# Mathematics B.A.

This program has fewer required courses in mathematics than the Mathematics BS, so students have more free credits to explore other disciplines or further expand their mathematical experience. This program is particularly suited for students who wish to teach high school mathematics or to combine mathematics with another concentration. A total of 11 mathematics courses (36 hours) are required, consisting of 8 required courses (27 hours) and 3 electives (9 hours). In addition, two semesters of physics with lab (8 hours) are required

## Program Requirements

Students within the department must maintain a minimum 2.0 G.P.A. in coursework required for their major and taken at D’Youville College. Students who fail to earn this G.P.A. will be placed on probation in the major. Probation may continue for a maximum of three consecutive semesters or a total of four non-consecutive semesters. Students who exceed these limits will be dismissed from the major. Students may appeal these decisions on academic status by submitting, in writing to the department chairperson, reasons why exceptional consideration may be justified. Additionally, Students must earn a minimum grade of B- in Calculus I (MAT-125) and Calculus II (MAT-126)

## Course Requirements

Code | Title | Credits |
---|---|---|

Major Requirements | 44 | |

General Education Requirements | 30 | |

Free Electives (including remaining Liberal Arts and Sciences Requirements) | 46 | |

Total Credits | 120 |

### Course Requirements for the Major

Code | Title | Credits |
---|---|---|

MAT-125 | Calculus I ^{1} | 4 |

MAT-126 | Calculus II ^{1} | 4 |

MAT-202 | Calculus III | 4 |

MAT-300 | Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning | 3 |

MAT-301 | Real Analysis I | 3 |

MAT-315 | Linear Algebra | 3 |

MAT-401 | Abstract Algebra I | 3 |

MAT-302 | Real Analysis II | 3 |

or MAT-402 | Abstract Algebra II | |

Total Credits | 27 |

^{1} | Courses require a minimum grade of B-. |

### Mathematics Electives (Select from the Following, Minimum 9 Credits)

Code | Title | Credits |
---|---|---|

MAT-302 | Real Analysis II | 3 |

MAT-303 | Foundations of Geometry I | 3 |

MAT-304 | Foundations of Geometry II | 3 |

MAT-310 | Foundations of Mathematics | 3 |

MAT-318 | Discrete Math | 3 |

MAT-321 | Differential Equations | 3 |

MAT-375 | Math Modeling in Biology | 3 |

MAT-389 | Special Topics | 1-3 |

MAT-402 | Abstract Algebra II | 3 |

MAT-403 | Probability | 3 |

MAT-404 | Mathematical Statistics | 3 |

MAT-407 | Senior Seminar I | 2 |

MAT-408 | Senior Seminar II | 2 |

MAT-410 | Number Theory | 3 |

MAT-412 | General Topology | 3 |

MAT-414 | Complex Analysis | 3 |

MAT-417 | Introduction to Graph Theory | 3 |

MAT-420 | Introduction to Linear Models | 3 |

MAT-421 | Design of Experiments | 3 |

MAT-424 | Numerical Analysis | 3 |

MAT-443 | Methods of Teaching Mathematics | 3 |

MAT-479 | Data Analysis Methods | 3 |

MAT-480 | Statistical Applications | 3 |

### In Other Academic Areas Required for Major

#### Select One of the Following Two Sequences

Code | Title | Credits |
---|---|---|

PHY-101 | General Physics I | 3 |

PHY-101L | Gen Physics Lab I | 1 |

PHY-102 | General Physics | 3 |

PHY-102L | Gen Physics Lab II | 1 |

Total Credits | 8 |

or

Code | Title | Credits |
---|---|---|

PHY-103 | Physics for Engineers | 3 |

PHY-103L | Physics for Engineers Lab 1 | 1 |

PHY-104 | Physics for Engineers II | 3 |

PHY-104L | Physics for Engineers II Lab | 1 |

Total Credits | 8 |

The B.A. in mathematics requires a minimum SAT score of 1080 (Math and Verbal) (or ACT of 21), a high school average of 85 percent and a rank in the top 50 percent of one’s class. Transfer students are required to have a minimum G.P.A. of 2.5.

Students nearly meeting these requirements will be considered for these programs by the department. Students denied immediate acceptance into the mathematics B.S. will be accepted in to the mathematics B.A. program if they meet its requirements. These students may be promoted into the mathematics B.S. program after they have sufficiently demonstrated competence (usually after the completion of two semesters)