Undergraduate Program Requirements
The mathematics major is designed to meet many different needs. Our programs allow the student to choose from several options that are each tailored to the individual's talents, interests, and career goals. A student may prepare for a variety of careers by selecting the appropriate option and minor. Students choosing a mathematics major can take advantage of the full range of mathematical resources available on campus.
The University offers two different major degrees in mathematics:
The University offers two different minors in mathematics:
- Mathematics Minor [Requirements for 2015 - 2017 catalogs, Requirements for 2010-2014 catalogs, Requirements for 1997 - 2009 catalogs, Requirements for 1991-96 catalogs]
- Mathematics Teaching Minor [Requirements for 2015 - 2017 catalogs, Past Catalog Requirements]
Each requires at least 18 units of coursework in mathematics (a minimum of 3 units must be taken at UA, and at least 6 units must come from specified upper-division offerings in MATH). Note that while the Mathematics Minor is available to everyone*, the Mathematics Teaching Minor is available only to secondary education teaching majors.
*Students majoring in mathematics may not declare the mathematics minor within the same degree program. It must be in a separate degree.
Students pursuing a mathematics major with either the Probability & Statistics or General/Applied emphasis may be interested in applying for the Accelerated Master's Program (AMP) in Statistics.
Students who are accepted into the AMP will begin taking 500-level courses required in the Statistics M.S. degree during their final year of the undergraduate degree; these courses may also be applied to the undergraduate math major requirements. After completion of the undergraduate degree requirements, one additional year of graduate work is needed to finish the Master's degree.
The Accelerated Master's Program requirements and admissions criteria are set by the Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Statistics. Click the link above for more information about requirements, eligibility, and to submit questions to the Statistics program coordinator.