Mathematics (BA)


Effective 1 June 2017 through 31 May 2018

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Program Description
Learning Outcomes
Degree Requirements
Required Courses

This program is offered by the Walker School of Business & Technology/Math & 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.

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.

Degree Requirements

A minimum of 128 credit hours consisting of the following:

  • 40 required credit hours
  • Applicable University Global Citizenship Program hours, with accommodations for the the mathematics BA
  • Electives

Global Citizenship Program for Mathematics BA

Requirements are modified to allow one course with the MATH prefix to satisfy both a requirement of the major and also the GCP Quantitative Literacy requirement.

Required Courses

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

  • 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 (3 hours)
    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)