College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences2013-2014
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, Bachelor of Science
What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics?
Career opportunities that might be pursued:
- Higher education
- High-tech industries
- Government agencies
- Insurance industry
- Bio-tech industry
With further education, one of these paths is possible:
- University professor
- Operations researcher
- Computer scientist
To receive a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete at least 120 units of credit that minimally includes a major, the liberal studies requirements, and university requirements as listed below.
- All of Northern Arizona University's liberal studies, diversity, junior-level writing, and capstone requirements.
- All requirements for your specific academic plan(s).
- At least 30 units of upper-division courses, which may include transfer work.
- At least 30 units of coursework taken through Northern Arizona University, of which at least 18 must be upper-division courses (300-level or above). This requirement is not met by credit-by-exam, retro-credits, transfer coursework, etc.
- A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on all work attempted at Northern Arizona University.
In addition to University Requirements:
- At least 51 units of major requirements
- Be aware that you may not use courses with an MAT or STA prefix to satisfy liberal studies requirements. Please note that the usual 35 units for liberal studies are reduced to 32 units for mathematics majors, who are exempt from the 3-unit mathematics foundation requirement.
- Elective courses, if needed, to reach an overall total of at least 120 units
Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.
|Minimum Units for Completion||120|
|Highest Mathematics Required||MAT 441C|
|University Honors Program||Optional|
|Progression Plan Link||View Progression Plan|
Take the following 51 units with a Grade of "C" or better in each mathematics or statistics course:
- MAT 136, MAT 137, MAT 226, MAT 238, MAT 316 (18 units)
- STA 275 (3 units)
- CS 122, CS 122L (3 units)
- MAT 320W (3 units)
- MAT 411, MAT 431, and STA 473 plus one of MAT 412C, MAT 441C, or STA 474C. (Please note that MAT 412C, MAT 441C, or STA 474C meet Northern Arizona University's senior capstone requirement.) (12 units)
- Additional coursework selected from MAT 239 and/or most MAT or STA courses numbered 300 or above (except MAT 302, MAT 401, MAT 402, MAT 405, and MAT 406). (12 units)
Additional coursework is required, if, after you have met the previously described requirements, you have not yet completed a total of 120 units of credit.
You may take these remaining courses from any academic areas, using these courses to pursue your specific interests and goals. We encourage you to consult with your advisor to select the courses that will be most advantageous to you. (Please note that you may also use prerequisites or transfer credits as electives if they weren't used to meet major, minor, or liberal studies requirements.)
Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.
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