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Mathematics Programs

The Department of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science offers a major and minor in mathematics. Those interested in the study of Mathematics may also look into the following disciplines offered at Baker University’s Baldwin City undergraduate campus:

Accounting | Business | Chemistry | Computer Science | Engineering | Physics | Education, Middle-Level Math (5-8) | Education, Math (6-12)

Major in Mathematics

Candidates for either the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics must complete a program of lower-college mathematics courses, upper-college mathematics courses and supporting coursework.

The following lower-college mathematics courses are required:

  • MA 171 Calculus I
  • MA 172 Calculus II
  • MA 271 Calculus III
  • MA 281 Introduction to Linear Algebra
  • MA 291 Introduction to Higher Mathematics

In addition, students must successfully complete 15 credit hours from the following list of courses:

  • MA 359 Mathematical Methods of Physical Science
  • MA 362 Modern Geometries
  • MA 372 Differential Equations
  • MA 383 Introduction to Modern Algebra
  • MA 385 Probability
  • MA 472 Advanced Applied Statistics
  • MA 491 Introduction to Real Analysis
  • MA 493 Introduction to Complex Analysis
  • MA 495 Special Topics

Students wishing to enter a graduate program in mathematics should take more than the minimum number of upper-college mathematics courses and are strongly advised to take MA 383 Introduction to Modern Algebra and MA 491 Introduction to Real Analysis.

Supporting Coursework

For the Bachelor of Arts degree, supporting coursework must include four courses selected from physics courses numbered 225 or above, chemistry courses numbered 137 or above, and computer science courses numbered 175 and above.

For the Bachelor of Science degree, there are two options for supporting coursework.

Option 1

  • CS 175 Introduction to Computer Science C++
  • PC 225 General Physics I
  • Two additional courses selected from physics courses numbered 225 or above, chemistry courses numbered 137 or above, and computer science courses numbered 175 and above.

Option 2

For this option, which fulfills the supporting course requirements for mathematics and a minor in economics, two of the upper-college courses taken in mathematics must include MA 385 Probability and MA 472 Advanced Applied Statistics. Supporting coursework also includes successful completion of the following:

  • AC 141 Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • BS 356 Quantitative Methods in Decision Making
  • BS/EC 381 Corporate Finance
  • EC 242 Principles of Economics: Micro
  • EC 243 Principles of Economics: Macro
  • EC 346 Managerial Economics
  • EC 400 Applied Econometrics

Minor in Mathematics

Students wishing to minor in mathematics must successfully complete:

  • MA 171 Calculus I
  • MA 172 Calculus II

Two additional courses from the following list, one of which must be number 300 or higher:

  • MA 271 Calculus III
  • MA 281 Introduction to Linear Algebra
  • MA 291 Introduction to Higher Mathematics
  • All mathematics courses numbered 300 or above (except MA 321 Statistics II)

This program information has been taken from the current College of Arts and Sciences catalog. This information is subject to change and is updated with each academic year.