B.A./M.A. in Math Program

Contact Person:
Joel Foisy, Chair
223 MacVicar, (315) 267-2084, foisyjs@potsdam.edu

It is possible in four years (without overloads) to complete a combined Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts program in mathematics.

Students who have been highly successful in MATH 340 Set Theory and Logic and MATH 375 Linear Algebra I during the fall semester of their sophomore year are considered as promising candidates for the B.A./M.A. program. The mathematics faculty will recommend these promising candidates to the chair of the Mathematics Department.

Interested candidates should consult with the Department of Mathematics faculty on the details of the program.

Required Courses:

In order to complete the four-year B.A./M.A. program in mathematics, all requirements for the B.A. degree and all requirements for the M.A. degree must be completed including the Masters Seminar.

Due to the necessity of constructing a mathematics curriculum that considers students’ readiness, maturity and other individual needs, it is vital for candidates to consult with the departmental chair.

Elective Courses:

Consult with departmental adviser.

Recommended Coursework Outside the Major:

Consult with departmental adviser.

Special Notes:

  1. Students normally enter the program at the beginning of the junior year. Some students who entered the College with advanced standing credits from high school have been admitted as early as the sophomore year.
  2. A student who completes the B.A./M.A. program, including a year of MATH 698 Seminar, shall be deemed to have completed the Honors Mathematics Program.

Admission Requirements:

  1. Be recommended by the Mathematics Department.
  2. Possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  3. Possess a minimum mathematics average of 3.25.
  4. Be admitted to the graduate school.
  5. Possess mathematical maturity and enjoy the study of mathematics (as ascertained by the mathematics faculty).