Undergraduate Degree: B.A. Pure Mathematics

An image of a Klein Bottle; licensed under creative commons available on the Wikimedia commons.The department of mathematics offers a B.A. degree in pure mathematics. Below are the math requirements for the B.A. pure mathematics track as of Fall 2016. Feel free to ask any of the math department faculty about majoring in mathematics.

B.A. Pure Mathematics Track
Core Courses (21 hours)
Course Number Course Credit Hours Prerequisite Semester Offered
MATH 1496 Calculus I 4 C or better in MATH 1390 and MATH 1392; or
C or better in MATH 1580; or equivalent
Fall, Spring, & Summer
 MATH 1497 Calculus II 4 C or better in MATH 1496 Fall, Spring, & Summer
 MATH 2335 Transition to Advanced Math 3 MATH 1497 Fall & Spring
 MATH 2471 Calculus III  4 C or better in MATH 1497 Fall, Spring, & Summer
 MATH 3320 Linear Algebra
[Upper Core : I]
3 MATH 1497 or MATH 2330 Fall, Spring, & Summer
 MATH 4371 Intro to Probability
[Upper Core : R]
 3 MATH 1497  Fall
Required Courses (12 hours)
 MATH 3331 Ordinary Differential Equations I
[Upper Core : C]
3 MATH 1497 Fall, Spring
 MATH 3360 Introduction to Rings and Fields 3 MATH 2335 Fall
 MATH 3362 Introduction to Group Theory 3 MATH 2335 or consent of instructor Spring
MATH 4362 Advanced Calculus I
[Upper Core : Z]
3 MATH 2471 Fall
Choose 2 Electives (6 Hours)
MATH 4305 Ordinary Differential Equations II 3 MATH 3320, 3331 Fall
MATH 4305 Modeling and Simulation 3 MATH 2441, 3320, 3331, and 4371 Spring
MATH 4315 Partial Differential Equations 3 MATH 2471, MATH 3331 and MATH 2441 Fall
MATH 4330 Mathematical Modeling in Biology 3 MATH 3331 and MATH 2441 (C or better in both) Fall
MATH 4340 Numerical Methods 3 MATH 3320 and MATH 2441 (C or better in both) Fall
MATH 4363 Advanced Calculus II  3 MATH 4362 Spring
MATH 4372 Intro to Statistical Inference 3 MATH 4371 and MATH 2441 Spring
MATH 4374 Intro to Stochastic Processes 3 MATH 4371 or Consent of instructor Fall
MATH 4375 Introduction to Topology I 3 Consent of instructor On Demand
MATH 4385 Complex Analysis 3 MATH 2471 On Demand
Other Requirements
• Minor Required
• Must complete 120 semester hours including 38 hours of General Education.
• GPA of 2.00 or better in each of the major and minor fields
• Must have 40 hours of upper level (3000 or 4000) courses.
• Must complete three semester hours of a foreign language at 2000 level or above.
• At least 15 hours of the major must be earned in residence.
• Completion of all university requirements including the UCA Core.

Version 8/23/16

Faculty in Pure Mathematics

The faculty in the mathematics department have a wide variety of interests. Those that have an expressed interest in pure mathematics are: