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Mathematics & Statistics

The 5-Year B.A./M.A. Program in Mathematics

This program is designed for superior students having a solid background in high school mathematics and the ability to handle a fast-paced, challenging program leading to B.A. and M.A. degrees in Mathematics in four to five years.

The program meets all the requirements for the B.A. degree in Mathematics, but also requires the student to take those graduate-level courses required for the M.A. degree in Mathematics. Up to 20 hours of graduate courses may be counted towards the M.A. degree as well as the B.A. degree but not towards the undergraduate major (that is, as free electives).

For admission to the program, a student must:

  1. have completed at least 30 hours of college credit, including 8 hours of 3000-level or above mathematics courses;
  2. have at least a 3.0 GPA for all college courses; and
  3. have at least a 3.5 GPA for all mathematics courses taken at the 3000-level or above.

To apply for admission, send a letter to the Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Dr. Skrzypek, stating your qualifications and desire to enter the program. An important benefit of this program is that a student is eligible to apply for a graduate teaching assistantship once he or she has completed the undergraduate Mathematics major courses.