Overview of Undergraduate Mathematics Degrees

The Math Department offers several degree options for students.  Students may earn either a BA or a BS degree by completing one of three programs: Program A (for students who plan to work in industry or government or to pursue graduate study in mathematics); Program B (for students seeking certification for secondary teaching); or Program C (mathematics with specialization in a math-related area). 

A BA. degree typically requires eleven (11) courses, and a BS degree usually requires thirteen (13) courses. Each program in the major has a core of several required courses, followed by choices for electives.  Majors who are in the Honors Program may graduate with honors in mathematics if they satisfy additional requirements.

Earning a degree in Mathematics involves meeting the math course requirements in addition to the department’s rules and those of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.  More information about CLAS regulations can be found in the University of Iowa College Catalog.

Students may also complete a minor in mathematics by completing a minimum of fifteen (15) credit hours.  Additional details, including courses requirements, are on the Minor page.

The Department of Mathematics is part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS), so mathematics majors need to meet CLAS requirements as spelled out in the University Catalog.