# Program Information

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## Mathematics BA/BS Requirements

Students may choose to pursue a major in mathematics with a program leading to a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. The B.A. program, which requires a minimum of 33 semester hours of mathematics, allows a great deal of flexibility for persons interested in combining the major program with a strong minor or double major in another discipline. The B.S. program, which requires a minimum of 39 semester hours of mathematics, is recommended for students interested in scientific applications or further study in mathematics on the graduate level. A grade of C or better must be achieved in all mathematics core courses.

**Mathematics Core** (B.A. and B.S.):

- MATH 115: Calculus I (4 cr)
- MATH 116: Calculus II (4 cr)
- MATH 215: Calculus III (4 cr)
- MATH 250: Foundations of Higher Mathematics (3 cr)
- MATH 310: Linear Algebra (3 cr)
- MATH 411W: Abstract Algebra I (3 cr)
- MATH 415W: Real Analysis I (3 cr)

**Computer Programming Requirement** (B.A. and B.S.): All Applied Mathematics majors must take a 3-credit programming course chosen from one of the following. NOTE: only COSC 160 counts towards the Computer Science major/minor).

- COSC 150: Computer Programming: C++
- COSC 160: Computer Programming: Java
- COSC 170: Computer Programming: Python

**Additional B.A. Mathematics Requirements:**

- 9 additional MATH credits at the 300 level or above

The B.A. major must also adhere the college core for the Bachelors of Arts

**Additional B.S. Mathematics Requirements:**

- 15 additional MATH credits at the 300-400 level or above that adhere to the following guidelines.

Applications component: At least one course chosen from

- MATH 301: Probability and Statistics I (3 cr)
- MATH 308: Numerical Analysis (3 cr)
- MATH 314: Differential Equations (3 cr)

Theoretical component: At least two courses chosen from

- MATH 410: Advanced Linear Algebra (3 cr)
- MATH 412W: Abstract Algebra II (3 cr)
- MATH 416W: Real Analysis II (3 cr)
- MATH 420W: Complex Variables (3 cr)
- MATH 423W: Topology (3 cr)

**Science Requirement:** All Math B.S. majors must take at least 8 credits in science coursework that includes one sequence (and corresponding labs) chosen from: BIOL 111-112, BIOL 115-117, CHEM 121-122, or PHYS 211-212.

The B.S. major must also adhere the college core for the Bachelor of Science

## Which degree is right for you?

The** B.A. in Mathematics** provides maximum flexibility for students interested in pursuing:

- Dual degrees
- Double majors
- Business certificates

The** B.S. in Mathematics** is more focused and intense. It is primarily for students whose career interests require:

- A greater breadth and/or depth in mathematics
- A strong background in science or statistics

The **B.S. in Applied Mathematics** is also more focused on upper level mathematics courses with an emphasis on applications. It is primarily for students whose career interests require:

- Double majors in science, engineering, or business.
- A strong background statistics.
- A stronger focus on applications.

## Minoring in Mathematics at Duquesne

The minimum requirements for a minor in mathematics are:

- Calculus I and II (MATH 115 & 116)
- Nine additional credits of mathematics courses at the 200 level or above, with at least three of these nine credits at the 300 level or above.
- These nine credits could also include MATH 135 (if it is not combined with MATH 250), and PHYS 350.

A complete list of courses offered is also available.