Undergraduate Degree  Mathematics  Bachelor of Arts
Program  Mathematics  Bachelor of Arts 
Program Code  3744 Mathematics 
Program Level  Undergraduate 
Award Type  Bachelor of Arts 
Start Term  FQ68 
College  College of Natural Science Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:

Department  Department of Mathematics Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:

Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certiication.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certiication.
College of Natural Science
Department of Mathematics
Undergraduate Programs
Mathematics  Bachelor of Arts
Department of Mathematics
Undergraduate Programs
Mathematics  Bachelor of Arts
Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics
 The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics.
The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Mathematics major is met by completing Mathematics 396 or 496 and Mathematics 309 or 310 or 418H. Those courses are referenced in items 3. c. (1) and 3. c. (3) below.
Students who are enrolled in the College of Natural Science may complete the alternative track to Integrative Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences that is described in item 1. under the heading Graduation Requirements in the College statement. Certain courses referenced in requirement 3. below may be used to satisfy the alternative track.  The requirements of the College of Natural Science for the Bachelor of Arts degree.
The credits earned in certain courses referenced in requirement 3. below may be counted toward College requirements as appropriate.  The following requirements for the major:
a. The following courses outside the Department of Mathematics (13 credits): (1) One course of at least 3 credits in biological science, entomology, microbiology, physiology, plant biology, or zoology. At least 2 credits in laboratory in biological science, chemistry, entomology, microbiology, physics, physiology, plant biology, or zoology. (2) One of the following courses (4 credits): LB 273 Physics I 4 PHY 183 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I 4 (3) One of the following courses (4 credits): CEM 141 General Chemistry 4 CEM 151 General and Descriptive Chemistry 4 CEM 181H Honors Chemistry I 4 LB 171 Principles of Chemistry I 4 b. Second–year competency in a foreign language or For students who have been admitted to the teacher certification program, first–year competency in a foreign language and completion of the Professional Education Courses in the Department of Teacher Education. c. A total of 36 to 43 credits in courses in the Department of Mathematics including
(36 to 43 credits):(1) One course from each of the following two groups (6 to 8 credits): (a) MTH 132 Calculus I 3 MTH 152H Honors Calculus 3 LB 118 Calculus I 4 (b) MTH 133 Calculus II 4 MTH 153H Honors Calculus II 3 LB 119 Calculus II 4 (2) One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits): MTH 234 Multivariable Calculus 4 MTH 254H Honors Multivariable Calculus 3 LB 220 Calculus III 4 (3) One of the following two groups (3 or 7 credits): (a) MTH 299 Transitions 4 MTH 309 Linear Algebra I 3 (b) MTH 317H Advanced Linear Algebra 3 (4) The following course (3 credits): MTH 496 Capstone in Mathematics 3 The completion of Mathematics 496 fulfills the department's capstone course requirement. Students in the teacher certification program may substitute Mathematics 396 Capstone in Mathematics for Secondary Education for Mathematics 496. (5) A total of 27 credits in approved Mathematics courses at the 300–level or above. At least 4 of the approved Mathematics courses must be at the 400–level or above. Mathematics 415, 424, and 443 may not be used to fulfill the requirements of the major. Students may use no more than one of MTH 309, 314, 317H to satisfy this requirement. One course from a list of approved cognates available in the Department of Mathematics may be used to satisfy this requirement. Statistics and Probability 430 is required for students in the teacher certification program. Either Statistics and Probability 430 or 441 may be substituted for one 300level mathematics course. The 300400 level courses referenced in item 3. c. partially satisfy this requirement. (6) Two of the following courses (6 credits): MTH 310 Abstract Algebra I and Number Theory 3 MTH 411 Abstract Algebra II 3 MTH 418H Honors Algebra I 3 MTH 419H Honors Algebra II 3 Students may not satisfy this requirement with the combination of MTH 411 and MTH 418H. (7) One course from each of the following groups of courses (6 credits): (a) MTH 320 Analysis I 3 MTH 327H Honors Introduction to Analysis 3 (b) MTH 421 Analysis II 3 MTH 429H Honors Analysis II 3 (8) One of the following courses (3 credits): MTH 330 Higher Geometry 3 MTH 340 Ordinary Differential Equations I 3 MTH 347H Advanced Ordinary Differential Equations 3 MTH 432 Axiomatic Geometry 3 Students in the teacher certification program must take either Mathematics 330 or 432. Students not in the teacher certification program must take Mathematics 340 or 347H. Students not in the teacher certification program with prior credit in Mathematics 235 or 255H may substitute an approved 400level Mathematics course for Mathematics 340.
