BA in Mathematics

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree program in Mathematics prepares adults for career change, advancement or graduate education, while providing personal enrichment.  The program enables students with a basic mathematical background to further utilize their skills in the advanced study of mathematics and develop a broad general knowledge of the traditional liberal arts disciplines.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate mastery of core competencies in algebra, analysis and applied mathematics
  • Develop and write mathematical proofs
  • Explain and demonstrate problem solving using mathematical concepts

BA in Mathematics Credit Distribution

Subject Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 60
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • English Composition I (ENC-101)
  • English Composition II (ENC-102)
  • College-Level Math Course
  • Electives in Intellectual and Practical Skills
B. Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World 18
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • Natural Sciences
  • Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences or Interdisciplinary
    (6 credits in General Physics I and II are required)
C. Personal and Social Responsibility 9
  • Diversity/Global Literacy
  • Responsible Ethical Leadership
  • Other Ethics or Diversity Course
D. General Education Electives 18
II. Area of Study: Mathematics 33
A. Required Courses 15
  • Calculus I (Differential Calculus)
  • Calculus II (Integral Calculus)
  • Calculus III (Multivariate Calculus)
  • Linear Algebra (calculus-based) (prerequisite of calculus in description)
  • Probability/Statistics
B. Capstone 3
  • LIB-495 Liberal Arts Capstone
C. Mathematics Electives*
  • Abstract Algebra
  • Advanced Calculus
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Calculus IV (Differential Equations)
  • Complex Variables
  • Cryptography and Cryptanalysis
  • Geometry (prerequisite of calculus or more advanced math)
  • Graph Theory
  • History of Mathematics
  • Mathematical Logic
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Matrix Algebra
  • Modern Algebra
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Non-Parametric Statistics
  • Number Theory
  • Projective Geometry
  • Sampling Theory
  • Topology
D. Requirements  
  • Courses transferred to Thomas Edison State College are equated to the following levels: 100, 200, 300 or 400. A minimum of 18 credits equating to 300 or 400 are required.
III. Free Electives 27
Total 120


*This list is a guide. Other math courses may be appropriate for this area of study.

Note: The following courses are examples of the types of mathematics courses that CANNOT be used in the mathematics area of study: college algebra, finite math, precalculus, trigonometry. These courses are not advanced level mathematics courses.


Transfer Your Credit

Have you attended college before? If so, you may be able to transfer credits earned at other regionally accredited colleges or universities. The College also offers a variety of other ways to earn credit - all designed around the needs of adult learners, like you.

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