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Division of Natural Sciences & MathematicsDepartment of Mathematics

Degree Programs

Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science

Update notes:
  • Degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science for students who matriculated to DU prior to Fall 2014 are available here.
  • The ETS Major Field Test is required only for students who matriculated to DU in Fall 2015 or later.

Degree Requirements

This degree requires completion of 52 credits of MATH courses numbered 1951 or higher, including at least 24 credits at the 3000-level or higher. The following courses are required:

  • MATH 1951 Calculus I (4 Credits),
  • MATH 1952 Calculus II or MATH 1962 Honors Calculus II (4 Credits),
  • MATH 1953 Calculus III or MATH 1963 Honors Calculus III (4 Credits),
  • MATH 2060 Elements of Linear Algebra (4 Credits),
  • MATH 2070 Introduction to Differential Equations (4 Credits),
  • MATH 2080 Calculus of Several Variables (4 Credits),
  • MATH 2200 Mathematical Reasoning & Proof (4 Credits),
  • MATH 3161 Introduction to Real Analysis (4 Credits),
  • MATH 3170 Introduction to Abstract Algebra (4 Credits),
  • A MATH course at the 3000-level or higher that (a) is different from MATH 3161 and MATH 3170 and (b) has either MATH 2200 or another 3000-level MATH course as a prerequisite (4 Credits).

In addition, students must complete the ETS Major Field Test in Mathematics as instructed by the Department of Mathematics, and satisfy all requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree as outlined in the University of Denver Undergraduate Bulletin.


  • It is recommended that students take MATH 3151 Advanced Linear Algebra after MATH 2200 Mathematical Reasoning & Proof but before MATH 3161 Introduction to Real Analysis and MATH 3170 Introduction to Abstract Algebra.
  • Students are encouraged to complete the analysis sequence MATH 3161 Introduction to Real Analysis, MATH 3162 Introduction to Real Analysis II, MATH 3110 Topology, or the algebra sequence MATH 3170 Introduction to Abstract Algebra, MATH 3166 Group Theory, MATH 3176 Rings and Fields.

Transfer credit policy

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.