Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Mathematics BA/MA - Program Requirements


244 Mathematics Building
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260
David Hemmer
Joseph Hundley
Director of Undergraduate Studies
(HEGIS: 17.01 MATHEMATICS- GENERAL, CIP: 27.0101 Mathematics, General)

Completing the Mathematics BA/MA Program

Academic Requirements

A minimum GPA of 2.5 in the prerequisite courses.

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.

Prerequisite Courses

MTH 141 College Calculus I
MTH 142 College Calculus II
MTH 241 College Calculus III

Required Courses

MTH 306 Introduction to Differential Equations
MTH 309 Introductory Linear Algebra
MTH 311 Introduction to Higher Mathematics
MTH 519 Introduction to Abstract Algebra
MTH 520 Advanced Linear Algebra
MTH 531 Introduction to Real Variables I
MTH 532 Introduction to Real Variables II
Three 300/400-level courses in mathematics or computer science. At least one of these must be a mathematics course (excluding MTH 498, 499). Electives require approval by the director of undergraduate studies.

Six graduate-level courses, including at least 12 credits in mathematics. Included must be at least one year-long sequence in mathematics at the 500 level or above (other than 519-520 or 531-532). Electives require approval by the director of graduate studies.

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

Combined Degree Credit Requirements Chart

Credits Required for Major (Undergraduate)33
Credits Required for Major (Graduate)30
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum 39
Additional Credits Required for Electives 27
Total Credits Required for Degree 129

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.

Refer to the Graduate School's Policies and Procedures Manual for Master's Candidate Requirements.

Published: August 16, 2018 09:19:41 AM