Mathematics (B.A.)

Mathematics (B.A.)

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What is a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics?

The Bachelor of Arts in mathematics degree program offers students a combination of rigorous mathematical training with the flexibility of a liberal arts education. The B.A. offers the same core requirements as the B.S. program but offers more choices in mathematics and free electives. The flexibility offered by this degree program makes it an excellent choice for students pursuing dual majors or double majors in other fields.

Why study mathematics at UNH?

You can study one of the world’s oldest and most consequential sciences alongside accomplished mathematicians, statisticians and educators who have won prestigious honors, including a Grammy Award and MacArthur “genius” grant. You’ll enjoy many small, specialized classes that will prepare you for a wide range of careers. This department has produced many winners of the prestigious Department of Defense SMART Scholarship.

Potential careers

  • Computational scientist
  • Financial services/actuary
  • Mathematician/statistician (government/research/academia)
  • Programmer
  • Quantitative specialist in business or industry
  • Software developer
  • Teacher/educator/curriculum supervisor
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Kingsbury Hall, W383
33 Academic Way
Durham, NH 03824

Phone: (603) 862-2320

Curriculum & Requirements

The bachelor of arts degree with the mathematics major may offer a broader liberal arts program than the bachelor of science degree programs. By a careful selection of electives, students can shape this major into a preparation for graduate school, business, or industry.

Graduation Requirements

In all courses used to satisfy the requirements for its major programs, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics requires that a student earn a grade of C- or better and have an overall grade-point average of at least 2.00 in these courses.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
MATH 425 Calculus I 4
Discovery Course 4
Discovery Course 4
Discovery Course 4
MATH 400 Freshman Seminar 1
 Credits17
Spring
MATH 426 Calculus II 4
MATH 445
or CS 410
Mathematics and Applications with MATLAB
or Introduction to Scientific Programming
4
ENGL 401 First-Year Writing 4
Inquiry Course 4
 Credits16
Second Year
Fall
MATH 528 Multidimensional Calculus 4
MATH 539 Introduction to Statistical Analysis 4
Discovery Course 4
Language Requirement 4
 Credits16
Spring
MATH 527 Differential Equations with Linear Algebra 4
MATH 531 Mathematical Proof 4
Discovery Course 4
Language Requirement 4
 Credits16
Third Year
Fall
MATH 545 Introduction to Linear Algebra 4
MATH 761 Abstract Algebra 4
Discovery Course 4
Discovery Course 4
 Credits16
Spring
MATH 767 One-Dimensional Real Analysis 4
MATH Elective Course 4
Discovery Course 4
Elective Course 4
 Credits16
Fourth Year
Fall
MATH Elective Course 4
Elective Course 4
Elective Course 4
Elective Course 4
 Credits16
Spring
MATH Elective Course 4
MATH Elective Course 4
Elective Course 4
Elective Course 4
 Credits16
 Total Credits129
Required MATH Courses
MATH 425Calculus I4
MATH 426Calculus II4
MATH 445Mathematics and Applications with MATLAB4
or CS 410 Introduction to Scientific Programming
MATH 527Differential Equations with Linear Algebra 14
MATH 528Multidimensional Calculus 14
MATH 531Mathematical Proof4
MATH 539Introduction to Statistical Analysis4
MATH 545Introduction to Linear Algebra4
or MATH 645 Linear Algebra for Applications
MATH 761Abstract Algebra4
MATH 767One-Dimensional Real Analysis4
Select THREE approved MATH courses, chosen in consultation with the major advisor12
Select one of the following (satisfies the capstone experience requirement for the Discovery Program):2-4
MATH 797
Senior Seminar
MATH 799
Senior Thesis
Total Credits54-56

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