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Major in Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science has specified that the science requirement of the core curriculum is fulfilled by taking Physics 31 and 32 (formerly 4 and 5) (and the corresponding labs). Students with a special interest in the application of mathematics in the social sciences or economics may substitute ECON 170 or 173 for PHYS 32. Students planning to teach in secondary schools may substitute, with approval of the department chair, PHYS 11 and 12 for PHYS 31 and 32.

Departmental Requirements for a Major in Mathematics
Lower Division Courses
  • MATH 11, 12, 13, 14 (formerly numbered 21 before Fall 2009) (Calculus I - IV)
  • MATH 22 (Differential Equations) or MATH 23 (Series and Differential Equations). MATH 23 is strongly preferred. Students taking MATH 23 should notify the Chair of Mathematics and Computer Science after taking it and give their student ID numbers.
  • MATH 51 (Discrete Math)
  • MATH 52 (Abstract Algebra)
  • MATH 53 (Linear Algebra)
  • CSCI 10 (Intro to Computer Science) or demonstrated proficiency in computer programming.
Upper Division Courses

A student majoring in mathematics must take seven upper-division courses selected from those in mathematics (i.e., courses with a MATH label) or in computer science (i.e., courses with a CSCI label), including the following:

  • MATH 102 (Adv. Calc.), 105 (Complex Var.), or 153 (Real Var.)
  • MATH 103 (Adv. Lin. Alg) or 111 (Abs. Alg. I)
  • a course in geometry (MATH 101, 113, or 174) or in discrete mathematics (MATH 176 or 177) or in applied mathematics (MATH 122, 125, 144, 155, 165, 166).

 

For students entering in Fall 2016 and afterwards, a sample four-year curriculum for a Mathematics Major (incorporating the 2016 core curriculum) can be found here: Math Sample Curriculum 2016

 
Departmental Requirements for a Major in Mathematics
with an Emphasis in Applied Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers a program providing an emphasis in applied mathematics for students who wish to prepare themselves for (1) careers in industry, or (2) graduate work in applied mathematics. The choice of program requirements was made in consultation with past graduates who have indicated the theoretical and technical needs for success "on the job."

Participation in the program is noted on the student's transcript.

All students in the program must complete the University and College of Arts and Sciences requirements for a B.S. in Mathematics, and in particular:

  1. MATH 102, 122, 123, 166
  2. Two courses from the following: MATH 125, 144, 155, 165, 178, CSCI 164, or an approved alternative.
 
Departmental Requirements for a Major in Mathematics
with an Emphasis in Financial Mathematics

Complete the requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics with the following specifications and additions:

  • MATH 102, 122, 123, 125, 144, 166
  • BUSN 70
  • ACTG 11, 12
  • FNCE 121, 124
Departmental Requirements for a Major in Mathematics
with an Emphasis in Mathematical Economics

Complete the requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics with the following specifications and additions:

  • MATH 102, 122, 123, 166
  • ECON 113
  • Three courses from MATH 125, ECON 170-174
Departmental Requirements for a Major in Mathematics
with an Emphasis in Mathematics Education

Complete the requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics with the following specifications and additions:

  • MATH 101, 102, 111, 122, 123 (or 8), 170, 175 (or 178)
  • EDUC 198B
  • Students are strongly recommended to complete the Urban Education minor.
Departmental Requirements for a Major in Mathematics
with an Emphasis in Data Science

Complete the requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics with the following specifications and additions:

  • MATH 122, 123
  • CSCI 10, 60, 61, 183
  • CSCI 184 or COEN 178 and 178L
  • Two courses from CSCI 163, 164; CSCI/MATH 165, 166; COEN 166, 169; ECON 174
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