The Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics is for a student who likes to be challenged; enjoys solving puzzles; has other interests and talents outside of math; desires flexibility and choice in major requirements; has strong analytical skills and wants to develop them further; and wants to keep options open for a variety of career fields.
Students choosing this major should carefully consider the different types of courses available and how different areas of math may complement her/his interests and goals. Math B.A. majors take courses in at least two areas (see "coursework" below). Math B.A. majors gain general analytical and problem-solving skills that are both useful and marketable. They also gain a broad perspective of the power and beauty of mathematics.