Math Major GPA Requirements

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The Quality of Work requirement for completing the mathematics major program contains two GPA requirements. This page describes these requirements including which courses are considered when computing the gpa and which courses are not.

2.000 GPA in all MAJOR/SUBJECT courses

This gpa requirement uses every course a student takes which is taught by the math department or crosslisted with mathematics regardless of level or number. For option 2 (focused program) majors it will also include application courses offered outside of mathematics which are approved for that student's program. Note that even math courses which cannot be used to fulfill course requirements in student's major program will be used to compute this gpa. For example, Math 211 will not fulfill a major requirement, but if a student were to take that class it would be used to compute this GPA.

2.000 GPA on 15 UPPER LEVEL Major credits

Upper level major credits are any mathematics course (or crosslisted course) numbered above 306. For option 2 (focused program) majors it may include courses offered by other departments which were approved as part of that student's program (depending on which level the home department uses). Note that even math courses which cannot be used to fulfill course requirements in student's major program will be used to compute this gpa if it is numbered above 306 (for example, math 473).


Short FAQ

A student can use at most one of math 320, 340, 341, or 375 to fulfill major course requirements. If a student takes more than one of these, will it effect their GPA? Yes. All instances would be used in both gpa computations.

A student failed a course, can he retake it and improve his gpa? Yes. But both the F and the new grade will be used in the computation. For example, a student fails math 340 then takes it again and gets an A. In this case both classes taken together would be a 2.0 GPA in 6 credits.

A student passes a class (with a D or better). If she retakes the class can she improve her GPA? No. Only the initial instance of a passed class will be used in GPA computations. Note that it might still be a good idea to retake a class for future benefit, but as far as the gpa computations go it would be as if the class was never taken again.