Jul 17, 2024  
2023-2024 General Catalog [Current] 
2023-2024 General Catalog [Current]

Mathematics - Pure Mathematics Emphasis (B.S.)

Program Summary

The Mathematics with Pure Math Emphasis major is designed for those planning on graduate work in quantitative fields or as preparation for professional careers in business, law, and medicine. Required and elective courses prepare students to be successful in graduate programs in mathematics, statistics, physics, economics, and many other related fields. Because graduates have strong problem-solving and quantitative skills, it is an excellent pre-professional major for law or medical fields and is valued by employers in business and industry.

Program Information

General Education Requirement (30-35 Credits)

See General Education  for course options.

  • Core Course Requirements (12-15 Credits)
  • Knowledge Area Requirements (16-20 Credits)

Please note: All students must complete a minimum of 30 credits between the Core and Knowledge Area requirements.

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree Requirement (12 Credits*)

  • Bachelor of Science Degree - Math or Science minimum requirement 12 Credits

* Note: A portion of the B.S. requirements may be met by fulfilling the General Education  Core and Knowledge Areas. Because of this, these credits are typically not counted in the degree total at the bottom of page. Some students majoring in non-science fields may need additional math/science courses to reach the minimum 12 credits. Consult your Student Success Advisor for details. 

Mathematics - Pure Mathematics Curriculum (55 Credits)

Core Requirements (40 Credits)

Select One of the Following (3 Credits)


* Students who are not prepared for this math course may need additional math credits/preparation. Please consult your Student Success Advisor for more information.

Elective Courses (15 Credits)

  • 15 credits of any upper-division MATH course numbered between 3100 and 4800

Free Electives (30-38 Credits)

Total elective credit is determined by General Education courses taken, degree type selected, additional credits earned, and any additional math or other prerequisite courses needed. For a bachelor’s degree, students must earn a minimum of 40 upper-division credits (courses numbered 3000-4999). Students may need to select additional upper-division courses not included in their major requirements in order to reach this minimum. Please consult your Student Success Advisor for details.

Total Credits, B.S. Degree: 120