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Mathematics B.A. degree curriculum

BA in Math 2016-2017 (sample) Paradigm

This sample paradigm shows a normal 4 year progression towards a BA degree in mathematics. Some of the courses should be taken in this order due to prerequisite structures, others may be switched. 

Freshman Year Semester I credits
CS 112 Computers in Problem Solving            4
ENG 111 English Composition I 3
MATH 131 Calculus I  3 
Foreign Language1 3
Religious Studies Elective 3
CBU 101 0
Total 16

Freshman Year Semester II  credits
ENG 112 English Composition II                      3
MATH 132 Calculus II 3
Science Elective 2 4
Foreign Language 1 3
Elective 3
Total 16

Sophomore Year Semester I  credits
MATH 231 Differential Equations                       3
ENG Literature Elective 3
Science Elective 2 4
Foreign Language 1 3
Religious Studies Elective 3
Total 16

Sophomore Year Semester II  credits
MATH 141 Discrete Mathematics                      3
MATH 232 Calculus III 3
ENG Literature Elective 3
Foreign Language 1 3
Social Science or History Elective 3
Total 15

Junior Year Semester I  credits
MATH 413 Real Analysis                                   3
Mathematics Elective 3 3
Philosophy Elective 4 3
Liberal Arts Elective 5 3
Elective 3
Total 15

Junior Year Semester II credits
MATH 414 Real Analysis                                   3
Mathematics Elective 3 3
Philosophy Elective 4 3
Liberal Arts Elective 5 3
Social Science or History Elective 3
Total 15

Senior Year Semester I credits
MATH 401 Linear Algebra                            3
MATH 481 Seminar I 1
Mathematics Elective 3 3
Electives 8
Total 15

Senior Year Semester II  credits
MATH 121 Statistics Introduction                        0
MATH 402 Abstract Algebra  3
MATH 482 Seminar II 2
Electives 9
Total 14

Total credits required for the degree 122. 
A maximum of 47 credits in mathematics is applicable toward the degree. 
Transfer students must take at least one half of the required mathematics courses numbered above 300 at Christian Brothers University. 

1 A minimum of 12 credits in a modern foreign language is required.
2 The required science electives must be from only one of these fields: Biology, Chemistry, or Physics.
3 The mathematics electives must be chosen from MATH 301, 308, 309, 329, 405, or 470-479.
4 At least one philosophy course must satisfy the General Education Moral Values requirement.
5 A total of 51 credits in the Arts must be distributed in such a way that 12 credits are in one of the Social Sciences, Philosophy, Religious Studies, or History.