a theme or connection, requiring approval by a Math faculty advisor (See the BS Math APAS for pre‐approved technical electives in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering/Material Science, Computer Science, Economics, Physics, Statistics, or additional Math).