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Degree Requirements
NOTE: The degree requirements listed below are applicable to all students entering during academic year 2016-2017. Students who entered during a previous academic year should view the degree requirements in their entering year catalog in the catalog archives. Students who wish to switch to the 2016-17 major and minor requirements should submit a new Declaration of Major or Declaration of Minor form to the M Center. Mathematics Minor | BA/MA in Mathematics Mathematics Major—BA (a minimum of 50 semester course credits) Required:
And select five courses from:
Other computer science upper-division courses may be used as electives in the mathematics major at the discretion of the department.
Additional courses in mathematics, logic, and computer science, and a reading knowledge of French, German, or Russian, are useful. (a minimum of 36 semester course credits) Required:
And select four courses from:
Note: MATH 049, MATH 050, or MATH 141, included in the required courses above, and MATH 102, MATH 104, or CS 064, if chosen from the list of electives above, may not be counted toward the natural science and mathematics core option for the BS degree.
Additional courses in mathematics, logic, and computer science, and a reading knowledge of French, German, or Russian, are useful. (a minimum of 26 semester course credits) Required:
And select two courses from: BA/MA in Mathematics (42 semester course credits—34 for undergraduate plus 8 for graduate) Prerequisites To be considered for the BA/MA Mathematics Program, a Mills undergraduate student must have: - declared a mathematics major (or be close to declaring);
- mathematics GPA of at least 3.5 (including all Mills and transferred courses counted toward the BA mathematics major);
- earned at least an A- in each of the following four courses: MATH 047, MATH 048, MATH 049, and MATH 050 (or their equivalent, if transferred);
- overall Mills GPA of at least 3.0; and
- demonstrated potential for graduate-level work in mathematics.
Exceptions shall be made at the discretion of the Mathematics Department. The BA/MA program is highly selective. Candidates will be accepted to the program after a full evaluation by the Mathematics Department. Maintaining High Standards To continue in the BA/MA program, every year the student must have: - shown satisfactory progress toward the BA and MA degrees;
- maintained an undergraduate mathematics GPA of at least 3.5;
- maintained a graduate mathematics GPA of at least 3.0; and
- maintained an overall Mills GPA of at least 3.0.
Students in the graduate BA/MA Mathematics Program earn a BA degree in mathematics at Mills and then complete the following MA requirements: Graduate mathematics courses, select six (6):
Thesis Requirement: Two semesters of thesis work during the last year of the BA/MA program, under the supervision of the student's MA advisor: MATH 250A/B Thesis for the Degree of Master of Arts in Mathematics (4; 4). Special Skills Requirements: One semester foreign language course or programming language course at the undergraduate level, counted toward the BA degree. Exemptions shall be considered at the discretion of the Mathematics Department. Notes: For courses offered at both the 100 and the 200 level, students enrolled at the 200 level will be required to do additional work in the course. Students taking MATH 232 and/or MATH 242 shall be exempted from the undergraduate mathematics major BA requirements MATH 132 and/or MATH 142. The latter will have to be replaced with two other approved courses for the mathematics major BA degree. After the MA thesis is written and approved by the MA thesis advisor, the student gives a public presentation of the MA thesis in front of the department, including a period for questions and answers. The MA thesis quality and the student's knowledge in the topic are then evaluated by a departmental committee for successful completion of the BA/MA program. |
Program Information
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