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(MA29) Mathematics B.S.
B.A. effective Fall 1967. B.S. effective Fall 2010.
This major provides a foundation in analysis and algebra. It is good partial preparation for people planning to attend graduate school in mathematics including those who want to become researchers in mathematics or teach the subject at the post-secondary level. Although the major is adaptable in that most of its upper division mathematics coursework is chosen by the student, taking random electives according to what will enable you to graduate soonest will leave you with an academic record in your major that shows a lack of emphasis and might even be taken to mean that you lack self-discipline. Instead, it is recommended that your upper division electives be focused on one or two areas of mathematics. If you intend to go to graduate school, your chosen electives and grades earned should convince graduate admissions committees that you can handle challenging sequences of courses. With instructor approval, you can even take graduate level mathematics courses, and you can have these applied toward the requirements of your major with an approved petition (submitted to the Department).