Mathematics Degree Requirements

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Required courses and the number of semester hours for a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree in Mathematics are listed below. Click on a course number to read the course description.

 
B.A.
B.S.

Developing A Christian Mind

3

3

 

DCM 2301

English

12

9

 

ENGL 1301, 1302, 2301, and/or 2302

Fine Arts

3

3

 

FINE 1306

Foreign Language

6-14*

0

 

*Six hours at the 2000 level if adequate prerequisites are

met

Foundations for Excellence

0-1

0-1

 

FOUN 1101 is required of all first year and transfer students with fewer than 15 credit hours (AP, CLEP, IB, or dual/concurrent credit earned while in high school does not count towards these 15 credit hours).

History

6

6

 

HIST 1301, 1302, 2301, or 2302

Kinesiology

0-2

0-2

 

KNES 1101 and one additional activity course (KNES 1102-1122); for veterans or those 25 years of age or older prior to enrollment at DBU, KNES courses are waived

Natural Science  (1000 or 2000 level courses only)

3-4

15

 

One laboratory science (B.A.) or 15 semester hours of laboratory science (B.S.) selected from two or more areas of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics

Religion

6-9

6-9

 

RELI 1301, 1302, and three additional semester hours depending on semester hours transferred at time of initial enrollment

Social Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)

6

6

 

POLS 2301 required for all students.  An additional 3 credit hours may be selected from Economics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology

Total General Studies
45-60
48-54
 

Math Major

36

36

 

[eMAT Advising Tool required prior to registering for any Math class or any class for which the eMAT is a prerequisite].

MATH 1405Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
MATH 1406Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
MATH 2309Introduction to Linear Algebra
MATH 2407Calculus and Analytic Geometry III
MATH 3301Elementary Foundations of Mathematics
MATH 4301Linear Algebra
MATH 4302Abstract Algebra I (S-L)
MATH 4303Analysis I (S-L)

plus an additional 9 semester hours of mathematics courses from MATH 3302, 3305, 3307, 3308, 4306, and 4307.

Substitutions for the required courses may be approved by the Dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. In addition, it is highly recommended that every mathematics major take at least two semester hours of computer science and two semesters of physics.

Electives

24-39

30-36

 

Sufficient to complete 120-credit-hour minimum for bachelor's degree, including 42 upper-level semester hours.

   

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED

120
120

 

Minor in Mathematics

The minor program in mathematics is available and serves to enhance the mathematical foundations of any major as well as forms the basis of a second teaching field in mathematics for secondary certification (Option II). The mathematics minor requires the completion of 21 hours of mathematics which include the following courses: MATH 1405, MATH 1406, MATH 2309, MATH 2407, MATH 3301 or MATH 3302, and MATH 3308.

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

Minimum GPA Required for Graduation from Dallas Baptist University

DBU requires a minimum cumulative, major, and minor GPA of 2.0 (comprised of transfer and DBU hours). 

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