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Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics

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Mathematics Programs

Separate programs lead to the B.A. in mathematics and the B.S. in mathematics. The B.A. has fewer mathematics course requirements and more general education requirements. The B.S. requires more mathematics courses, an applied mathematics concentration, and fewer general education courses. Students wishing to attend graduate school in mathematics or to pursue a career that makes substantial use of mathematics (as an actuary, for example) should get a B.S. in mathematics. Many students majoring in mathematics are interested in a liberal arts degree; such students may want to consider the B.A. in mathematics. Students who wish to teach mathematics in high school should pursue a B.A. or B.S. in mathematics while participating in the UKanTeach program.

Requirements for the B.A. Major

First- and Second-Year Preparation 15 hours
Core Requirements 6 hours
Sequence Requirements 6 hours
  • One 2-course sequence from List A or List B (6)
Elective 3 hours
  • An additional 3-credit-hour course (excluding MATH 365, MATH 409, and MATH 410). Students who have chosen a sequence that includes MATH 500 or MATH 590 need an additional elective to complete a total of 15 credit hours of mathematics courses numbered 300 and above.

Minimum Major Requirements

30 hours

List A Sequences

List B Sequences

  • MATH 500 Intermediate Analysis (3) and MATH 646 Complex Variable and Applications (3)
  • MATH 526 Applied Mathematical Statistics I (3) and MATH 605 Applied Regression Analysis (3)
  • MATH 526 Applied Mathematical Statistics I (3) and MATH 611 Time Series Analysis (3)
  • MATH 530 Mathematical Models I (3) and MATH 531 Mathematical Models II (3)
  • MATH 540 Elementary Number Theory (3) and MATH 558 Introductory Modern Algebra (3)
  • MATH 558 Introductory Modern Algebra (3) and MATH 601 Algebraic Coding Theory (3)
  • MATH 581 Numerical Methods (3) and MATH 591 Applied Numerical Linear Algebra (3)
  • MATH 590 Linear Algebra (3) and MATH 790 Linear Algebra II (3)
  • MATH 646 Complex Variable and Applications (3) and MATH 647 Applied Partial Differential Equations (3)
  • MATH 647 Applied Partial Differential Equations (3) and MATH 648 Calculus of Variations and Integral Equations (3)
  • MATH 724 Combinatorial Mathematics (3) and MATH 725 Graph Theory (3)

Graduation Plan

With careful planning and commitment to a full-time course load, you can graduate in 4 years. Download a sample 4-year plan for math.

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