A minimum GPA of 2.5 in the prerequisite courses.

# Mathematics BA/MA - Program Requirements

## Mathematics

244 Mathematics BuildingNorth Campus

Buffalo, NY 14260

**David Hemmer**

Chair

## Completing the Mathematics BA/MA Program

### Academic Requirements

### 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

### 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.*

### Subjects & Courses

- STA: Biostatistics
- CSE: Computer Science & Engineering
- ECO: Economics
- MGA: Management Accounting
- MTH: Mathematics

### Associated Programs

- Mathematics BA - General Curriculum
- Mathematics BA - Computing and Applied Mathematics Concentration
- Mathematics BA - General Study in Applied Mathematics Concentration
- Mathematics BA - General Study in Mathematics Concentration
- Mathematics BA - General Study in Mathematics and Education Concentration
- Mathematics BS - Actuarial Science Concentration
- Mathematics BS - General Study in Applied Mathematics Concentration
- Mathematics BS - General Study in Mathematics Concentration
- Mathematics Minor
- Mathematics-Economics BA