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Degree Type: B.A. or B.S.
Minimum Degree Credits to Graduate: 120
University Degree Requirements
- Satisfactory completion of all requirements of the curriculum in which one is enrolled.
- Earn a minimum total of 120 credits in approved coursework. Some academic programs exceed this minimum.
- Satisfactory completion of the general education requirements as specified by the university.
- A minimum institutional GPA of 2.00 based on work taken at NDSU.
- At least 36 credits presented for graduation must be in courses numbered 300 or higher.
- Transfer Students: Must earn a minimum of 60 credits from a baccalaureate-degree granting or professional institution.
- Of these 60, at least 36 must be NDSU resident credits as defined in #7.
- Within the 36 resident credits, a minimum of 15 must be in courses numbered 300 or higher and 15 credits in the major field of study.
- At least 36 credits must be NDSU resident credits. Resident credits include credits registered and paid for at NDSU.
For complete information, please refer to the Degree and Graduation Requirements section of this Bulletin.
University General Education Requirements
|College Composition I|
|College Composition II|
|Fundamentals of Public Speaking|
Upper Division Writing †
|Quantitative Reasoning (R) †||3|
|Science and Technology (S) †||10|
|Humanities and Fine Arts (A) †||6|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences (B) †||6|
|Wellness (W) †||2|
|Cultural Diversity (D) *†|
|Global Perspectives (G) *†|
May be satisfied by completing courses in another General Education category.
General education courses may be used to satisfy requirements for both general education and the major, minor, and program emphases, where applicable. Students should carefully review major requirements to determine if specific courses can also satisfy these general education categories.
- A list of university approved general education courses and administrative policies are available here.
|Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree – An additional 12 credits Humanities and Social Sciences and proficiency at the second year level in a modern foreign language. *||12|
|Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree – An additional 6 credits in Humanities or Social Sciences *||6|
Humanities and Social Sciences may be fulfilled by any course having the following prefix: ADHM, ANTH, ARCH, ART, CJ, CLAS, COMM, ECON, ENGL, FREN, GEOG, GERM, HDFS, HIST, LA, LANG, MUSC, PHIL, POLS, PSYC, RELS, SOC, SPAN, THEA, WGS, or any course from the approved list of general education courses in humanities and social sciences (general education categories A and B). These credits must come from outside the department of the student’s major.
A grade of ‘C’ or better is required in all MATH prefix courses.
|Mathematics Major Requirements|
|MATH 129||Basic Linear Algebra||3|
|MATH 165||Calculus I (includes)||4|
|MATH 166||Calculus II||4|
|MATH 265||Calculus III||4|
|MATH 266||Introduction to Differential Equations||3|
|MATH 270||Introduction to Abstract Mathematics||3|
|MATH 329||Intermediate Linear Algebra||3|
|MATH 346||Metric Space Topology||3|
|MATH 420||Abstract Algebra I||3|
|MATH 450||Real Analysis I||3|
|MATH 452||Complex Analysis||3|
|MATH 483||Partial Differential Equations||3|
|MATH prefix courses numbered 300 or higher, not including those listed above.|
|Related Required Courses||15|
|A minor or second major in any other program or 15 credits of coursework that includes at least two 300-level (or higher) courses in another discipline.|
- Except for courses offered only as pass/fail grading, no course may be taken Pass/Fail.
Required Credits: 20-21
|MATH 165||Calculus I||4|
|MATH 166||Calculus II||4|
|MATH 265||Calculus III||3-4|
|or MATH 266||Introduction to Differential Equations|
|Mathematics Concentration: Select one from the following:||3|
|Introduction to Abstract Mathematics|
|Intermediate Linear Algebra|
|Metric Space Topology|
|MATH Prefix Electives||6|
|Electives must be MATH courses numbered 266 or higher (only one of the above may be used here: MATH 266, 270, 329, 346).|
Minor Requirements and Notes
- A minimum of 8 credits must be taken at NDSU.
- A grade of ‘C’ or better is required in all courses used toward this minor.