Mathematics (BA)


George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology/Mathematics and Computer Science Department

Program Description

Mathematics is a powerful tool used in the natural and social sciences for understanding and predicting the world around us. It also has a beauty of logic and structure within itself, as well as being useful for a wide variety of applications. Students interested in the natural and social sciences are encouraged to have a second major or a minor in mathematics. Graduates with a major in mathematics would be employed anywhere there is a need to solve numerical and logical problems.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills in the area of mathematics.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to solve problems related to the program content.
  • Students will¬† demonstrate in-depth knowledge of Calculus.
  • Students will demonstrate comprehension with a variety of mathematics, chosen from applied and/or theoretical topics.

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Degree Requirements

A minimum of 128 credit hours consisting of the following:

  • 40 required credit hours
  • Applicable university global citizenship or general education program hours
  • Electives

At least 18 of the required 33 mathematics credit hours must be taken at Webster University.

MTHT courses may not be used for the mathematics major.

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Required Courses

  • MATH 1610 Calculus I (5 hours)
  • MATH 1620 Calculus II(5 hours)
  • MATH 2450 Introduction to Abstract Mathematics(3 hours)
  • MATH 3000 Calculus III(5 hours)
  • MATH 3040 Differential Equations(3 hours)
  • MATH 3160 Linear Algebra
  • -OR- MATH 3500 Introduction to Algebraic Structures(3 hours)
  • Three mathematics courses numbered MATH 3010 and above, excluding all MTHT courses(9 hours)

Students without a second major or a minor in computer science, information management, or information systems are required to take the following course:

  • COSC 1550 Computer Programming I(3 hours)

Students without a second major or a minor in biological sciences and who are not getting a teacher certification are required to take the following courses:

  • PHYS 2030 University Physics I(3 hours)
  • PHYS 2031 University Physics I Lab(1 hour)

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