Charles Dana Hall

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## Curriculum and Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics is a program in mathematics and its applications. It provides the student with the fundamentals of major areas of mathematics, as well as exposure to one or more cognate areas in which mathematics is applied. The program provides the background for further study of mathematics and cognate areas in which mathematics plays a key role. Employment opportunities have traditionally existed in industry, technology, and in financial, actuarial, and educational institutions.

A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required and a “C” or better is required in all math courses. The program requires 36 semester hours in mathematics and 12 semester hours in physics and 6 semester hours in computer science, some of which can serve to satisfy general education requirements. The program also requires 6 credit hours of a single foreign language. Suggested electives include PHIL 104 - Logic and Scientific Method , HIST 232 - History of Science and PHIL 213 - Philosophy of Science , all of which can serve to satisfy general education requirements.

The following year-by-year course displays are to be regarded as illustrative of a typical program leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics with a total of 120 semester hours required for graduation.

## Learning Outcomes

Students with a B.A. in Mathematics will 1) have learned fundamental knowledge of Mathematics and be prepared to pursue graduate study in mathematics; 2) have well-developed quantitative and analytical skills; 3) be able to use skills in mathematical reasoning and critical thinking to understand and analyze phenomena of nature, modern science and society; 4) be able to make inferences from data and to communicate, prove and justify their findings; 5) be prepared for various qualifying examinations such as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and PRAXIS.