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Mathematics - Bachelor of Arts

3744 Mathematics

Undergraduate

Bachelor of Arts

FQ68

College of Natural Science

Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:

Department of Mathematics

Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.

Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.

Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

### College of Natural Science

#### Department of Mathematics

##### Undergraduate Programs

###### Mathematics - Bachelor of Arts

Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.

Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

**Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics**

- The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the
*Undergraduate Education*section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics.

The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Mathematics major is met by completing Mathematics 396 or 496 and Mathematics 309 or 310 or 418H. Those courses are referenced in items 3. c. (1) and 3. c. (3) below.

Students who are enrolled in the College of Natural Science may complete the alternative track to Integrative Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences that is described in item 1. under the heading Graduation Requirements in the College statement. Certain courses referenced in requirement 3. below may be used to satisfy the alternative track. - The requirements of the College of Natural Science for the Bachelor of Arts degree.

The credits earned in certain courses referenced in requirement 3. below may be counted toward College requirements as appropriate. - The following requirements for the major:
a. The following courses outside the Department of Mathematics (13 credits): (1) One course of at least 3 credits in biological science, entomology, microbiology, physiology, plant biology, or integrative biology. At least 2 credits in laboratory in biological science, chemistry, entomology, microbiology, physics, physiology, plant biology, or integrative biology. (2) One of the following courses (4 credits): LB 273 Physics I 4 PHY 183 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I 4 (3) One of the following courses (4 credits): CEM 141 General Chemistry 4 CEM 151 General and Descriptive Chemistry 4 CEM 181H Honors Chemistry I 4 LB 171 Principles of Chemistry I 4 b. Second–year competency in a foreign language or For students who have been admitted to the teacher certification program, first–year competency in a foreign language and completion of the Professional Education Courses in the Department of Teacher Education. c. A total of 36 to 43 credits in courses in the Department of Mathematics including

(36 to 43 credits):(1) One course from each of the following two groups (6 to 8 credits): (a) MTH 132 Calculus I 3 MTH 152H Honors Calculus 3 LB 118 Calculus I 4 (b) MTH 133 Calculus II 4 MTH 153H Honors Calculus II 3 LB 119 Calculus II 4 (2) One of the following courses (4 credits): MTH 234 Multivariable Calculus 4 MTH 254H Honors Multivariable Calculus 4 LB 220 Calculus III 4 (3) One of the following two groups (4 or 7 credits): (a) MTH 299 Transitions 4 MTH 309 Linear Algebra I 3 (b) MTH 317H Honors Linear Algebra 4 (4) The following course (3 credits): MTH 496 Capstone in Mathematics (W) 3 The completion of Mathematics 496 fulfills the department's capstone course requirement. Students in the teacher certification program may substitute Mathematics 396 Capstone in Mathematics for Secondary Education for Mathematics 496. (5) A total of 27 credits in approved Mathematics courses at the 300–level or above. At least 4 of the approved Mathematics courses must be at the 400–level or above. Mathematics 415 may not be used to fulfill the requirements of the major. Students may use no more than one of MTH 309, 314, 317H to satisfy this requirement. One course from a list of approved cognates available in the Department of Mathematics may be used to satisfy this requirement. Statistics and Probability 430 is required for students in the teacher certification program. Either Statistics and Probability 430 or 441 may be substituted for one 300-level mathematics course. The 300-400 level courses referenced in item 3. c. partially satisfy this requirement. (6) Two of the following courses (6 credits): MTH 310 Abstract Algebra I and Number Theory 3 MTH 411 Abstract Algebra II 3 MTH 418H Honors Algebra I 3 MTH 419H Honors Algebra II 3 Students may not satisfy this requirement with the combination of MTH 411 and MTH 418H. (7) One course from each of the following groups of courses (6 credits): (a) MTH 320 Analysis I 3 MTH 327H Honors Introduction to Analysis 3 (b) MTH 421 Analysis II 3 MTH 429H Honors Real Analysis 3 (8) One of the following courses (3 credits): MTH 330 Higher Geometry 3 MTH 340 Ordinary Differential Equations I 3 MTH 347H Honors Ordinary Differential Equations 3 MTH 432 Axiomatic Geometry 3 Students in the teacher certification program must take either Mathematics 330 or 432. Students not in the teacher certification program must take Mathematics 340 or 347H. Students not in the teacher certification program with prior credit in Mathematics 235 may substitute an approved 400-level Mathematics course for Mathematics 340.

