The University of Arizona

B.A./B.S./B.S.E.M. Requirements Archive

Combined B.A./B.S. Requirements:

  • 2019-20 Catalog
    For B.S. degree with either major: additional GEOS options added to complete lab science sequence; Mid-Career Writing Assessment (MCWA) now fulfilled by either an A or B in ENGL 102/108/109H OR a passing grade in ENGL 307/308/313 (for students who earn a C or D in ENGL 102/108/109H).
  • 2018-19 Catalog
    For B.S. degree with either major, Chemistry course offerings have changed:  Honors courses have new numbers (161/163 and 162/164); new Quantitative option available to satisfy lab science (141/143 and 142/144).

Math Major Course Requirements and Emphases:

  • 2019-20 Catalog
    CSC 120 fulfills programming requirement for students who place out of CSC 110; Economics/Business emphasis now includes MATH 462 as a choice for the elective courses, and the Personal & Family Fin Planning major may be used to fulfill the minor requirement for students working on both majors in the same degree; Life Science emphasis now includes the Bioinformatics major as an option to satisfy the minor requirement for students working on both majors in the same degree; Education emphasis allows for either TLS 416 or LCEV 408 to satisfy SEI requirements.
  • 2018-19 Catalog
    No significant changes to Mathematics major; see B.A./B.S. for changes to supporting requirements.

Statistics & Data Science Major Course Requirements:

  • 2019-20 Catalog
    CSC 120 fulfills programming requirement for students who place out of CSC 110; capstone course "Intro to Data Science" has been proposed with a different number (DATA 469).

Older B.A./B.S. in Mathematics Requirements:

  • 2017-18 Catalog
    Programming requirement is now a supporting requirement rather than part of the core.  The sixth course has been dropped from the Life Sciences emphasis.  The General/Applied emphasis has been renamed: Applied emphasis.  For the Computer Science, Economics/Business, Applied, and Probability and Statistics emphases with a flexible fifth course, a list of pre-approved courses has been added; students may select from the list without specific approval submitted from their math faculty advisors (to select a course not on the pre-approved list, math faculty advisor approval is required).  In the Education emphasis, SERP 400 has replaced SERP 301B, at the request of the College of Education.
  • 2016-17 Catalog
    Terminology update:  "option" has been replaced by "emphasis" in official U of A documents.  In the Life Sciences emphasis, the linear algebra requirement has been relaxed to allow for a flexible advisor-approved upper-division course.  In the Math Education emphasis, due to changes in state certification requirements, one SEI course is now required instead of two (TLS 416 fulfills the requirement); EDP 301 has replaced STCH 310; course title for MATH 361 has changed.  On web page, course descriptions are now available (hover over the blue course number box to view).
  • 2015-16 Catalog 
    MATH 215 has been renumbered to MATH 313; its function within the major is unchanged.  MATH 410 has been renumbered to MATH 310, and can no longer be taken as one of the five 400-level MATH courses required in the major (Economics/Business option structure has been altered to accommodate the change; since the Life Science option requires six courses, 310 can still be used).  In the Math Education option, LCEV 408 and 416 have been replaced with TLS 416 and 417, respectively; LRC 435 is now listed as TLS 435; STCH 310 will soon be discontinued, so students are encouraged to use EDP 301 instead.
  • 2014-15 Catalog
    Added Finance minor to Economics or Business option. Added alternative computer programming courses:  CSC 227, ECE 175, MIS 301, MSE 350, PHYS 305.  A few more updates to application course list.
  • 2013-14 Catalog
    In the B.S., updated list of application courses. For the Computer Science option, CSC 473 replaces MATH 479, which is no longer available. In the Life Science option, updated the list of minors which may be used. In the Math Education option, BA students now have the Tier 2 Individuals & Societies requirement waived.
  • 2012-13 Catalog
    MATH 122A/B has replaced MATH 124 in the departmental course offerings. In the Education option, MATH 362 has been replaced by a new course, MATH 361 - "Statistics for Teaching". In the Life Science option, Physiological Sciences and Biosystems Engineering have been added to the list of possible minors, and MATH 380 and 496N have been removed from the list of courses (they have not been offered in the last several years).
  • 2011–12 Catalog
    PSIO 201/202 was added as a lab science sequence for the B.S. ISTA 130 is now included in the official catalog requirements.
  • 2010–11 Catalog
    Compared to 2009, ISTA 130 added as alternative programming course in list of core courses; changes in Mathematics Education Option courses: STCH 250 was changed to MATH 205, STCH 494C was changed to MATH 494C, and 2 semesters of SEI course work are required for AZ certification beginning May 2011 (see LCEV courses replacing LRC 416).
  • 2009–10 Catalog
    The Engineering Math degree is no longer offered to new students (students currently pursuing EMA degrees must finish by May 2011).
  • 2008–09 Catalog
    Compared to 2007, for 2008 the Economics or Finance Option was renamed to the Economics or Business Option.
  • 2007–08 Catalog
    Compared to 2006, for 2007 STCH 494A was changed to STCH 494C for the Mathematics Education Option.
  • 2006–07 Catalog
    Compared to 2005, for 2006 the Life Sciences option was added, the Comprehensive Option now allows MATH 454/456 as an alternative to MATH 415A/B, the Computer Science Option now allows MATH 464/466 as an alternative to MATH 415A/B and also allows MATH 446 among the additional requirements, and the Economics/Finance Option replaces MATH 479 with MATH 468.
  • 1997–98 Catalog
    Compared to 1996, math course requirements in the various options were changed for 1997.

B.S. in Engineering Mathematics Requirements:

The University Administration has decided to eliminate the degree program in Engineering Mathematics. The Dean of Engineering has stated that students currently enrolled as Engineering Mathematics students (as of Spring, 2009) can still graduate with this degree as long as they finish before May, 2011. All Engineering Mathematics students should meet with their advisor before pre-registration for this fall to ensure that all degree requirements can be fullfilled by May 2011. Students not able to do this will need to change their major. The Applied Mathematics Option with a minor in Engineering may be a good alternative.