Mathematics, B.S.


The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics provides a solid foundation in mathematics. In addition to taking the core and interdisciplinary courses, students will also take part in a seminar dedicated to undergraduate research during their last two years. After obtaining the degree, students will have opportunities in secondary education, graduate studies and direct entry into the job market. Each student will be advised by faculty to achieve a specific program tailored for the student’s goals. Additional information may be found at

Admission Requirements

Applicants will be considered for full admission to the BS program with a GPA of 2.00 or better and after completion of the following with a grade of C (2.00) or better:

MATH S151*College Algebra for Calculus (or higher)4
WRTG S111*Writing Across Contexts3

Candidates must complete the General Education Requirements (GER), the Alaska Native Knowledge Graduation Requirement, as well as the specific program requirements listed below for a minimum of 120 credit hours. Courses in a degree program may be counted only once. Courses used to fulfill the major requirements cannot be used to fulfill the GER. The degree must include 42 upper division (300 or above) credits, 24 of which must be completed at UAS.

Minimum Credit Hours 120
General Education Requirements 35
Alaska Native Knowledge Graduation Requirement 3
Major Requirements 43
Electives/Minor 42
General Education Requirements
Complete all General Education Requirements. Must include both PHYS S123 and PHYS S124, or both PHYS S211 and PHYS S212.35
Major Requirements
MATH S251*Calculus I4
MATH S252*Calculus II4
MATH S253*Calculus III4
MATH S265Introduction to Mathematical Proofs3
MATH S302Differential Equations3
MATH S314Linear Algebra3
MATH S392Junior Seminar 12
MATH S401Introduction to Real Analysis3
MATH S405Abstract Algebra3
MATH S492Senior Seminar 1, 22
STAT S200*Elementary Statistics3
Select nine credits from the following: 49
Complex Variables
History of Mathematics
Mathematical Modeling
Probability and Statistics 3
Statistical Computing with R
Regression and Analysis of Variance
Credits applied here must include upper division courses as needed. Students are strongly encouraged to choose from one or more of the following options: Study further topics in the mathematical sciences; explore interdisciplinary applications of mathematics to the sciences, social sciences, or business; take courses in preparation for graduate programs in teacher education; earn minors in one or more additional disciplines; or earn a double major in Mathematics and one of Biology, Marine Biology, Environmental Science, or Environmental Resources.
Total Credits120

Two semesters of MATH S392 and two semesters of MATH S492 are required.


As part of the Senior Seminar, all majors are required to complete an advisor approved undergraduate research capstone project that involves the submission of a paper and an oral presentation of the paper.


STAT S373 may be substituted for STAT S200 or used as a MATH/STAT elective, but not both.


Other advisor approved upper division mathematics or statistics may be used.

  1. Demonstrate competency in core subject content.
  2. Demonstrate skills in analysis, application, and technology utilization.
  3. Demonstrate skills in the comprehension and communication of mathematical ideas.
  4. Demonstrate professionalism and independence.