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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
    SOS-110: Critical 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
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 Credits 120

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

Transfer Your Credit

Have you attended college before? If so, you may be able to transfer credits earned at other regionally accredited colleges or universities. The University also offers a variety of other ways to earn credit – all designed around the needs of adult learners, like you.

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