The Bachelor’s Degree

The B.A. in Mathematical Sciences is designed to prepare students for careers using mathematics, operations research, and statistics in the fields of teaching, research, industry, insurance, and management or for graduate study in mathematical sciences or related areas.


Students should consult with academic advisors in the major for specific guidance regarding completion of general education requirements.

Grading Policy

Required core and elective MAT courses must be numbered 330 or higher, and must be taken for a letter grade. The CR/NC option is not acceptable. Transfer credit for upper-division course work is evaluated on a case-by-case basis through the Student Petition process.

Degree Requirements

MAT 330 Entrance Assessment 0
Core Courses
MAT 332 Linear Algebra 4
MAT 415 Advanced Calculus 4
MAT 431 Mathematical Statistics I 4
MAT 444 Operations Research Methods 4
MAT 491 Exit Assessment 0
Select from one of the following two clusters: 16
Cluster A
Abstract Algebra
Two MAT elective courses (8 hours)
Cluster B
Statistical Methods
Mathematical Statistics II
Two MAT elective courses (8 hours)
Total Hours 32