Mathematics Major/Minor

Requirements for the Major in Mathematics:

Students majoring in mathematics are required to complete the following core courses:

  • Calculus and Analytic Geometry I, MATH 141A or Integrated Precalculus/Calculus, 139A,B, (4 or 7 credits)
  • Calculus and Analytic Geometry II, MATH 141B (4 credits)
  • Calculus and Analytic Geometry III, MATH 241 (4 credits)
  • Elementary Linear Algebra/Differential Equations, MATH 242 (3 credits)
  • Abstract Thinking, MATH 280 (3 credits)
  • Linear Algebra, MATH 380 (3 credits)
  • Senior Seminar, MATH 491A, B (4 credits)

Note: Students who plan to enter a graduate program in mathematics should take more than the minimum number of mathematics courses; these students should work closely with a faculty advisor from the Department of Mathematics to choose appropriate additional mathematics courses.

In addition to the core courses, this option requires six additional mathematics courses, five of which must be at the 300 level or higher. These seven courses must include at least one course from each of groups A, B, and C below. And, at least two of the six courses must also come from the Abstract Courses listed below A, B and C.

Group A. Analysis and Geometry Courses (at least one):
Advanced Geometry, MATH 320 (3 credits)
Complex Variables, MATH 344 (3 credits)
Point Set Topology, MATH 360 (3 credits)
Introduction to Analysis I, MATH 440A (3 credits)
Introduction to Analysis II, MATH 440B (3 credits)

Group B. Algebra and Discrete Mathematics Courses (at least one):
Discrete Mathematics, MATH 220 (3 credits)
Number Theory, MATH 305 (3 credits)
Modern Algebra I, MATH 480A (3 credits)
Modern Algebra II, MATH 480B (3 credits)

Group C. Applied Mathematics Courses (at least one):
Probability and Statistics, MATH 315 (3 credits)
Differential Equations I, MATH 345A (3 credits)
Differential Equations II, MATH 345B (3 credits)
Numerical Analysis, MATH 350 (3 credits)
Mathematical Modeling, MATH 354 (3 credits)
Quantum Mechanics, PHYS 350 (3 credits)
Modern Algebra II, MATH 480B (3 credits)
or another upper-division mathematics course or an upper-division course in another department. This course must be for at least 3 credits, involve an application of mathematics to another field, and be approved by the mathematics department faculty.

In addition, at least two of these six courses beyond the Core Courses must be on the following list of Abstract Courses:

Advanced Geometry, MATH 320 (3 credits)
Point Set Topology, MATH 360 (3 credits)
Introduction to Analysis I, MATH 440A (3 credits)
Introduction to Analysis II, MATH 440B (3 credits)
Modern Algebra I, MATH 480A (3 credits)
Modern Algebra II, MATH 480B (3 credits)


Requirements for the Minor in Mathematics

A minor in mathematics requires 20-23 credits, including the following:

Calculus and Analytic Geometry I, MATH 141A or Integrated Precalculus/Calculus, 139A,B, (4 or 7 credits)
Calculus and Analytic Geometry II, MATH 141B (4 credits)
Abstract Thinking, MATH 280 (3 credits)
Elementary Linear Algebra/Differential Equations, MATH 242 (3 credits)

And 6 credits of upper-division mathematics courses (300-level or higher).

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