Mathematics, BA


The Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics is a traditional degree in mathematics. Most students choose this degree in order to prepare for a career as a mathematics teacher or to prepare for a graduate program in pure mathematics.

Departmental Goal

  • Prepare students for employment or graduate study in a subject related to mathematics

Student Learning Outcomes, Mathematics, BA

  • Be able to apply both theoretical and computational techniques to the solution of mathematical problems.
  • Be able to comprehend, formulate and produce mathematical proof
  • Be able to communicate correct mathematical content in both written and oral form.
  • Be able to understand a broad array of interconnected concepts within mathematics.

General Requirements

  • 42 semester hours in Mathematics
  • A minimum 2.0 on each required mathematics course
  • A CU minimum GPA of 2.0
  • An Exit Interview with the Mathematics department is required prior to graduation.

All Math majors are required to meet with a faculty advisor in the Math department during their first year as a Math major. Students should regularly check the official UCCS catalog and the Student Success Advising Guides for additional information regarding the degree requirements.  

Required Courses for BA Degree


Mathematics Courses (42 required credit hours)


Mathematics electives number 3100 or higher (9 credit hours)

MATH 3110 and 3410 are stongly recommended. Students should not take MATH 3100 after MATH 3810.

LAS General Education Requirements for Math BA Students


Humanities (12 credit hours):


Math BA students must select PHIL 3420 - Symbolic Logic I, as part of their LAS Humanities general education area requirements.  

Natural Sciences (12 credit hours):

Mathematics BA students should select from the LAS Natural Sciences area general education courses. See the approriate Student Success Advising Guide for a list of approved courses.

Social Sciences (12 credit hours):


Mathematics BA students must select from the LAS Social Sciences area general education courses. See the approriate Student Success Advising Guide for a list of approved courses.

Writing Requirements (6 credit hours):


Mathematics BA students must complete the following courses:

and a writing portofolio assessment. Check with your advisor for details.

General Electives:


Mathematics BA students should take a number of courses in computer science to prepare them for the various career options in mathematics. Foreign languages are encouraged for students interested in research.

Honors Track for the BA Degree

The UCCS mathematics department offers a special honors track to qualified math undergraduate students who are already pursuing a BA or BS in Math degree at UCCS. More info ....