# Bachelor's degrees in mathematics

The University of Hawaii at Manoa offers work leading to the B.A. and B.S. degrees in Mathematics.

## Bachelor of Arts

**BA Requirements**:

Students must complete 21 credit hours in mathematics
courses numbered above 300, including:

- Math 321
- Math 480
- 3 credit hours in a writing-intensive mathematics course
- 6 credit hours in a sustained two-course sequence approved by the department
- 6 credit hours in courses numbered above 400
- 3 credit hours in a 400-level core course approved by the department

## Bachelor of Science

The B.S. program is designed to provide more intense specialization and emphasize the relationship of mathematics to the other scientific disciplines and to computer science. It is especially valuable for students who are interested in working in fields involving applications of mathematics.

**BS Requirements**:

A minimum of 39 credit hours is required. Students must complete 24 credit hours in mathematics courses numbered above 300 and 15 credit hours in additional upper division mathematics courses or appropriate non-introductory courses in the natural or information sciences, including:

- Math 321
- Math 480
- 6 credit hours in writing-intensive mathematics courses
- 6 credit hours in a sustained two-course sequence approved by the department
- 3 credit hours in a 400-level core course approved by the department

In addition, students must demonstrate the ability to program scientific problems on a computer by taking one of Math 190, Math 407, EE 160, ICS 111, or ICS 211 (Credits for ICS 211 or Math 407 may be included among the 15 additional credit hours.)

### Additional information for BA and BS mathematics majors

- The approved two-course sequences are Math 402-403, 407-408, 412-413, 414-416, 431-432, 454-455, and 471-472. Math 331-431 is an approved two-course sequence for BA majors only. Other two course sequences may be allowed on an individual basis if approved by the Associate Chair. The two courses must be closely related and numbered above 400. The sequence must be completed within one year, e.g., fall-spring or spring-fall or summer-spring.
- The approved core courses are Math 405, 411, 420, 421, 431, 443, 444, 454, 455, 471 and 475.
- Only two of Math 301, 371, and 373 may be counted toward major requirements. Only one of Math 307 and 311 may be counted toward major requirements.
- All required courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.
- A cumulative 2.0 GPA in
**all**completed upper division mathematics courses is required. - All mathematics majors are required to see a mathematics adviser each spring semester prior to fall registration. It is recommended that you see an adviser every semester.

### Appropriate non-introductory courses in the natural or information sciences

The following science courses may be included in the B.S. requirement of 15 hours in additional upper division mathematics courses or appropriate non-introductory courses in the natural or information sciences:

- Chemistry 272 and above
- ICS 211 and above
- Physics 274 and above
- Courses numbered
*300 and above*in:- Biology
- Bioengineering
- Botany
- Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Geology and Geophysics
- Mechanical Engineering
- Meteorology
- Microbiology
- Oceanography
- Zoology