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Requirements for the Mathematics Major

Corequisite for Major
  • Computer Science 235 

Core Requirements 

  • Mathematics 181 (Calculus I)
  • Mathematics 182 (Calculus II)
  • Mathematics 210 (Multivariable Calculus)
  • Mathematics 220 (Linear Algebra)
  • Mathematics 260 (Introduction to Mathematical Proof)

Electives 

A students must complete six mathematics courses numbered 200 or higher. At least three of these must be numbered 400 or higher.

Requirements for the Mathematics Major with a Concentration in Applied Mathematics

Students seeking to complete a concentration in Applied Mathematics should consult with the Coordinator of the Concentration in Applied Mathematics (Dr. Charlotte Knotts-Zides).

Corequisite for Major 

  • Computer Science 235 

Core Requirements 

  • Mathematics 181 (Calculus I)
  • Mathematics 182 (Calculus II)
  • Mathematics 201 (Modeling and Simulation for the Sciences) or Mathematics 320 (Mathematical Modeling)
  • Mathematics 210 (Multivariable Calculus)
  • Mathematics 220 (Linear Algebra)
  • Mathematics 240 (Differential Equations)
  • Mathematics 260 (Introduction to Mathematical Proof)

Electives 

A student must complete two mathematics courses numbered 200 or higher.

Upper Level Electives 

A student must complete three of the following: Mathematics 330 (Numerical Methods), Mathematics 421 (Probability and Statistics), Mathematics 422 (Probability and Statistics), Mathematics 441 (Mathematical Analysis), Mathematics 442 (Mathematical Analysis), Mathematics 445 (Advanced Differential Equations) or other courses numbered 400 or higher and approved by the Coordinator of the Major.

Research 

With prior approval of the Coordinator of the Major, each students must complete a summer research project, a semester of independent research, or an honors course.

Area of Application 

Each student must choose an area of application and complete two or three courses approved by the coordinator of the major in that area. Possible areas include: Accounting, Finance, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Environmental Studies, Philosophy, Physics and Psychology.

The total number of semester hours in the major is 36-39. The total does not include the hours for the corequisite and the area of application. 

Requirements for the Mathematics Major with a Concentration in Pure Mathematics

Students seeking to complete a concentration in Pure Mathematics should consult with the Coordinator of the Concentration in Pure Mathematics (Dr. Matt Cathey).

Corequisite for Major 

  • Computer Science 235

Core Requirements 

  • Mathematics 181 (Calculus I)
  • Mathematics 182 (Calculus II)
  • Mathematics 210 (Multivariable Calculus)
  • Mathematics 220 (Linear Algebra)
  • Mathematics 260 (Introduction to Mathematical Proof)

Electives 

Two applied mathematics courses from the following: MATH 201, 240, 320, 330, 421, 422, or other courses approved by the coordinator of the major. One pure mathematics course numbered 200 or higher and approved by the coordinator of the major.

Upper Level Block 

A student must complete three of the following: Mathematics 431 (Abstract Algebra), Mathematics 432 (Abstract Algebra), Mathematics 441 (Mathematical Analysis), or Mathematics 442 (Mathematical Analysis).

Upper Level Elective 

A student must complete one course of the following: Mathematics 410 (Geometry), Mathematics 432 (Abstract Algebra), Mathematics 442 (Mathematical Analysis), or other courses numbered 400 or higher and approved by the Coordinator of the Major. 

Research 

With prior approval of the Coordinator of the Major, each students must complete a summer research project, a semester of independent research, or an honors course.

The total number of semester hours in the major is 36-39. This total does not include the corequisite. 

Requirements for the Mathematics Major for Students in the Teacher Education Program

Corequisite for Major 

  • Computer Science 235 (Programming and Problem Solving)

Core Requirements 

  • Math 140 (Statistics)
  • Math 181 (Calculus 1)
  • Math 182 (Calculus 2)
  • Math 220 (Linear Algebra)
  • Math 235 (Discrete Mathematical Models)
  • Math 260 (Introduction to Mathematical Proof)
  • Math 310 (History of Mathematics)
  • Math 410 (Geometry)
  • Math 431 (Abstract Algebra)

Electives 

 One course from the following: MATH 210, 240 or 320. One additional MATH course numbered 200 or higher

Students in the Teacher Education Program who are seeking to complete licensure requirements to teach mathematics should refer to the Teacher Education Handbook and consult with the Chairs of the Mathematics and Education Departments to develop plans for meeting all requirements. 

Requirements for the Mathematics Minor

Mathematics 181, 182, and four additional Mathematics courses numbered above 200.