
Spring 2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Mathematics, B.A.


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Although it is an ancient academic discipline, mathematics is still one of today’s most dynamic and influential fields. One aspect of mathematics consists of abstract ideas and challenging problems; recent successes include the proofs of the Poincaré Conjecture, the SpherePacking Conjecture, and Fermat’s Last Theorem. The other aspect of mathematics is its use in other human endeavors, where its impact is stunning. Mathematics has always been indispensable in commerce, physics, and engineering. In recent years, mathematics has driven developments in telecommunications, medicine, computers, finance, insurance, weather forecasting, car and airplane design, and many more. All of the mathematics courses in the major introduce new ways of thinking and develop discipline in thinking carefully and expressing this thought through problem solutions or carefully written arguments.
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in mathematics are expected to:
 Understand what mathematics and statistics are, how they are done, and how they relate to other disciplines;
 Use the language of mathematics and statistics to communicate basic ideas, techniques, and results;
 Objectively and critically evaluate information and assess performance, using mathematical ideas;
 Demonstrate appreciation for the beauty, utility, and impact of mathematics and statistics;
 Apply mathematical problemsolving techniques in novel situations;
 Use appropriate technology to attack a wide variety of mathematical tasks successfully.
To graduate with a major in mathematics, a grade point average of 2.0 or better is required in those courses used to meet the requirements for the major.

BG Perspective (BGP) Requirements
Must complete at least 1 course in each of the following:
English Composition and Oral Communication
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Quantitative Literacy
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Must Complete at least 2 courses in each of the following:
Humanities and the Arts
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Natural Sciences  at least one Lab Science required
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Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Complete total required BGP credit hours by selecting courses from any of the above categories:
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University Requirements
Designated courses in Humanities and the Arts and the Social and Behavioral Sciences domains may be used to fulfill both the BGP requirement and one of the following university requirements:
Cultural Diversity in the US ____________
International Perspective ____________
Composition Requirement:
WRIT 1120  Seminar in Research Writing
Total BGP Credits: Must be at least 36
Arts & Sciences Requirements (WLC)
World Languages and Cultures (_____ yrs of HS_______)
Consult the Undergraduate Catalog or the Arts and Sciences Student Handbook regarding approved course options in the different language and culture areas.
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Lab Science
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Multidisciplinary Component
Select from approved offerings, in consultation with an advisor and a faculty mentor. Four courses total, each with a different subject prefix. At least two courses at 3000/4000 level. Courses applied to the Arts & Sciences MDC may not be used to fulfill other Arts and Sciences degree requirements, nor may they be used to fulfill major, minor, BGP or other program requirements.
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Complete 2 Courses From Any 1 of the Following Groups
The 2 additional courses must be chosen so that as a part of the major the student completes 2 courses from any 1 of the following groups.
Total Hours: 35 (2.0 GPA in Major, Required)
Minor Requirements
(Usually 21 Hours)
Electives and NonCredit Courses
For Graduation You Will Need:
 122 credit hours minimum.
 Minimum GPA 2.00.
 At least 30 credit hours of BGSU course work.
 40 credit hours at the 3000/4000 level.
 Completion of all degree requirements, including the BG Perspective Core.
 A major, and if required, a minor, specialization or emphasis.
Any substitution or waiver of courses required for your major or minor program must originate in the department/school offering the major or minor and must be approved by the College Office.
To ensure a timely graduation, see a College Advisor during the semester prior to your intended graduation.
Remember to complete an Application for Graduation by the end of the second week of classes during the fall semester or spring regular session, or by the end of the first week of the summer semester. For the specific dates, check your DARS. You may log onto MyBGSU to complete the online application. After the deadlines, you will need to complete an application in person in the College Office.

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