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Division of Natural Sciences & MathematicsDepartment of Mathematics

Degree Programs

Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science

Degree Requirements

A minimum of 45 quarter hours of MATH courses at the 1951 level or higher, including:

  • MATH 1951,2,3 (Calculus series) or MATH 1961,2,3 (Honors Calculus series)
  • MATH 2060 (Elements of Linear Algebra)
  • MATH 2070 (Introduction to Differential Equations)
  • MATH 2080 (Calculus of Several Variables)

At least 20 credit hours in MATH courses at the 3000 level including the following two courses:

  • MATH 3161 (Introduction to Real Analysis)
  • MATH 3170 (Introduction to Abstract Algebra)

Note: MATH 1150, MATH 1200, MATH 1700, and MATH 1750 cannot be used for major credit.

In addition, a student who intends to obtain a BS in Mathematics must satisfy all the requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree as outlined in the University of Denver Undergraduate Bulletin.

Note that the BS in Mathematics has more requirements than the BA. Students may choose to pursue a BS over a BA if they are seeking a deeper educational experience within Mathematics and the Sciences.

Annotated sample program

  Fall Winter Spring
Year 1 MATH 1951
FSEM 1111
Common Curriculum
Common Curriculum
MATH 1952
WRIT 1122
Common Curriculum
Common Curriculum
MATH 1953
WRIT 1133
Common Curriculum
Common Curriculum
Year 2 MATH 2060
Minor 1
Common Curriculum
Common Curriculum
MATH 2070
MATH 2200
Minor 1
Common Curriculum
MATH 2080
Minor 1
Common Curriculum
Elective
Year 3 (study abroad)
Elective
Elective
Elective
MATH 3xxx
Minor 1
Minor 2
Elective
MATH 3170
Minor 1
Minor 2
Elective
Year 4 MATH 3xxx
Minor 2
ASEM
Elective
MATH 3161
Minor 2
Elective
Elective
MATH 3xxx
Minor 2
Elective
Elective

Common curriculum

The following Common Curriculum requirements may be taken in any order, but note that the Language sequence and the Scientific Inquiry: The Natural and Physical World sequence are both three quarter sequences that typically begin in the fall. The Advanced Seminar is to be taken after all other common curriculum requirements have been completed. Students who entered the university prior to the Fall 2010 quarter should refer to this information for translation of the old Foundation requirements to new Common Curriculum requirements.

  • Language (4-12 sequential credits)

  • Analytical Inquiry
    • Analytical Inquiry: The Natural and Physical World (4 credits)
    • Analytical Inquiry: Society and Culture (8 credits)
  • Scientific Inquiry<
    • Scientific Inquiry: The Natural and Physical World (12 sequential credits)
    • Scientific Inquiry: Society and Culture (8 credits)
  • Advanced Seminar (4 credits)

Minors

BS in Mathematics requires two minors (or a double major and a minor) and one minor must be earned from a BS granting department. Minors typically require 5 courses in a subject area. Classes taken for a minor can be applied to the common curriculum. For example, if one minor is earned in a natural science then the student would satisfy the Scientific Inquiry: The Natural and Physical World requirements.

Electives

You must complete electives so that you reach the required total number of credits (183 credits) and satisfy the upper division requirement (at least 75 credits must be taken at the 2000 level or above.)

Study abroad

Students studying abroad can get elective credit for courses taken abroad. Satisfaction of all other university requirements including common curriculum or major/minor requirements would need prior approval.

Transfer credit policy (for students entering DU Fall 2010 or later)

A maximum of 135 quarter hours of credit may be transferred. The final 45 credits must be earned at the University of Denver. For students studying for one or more terms in an approved study abroad program, the residency requirement is waived. At least 50% of the required credit hours for the major and minor must be completed at the University of Denver.