Academics

Mathematics, BA

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics

Required Courses:

Math 140 - Calculus I

Math 345 - Probability and Statistics I

Math 141 - Calculus Ii

Math 360 - Abstract Algebra I

Math 242 - Multivariable and Vector Calculus

Math 361 - Abstract Algebra II

Math 260 - Linear Algebra I

Math 450 - An Introduction to Real Analysis

Math 280 - Introduction to Proofs

Phys 113 - Fundaments of Physics I

Math 310 - Applied Ordinary Differential Equations

CS 110 - Introduction to Computer Programming

Math 320L - Applied Discrete Mathematics

Additional requirements (see below).

Electives:
Besides the required courses, a student must take three other mathematics courses, numbered 300 or higher.

Notes:

  • Students who declared their major as Mathematics (BA or BS) prior to the fall 2009 semester must take PHYSIC 114 instead of Math 280 - Introduction to Proofs. However, students who have not completed Math 450 - An Introduction to Real Analysis by spring 2010 must also take Math 280 - Introduction to Proofs, as that course is a prerequisite for MATH 450 starting with the spring 2011 semester.
  • Math 140 - Calculus I may be replaced by Math 145 - Calculus I for the Life and Environmental Sciences.
  • A student who completed Math 360 - Abstract Algebra I prior to Fall 2005, may replace Math 361 - Abstract Algebra II by a fourth elective course.
  • With the permission of the department, one of the electives may be replaced by a cognate course. These include computer science courses, and Mathematical Physics (Phys 616) and Environmental Statistics (ES 611).
  • Prospective high school teachers should consider taking Math 370 - History of Mathematics, Math 458 - Theory of Numbers, and Math 460 - Survey of Geometry.

Further Rules and Requirements:

  • A minimum of a 2.0 GPA (a C average) in the major is required for graduation. Only courses taken at UMass Boston are included in computing the average.
  • No requirement may be taken pass/fail.
  • At least 4 (four) mathematics courses numbered 300 or higher must be taken at UMass Boston.

 

  Fall Semester Spring Semester
First Year Math 140 - Calculus I
CS 110
Math 141 - Calculus II
Math 260 - Linear Algebra I
Second Year Math 242 - Multivariable and Vector Calculus
Phys 113
Math 280 - Introduction to Proofs
Math 310 - Applied Ordinary Differential Equations
Third Year Math 360 - Abstract Algebra I
Math 320L - Applied Discrete Mathematics
Math 345 - Probability and Statistics I
Math 361 - Abstract Algebra II
Fourth Year Math 300+ elective
Math 300+ elective
Math 450 - An Introduction to Real Analysis
Math 300+ elective