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This program was approved for students entering the university in the Fall 2008 - Summer 2009 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics (BA)

Major: MATH

Degree: BA

Unit: College of Arts and Sciences (AS)

The Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics is designed for students wishing to obtain a broad yet substantial background in mathematics as well as general education. The Bachelor of Arts covers a wide variety of topics such as algebra, geometry, and probability. This breadth is particularly well suited for students preparing for secondary certification in mathematics.

NOTE: Admission to the major requires enrollment in a mathematics course beyond MATH 205; a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0; and a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on all courses in the major.

Completion of this degree requires work to be submitted for the department’s Learning Outcomes Measurement. For details, contact the department.

Type Total
General Education 34

All degrees require the completion of the University-wide General Education Program; see the General Education requirements and the courses that fulfill them. Some General Education requirements may be met in the requirements for the major or supporting coursework, in which case additional electives may be required to complete the minimum hours for the degree.

Arts & Sciences Programmatic Requirements

Type Semester
General 101: A&S Orientation 1  

Foreign Language
(completion of the intermediate level of a single foreign language)

Electives in Humanities or Social Sciences
(in addition to courses counted toward General Education;
6 hours must be at 300 level or above)
WR—two approved courses at the 300 level or above
(may be incorporated into other degree requirements)
Total   22

Mathematics Department

Type Semester
Mathematics 2051-206, 301 12  
Mathematics 311 3  
Mathematics 325 3  
Mathematics 387 3
Mathematics 501 and 521 6  
Mathematics 550 or 551 3  
Mathematics 560 or 561 3  
Mathematics electives chosen in consultation with departmental advisor 3  
Total   36

Supporting Courses

Type Semester
One of the following sequences:
Physics 295-296 and 298-2991
Chemistry 201-2021, 207, 208, 209
Biology 240, 242, 2441
Elective in second science discipline 3  
Electives in Natural Sciences, other than Mathematics 5-8  
Total   18

Electives & Total Hours

Type Hours
Minimum Electives
[Elective hours are dependent on completion of 10 hours of General Education requirements through requirements in the major and supporting coursework.]
Minimum Total 121

Only 40 hours in the major department may be applied toward the Bachelor of Arts degree. Mathematics courses at the 100 level do not count toward hours in the major.
At least 50 of the total minimum hours required must be at the 300 level or above. A minimum of 9 hours in courses numbered 311 or higher must be successfully completed in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Louisville.

1 Fulfills General Education requirement.

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