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The mathematics program at IU Southeast is similar to those at other IU campuses. Beyond the general requirements for the bachelor of arts degree, mathematics majors are required to take the following courses: Three semesters of Calculus, a course in Linear Algebra, a course in Probability Theory, a course in the Foundations of the Number Systems and two semesters of courses at the 400 level (Analysis, Modern Algebra, or Topology).

Students are also required to take one additional course in mathematics, such as Differential Equations or Statistics. Students are strongly recommended to take electives in areas related to mathematics, such as computer science, chemistry, physics or education courses leading to teaching certification.

University Credit Hour & Residency Requirements

All Baccalaureate degrees offered by IU Southeast requires a minimum of 120 credit hours and a minimum of 30 credit hours of upper-level coursework (300-level or above). No more than 64 credit hours earned in accredited junior/community colleges may be applied toward a Baccalaureate degree. The University Residency Requirement dictates that students must complete no less than 26 credit hours at IU Southeast during their senior year and no less than 10 credit hours of coursework in the major field of study.

Department of Mathematics Residency Requirements

The Department of Mathematics enforces the University Credit Hour & Residency Requirements with no additions.

General Education Core Requirements

All IU Southeast Baccalaureate degrees require 30 credit hours of General Education Core coursework. Students must select a course(s) to satisfy each category listed below. View the list of courses that satisfy the General Education Core requirements.

  • Information Literacy (1 credit)
  • Written Communications I (3 credits)
  • Written Communications II (3 credits)
  • Oral Communications (3 credits)
  • Quantitative Reasoning (3 credits)
  • Ethical Reasoning/Diversity (3 credits)
  • Natural Sciences (one lecture – 3 credits, one lab – 2 credits)
  • Arts/Humanities(3 credits)
  • Social Science(3 credits)
  • General Education Additional Requirement (Art, Humanities, or Social Science) (3 credits)

Please note that several courses required for your Major may “double dip” with the general education core courses.

View a list of current course offerings.

Bachelor of Arts Distribution Requirements

In addition to the requirements stated in the General Education Core, students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree must complete the following BA Distribution Requirements. There is no limit to the number of hours a student may take in any one discipline. In some rare instances, it is possible to "double dip" BA Distribution courses with some General Education Core courses and major courses. When "double dipping," the minimum grade required is the higher of the two. The additional distribution requirements are as follows:

  • Additional Ethical Reasoning/Diversity
    In addition to the three credit hours required for the campus general education Ethical Reasoning/Diversity requirement, choose one additional course for a minimum total of 6 credit hours in the Ethical Reasoning/Diversity. One course must be in Ethical Reasoning and one course must be in Diversity. (May not "double dip" with the General Education Core Ethical Reasoning/Diversity Requirement, the BA Distribution Historical Investigation Requirement, or the BA Distribution Social & Behavioral Science Requirement.)
  • Additional Natural Science
    In addition to the five credit hours (lecture + lab) required for the campus general education Natural Science requirement, choose one additional course for a minimum total of 8 credit hours in the natural sciences. One course must be in the life sciences and one course must be in the physical sciences.
  • Additional Social Science
    In addition to the three credit hours required for the campus general education Social Science requirement, choose one additional course in any discipline for a minimum total of 6 credit hours in the social/behavioral sciences. (May not "double dip" with General Education Core Social & Behavioral Science or the BA Distribution Historical Investigation requirement.)
  • Historical Investigation
    Two courses in Historical Investigation. (May not “double dip” with the additional Social & Behavioral Science for the BA Distribution requirements.)
  • Foreign Language
    All BA degree candidates must satisfactorily complete (D- or higher) four semesters of a single foreign language, or they must earn an achievement examination or placement test score sufficient for placement in foreign language classes at the 300 level or above.

Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics Requirements

In addition to the requirements listed in this bulletin in the sections "General Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees at IU Southeast" and "General Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree," the student must take Mathematics M 215, M 216, M 303, M 311, M 360, M 391, one additional mathematics course at the 300 level (excluding K 300), the sequence of M 403-M 404 or the sequence of M 413-M 414, and computer science C 201. The requirement for research writing is completed by taking English W 234 and Mathematics M 380 or M 436. No mathematics course below the 200 level may be counted toward the major subject area. These requirements are a minimum; those students who are planning graduate study in mathematics are strongly encouraged to take both of the sequences M 403-M 404 and M 413-M 414. In addition, it is strongly recommended that the candidate take electives in areas related to mathematics. Depending on interests and goals, the candidate may choose these from other mathematics offerings; from computer science offerings such as C 251; from physics offerings such as P 221-P 222; from chemistry offerings such as C 105-C 106; or from various education courses leading to certification.

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