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Mathematics BA - Computing and Applied Mathematics Concentration - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: 17.01 MATHEMATICS- GENERAL, CIP: 27.0101 Mathematics, General)

Completing the Mathematics BA - Computing and Applied Mathematics Concentration Program

Academic Requirements

All undergraduate majors include at least 24-credit hours at the upper division (at least 300-level).

Academic Advice

Current UB students with a GPA of at least 2.500 in any Calculus courses taken, will be added to the major upon request. Continuation in the major will be contingent on completing MTH 141, MTH 142, MTH 241 (or transfer-equivalent courses), with a 2.500 GPA or higher. Students with a Calculus GPA below 2.500 may be eligible for provisional admission. Contact 716-645-8785 or to make an advising appointment.

Transfer Credit Policy

Transfer students who intend to major in mathematics are urged to consult the director of undergraduate studies before or very early in their first semester at the University at Buffalo to determine equivalency of transferred mathematics courses. Transfer students are required to complete at least four upper-division courses in the Department of Mathematics at the University at Buffalo.

SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring to UB and other SUNY Schools simple and efficient for SUNY students. SUNY has defined courses that SUNY students can take before transferring which will apply to the major at UB and ensure timely graduation.

Information about the Transfer Path for this major can be found on the SUNY Website.

Students are encouraged to contact their academic advisor or department to discuss how their coursework will apply to their degree.

Residency Requirement

All UB Mathematics majors must complete at least four upper division mathematics courses, numbered 311 or 335-465 at UB.

Prerequisite Courses


Required Courses

CSE 115 Introduction to Computer Science for Majors I
CSE 116 Introduction to Computer Science for Majors II
CSE 191 Discrete Structures
CSE 241 Digital Systems
CSE 250 Algorithms and Data Structures
MTH 141 College Calculus I
MTH 142 College Calculus II
MTH 241 College Calculus III
MTH 306 Introduction to Differential Equations
MTH 309 Introductory Linear Algebra
MTH 417 and MTH 418 or MTH 431 and MTH 432
MTH 437 Introduction to Numerical Analysis I
MTH 448 Data-Oriented Computing for Mathematics
Two 300/400-level mathematics courses
Two 300/400-level courses in mathematics or computer science

Approved Technical Electives:

Any 300/400-level MTH course, except for MTH 306, 309, 323, 326, 495-499, which is not already being used towards another major requirement, is acceptable. Any 300 or 400 level CSE courses, except for CSE 492 and CSE 494-499, are also approved. For these purposes STA 301 is considered acceptable to MTH 411, and hence as a 400 level MTH course. Likewise, STA 302 is considered acceptable to MTH 412. No other non-MTH courses can be used towards this requirement. STA 301 and STA 302 each count as one course towards the required number of electives. (That is, lecture and recitation components are not counted as separate courses towards this count.) MTH 431-MTH 432 and MTH 419-MTH 420 are designed for students who want intensive preparation in analysis and modern algebra, and are not good choices to just fill out a schedule. MTH 431-MTH 432 may be taken as electives (in addition to MTH 417 or MTH 418) or as requirements (in place of MTH 417 and MTH 418). Students intending to take MTH 431 should first take MTH 311 to satisfy its prerequisite. In this case MTH 311 may be used towards major elective requirements. Students who are not already proficient in Python are advised to take MTH 337 to prepare for MTH 448. In this case, MTH 337 may be used towards major elective requirements.

Departmental Honors Requirements

The honors program in mathematics requires completion of all requirements for a BA degree in Mathematics. Students must maintain a minimum GPA to graduate with distinction, and write an honors thesis under the direction of a faculty member.

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Mathematics BA - Computing and Applied Mathematics Concentration degree
Credits Required for Major78
Additional Credits Required for UB CurriculumĀ  32
Additional Credits Required for Electives 10
Total Credits Required for Degree 120

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Published: Sep 22, 2022 08:19:31