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 these graduate courses can be counted as having dual credit status: they are free electives toward the undergraduate degree and they are required courses toward the graduate degree.
For admission to the program, a student must:
- have completed at least 30 hours of college credit, including 8 hours of 3000-level or above mathematics courses;
- have at least a 3.0 GPA for all college courses; and
- 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 (or e-mail) to the Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Dr. McWaters, stating your qualifications and desire to enter the program. In addition, please refer to the Accelerated Program Policy and complete both, the Accelerated Program Interest Form and the Accelerated Program Application for approval by the undergraduate advisor, graduate advisor, Department Chair or Program Director, and the College Graduate Coordinator.
A student in this program is eligible to apply for an assistantship in the student's senior year. (A student is considered to be a senior if 90 or more semester hours have been earned. However, the student cannot have previously earned a baccalaureate degree, either at USF or elsewhere.)