Mathematics - B.A.

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Mathematical Sciences
233 Mathematics and Computer Science Building
Kent Campus
330-672-2430
math@math.kent.edu
www.kent.edu/math


Description

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics is a flexible program, grounded in the liberal arts and suited for students' individual interests and needs. The program combines well with a second major and/or minors.

FULLY OFFERED AT:

  • Kent Campus
  • Stark Campus

Admission Requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

Freshman Students on the Kent Campus: The freshman admission policy on the Kent Campus is selective. Admission decisions are based upon the following: cumulative grade point average, ACT and/or SAT scores, strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends. The Admissions Office at the Kent Campus may defer the admission of students who do not meet admissions criteria but who demonstrate areas of promise for successful college study. Deferred applicants may begin their college coursework at one of seven Regional Campuses of Kent State University. For more information on admissions, including additional requirements for some academic programs, visit the admissions website for new freshmen.

Freshman Students on the Regional Campuses:  Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, as well as the Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 525 TOEFL score (71 on the Internet-based version), minimum 75 MELAB score, minimum 6.0 IELTS score or minimum 48 PTE Academic score, or by completing the ELS level 112 Intensive Program. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.

Transfer, Transitioning and Former Students: For more information about admission criteria for transfer, transitioning and former students, please visit the admissions website.

 
 

University Requirements 

All students in a bachelor's degree program at Kent State University must complete the following university requirements for graduation.

NOTE:  University requirements may be fulfilled in this program by specific course requirements. Please see Program Requirements for details.

Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
Course is not required for students with 25 transfer credits, excluding College Credit Plus, or age 21+ at time of admission.
Diversity Domestic/Global (DIVD/DIVG) 2 courses
Students must successfully complete one domestic and one global course, of which one must be from the Kent Core.
Experiental Learning Requirement (ELR) varies
Students must successfully complete one course or approved experience.
Kent Core (see table below) 36-37
Writing-Intensive Course (WIC) 1 course
Students must earn a minimum C grade in the course.
Upper-Division Requirement 39 (or 42)
Students must successfully complete 39 upper-division (numbered 30000 to 49999) credit hours to graduate. Students in a B.A. and/or B.S. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences must complete 42 upper-division credit hours.
Total Credit Hour Requirement 120
Some bachelor's degrees require students to complete more than 120 credit hours.

Kent Core Requirements

Kent Core Composition (KCMP) 6
Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning (KMCR) 3
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (KHUM/KFA) (min one course each) 9
Kent Core Social Sciences (KSS) (must be from two disciplines) 6
Kent Core Basic Sciences (KBS/KLAB) (must include one laboratory) 6-7
Kent Core Additional (KADL) 6
Total Credit Hours: 36-37

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

[AS-BA-MATH]

Major Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
MATH 12002ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I (KMCR) (min C grade)5
MATH 12003ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS II (min C grade)5
MATH 21001LINEAR ALGEBRA WITH APPLICATIONS (min C grade)3
MATH 22005ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS III (min C grade)4
MATH 41001INTRODUCTION TO MODERN ALGEBRA I (ELR) (WIC) 13
or MATH 42001 INTRODUCTION TO ANALYSIS I (ELR) (WIC)
MATH 41002INTRODUCTION TO MODERN ALGEBRA II (ELR) (WIC) 13
or MATH 42002 INTRODUCTION TO ANALYSIS II (ELR) (WIC)
Mathematics or Computer Science Upper-Division Electives (MATH or CS 40000 level)9
Computer Programming Elective, choose from the following:3-4
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE (KMCR)
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER PROGRAMMING
COMPUTER SCIENCE I: PROGRAMMING AND PROBLEM SOLVING
COMPUTER SCIENCE IA: PROCEDURAL PROGRAMMING
and COMPUTER SCIENCE IB: OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING (min C grade in both courses)
COMPUTATIONAL THINKING AND PROGRAMMING
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
UC 10097DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Foreign Language (see Foreign Language College Requirement below)14-16
Kent Core Composition6
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each)9
Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines)6
Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory)6
Kent Core Additional6
College General Requirement (must be from Kent Core Basic Sciences) 23
College General Requirement (must be from Kent Core Social Sciences) 33
General Electives (total credit hours depends on earning 120 credit hours, including 42 upper-division credit hours)31
Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
1

A minimum C grade must be earned to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.

2

One additional course taken from the Kent Core Basic Sciences in the following Arts and Sciences disciplines: Anthropology (ANTH), Biological Sciences (BSCI), Chemistry (CHEM), Geography (GEOG), Geology (GEOL) or Physics (PHY). The course may not be from the student's major.

3

One additional course taken from the Kent Core Social Sciences courses in the following Arts and Sciences disciplines: Anthropology (ANTH), Applied Conflict Management (CACM), Geography (GEOG), Criminology and Justice Studies (CRIM), Political Science (POL), Psychology (PSYC) or Sociology (SOC). The course may not be from the student's major.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Major GPA Minimum Overall GPA
2.000 2.000

Foreign Language College Requirement

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts degree in the College of Arts and Sciences must complete 14-16 credit hours of foreign language.1

To complete the requirement, students have the equivalent of Elementary I and II in any language, plus one of the following options:

  1. Intermediate I and II of the same language 2
  2. Elementary I and II of a second language
  3. Any combination of two courses from the following list:
1

All students with prior foreign language experience should take the foreign language placement test to determine the appropriate level at which to start. Some students may begin beyond the Elementary I level and will complete the requirement with fewer credit hours and fewer courses.This may be accomplished by (1) passing a course beyond Elementary I through Intermediate II level; (2) receiving credit through Credit by Exam (CBE), Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) or College Level Examination Program (CLEP); or (3) being designated a "native speaker" of a non-English language (consult with the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Office for additional information). When students complete the requirement with fewer than 14 credit hours and four courses, they will complete remaining credit hours with general electives.

2

Certain majors, concentrations and minors may require specific languages, limit the languages from which a student may choose or require coursework through Intermediate II. Students who plan to pursue graduate study may need particular language coursework.

 
 

Roadmap

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Foreign Language 4
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours14
Semester Two
Foreign Language 4
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Three
!MATH 12002 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I (KMCR) 5
Foreign Language 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours14
Semester Four
!MATH 12003 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS II 5
!MATH 21001 LINEAR ALGEBRA WITH APPLICATIONS 3
Foreign Language 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
General Elective 1
 Credit Hours15
Semester Five
!MATH 22005 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS III 4
!Computer Programming Elective 3-4
College General Requirement 3
College General Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Six
Mathematics or Computer Science Upper-Division Elective (MATH or CS 40000 level) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
General Elective 9
 Credit Hours15
Semester Seven
MATH 41001
INTRODUCTION TO MODERN ALGEBRA I (ELR) (WIC)
or INTRODUCTION TO ANALYSIS I (ELR) (WIC)
3
Mathematics or Computer Science Upper-Division Elective (MATH or CS 40000 level) 3
General Electives 9
 Credit Hours15
Semester Eight
MATH 41002
INTRODUCTION TO MODERN ALGEBRA II (ELR) (WIC)
or INTRODUCTION TO ANALYSIS II (ELR) (WIC)
3
Mathematics or Computer Science Upper-Division Elective (MATH or CS 40000 level) 3
General Electives 9
 Credit Hours15
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120