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Mathematics Major

Requirements for Mathematics Major

Required Courses:

  • MATH - 109 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
  • MATH - 110 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
  • MATH - 211 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III
  • MATH - 230 Linear Algebra
  • MATH - 235 Introduction to Formal Methods

Mathematics elective courses:

One course in applied mathematics, chosen from:
  • MATH - 340 Differential Equations
  • MATH - 345 Mathematical Modeling
  • MATH - 370 Probability and Statistics
  • MATH - 422 Combinatorics
One course in classical mathematics, chosen from:
  • MATH - 301 Problem-Solving Seminar
  • MATH - 310 History of Mathematics
  • MATH - 314 Mathematical Circles (SL)
  • MATH - 355 Complex Analysis
  • MATH - 367 Number Theory
  • MATH - 380 Foundations of Geometry
  • MATH - 482 Differential Geometry
  • MATH - 485 Topology
One of
  • MATH - 435 Modern Algebra
  • MATH - 453 Real Analysis
Three additional mathematics courses numbered 300 or higher.

With prior approval of the Mathematics Department, two of these may be courses having significant mathematical content from other departments.

  • All Math Majors must take Math 350 two times.
A computational course: One of
  • CS - 110 Introduction to Computer Science I
  • PHYS - 301 Computational Physics
Completion of the Core Curriculum.

Please note the following recommendations:

  • The department strongly recommends taking Physics 110-210.
  • Math majors whose native language is English must complete a foreign language requirement, either by completing the second semester of a foreign language course or by achieving a passing score on a language placement test.
  • Note that 128 credits are required for graduation.

Learning Goals/Outcomes for the B.S. in Mathematics

Students will be able to:

  • think logically and analyze information critically in a mathematical setting.
  • reformulate and solve problems in an abstract framework.
  • express mathematical results verbally, working individually and in collaborative groups.
  • use appropriate technology to facilitate an understanding of mathematical concepts, but without substituting technology for mathematical thought. 

 

Mathematics Honors Major

Requirements

A Mathematics Honors Major must satisfy all the requirements for a Mathematics Major. She or he must also satisfy the following requirements:

  • Two (2) additional upper division courses, including at least one 400-level course, and
  • PHYS - 110 General Physics I
  • PHYS - 210 General Physics II