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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics (Day)

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Mathematics is essential in today’s quantitative and data-driven society. This program develops in its students the computational and reasoning skills needed to be a leader, researcher, and decision-maker in business, government, science, and technology. At the same time, the program explores the beauty of mathematics which has drawn creative individuals to the field by its mysteries, patterns, and relationships. With small class sizes throughout the program, Rivier University students are individually challenged and supported as they develop their ability to solve a breadth of open-ended problems and discover the many career opportunities open to them.

A degree in mathematics demonstrates to future employers that the graduate is willing and prepared to face intellectual challenges and prepares students for careers in business, industry, insurance, research and development, and national security. It also gives an excellent foundation for post-graduate study in mathematics, computer science, atmospheric science, business, and law. Graduates interested in continuing their studies at Rivier University will find a smooth transition into the M.S in Computer Science, the M.A.T. in Mathematics, or the one-year Master of Business Administration.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students earning a B.A. in Mathematics should be able to:

  • Apply skills in using mathematical methods and techniques;
  • Use mathematical concepts, methods, functions, and models to solve real world problems and write mathematical proofs;
  • Communicate mathematical ideas in a clear and competent manner, orally and in writing;
  • Apply mathematical tools and principles in one’s chosen career.


Assessment methods include homework assignments, tests, class participation, oral and written presentations, individual and group projects, and dialogues with students. Students who complete the internship program are evaluated in a professional setting. 

Other Program Requirements

To complete the mathematics program successfully the student must obtain a C (2.0) average in their program of study. At most one mathematics course in which a student has received a D or D+ may count toward the degree. Students may repeat courses in which additional D and D+ grades are received, subject to department approval.

General Education Requirements (minimum 42 credits)

Major Requirements (49 credits)

General Electives (minimum 33 credits)

Degree Requirements (minimum 120 credits)

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