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Mathematics, BA (3744) Required Credits: 120 Program Version: FS13
Requirement 1: University Tier I Writing
University Tier I Writing: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
WRA: 1. WRA: 1 course from WRA110, WRA115, WRA120, WRA125, WRA130, WRA135, WRA140, WRA145, WRA150, WRA195H, LB133, AL192, AL192H
James Madison Writing: 2. James Madison Writing: 2 courses from MC111, MC112
Residential College Writing: 3. Residential College Writing: 2 courses from RCAH111, RCAH112
Requirement 2: University Mathematics
University Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
MTH2: 1 course
At least 1 course from LB118, MTH110, MTH116, MTHRQMT, MTHWAIV1, MTHWAIV2, Mathematics PreMatriculation, Mathematics PostMatriculation
MTH1: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from MTH112, MTH114, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, MTH201, STT200, STT201
Requirement 3: University IAH201  IAH210
University IAH201  IAH210: 4 credits from IAH201, IAH202, IAH203, IAH204, IAH205, IAH206, IAH207, IAH208, IAH209, IAH210, RCAH201, ANY IAH BELOW 211
Requirement 4: University IAH211 or higher
University IAH211 or higher: 4 credits from IAH211A, IAH211B, IAH211C, IAH211D, IAH221A, IAH221B, IAH221C, IAH231A, IAH231B, IAH231C, IAH241A, IAH241B, IAH241C, IAH241D, IAH241E, IAH241F, RCAH202, TRANSFER IAH, ANY IAH211 OR HIGHER, approved LB courses
Requirement 5: University ISS200 Series
University ISS200 Series: 4 credits from ISS210, ISS215, ISS220, ISS225, ISS230, ISS235, MC201, TRANSFER ISS 200 LEVEL, ANY ISS 200 LEVEL
Requirement 6: University ISS300 Series
University ISS300 Series: 4 credits from ISS305, ISS308, ISS310, ISS315, ISS318, ISS320, ISS325, ISS327, ISS328, ISS330A, ISS330B, ISS330C, ISS335, ISS336, MC202, ANY ISS 300 LEVEL, approved LB courses
Requirement 7: University ISB
University ISB: 3 credits from ISB200, ISB201, ISB202, ISB204, TRANSFER ISB, ISB ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISB COURSE
Requirement 8: University ISP
University ISP: 3 credits from ISP203A, ISP203B, ISP205, ISP207, ISP209, ISP213H, ISP215, ISP217, ISP220, ISP221, TRANSFER ISP, ISP ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISP COURSE
Requirement 9: University Laboratory Experience
University Laboratory Experience: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
Univ Lab: 2 credits
At least 2 credits from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
Alternative: 2 credits
At least 1 credit from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
At least 1 credit from an Alternative Track Lab credit
Requirement 10: University Diversity Distribution
University Diversity Distribution: A total 2 courses
At least 1 course from NationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing national diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
At least 1 course from InternationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing international and multicultural diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
Conditions:
University Diversity Distribution: No more than 1 course from IAH or ISS emphasizing both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity in Requirement(s) 10
Requirement 11: Major  Mathematics  BA  Calculus I
Major  Mathematics  BA  Calculus I: 1 course from MTH132, MTH152H, LB118
Requirement 12: Major  Mathematics  BA  Calculus II
Major  Mathematics  BA  Calculus II: 1 course from MTH133, MTH153H, LB119
Requirement 13: Major  Mathematics  BA  Multivariable Calculus
Major  Mathematics  BA  Multivariable Calculus: 1 course from MTH234, MTH254H, LB220
Requirement 14: Major  Mathematics  BA  Transitions and Linear Algebra
Major  Mathematics  BA  Transitions and Linear Algebra: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
Advanced Linear Algebra: 1. Advanced Linear Algebra: 3 credits from MTH317H
