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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 [Archived Catalog]

Mathematics Major (B.A.)

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Major Code BA3101

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Mathematics
Morton Hall 321
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1254
Fax: 740.593.9805

The Mathematics major offers a strong program in mathematical techniques and ways of thinking that can be used in a wide variety of careers. The major covers core topics that provide a common structure, while leaving flexibility to pursue topics of interest. This flexibility allows the Mathematics major to be combined with other majors in the sciences, engineering, and technology to form a coherent undergraduate experience. Whether as a part of a double major or alone, a B.A. degree with a major in mathematics is a recognized intellectual achievement. It is marketable to a broad selection of employers, or can be used as an entrance to a variety of graduate and professional schools.

The B.A. degree is recommended for students who want to pursue a broad or liberal arts education with a concentration in the mathematical sciences, have plans for future education or employment in an interdisciplinary area, or desire a double major in mathematics and some other field. For a more concentrated program in mathematics a student should consider the B.S. degree with either the Mathematics major or Applied Mathematics major. Other mathematics programs offered are actuarial science and meteorology. The B.S. degree with a mathematics major is also offered with a statistics track.

When planning any program of study in mathematics, it is strongly recommended that you consult an advisor from the Department.

See the General Education Requirements listing in the “Graduation Requirements—Universitywide” section for Tier I quantitative skills requirements.

Universitywide Graduation Requirements

To complete this program, students must complete all Universitywide graduation requirements .

College-Level Requirements

Please see the College of Arts and Sciences  for college-level requirements.

Program Requirements

For a B.A. degree with a major in Mathematics, a student must complete a total of at least 44 hours of mathematics courses at or above the 200 level (MATH 147 may be included).

A. Complete the following courses (28 hours):

B. Complete at least one of the following:

C. Complete at least two mathematics courses at the 400 level. (Note: MATH 411 or 470 may be used to fulfill this requirement and B. above.)

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