Mathematics B.S. – Liberal Arts Emphasis

College of Natural and Health Sciences

Contact: Dean E. Allison, Ph.D., School Director

Location: Ross Hall 2239

Telephone: 970.351.2820


Advising Information

Students must consult with their assigned major advisor each semester prior to registering.

Assigned advisor is available through the Ursa login;; under Student tab Academic Profile channel and is term specific. If no advisor is listed, contact the major program for advisor information.

The program consists of three parts:

  1. Liberal Arts Core (LAC) Credits
  2. Required Major Credits
  3. University-Wide Credits

Program Description:

All undergraduate programs require a core of common courses to provide students with a solid foundation in the mathematical sciences. Thereafter, students can choose from three different emphasis areas depending on their educational interests and goals.

This program permits students to acquire the standard concepts of undergraduate mathematics including calculus, real and complex analysis, differential equations, linear and abstract algebra, discrete mathematics, probability and statistics. Graduates will be prepared to enter a graduate program in mathematics or some other related discipline such as statistics. They may also begin a career in a variety of quantitative settings, including branches of engineering, physical and social science, finance and management, law and medicine.

Program Admission Requirements:

Academic Good Standing

Program Requirements:

To graduate with a B. S. in Mathematics all students must have an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher in all courses in the major (i.e. all core credits and all emphasis credits).

Degree Requirements — 120 Credits

Degree Requirements

1. Required Specified LAC — 8 credits

LAC area 2 — Mathematics

MATH 131Calculus I


MATH 132Calculus II


Remaining LAC — 32 credits

See “Liberal Arts Core”.

2. Required Major — 43 credits

Take all of the following courses:

CG 120Computer Programming


CS 102Structured Programming


MATH 221Elementary Linear Algebra


MATH 228Discrete Mathematics


MATH 233Calculus III


MATH 321Introduction to Abstract Algebra I


MATH 322Introduction to Abstract Algebra II


MATH 335Differential Equations I


MATH 350Elementary Probability Theory


MATH 431Basic Analysis I


MATH 432Basic Analysis II


MATH 460Introduction to Complex Analysis


MATH 495Topics in Mathematics


3. University-Wide Credits — 37 credits

Complete additional credits to achieve the minimum credits needed for this degree at UNC; for this degree, that will typically be 37 credits