Dec 03, 2021  
2021-2022 University of Wyoming Catalog 
2021-2022 University of Wyoming Catalog

Mathematics, B.A.

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The department offers both a B.S. and B.A. degree in Mathematics. A degree in mathematics should prepare students to enter either graduate studies or the workforce with a skill set that could only come from an intense study of both quantitative reasoning and rigorous proof.

This can be accomplished by focusing on the following goals for our undergraduate major:

  1. Develop mathematical thinking and communication skills
  2. Develop skills with a variety of technological tools
  3. Provide a broad view of the mathematical sciences
  4. Require study in depth

Upper Division

These courses, known as the transition courses, introduce students to the three main areas of mathematics research currently represented in the department.

At the upper division, all mathematics majors must take

Two-Course Sequence

Every mathematics major must select one two-course sequence that builds on the corresponding transition course. This sequence provides the student with an opportunity to study one of these areas in greater depth.

Upper Division Math Courses

Finally, an additional 12 credits of upper division math courses (3000 and above) are required. It is recommended that these courses be selected to provide a broad view of mathematics.

Two of the math electives may be chosen from a list of approved courses that have significant math content, upon approval by the student’s advisor. More details about such courses are available on the math department’s web site,

Only grades of C or better will be accepted for the major.

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