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Mathematics BA - General Study in Mathematics and Education Concentration - Program Requirements

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

Completing the Mathematics BA - General Study in Mathematics and Education 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

CEP 400 Educational Psychology
CSE 115 Introduction to Computer Science for Majors I
MTH 337 Introduction to Scientific and Mathematical Computing or CSE 116 Introduction to Computer Science for Majors II
ELP 405 Sociology of Education
LAI 350 Introduction to Education
MTH 191 Introduction to Discrete Mathematics or CSE 191 Discrete 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 311 Introduction to Higher Mathematics
MTH 335 Elements of Geometry
MTH 411 Probability Theory or STA 301 Introduction to Probability
MTH 419 Introduction to Abstract Algebra MTH 420 Abstract Linear Algebra
MTH 431 Introduction to Real Variables I
One 300/400-level mathematics course, excluding MTH 306, 309, 323, 326, 411, 495-499, STA 301, and all courses already being used towards other requirements.
Three electives selected from the following list of approved courses for the Education Minor:

  • CEP 401 Introduction to Counseling
  • CEP 404 Current Issues in Substance Abuse and Addiction
  • CEP 453 Current Issues in Rehab Counseling
  • LAI 205 Introduction to Child Development
  • LAI 414 Adolescent Writing Across the Curriculum
  • LAI 416 Early Childhood Theory and Practice
  • LAI 474 Teaching the Exceptional Learner in the Regular Education Classroom
  • LAI 490 Seminar and Practicum in Early Childhood Programs

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 - General Study in Mathematics and Education Concentration degree
Credits Required for Major74
Additional Credits Required for UB CurriculumĀ  39
Additional Credits Required for Electives 7
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: Jan 25, 2023 07:59:21