# 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 |