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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 (or CS 151 Foundations of Computing 1)
MA 310: Linear Algebra

MA330: Complex Analysis
MA 412: Algebra: Groups
MA 426-W: Analysis: Theory of Calculus

Choose one of MA 413 Algebra: Rings and Fields II OR MA 427, Analysis: Lebesgue Integral 
Programming course numbered CS 142 or higher
Three additional courses chosen from MA 301, MA 305, MA 473, courses numbered between MA 311-MA 399, or courses numbered MA 413-428

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 310

Third Year MA 426* and/or MA 413
and/or MA Elective
MA 427 and/or MA412*
MA 330 and/or MA Elective
Fourth Year MA 426*
and/or MA Elective or MA 413
MA 412* or MA 427, MA 490 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 310
and/or MA 412
Third Year MA 426* and/or MA 413
and/or MA Elective
MA 427 and/or MA 412*
MA 330 and/or MA Elective
Fourth Year MA 426*
and/or MA Elective or MA 313
MA 412* or MA 427, MA 490 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 310 and/or MA 426*

MA 412*
and/or MA 310
Third Year       MA 426* and/or MA 413                   
and/or MA Elective
MA 427 and/or MA 412*
MA 330 and/or MA Elective
Fourth Year            

MA 426* and/or MA Elective or MA 413

MA 412* or MA 427, MA 490 if needed
and/or MA Elective

Note:  *MA 426 is offered every fall and MA 412 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 310: 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 311 and MA 399 or MA 412-473

Mathematics & Education

Please review the COE's curriculum sheets.

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.