Undergraduate Degree - Mathematics, Advanced - Bachelor of Arts

Program:
Mathematics, Advanced - Bachelor of Arts
Program Code:
7114 Mathematics, Advanced
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Arts
Start Term:
FS12
Department:
Department of Mathematics
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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.
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College of Natural Science

Department of Mathematics

Undergraduate Programs
Mathematics, Advanced - Bachelor of Arts

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics, Advanced

  1. 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 Science degree in Mathematics, Advanced.

    The University’s Tier II writing requirement for the Mathematics, Advanced major is met by completing Mathematics 418H and 496.  Those courses are referenced in item 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.
  2. 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.
  3. The following requirements for the major:
    a. The following courses outside the Department of Mathematics (12 or 13 credits):
    (1) One course of at least 3 credits in biological science, entomology, microbiology, physiology, plant biology, or integrative biology.
    (2) 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
    (3) One of the following courses (4 credits):
    PHY 183 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I 4
    PHY 193H Honors Physics I – Mechanics 4
    LB 273 Physics I 4
    (4) A minimum of  2 credits in laboratory courses in biological science, chemistry, entomology, microbiology, physics, physiology, plant biology, or integrative biology.
    b. Second-year competency in a foreign language
    or
    For students who have been admitted to the teacher certification program, completion of the Professional Education Courses in the Department of Teacher Education and first-year competency in a foreign language.
    c. A total of 34 to 37 credits in courses in the Department of Mathematics including:
    (1) One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
    MTH 132 Calculus I 3
    MTH 152H Honors Calculus I 3
    LB 118 Calculus I 4
    (2) One of the following courses (4 credits):
    MTH 133 Calculus II 4
    MTH 153H Honors Calculus II 4
    LB 119 Calculus II 4
    (3) One of the following courses (4 credits):
    MTH 234 Multivariable Calculus 4
    MTH 254H Honors Multivariable Calculus 4
    LB 220 Calculus III 4
    (4) All of the following courses (25 credits):
    MTH 317H Honors Linear Algebra 4
    MTH 327H Honors Introduction to Analysis 3
    MTH 347H Honors Ordinary Differential Equations 3
    MTH 418H Honors Algebra I 3
    MTH 419H Honors Algebra II 3
    MTH 428H Honors Complex Analysis 3
    MTH 429H Honors Real Analysis 3
    MTH 496 Capstone in Mathematics (W) 3
    The completion of Mathematics 496 fulfills the department’s capstone course requirement.
    d. A minimum of 12 credits in electives. Two courses must be selected from group (1) and two courses from group (2). If approved by the Mathematics, Advanced program, any MTH course at the 400-level or above may satisfy the requirement from group (1). Students in the teacher certification program must take MTH 432 to fulfill part of this elective requirement and may not use STT 430 towards fulfillment of this requirement.
    (1) Two of the following courses (6 credits):
    MTH 416 Introduction to Algebraic Coding 3
    MTH 417 Topics in Number Theory 3
    MTH 441 Ordinary Differential Equations II 3
    MTH 442 Partial Differential Equations 3
    MTH 451 Numerical Analysis I 3
    MTH 452 Numerical Analysis II 3
    MTH 461 Metric and Topological Spaces 3
    MTH 481 Discrete Mathematics I 3
    MTH 482 Discrete Mathematics II 3
    MTH 492H Undergraduate Thesis (W) 3
    (2) Two of the following courses (6 to 8 credits):
    CMSE 820 Mathematical Foundations of Data Science 3
    CMSE 821 Numerical Methods for Differential Equations 3
    CMSE 823 Numerical Linear Algebra 3
    CSE 425 Introduction to Computer Security 3
    CSE 450 Translation of Programming Languages 3
    CSE 460 Computability and Formal Language Theory 3
    CSE 472 Computer Graphics 3
    CSE 802 Pattern Recognition and Analysis 3
    CSE 803 Computer Vision 3
    CSE 814 Formal Methods in Software Development 3
    CSE 830 Design and Theory of Algorithms 3
    CSE 835 Algorithmic Graph Theory 3
    CSE 847 Machine Learning 3
    CSE 860 Foundations of Computing 3
    CSE 881 Data Mining 3
    EC 820A Econometrics IA 3
    EC 820B Econometrics IB 3
    PHL 432 Logic and its Metatheory 4
    PHY 410 Thermal and Statistical Physics 3
    PHY 415 Methods of Theoretical Physics 4
    PHY 422 Classical Mechanics II 3
    PHY 471 Quantum Physics I 3
    PHY 472 Quantum Physics II 3
    PHY 480 Computational Physics 3
    PHY 481 Electricity and Magnetism I 3
    PHY 482 Electricity and Magnetism II 3
    STT 861 Theory of Probability and Statistics I 3
    STT 862 Theory of Probability and Statistics II 3
    STT 881 Theory of Probability I 3
    STT 882 Theory of Probability II 3
    STT 886 Stochastic Processes and Applications 3

