Dec 04, 2023
Please see the UNLV College of Mathematical Sciences web page at www.unlv.edu/math for information about department programs, faculty and facilities. Degree worksheets and 4/5 year plan for the major are available at https://www.unlv.edu/degree/ba-mathematics.
Please see advising information at the UNLV Sciences Advising Website at www.unlv.edu/sciences/advising/.
Institution - Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities www.nwccu.org
- Demonstrate a solid understanding of differential, integral and multivariable calculus, and be able to apply these concepts to a variety of problems.
- Demonstrate a solid understanding of vector calculus, linear algebra, ordinary differential equations, higher level algebra and analysis, and be able to apply these concepts to a variety of problems.
- Be able to think analytically and critically and to formulate problems, solve them, and interpret their solutions.
- Achieve an understanding of the nature of proof, in particular should demonstrate a good understanding of rigorous mathematical proof (reading and writing), and apply reasoning based on definitions, axioms, theorems and induction.
- Communicate effectively in writing.
- Have experience applying knowledge from one branch of mathematics to another and from mathematics to other disciplines.
University Graduation Requirements
Biology, chemistry, physics, and math transfer courses will be accepted to fill specific degree requirements only with a grade of C or better.
Mathematics Degree Requirements - Total: 120 Credits
(see note 1 below)
General Education Requirements - Subtotal: 37-40 Credits
First-Year Seminar - Credits: 2-3
(see note 2 below)
English Composition - Credits: 6
Second-Year Seminar - Credits: 3
Constitutions - Credits: 4-6
Distribution Requirements - Credits: 18
Please see Distribution Requirements for more information.
- Humanities and Fine Arts: 9 credits
- Two 3-credit courses in the humanities and one 3-credit course in fine arts.
- Social Science: 9 credits
- One course each from three different fields
- Life and Physical Sciences and Analytical Thinking :
- Automatically satisfied by Major requirements
Multicultural and International
Multicultural, one 3 credit course required
International, one 3 credit course required
These courses may overlap with general education and major requirements. A single course may not meet the multicultural and international requirements simultaneously. For the list of approved multicultural and international courses, go to: http://facultysenate.unlv.edu/students.
Major Requirements - BA in Mathematics - Subtotal: 50 Credits
Computer Programming Requirements - Credits: 3
Select one of:
- CS 117 - Programming for Scientists and Engineers
- CS 135 - Computer Science I
Science Requirements - Credits: 9
- Select nine (9) credits, including a LAB course, from college-level BIOL, CHEM, GEOG, GEOL, PHYS, CEE, CS, CpE, EE, ME courses.
Core Courses - Credits: 42
- MATH 181 - Calculus I - Fulfills Math General Education Requirement
- MATH 182 - Calculus II
- MATH 251 - Discrete Mathematics I
- MATH 283 - Calculus III
- MATH 303 - Introduction to Proofs in Metric Spaces and Analysis
- MATH 330 - Linear Algebra
- MATH 365 - Computational Linear Algebra
- MATH 427 - Differential Equations I
- MATH 453 - Abstract Algebra I
- MATH 457 - Introduction to Real Analysis I
- and 12 additional credits from 400-level MATH or STAT courses.
The program of study must include two (2) one-year 400-level MATH or STAT sequences.
General Electives - Credits: 30-33
- Every student will be encouraged to take the GRE Advanced Test in Mathematics.
- It is strongly recommended that students take SCI 101 to satisfy the First Year Seminar requirement.
- MATH 303 , MATH 457 are milestone courses for Mathematics B.A.