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Math and Actuarial Science Background
Mathematics, Statistics & Actuarial Science

Mathematics Major/Minor

The mathematics major is designed for students who are interested in employment in government or industry, who plan to attend graduate or professional school, or who plan to teach. In addition to the department requirements below, a student must complete the University Core Curriculum (including FYS throughout the first year), the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences language requirement (at least two 200-level courses, almost always taken in the first year), and other general requirements.

To search for mathematics courses, please visit the Course Catalog.

Major Requirements

MA 106, 107, 208: Calculus and Analytic Geometry I, II, III
MA 108 First-Year Problem Solving (MA 308 Problem Solving is required for those who declare the math major after the beginning of their fall First-Year term)
MA 200: Basics of Advanced Mathematics
MA 205: Discrete Mathematics
MA 215: Linear Algebra
MA 312: Algebra: Groups
MA 326-W: Analysis: Theory of Calculus
MA 330: Complex Analysis
Choose one of MA 313 Algebra: Rings and Fields II OR MA 327, Analysis: Lebesgue Integral 
Programming course numbered CS 142 or higher
Three upper division electives to be chosen from MA 301, MA 305, courses numbered between MA 310 and MA 399, or numbered MA 473

Suggested Four-Year Schedules

Majors Starting in MA 106 Calculus I

 

Fall

Spring

First Year MA 106, MA 108,
Science Course
MA 107
Programming Course
Second Year

MA 205
MA 208

MA 200
MA 215

Third Year MA 326-W* and/or MA 313
and/or MA Elective
MA 327 and/or MA312*
MA 330 and/or MA Elective
Fourth Year MA 326-W*
and/or MA Elective or MA 313
MA 312* or MA 327, MA 490-S if needed
and or MA Elective
Majors Starting in MA 107 Calculus

 

Fall

Spring

First Year MA 107, MA 108,
Science Course
MA 200
Programming Course
Second Year

MA 205
MA 208

MA 215
and/or MA 312
Third Year MA 326-W* and/or MA 313
and/or MA Elective
MA 327 and/or MA 312*
MA 330 and/or MA Elective
Fourth Year MA 326-W*
and/or MA Elective or MA 313
MA 312* or MA 327, MA 490-S if needed
and/or MA Elective
Majors Starting in MA 208 Calculus III
 

Fall                                                                                        

Spring

First Year           MA 108, MA 208,                             
Science Course
MA 200
Programming Course
Second Year    

MA 205
MA 215 and/or MA 326-W*

MA 312*
and/or MA 215
Third Year       MA 326-W* and/or MA 313                   
and/or MA Elective
MA 327 and/or MA 312*
MA 330 and/or MA Elective
Fourth Year            

MA 326-W* and/or MA Elective or MA 313

MA 312* or MA 327, MA 490-S if needed
and/or MA Elective

Note:  *MA 326 is offered every fall and MA 312 is offered every spring.

Minor Requirements

MA 106, 107: Calculus and Analytic Geometry I, II
MA 200: Basics of Advanced Mathematics
MA 205: Discrete Mathematics
MA 215: Linear Algebra
Choose one of MA 305, Graph Theory OR MA 208, Calculus and Analytic Geometry III
One additional upper division elective to be chosen from MA 301, MA 305, courses numbered between MA 310 and MA 399 or MA 473

Mathematics & Education

For students entering the program in Fall 2010 and after, please review COE's curriculum sheets.

(NOTE: If you entered the program before Fall 2010, please see your advisor for the appropriate curriculum requirement sheet.)

NOTE: The information found on this website with respect to major/minor/program requirements is primarily directed at providing prospective students a general roadmap of the curriculum.  Current Butler students are expected to review their degree audit report at my.butler.edu and speak with their advisor regularly for detailed information regarding their specific degree requirements and their progress toward degree completion.