Transitions and Linear Algebra: 2. Transitions and Linear Algebra: 7 credits from MTH299, MTH309
Requirement 15: Major  Mathematics  BA  Capstone in Mathematics
Major  Mathematics  BA  Capstone in Mathematics: 1 course from MTH496
Requirement 16: Major  Mathematics  BA  Physics
Major  Mathematics  BA  Physics: 1 course from PHY183, LB273
Requirement 17: Major  Mathematics  BA  Algebra
Major  Mathematics  BA  Algebra: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
2 courses from MTH310, MTH411, MTH417, MTH418H, MTH481, MTH414
2 courses from MTH418H, MTH419H
Conditions:
Major  Mathematics  BA  Algebra: No more than 3 credits from MTH411, MTH417, MTH418H, MTH481, MTH414 in Requirement(s) 17
Requirement 18: Major  Mathematics  BA  Analysis
Major  Mathematics  BA  Analysis: A total 2 courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
MTH429H, MTH327H
MTH320, MTH421, MTH425, MTH441, MTH442, MTH327H
Conditions:
Major  Mathematics  BA  Analysis: No more than 3 credits from MTH421, MTH441, MTH442, MTH425 in Requirement(s) 18
Major  Mathematics  BA  Algebra and Matrix Algebra: No more than 3 credits from MTH309, MTH314, MTH317H in Requirement(s) 18
Requirement 19: Major  Mathematics  BA  Geometry or Differential Equations
Major  Mathematics  BA  Geometry or Differential Equations: A total 1 course from 1 of the following sets of courses
Teacher Certification Students  Geometry: Teacher Certification Students  Geometry MTH330, MTH432
All Other Students  Differential Equations: All Other Students  Differential Equations MTH340, MTH347H
Conditions:
Major  Mathematics  BA  Geometry or Differential Equations: Students in the teacher certification program must take either MTH330 or 432. Students not in the teacher certification program must take MTH340. These students can also (with prior credit in MTH235 or 255H) substitute an approved 400 level MTH course for MTH340. (Applies to Requirement(s) 19)
Requirement 20: Major Distribution
Major Distribution: A total 27 credits
At least 12 credits from Mathematics courses at the level of 300 or above
At least 12 credits from Mathematics courses at the level 400 or above
Requirement 21: College  Natural Science  Science
College  Natural Science  Science: 2 credits from courses in biological science, botany and plant pathology, entomology, microbiology, physiology, or zoology, including at least one laboratory experience.
Requirement 22: College  Natural Science Chemistry
College  Natural Science Chemistry: 1 course from CEM141, CEM181H, CEM151, LB171
Requirement 23: College  Natural Science  Foreign Language
College  Natural Science  Foreign Language: 4 courses from Second year competency in a foreign language. This requirement may be satisfied by placing into a 300level foreign language course based on the MSU placement test.
Requirement 24: College  Natural Science  Arts and Letters or Social Science
College  Natural Science  Arts and Letters or Social Science: 6 credits from courses in the arts and humanities or the social, behavioral and economic sciences beyond the credits that are counted toward the University's Integrative Studies requirement.
Requirement 25: College Distribution
College Distribution: 30 credits from courses numbered at the 300 and 400 levels. See academic advisor.
Requirement 26: Electives
Electives: 0 credits from Electives at Michigan State University and transfer coursework. This number can change based on the credits of the coursework taken to fulfill University, College, and Major requirements. Please contact your academic advisor with any questions.
Requirement 27: University Residency
University Residency: 30 credits from MSU coursework, 27 credits from MSU courses taken after reaching junior standing, 20 credits from courses offered by MSU while admitted to major & 20 of the last 30 credits must be MSU courses. Please see academic advisor.
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