Bachelor of Arts
(B.A.) in Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics offers course work to support the B.A. degree in mathematics offered by the College of Engineering and Applied Science.

Course Requirements
Students in the Bachelor or Arts degree in Mathematics must complete the following, all with grades of C or better:

Mathematics Requirements (42 credit hours)

  • MATH 135, 136, 235: Calculus I, II, III (12 credit hours)
  • MATH 215: Discrete Mathematics (3 credit hours)
  • MATH 310: Statistics for the Sciences or MATH 381: Intro to Probability & Statistics (3 credit hours)
  • MATH 313: Introduction to Linear Algebra (3 credit hours)
  • MATH 340: Introduction to Differential Equations (3 credit hours)
  • MATH 414: Abstract Algebra I (3 credit hours)
  • MATH 431: Modern Analysis I (3 credit hours)
  • MATH 448: Mathematical Modeling or MATH 485: Stochastic Modeling (3 credit hours)
  • Mathematics electives: courses numbered 310 and above (9 credit hours)

Math BA Course Requirement Sheet- Click HERE for the document

Other Requirements

Students interested in pursuing careers in secondary education should take MATH 311 (Number Theory) and 
MATH 421 (Higher Geometry) as part of their program.  They should also contact a faculty advisor in the College of Education as soon as possible to construct a schedule of their education courses.

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

Bachelor of Arts majors are required to fulfill the general education requirements of the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.  These requirements include English 131 and 141, and 12 credit hours each of humanities, natural science and social science.  The quantitative requirement is fulfilled by mathematics major requirements.  Note that Philosophy 344 or 443 must be taken as part of the 12 credit hours humanities requirement.  See the area requirements in the UCCS Course Bulletin under the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences section for specific courses that satisfy these requirements.  A total of 120 credit hours is required for graduation.  

It is imperative that students majoring in mathematics contact a Math Advisor.  This should be done in the freshman or sophomore year to avoid graduation delays. 

Secondary Teaching Option

Students wishing to prepare for the Teaching Education Program, offered by the College of Education, should consider the information found in the Secondary Teaching Option page.

The Industrial Mathematics Certificate

Students may also supplement their B.A. degree in Mathematics with a certificate in Industrial Mathematics. See the Industrial Math Certificate home page.

The CATME Teacher Training Certificate

Students may also supplement their B.A. degree in Mathematics with a Center for Applications and Technology in Mathematics Education Teacher Training certificate. See the CATME Teacher Training Certificate Program.