# Mathematics B.A.

This degree is the BA in Mathematics without a concentration. Students can add one or more of the concentrations in Applied Mathematics, Combinatorics & Optimization, Pure Mathematics, or Statistics to this degree by fulfilling the respective Concentration Requirements (achieved by taking specific Upper-Division Elective Courses). Typically, students declare one of these four concentrations during their sophomore or junior year. Note that the requirements for the Mathematics Education concentration are extensive and differ substantially from the requirements for the other concentrations. Students interested in Mathematics Education are encouraged to declare this concentration as early as possible, preferably during their first year at UM.

## Bachelor of Arts - Mathematics

### College Humanities & Sciences

**Degree Specific Credits:** 67

**Required Cumulative GPA:** 2.0

### Catalog Year: 2017-2018

**Note:** The degree specific credits are much lower for double-majors and for students completing an additional minor (in another subject):

- 41 credits for students completing a second major, and
- 46 credits for students completing a minor.

## General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog.

## Summary

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

Mathematics Core Courses | 23 | |

Upper-Division Mathematics Requirement | 23 | |

Upper-Divsion Elective Courses | ||

Upper-Division Elective Computer Labs | ||

Science Requirement | 18 | |

Advanced College Writing Requirement | 3 | |

Foreign Language/Computer Science Requirement | 3 | |

Total Hours | 70 |

### Mathematics Core Courses

**Rule:** Take all of the following courses.

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

M 171 | Calculus I | 4 |

or M 181 | Honors Calculus I | |

M 172 | Calculus II | 4 |

or M 182 | Honors Calculus II | |

M 210 | Introduction to Mathematical Software | 3 |

M 221 | Introduction to Linear Algebra | 4 |

M 273 | Multivariable Calculus | 4 |

M 300 | Undergraduate Mathematics Seminar | 1 |

M 307 | Introduction to Abstract Mathematics | 3 |

Total Hours | 23 |

Minimum Required Grade: C-

### Upper-Division Mathematics Requirement

**Rule:** Take 23 credits in this category.

**Note:**

- Students completing a minor (in another subject) need take only 20 credits.
- Students completing a second major need take only 18 credits.

Minimum Required Grade: C-

23 Total Credits Required

#### Upper-Division Elective Courses

**Note:**

- Students completing a minor (in another subject) or a second major need take only 6 courses (totaling 18 credits or more).
- Residency Requirement: At least 4 of the courses in this category must be taken at UM-Missoula (only 3 if M 307 is taken at UM-Missoula).
- Note that STAT 451 does not count toward this requirement.

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

Take 7 courses from the following list; at least 3 of them must be at the 400 level | ||

Mathematics Technology for Teachers | ||

Ordinary Differential Equations and Systems | ||

Discrete Mathematics | ||

Number Theory | ||

Discrete Optimization | ||

Linear Optimization | ||

Advanced Calculus I | ||

Partial Differential Equations | ||

Deterministic Models | ||

History of Mathematics | ||

Abstract Algebra I | ||

Abstract Algebra II | ||

Euclidean and Non–Euclidean Geometry | ||

Numerical Analysis | ||

Statistical, Dynamical, and Computational Modeling | ||

Practical Big Data Analytics | ||

Theoretical Basics of Big Data Analytics and Real Time Computation Algorithms | ||

Introduction to Complex Analysis | ||

Introduction to Real Analysis | ||

Graph Theory | ||

Introduction to Probability and Statistics | ||

Probability Theory | ||

Mathematical Statistics | ||

Statistical Methods II |

Minimum Required Grade: C-

#### Upper-Division Elective Computer Labs

**Rule:** Computer labs from the following list are optional; if taken (0-2 credits), they count toward the total number of credits required for the Upper-Division Mathematics Requirement.

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

M 317 | Ordinary Differential Equations Computer Lab | 1 |

M 363 | Linear Optimization Laboratory | 1 |

M 418 | Partial Differential Equations Computer Lab | 1 |

STAT 457 | Computer Data Analysis I | 1 |

STAT 458 | Computer Data Analysis II | 1 |

Minimum Required Grade: C-

### Science Requirement

**Rule:** Take 18 credits in at most 3 areas selected from astronomy (ASTR), biology (BIO*), chemistry (CHMY), computer science (CSCI, except CSCI TR*), economics (ECNS), forestry (FORS, WILD), geosciences (GEO), management information systems (BMIS), and physics (PHSX).

**Note:**

- Students completing a minor (in another subject) or a second major are exempt from this requirement.
- Transfer courses listed on the transcript as “CSCI TR*” may include course work in other areas such as Computer Applications (CAPP) and therefore do not count towards this requirement unless a student successfully petitions the Department of Mathematical Sciences.

Minimum Required Grade: C-

18 Total Credits Required

### Advanced College Writing Requirement

**Rule:** Take 1 of the following 2 courses, or any other approved Advanced College Writing course.

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

M 429 | History of Mathematics | 3 |

or M 499 | Senior Thesis | |

Total Hours | 3 |

Minimum Required Grade: C-

### GPA Requirement

**Note:**

- A cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required for all courses used to fulfill major requirements.
- In addition, a cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required for all mathematical sciences courses used to fulfill major requirements. (Mathematical sciences courses are those with a prefix of M or STAT.)

### Foreign Language/Computer Science Requirement

**Rule:** Either complete the General Education Requirement Group III: Modern and Classical Language or take one course from the following list.

**Note:** Students completing a second major are exempt from this requirement.

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

Select one from the following: | 3 | |

Intro to Programming | ||

Fund of Computer Science I | ||

Fund of Computer Science II | ||

Computer Mdlng/Science Majors | ||

Total Hours | 3 |

Minimum Required Grade: C-