^{1}Not needed if 4 credit computing course is taken.
Consult the General Education website for General Education requirements.
Current UMass Lowell students should use their Advisement Report in SIS. If you need assistance, please contact your advisor. Course selections are subject to restrictions.
Mathematics Requirements
The following courses cannot be used as Electives:
No more than 60 Math credits can be counted toward the degree.
Computing Requirement
COMP.1010 (Computing I) or MATH.5760 (Statistical Programming Using SAS) or another computer programming class as approved by the Undergraduate Coordinator or Department Chair.
Writing Requirement
ENGL.2290 (Essay Writing for Non-English Majors). If a student has completed other courses with substantial writing requirements, he/she can petition to have that work satisfy the mathematics writing requirement.
General Education Electives (must include at least 6 courses)
3 in Arts & Humanities (AH) and 3 in Social Sciences (SS); one course must satisfy the Diversity (D) requirement and one the Ethics (E) requirement. No more than two courses from a single department can be used to satisfy these Gen. Ed. requirements. Math/Science Gen. Ed. requirements are fulfilled by the major’s courses.
The Teaching Option does not give students certification to teach mathematics.
The requirements for certification to teach vary from state to state. The licensure to teach mathematics usually involves three parts: a bachelor’s degree in mathematics or the equivalent, courses in education and state exams. Therefore, we strongly advise students considering a teaching career to see their departmental advisor and to contact the UML Graduate College of Education to obtain information on the credentialing requirements for many states, as well as information on the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL). The courses required in the Teacher Option prepare students to take and pass these exams.
Advice to Students
If you plan any deviations from this sample program of study, use an Academic Petition signed by the Mathematics Department Chair to receive written permission. Keep a copy of any signed Academic Petitions for your own files.
Bachelor of Science Requirements
A minimum of 74 credits and 20 courses from the Offerings of science and mathematics; four science lecture courses with co-requisite labs, including a two semester sequence in a department other than Mathematics—COMP.1010 (Computing I), COMP.1020 (Computing II), MATH.2310/2320 (Calculus III & Math Lab I) and MATH.2360 (Engineering Diff. Eqns) qualify. If you use math courses to fulfill lab science requirements, you will have to take additional science elective courses to satisfy the requirement of 74 science credits. The following courses CANNOT be used to fulfill science requirements: CHEM.1010, CHEM.1110, CHEM.1130, CHEM.1120, CHEM.1140, ATMO.1020, ATMO.1200, ATMO.1410, ENVI.1010, ENVI.1020, ENVI.1150, GEOL.1010, COMP.1110, COMP.1130, COMP.1140, COMP.1150, COMP.2110, PHYS.1210, PHYS.1210, RADI.1010, RADI.1020.
Restriction on off-campus study:
Last Updated: 10/17/2017