Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree

Major in Mathematics B.A.

Students should meet with the academic advisor to discuss general education and other requirements for their degree program. Students who started at IUB during or after summer 2011 also must complete campus wide general education requirements (see:

Requirements Majors must complete the following:

  1. M211-M212, M211-M213, or M211-S212.
  2. M301 or M303, and M311.
  3. Five additional courses representing at least two of the eight areas of mathematics listed below. Of these, two courses must be 400-level "M" courses. If courses are chosen from only two areas, the two 400-level "M" courses must occupy distinct areas:
    • Algebra and Number Theory: M353, M403, M404, M405, M409, M453
    • Analysis: M312, M413, M414, M415.
    • Applied Mathematics: M348, M371, M447, M448, M451, M471, M472.
    • Differential Equations: M343, M344, M441, M442.
    • Geometry and Topology: M321, M420, M435.
    • Logic: M391, M482.
    • Mathematics Education and History: T336, M380, T403.
    • Probability and Statistics: M360, M365, M463, M464, M466.

For any mathematics course not listed above, the department will determine whether it will count toward the conditions in number 3.

At most, one course from mathematics education and history may count toward the five required courses.

With approval of the Department of Mathematics, one course outside of mathematics that has significant mathematical content may count toward the five required courses as long as conditions in number 3 are still satisfied. Computer Science A201 or C211 is recommended.

Recommendations In addition to studying mathematics courses, all majors are strongly encouraged to study in depth another discipline that uses mathematics.

Majors are also strongly encouraged to take a computer programming course.

Majors interested in professional work or graduate study should take additional mathematics courses at the 300 and 400 levels.