BS/BA in Mathematics
The degree program requires a basic core of courses (4344 credits) and elective courses (1821 credits). This structure gives flexibility to the program allowing students to pursue special areas of interest in mathematics. The program is designed to provide a foundation for more advanced work and/or a basis for employment in government, industry, or secondary education.
Undergraduate Admissions
Degree Requirements
In addition to meeting the University degree requirements, the major in mathematics requires completion of the following courses:
Course  Credits 
MTH 251, 252, 253 Calculus I, II, III  12 
MTH 261, Introduction to Linear Algebra  4 
MTH 254, Calculus IV  4 
MTH 256, Differential Equations  4 
Either MTH 271 or CS 161  4 
MTH 311, 312, Introduction to Mathematical Analysis I, II  8 
MTH 344, Group Theory  4 
One of the following:

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One approved twoterm 400level MTH or STAT sequence  6 
Two additional approved 400level MTH or STAT courses  67 
Two additional approved 300level or 400level MTH or STAT courses  68 
Course  Credits 
MTH 251, 252, 253 Calculus I, II, III  12 
MTH 261, Introduction to Linear Algebra  4 
MTH 254, Calculus IV  4 
MTH 255, Calculus V  4 
MTH 256, Differential Equations  4 
Either MTH 271 or CS 161  4 
MTH 311, 312, Introduction to Mathematical Analysis I, II  8 
MTH 344, Group Theory  4 
One approved twoterm 400level MTH or STAT sequence  6 
Two additional approved 400level MTH or STAT courses  67 
Two additional approved 300level or 400level MTH or STAT courses  68 
In addition to the specific required courses listed above, the following options are intended to help the student plan a program of study with a specific goal or career in mind.
Option I  Applied Mathematics. Recommended electives: MTH 322, 421, 422, 424, 425, 427, 428, 430, 451, 452, 457, 458, 464, 465, 470, 477, 478.
Option II  Graduate School Preparation. Recommended electives: MTH 411, 412, 434, 435, 436, 441, 442.
Option III  Statistics. Recommended electives: STAT 461, 462, 463, 464, 465, 466, 467, 468.
Option IV  High School Teaching. Recommended electives: MTH 338, 346, 356, 486, 488; Stat 461, 462; ED 420.
Option V  Actuarial Sciences. Recommended electives: CS 161; MTH 451, 452; STAT 461, 462, 464, 465, 466, 467, 468.
Grades
All courses used to satisfy the departmental major requirements, whether taken in the department or elsewhere, must be graded C, P, or above, but no more than 4 courses graded P will count toward these requirements.
Transfer students majoring in mathematics are required to take a minimum of 15 credits of PSU upperdivision mathematics or statistics courses in residence.