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2015 - 2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015 - 2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics, B.A.

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The major is available with a choice of three concentrations: Applied Mathematics, Statistics, and Traditional Mathematics.

Core Curriculum Requirements (43-45 credits)

Three hours of mathematics courses required for the major may be included as part of the 43-45 hour Core Curriculum requirement.

B.A. Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts degree requires completion of the B.A. language requirements described here  in this catalog.


A grade of at least a “C” is required in each course in the calculus sequence. Any departmental majors receiving credit for MATH 252  cannot subsequently receive credit for any 100-level mathematics course unless the course is required for their concentration.



Six credit hours chosen from the following:

Any 300- or 400-level mathematics or statistics course, with the exception of MATH 212  and MATH 325 ; ITEC 122 , any ITEC course numbered 200 or above with the exception of ITEC 202 , ITEC 250  and ITEC 281 . Any physics course numbered 300 or above, any chemistry course numbered 200 or above.

Students seeking a B.A. must take PHYS 221 :PHYS 222  in place of the electives requirement.

Three additional hours chosen from among 300- or 400-level Statistics courses.

Traditional Mathematics Concentration (24 credits)


Students who wish to pursue Secondary Education Licensure must take MATH 321  and MATH 412 .  Students must also take the appropriate  education courses including HUMD 300 , EDEF 320  and ‘the block’ (EDSP 404 , EDRD 416 , EDUC 440 , EDET 445 , and EDUC 441 ). Students seeking licensure to teach at VA schools must also take EDUC 442  and EDUC 452 .


Students should consult with their academic advisors in selecting elective courses to complete the 120 semester hours required for graduation.

Total Credits Needed for Degree 120

Graduation Requirements

To graduate with a major in Mathematics, a student must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher in all required MATH, STAT, ITEC, and PHYS courses for the Applied Mathematics Concentration; MATH, STAT and ITEC courses for the Statistics Concentration; MATH and STAT courses for Traditional Mathematics.

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