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Mathematics Advanced, BA (7114)

Required Credits: 120    Program Version: FS16

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

Requirement 2: University Mathematics
University Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
MTH2: 1 course
At least 1 course from LB118, MTH110, 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 MTH112, MTH114, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, MTH201, STT200, STT201

Requirement 3: University IAH201 - IAH210
University IAH201 - IAH210: 4 credits from IAH201, IAH202, IAH203, IAH204, IAH205, IAH206, IAH207, IAH208, IAH209, IAH210, RCAH201, ANY IAH BELOW 211

Requirement 4: University IAH211 or higher
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

Requirement 5: University ISS200 Series
University ISS200 Series: 4 credits from ISS210, ISS215, ISS220, ISS225, ISS230, ISS235, MC201, TRANSFER ISS 200 LEVEL, ANY ISS 200 LEVEL

Requirement 6: University ISS300 Series
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

Requirement 7: University ISB
University ISB: 3 credits from ISB200, ISB201, ISB202, ISB204, TRANSFER ISB, ISB ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISB COURSE

Requirement 8: University ISP
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

Requirement 9: University Laboratory Experience
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

Requirement 10: University Diversity Distribution
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

Requirement 11: Major - Mathematics Advanced BA - Outside the Department
Major - Mathematics Advanced BA - Outside the Department: 3 credits from biological science, entomology, microbiology, physiology, plant biology, or zoology.

Requirement 12: Major - Mathematics Advanced BA - Chemistry
Major - Mathematics Advanced BA - Chemistry: 1 course from CEM141, CEM151, CEM181H, LB171

Requirement 13: Major - Mathematics Advanced BA - Physics
Major - Mathematics Advanced BA - Physics: 1 course from PHY183, PHY193H, LB273

Requirement 14: Major - Mathematics Advanced BA - Lab
Major - Mathematics Advanced BA - Lab: 2 credits from a laboratory course.

Requirement 15: Major - Mathematics Advanced BA - Foreign Language or Professional Education
Major - Mathematics Advanced BA - Foreign Language or Professional Education: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
Professional Education: 1. Professional Education: 1 course from completion of the Professional Education Courses in the Department of Teacher Education and first -year competency in a foreign language.
Major - Mathematics Advanced BA - Foreign Language or Professional Education: 2. Foreign Language: 1 course from second-year competency in a foreign language.

Requirement 16: Major - Mathematics Advanced BA - Calculus I
Major - Mathematics Advanced BA - Calculus I: 1 course from MTH132, MTH152H, LB118

Requirement 17: Major - Mathematics Advanced BA - Calculus II
Major - Mathematics Advanced BA - Calculus II: 1 course from MTH133, MTH153H, LB119

Requirement 18: Major - Mathematics Advanced BA - Advanced Calculus
Major - Mathematics Advanced BA - Advanced Calculus: 1 course from MTH234, MTH254H, LB220

Requirement 19: Major - Mathematics Advanced BA - Mathematics Snapshots
Major - Mathematics Advanced BA - Mathematics Snapshots: 1 course from MTH291

Requirement 20: Major - Mathematics Advanced BA - Advanced Linear Algebra
Major - Mathematics Advanced BA - Advanced Linear Algebra: 1 course from MTH317H

Requirement 21: Major - Mathematics Advanced BA - Introduction to Advanced Analysis
Major - Mathematics Advanced BA - Introduction to Advanced Analysis: 1 course from MTH327H

Requirement 22: Major - Mathematics Advanced BA - Advanced Ordinary Differential Equations
Major - Mathematics Advanced BA - Advanced Ordinary Differential Equations: 1 course from MTH347H

Requirement 23: Major - Mathematics Advanced BA - Honors Algebra I and II
Major - Mathematics Advanced BA - Honors Algebra I and II: 2 courses from MTH418H, MTH419H

Requirement 24: Major - Mathematics Advanced BA - Honors Analysis I and II
Major - Mathematics Advanced BA - Honors Analysis I and II: 2 courses from MTH428H, MTH429H

Requirement 25: Major - Mathematics Advanced BA - Capstone in Mathematics
Major - Mathematics Advanced BA - Capstone in Mathematics: 1 course from MTH496

Requirement 26: Major - Mathematics Advanced BA - Approved Courses
Major - Mathematics Advanced BA - Approved Courses: 12 credits from approved courses with substantive high-level quantitative material at the 400-level or above.

Requirement 27: College Distribution
College Distribution: 30 credits from courses numbered at the 300 and 400 levels. See academic advisor.

Requirement 28: Electives
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.

Requirement 29: University Residency
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.