Pure Mathematics Emphasis

Bachelor of Arts
  • Students taking notes in class with laptops and notebooks

The pure mathematics emphasis has greater focus on the theoretical foundations of advanced mathematics and includes higher-level courses which are more appropriate preparation for post-graduate studies in mathematics or related areas of study. This emphasis may also be appropriate if you are interested in preparatory studies for teaching mathematics at the college level.

Course listing

In addition to the core requirements for the B.A. in Mathematics, each emphasis requires its own core and elective courses (see below for course listing).

Required Advance Courses (6 Units)

Select two of the following

MATH 331Abstract Algebra II3
MATH 362Mathematical Statistics3
MATH 421Real Analysis II3
MATH 477Independent Research in Mathematics1-3
  • 477 may be repeated for credit

Electives (6 Units)

Select two of the following

MATH 320Principles of Geometry3
MATH 325Introduction to Topology3
MATH 340Number Theory3
MATH 345Numerical Analysis3
MATH 357Operations Research3
MATH 365Differential Equations3
MATH 370Discrete Mathematics3
MATH 375Introduction to Game Theory3
MATH 415Advanced Applied Mathematics3
MATH 480History of Mathematics3
  • Computer science courses (advisor approval required)

Program director

Shawn Wirts, Ph.D.
Shawn Wirts, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Program Director, Mathematics B.A.


Ron Pratt, Ph.D.
Ron Pratt, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Program Director, Applied Mathematics B.S.

Manjula Peter Joseph, Ph.D.
Manjula Peter Joseph, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Mathematics Education