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Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science - Mathematics Concentration

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science - Mathematics Concentration

Tufts University

Medford - Somerville Campus, Medford, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
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  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
The degree of Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science is conferred on all students who complete this program. Students whose major concentration is applied mathematics, applied physics, astrophysics, biochemistry, biology, biopsychology, chemical physics, chemistry, cognitive and brain Sciences, computer science, engineering psychology, environmental studies (as second major only), geological sciences, geology, mathematics, and physics are eligible to receive a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree. Those majoring in psychology, psychology/clinical and quantitative economics may choose to receive the degree of Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts at the time they complete their degree sheet. Students in all other majors will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree. Students whose multiple majors make them eligible for either a Bachelor of Arts degree or a Bachelor of Science degree may choose between the two when completing their degree sheet. To major in Mathematics, a student must take ten courses beyond Calculus II. Up to two of these courses may be replaced by certain courses in related fields approved by the department. The courses in mathematics may not include Math 4, 30, 14, 15, 16, 19, 10, 32, 34, or 39. They must include Math 44 or 42 (Honors Calc III/Calc III), Math 72 or 70 (Abstract Linear Algebra/Linear Algebra), Math 135 (Real Analysis I) and 145 (Abstract Algebra I). Students are encouraged to take Math 72 for exposure to proofs; if Math 70 is selected, they are encouraged to take either Math 61 (Discrete Mathematics) or 63 (Number Theory) in order to prepare them for proofs in analysis and algebra. For depth, students must complete at least one of the four major year-long sequences: Math 135-136 (Real Analysis I/II), Math 145-146 (Abstract Algebra I/II), Math 151-152 (Apps of Advanced Calculus/Nonlinear PDEs), or Math 161-162 (Probability/Statistics). A strong program would include both Math 136 and 146. For breadth, students must either complete a second one of these sequences or else take an additional course chosen from among Math 126 (Numerical Analysis), Math 128 (Numerical Linear Algebra), Math 151, Math 158 (Complex Variables), Math 161, Math 162, Math 167 (Differential Geometry), or Math 168 (Algebraic Topology). Majors are advised to complete Math 42/44 and Math 70/72 by the end of their sophomore year.