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BA in Mathematics

BA in Mathematics

Rice University

Rice University, Houston, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    94
  • Degree BA
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 24 months
Program Learning Outcomes for BA in Mathematics Students graduating from this program will: Achieve both practical and theoretical fluency in calculus and linear algebra. Acquire a background at the undergraduate level in a wide variety of central areas of mathematics. Be acquainted with formal mathematical reasoning, including proofs. Degree Requirements for BA in Mathematics For general university requirements, see Graduation Requirements. Students majoring in mathematics may choose between the regular math major and the double major. Regular math majors must complete: MATH 101 and 102 Single Variable Calculus I and II MATH 211 Ordinary Differential Equations and Linear Algebra and MATH 212 Multivariable Calculus; OR MATH 221 and 222 Honors Calculus III and IV At least 24 semester hours (eight courses) in departmental courses at the 300 level or above (in many instances, the math department will waive the 100- and 200-level courses for a math major) The requirements for the double major are the same except that students may substitute approved mathematics-related courses for up to nine of the 24 hours required at the 300 level or above. Students receive advanced placement credit for MATH 101 by achieving a score of four or five on the AP AB-level test and for MATH 101 and 102 by achieving a score of four or five on the BC-level test. Students who have had calculus but have not taken the AP test may petition the department for a waiver of the calculus requirements. Entering students should enroll in the most advanced course commensurate with their background; advice is available from the mathematics faculty during Orientation Week and at other times.