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Mathematics, B.A.

About the Program

Pure mathematics studies the basic concepts and structures that underlie all of mathematics. Traditionally, pure mathematics has been classified into two general fields: analysis and algebra. Analysis deals with the continuous aspects of mathematics and algebra is concerned with sets of objects and operations on these objects. Our undergraduate program is designed so that students will become familiar with each of these fields. Students may also explore other topics such as logic, number theory, and subjects within applied mathematics.

About the Mathematics Department

A238 Buckham Hall
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-5621
Fax: (716) 878-6107

Admission Requirements

High school mathematics through Regents Course III is recommended.

Program Requirements

Intellectual Foundations Requirements 30–36 cr

Total Required Credit Hours in Mathematics 51 cr

A. Required Courses (38 cr)
MAT 161 Calculus I (4)
MAT 162 Calculus II (4)
MAT 163 Using Technology to Explore Calculus I (1)
MAT 164 Using Technology to Explore Calculus II (1)
MAT 202 Introduction to Linear Algebra
MAT 263 Calculus III (4)
MAT 264 Using Technology to Explore Calculus III (1)
MAT 270 Discrete Mathematics I
MAT 300 Techniques of Proof
MAT 301 Fundamentals of Abstract Algebra
MAT 381 Probability Theory
MAT 411 Complex Variables
MAT 417 Introduction to Real Analysis I
MAT 491 Capstone Research in Mathematics

B. Electives Selected by Advisement (12 cr)
Select four courses from the following:
MAT 302 Abstract Algebra II
MAT 309 Discrete Mathematics II
MAT 315 Differential Equations
MAT 316 Intermediate Differential Equations
MAT 318 Mathematical Modeling
MAT 319 Mathematical Biology
MAT 322 Modern Geometry
MAT 351 Elementary Theory of Numbers
MAT 366 Computational Tools for Applied Mathematicians II
MAT 370 Applied Networks
MAT 382 Mathematical Statistics
MAT 383 Applied Statistics I
MAT 390 Operations Research
MAT 401 Introduction to Computability
MAT 404 Applications of Linear Algebra
MAT 418 Introduction to Real Analysis II
MAT 431 Mathematical Logic
MAT 461 Numerical Analysis
MAT 471 Introduction to Topology
MAT 481 Stochastic Processes
MAT 484 Applied Statistics II
MAT 490 Seminar
MAT 495 Special Project
MAT 499 Independent Study

All College Electives 33-39 cr

Total Required Credit Hours 120 cr

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