BA in Mathematics

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree program in Mathematics prepares adults for career change, advancement or graduate education, while providing personal enrichment.  The program enables students with a basic mathematical background to further utilize their skills in the advanced study of mathematics and develop a broad general knowledge of the traditional liberal arts disciplines.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate mastery of core competencies in algebra, analysis and applied mathematics
  • Develop and write mathematical proofs
  • Explain and demonstrate problem solving using mathematical concepts

BA in Mathematics Credit Distribution

Subject Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 60
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Literacy
  • Information Literacy
B. Civic and Global Learning 9
  • Diversity
  • Ethics
  • Civic Engagement
C. Knowledge of Human Cultures 12
D. Understanding the Physical and Natural World 4-7
E. General Education Electives 17-20
  • TES-100 Cornerstone: Lifelong Learning Strategies
II. Area of Study: Mathematics 33
A. Required Courses 15
  • Calculus I (Differential Calculus)
  • Calculus II (Integral Calculus)
  • Calculus III (Multivariate Calculus)
  • Linear Algebra (calculus-based) (prerequisite of calculus in description)
  • Probability/Statistics
B. Capstone 3
  • LIB-495 Liberal Arts Capstone
C. Mathematics Electives*
  • Abstract Algebra
  • Advanced Calculus
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Calculus IV (Differential Equations)
  • Complex Variables
  • Cryptography and Cryptanalysis
  • Geometry (prerequisite of calculus or more advanced math)
  • Graph Theory
  • History of Mathematics
  • Mathematical Logic
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Matrix Algebra
  • Modern Algebra
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Non-Parametric Statistics
  • Number Theory
  • Projective Geometry
  • Sampling Theory
  • Topology
D. Requirements  
  • Courses transferred to Thomas Edison State University are equated to the following levels: 100, 200, 300 or 400. A minimum of 18 credits equating to 300 or 400 are required.
III. Electives 27
Total 120


*This list is a guide. Other math courses may be appropriate for this area of study.

Note: The following courses are examples of the types of mathematics courses that CANNOT be used in the mathematics area of study: college algebra, finite math, precalculus, trigonometry. These courses are not advanced level mathematics courses.


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