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Mathematics BS - General Study in Mathematics Concentration - Program Requirements

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

Completing the Mathematics BS - General Study in Mathematics Concentration Program

Academic Requirements

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

Academic Advice

This concentration provides a basic theoretical course of study for mathematics majors intending graduate study in mathematics. Admission to this concentration is by departmental approval only. Students interested in the mathematics major should contact the Assistant to the Undergraduate Director and make an advising appointment.

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.

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

MTH 141 College Calculus I/MTH 153 Honors Calculus I
MTH 142 College Calculus II/MTH 154 Honors Calculus II
MTH 241 College Calculus III/MTH 251 Honors Calculus III
MTH 311 Introduction to Higher Mathematics
MTH 306 Introduction to Differential Equations
MTH 309 Introductory Linear Algebra
MTH 337 Introduction to Scientific and Mathematical Computing
MTH 419 Introduction to Abstract Algebra
MTH 420 Abstract Linear Algebra
MTH 431 Introduction to Real Variables I
MTH 432 Introduction to Real Variables II
Three 300/400-level mathematics courses
Four 300/400-level courses in mathematics or computer science

Approved Technical Electives

Any 300/400-level MTH course, except for MTH 417 or MTH 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. 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.

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 for the Mathematics BS - General Study in Mathematics Concentration degree
Credits Required for Major65
Additional Credits Required for UB CurriculumĀ  38
Additional Credits Required for Electives 17
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 08:19:33