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Bachelor's in Pure Mathematics

Choosing a major in pure mathematics will prepare you to pursue further study in mathematics or statistics in graduate school or to pursue one of many career options where a strong preparation in mathematics is essential. In particular, one may work in an area of finance or economics, engineering, or the life sciences where one's problem-solving skills are heavily utilized to analyze vast amounts of data.

A bachelor's degree in pure mathematics is available as a bachelor of science or a bachelor of arts. While the core mathematics courses are the same, the other courses required vary. A bachelor of science in mathematics requires a minor from the natural sciences: biology, chemistry, physics & astronomy, or computer information science. A bachelor of art requires more hours from the humanities and social sciences. 

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
MA 151 Calculus and Analytical Geometry I 5
MA 152 Calculus and Analytical Geometry II 5
PH 110 or PH 220 Logic for Programming or Logic 3
MA 207 Discrete Mathematics 3
MA 253 Calculus and Analytical Geometry III 3
MA 301 Linear Algebra 3
MA 343 Applied Statistics 3
MA 344 Mathematical Statistics I 3
MA 354 Abstract Algebra 3
MA 371 Real Analysis I 3
MA 372 Real Analysis II 3
MA 387/388 Capstone Experience and Research 3

10-15 hours of correlated courses 

In addition, 10-15 hours of correlated courses approved by the department are required.  The correlated course requirement will be one of the following blocks or a specially designed sequence to be approved by the Department Chair.

PS 261, PS 262 College Physics I, College Physics II total of 10 
PS 281, PS 282 General Physics I, General Physics II total of 10

EC 200, EC 201,
BU342, BU 347

Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics,
Organization and Management, Productions & Operations Management
total of 12

EC 200, EC 201,
AC 224, AC 225,
BU 381

Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics,
Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting,
Business Finance
total of 15
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Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Morgan Hall, Room 250
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

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Phone: 785.670.1491
linda.wilson1@washburn.edu

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