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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2014-15 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2014-15 [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
mathematics@ohio.edu
www.ohio.edu/cas/math/index.cfm

Robert Klein, contact person
 

Program Overview

This major 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.

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.

Other majors in the mathematical sciences offered by the Mathematics Department are B.S. in mathematics, applied mathematics, actuarial science, mathematics statistics, and meteorology.

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

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements. However, it is strongly recommended that students satisfy at least one of the following before entering the program:

  • Have a least a 30 ACT Math score or a SAT Math score of 680 or above
  • Have scored at least a 3 on the AP Calculus AB exam
  • Have scored at least a 4 on the AP Statistics exam

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements. However, it is strongly recommended that students satisfy at least one of the following before transferring into the program:

  • Have a least a 30 ACT Math score or a SAT Math score of 680 or above
  • Have scored at least a 3 on the AP Calculus AB exam
  • Have scored at least a 4 on the AP Statistics exam
  • Attained Level 3 on the Math Placement Exam
  • Earned at least an A- in MATH 2301 or have an A- on an equivalent transfer course

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements. However, it is strongly recommended that students satisfy at least one of the following before entering the program:

  • Have a least a 30 ACT Math score or a SAT Math score of 680 or above
  • Have scored at least a 3 on the AP Calculus AB exam
  • Have scored at least a 4 on the AP Statistics exam
  • Earned at least an A- in a course equivalent to MATH 2301
     

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Whether as 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.
 

Requirements

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


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

Liberal Arts and Sciences Distribution Requirement


View the A&S - College Level Requirements (A&S CLR) .

Program Requirements


For a B.A. degree with a major in mathematics, a student must complete a total of at least 30 semester credit hours at or above the 2000-level in mathematics.

Mathematics Bachelors Common Requirements


Complete the following requirements:

Complete one of the following courses:


Discrete Math


Complete one of the following courses:

Proof-based Course


Complete at least one of the following courses:

4000-Level Courses


Complete at least 6 hours of MATH coursework at the 4000-level (excluding MATH 4100, 4100L, 4150).

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