University Tier I Writing: 1 course from WRA101, WRA195H, LB133, MC111, MC112, RCAH111

University Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses

MTH2: 1 course

At least 1 course from LB117, MTH116, MTHRQMT, MTHWAIV1, MTHWAIV2, Mathematics Pre-Matriculation, Mathematics Post-Matriculation

MTH1: 2 courses

At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV

At least 1 course from MTH114, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, MTH201, STT200, STT201

MTH4: 2 courses

At least 1 course from MTH101, MTH102

At least 1 course from STT200, STT201

MTH3: 2 courses

At least 2 courses from MTH101, MTH102, MTH103, MTH103WAIV

MTH5: 3 courses

At least 2 courses from MTH103A, MTH103B

At least 1 course from MTH101, MTH102, MTH114, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, MTH201, STT200, STT201

University IAH201 - IAH210: 4 credits from IAH201, IAH202, IAH203, IAH204, IAH205, IAH206, IAH207, IAH208, IAH209, IAH210, RCAH201, ANY IAH BELOW 211

University IAH211 or higher: 4 credits from IAH211A, IAH211B, IAH211C, IAH211D, IAH221A, IAH221B, IAH221C, IAH231A, IAH231B, IAH231C, IAH241A, IAH241B, IAH241C, IAH241D, IAH241E, IAH241F, IAH241G, RCAH202, TRANSFER IAH, ANY IAH211 OR HIGHER, approved LB courses

University ISS200 Series: 4 credits from ISS210, ISS215, ISS220, ISS225, ISS230, ISS235, MC201, TRANSFER ISS 200 LEVEL, ANY ISS 200 LEVEL

University ISS300 Series: 4 credits from ISS305, ISS308, ISS310, ISS315, ISS318, ISS320, ISS325, ISS327, ISS328, ISS330A, ISS330B, ISS330C, ISS335, ISS336, MC202, ANY ISS 300 LEVEL, approved LB courses

University ISB: 3 credits from ISB200, ISB201, ISB202, ISB204, TRANSFER ISB, ISB ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISB COURSE

University ISP: 3 credits from ISP203A, ISP203B, ISP205, ISP207, ISP209, ISP213H, ISP215, ISP217, ISP220, ISP221, TRANSFER ISP, ISP ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISP COURSE

University Laboratory Experience: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses

Univ Lab: 2 credits

At least 2 credits from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB

Alternative: 2 credits

At least 1 credit from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB

At least 1 credit from an Alternative Track Lab credit

University Diversity Distribution: A total 2 courses

At least 1 course from NationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing national diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity

At least 1 course from InternationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing international and multicultural diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity

Conditions:

University Diversity Distribution: No more than 1 course from IAH or ISS emphasizing both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity in Requirement(s) 10

Major - Mathematics - BA - Calculus I: 1 course from MTH132, MTH152H, LB118

Major - Mathematics - BA - Calculus II: 1 course from MTH133, MTH153H, LB119

Major - Mathematics - BA - Multivariable Calculus: 1 course from MTH234, MTH254H, LB220

Major - Mathematics - BA - Transitions and Linear Algebra: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses

Advanced Linear Algebra: 1. Advanced Linear Algebra: 3 credits from MTH317H

Transitions and Linear Algebra: 2. Transitions and Linear Algebra: 7 credits from MTH299, MTH309

Major - Mathematics - BA - Capstone in Mathematics: 1 course from MTH496

Major - Mathematics - BA - Physics: 1 course from PHY183, LB273

Major - Mathematics - BA - Algebra I and II: 2 courses from MTH310, MTH411, MTH418H, MTH419H

Conditions:

Major - Mathematics - BA - Algebra I and II: No more than 3 credits from MTH411, MTH418H in Requirement(s) 17

Major - Mathematics - BA - Analysis I and II: A total 2 courses

At least 1 course from MTH320, MTH327H

At least 1 course from MTH421, MTH429H

Major Distribution: A total 27 credits

At least 15 credits from Mathematics courses at the level of 300 or above

At least 12 credits from Mathematics courses at the level 400 or above

College - Natural Science - Science: 2 credits from courses in biological science, entomology, microbiology, physiology, plant biology, or integrative biology. At least 2 credits in laboratory in biological science, chemistry, entomology, microbiology, physics, physiology, plant biology, or integrat bio.

College - Natural Science -Chemistry: 1 course from CEM141, CEM181H, CEM151, LB171

College - Natural Science - Foreign Language: 4 courses from Second year competency in a foreign language. This requirement may be satisfied by placing into a 300-level foreign language course based on the MSU placement test.

College - Natural Science - Arts and Letters or Social Science: 6 credits from courses in the arts and humanities or the social, behavioral and economic sciences beyond the credits that are counted toward the University's Integrative Studies requirement.

College Distribution: 30 credits from courses numbered at the 300 and 400 levels. See academic advisor.

Electives: 0 credits from Electives at Michigan State University and transfer coursework. This number can change based on the credits of the coursework taken to fulfill University, College, and Major requirements. Please contact your academic advisor with any questions.

University Residency: 30 credits from MSU coursework, 27 credits from MSU courses taken after reaching junior standing, 20 credits from courses offered by MSU while admitted to major & 20 of the last 30 credits must be MSU courses. Please see academic advisor.