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B.A. in Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers a program of study leading to the B.A. in mathematics degree. This program provides a broad grounding in different areas of mathematics, giving students the depth necessary to pursue various aims such as graduate studies or other career choices. The B.A. in mathematics allows optional courses that enable the student to focus on areas of interest like pure or applied mathematics.

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Degree Requirements

The following is a brief summary of degree requirements. For complete information and restrictions, please consult the University of Missouri-St. Louis Bulletin appropriate for you.

I. All general education requirements of the University. Courses in the major may be applied to satisfy the Mathematical Skills requirement, and the Natural Sciences or Mathematics requirements. Related Area courses may be used to meet other distribution requirements if appropriate.

II. Foreign Language Requirement. Candidates for the B.A. degree are required to complete 13 credit hours or the equivalent in proficiency in one foreign language.

III. The following course work in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science is required. (Must be completed with a grade of C- or higher)

1.  Core Requirements

1250 Introduction to Computing
1320 Introduction to Probability and Statistics
1800 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
1900 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II
2000 Analytic Geometry and Calculus III
2020 Introduction to Differential Equations
2450 Elementary Linear Algebra
3250 Foundations of Mathematics
4100 Real Analysis I
2.  Three additional mathematics courses at the 4000 level or above.
Of these, one must be 4400 Introduction to Abstract Algebra.

3.  Satisfy the related area requirement

Students must satisfy the requirements in one of the groups listed under Related Area Requirements with a grade of C- or better.

Students seeking a double degree, either within the department or with another department, do not have to fulfill the related area requirement.