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Academic Catalog

Mathematics (B.A.) 2024-2025 Catalog Year
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Mathematics

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Mathematics provides opportunities for students to develop general analytical and problem-solving skills as well as gain specific knowledge. Students study up-to-date discoveries in mathematics that are being used in modern theory and applications, making use of the latest technological tools for investigating mathematical and statistical concepts and problems. Students practice solving real-world problems. The program is also suited for students who wish to teach mathematics at the high school level after graduation but who prefer to study mathematics more in-depth than a traditional education major.

Program Progression and Additional Graduation Requirements
  • Attend an orientation session.
  • Sign an Advising Agreement document.

In addition to the program requirements, students must:

  • Complete a minimum of 120 credits.
  • Complete a minimum of 48 of the 120 credits at the upper division (3000 - 4999 level).
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy the College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy the Service-Learning requirement.
  • Satisfy the Civic Literacy requirement.
  • Satisfy the residency requirement: 30 of the last 60 credits must be completed at FGCU.
  • Complete the summer course enrollment requirement.
  • Submit an Application for Graduation by the deadline listed in the FGCU Academic Calendar.
Program Requirements
  1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www.fgcu.edu/academics/undergraduatestudies/generaleducation/)
    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  2. Common Prerequisites
    For this major, common prerequisite courses with an asterisk (*) require prior knowledge and skills demonstrated through degree acceleration programs (e.g., the College Board's Advanced Placement Program [AP], International Baccalaureate Program [IB], College-Level Examination Program [CLEP], Advanced International Certificate of Education Program [AICE]); dual enrollment; placement exam; or college coursework.

    FGCU Course: *COP 1500 Intro to Computer Science (3) or COP 2001 Programming Methodology (3) or COP 2006 Programming I (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: COPX001 or COPX006 or COPX210 or COPX270 or COPX271C or COPX272C or COPX500
    [Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

    FGCU Course: *MAC 2311 Calculus I (4) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: MACX311
    [Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 minimum grade of C then MAC 1147 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

    FGCU Course: MAC 2312 Calculus II (4) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: MACX312

    FGCU Course: MAC 2313 Calculus III (4) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: MACX313

    FGCU Course: MAP 2302 Differential Equations (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: MAPX302

    FGCU Course: PHY 2048 General Physics I (3) and PHY 2048L General Physics I Laboratory (1)  Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: BSCX010C or (BSCX010 and BSCX010L) or CHMX045C or (CHMX045 and CHMX045L) or PHYX048C or (PHYX048 and PHYX048L) or GLYX010C or (GLYX010 and GLYX010L)

  3. Required Courses in the Major (34 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course

    IDS 3143 Issues in Technology (3)
    IDS 3300 Foundations of CivicEngagement (3)
    IDS 3385 Issues in Science (3)
    MAA 4226 Analysis I (3)
    MAP 3161 Math for Science & Engineering (4)
    MAP 3162 Probability & Statistics (4)
    MAP 3163 Operations Research I (3)
    MAS 3105 Linear Algebra (3)
    MAS 4301 Abstract Algebra I (3)
    MAT 4937 Senior Seminar (2)
    MHF 2191 Mathematical Foundations (3)

  4. Restricted Electives in the Major (12 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course

    Select 3 credits of the following (depth requirement):*
    MAA 4227 Analysis II (3)
    MAP 4314 Dynamical Systems (3)
    MAS 4106 Matrix Methods & Data Science (3)
    MAS 4302 Abstract Algebra II (3)
    STA 4234 Intro. to Regression Analysis (3)

    Select 9 upper division (3000-4999 level) credits from the following prefixes: MAA, MAD (except MAD X107), MAP, MAS, MAT, MHF, or STA *

    *A course used to satisfy the depth requirement may not also be used to satisfy this restricted elective requirement.

  5. University Requirements (3 credits)
    Select one of the following:
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)
    Or at least 3 credits in sustainability coursework (SCGR Attribute)

  6. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree
Total Credits Required: 120

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