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Mathematics Program Requirements

The major in mathematics may lead to either the B.A. or the B.S. degree. For the B.S. degree, there are two different options: mathematics or actuarial mathematics.

Note: The department administers mathematics skills assessments in MATH 111C, 112C, 114C, 119C, 120C, 122C, and 130C. For information, visit the Math Skills Assessment page.

B.S. in Mathematics

For students majoring in mathematics, all courses that may be applied to the major requirements are included in the determination of the grade point average in the major.

Requirements

The number of credits for each course is designated in parentheses after the course title.

Mathematics Modeling Courses - 18 credits

  • MATH 120C - P4 Calculus I (4)
  • MATH 122C - P4 Calculus II (4)
  • MATH 221C - Calculus III (4)
  • MATH 222 - SQ Introduction to Dynamical Systems (3)
  • MATH 301 - Mathematical Statistics I (3)

Mathematics Reasoning and Proof Courses - 12 credits

  • MATH 200C - Discrete Structures (3)
  • MATH 232 - Linear Algebra (3)
  • MATH 325 - Abstract Algebra (3)
  • MATH 421 - Principles of Real Analysis I (3)

Mathematics as a Profession Courses - 3 credits

  • MATH 201 - Sophomore Mathematics Seminar (1)
  • MATH 300 - Junior Mathematics Seminar (1)
  • MATH 401 - Senior Mathematics Seminar (1)

Mathematics Elective - 3 credits

  • ONE MATH course at or beyond the 300 level

Computational Mathematics Courses - 6 credits

  • MATH 391 - Numerical Analysis I (3)
  • Choose ONE programming course from the following:
    • CSCI 161 - Foundations of Computer Science I (3)
    • DIGC 158 - P4 Introduction to Computational Media (3)
    • STAT 275 - Statistical Computing (3)

Mathematics/Actuarial Mathematics Option - 18-19 credits

  • Choose ONE option:
    • Actuarial Mathematics Option (19 credits):
      MATH 302, 410, 460 (1 credit), 461; STAT 210; ECON 106; plus either MATH 480 Capstone or STAT 490 Internship
    • Mathematics Option (18 credits):
      FIVE additional 3-credit MATH courses at or beyond the 300 level, plus MATH 480 Capstone

Total: 60-61 credits


B.A. in Mathematics

For students majoring in mathematics, all courses that may be applied to the major requirements are included in the determination of the grade point average in the major.

Requirements

The number of credits for each course is designated in parentheses after the course title.

Note: The requirements for the mathematics major are more specific for students who are also majoring in inclusive adolescence education. Please refer to these specific course requirements below.

Mathematics Modeling Courses - 18 credits

  • MATH 120C - P4 Calculus I (4)
  • MATH 122C - P4 Calculus II (4)
  • MATH 221C - Calculus III (4)
  • MATH 222 - SQ Introduction to Dynamical Systems (3)
  • MATH 301 - Mathematical Statistics I (3)

Mathematics Reasoning and Proof Courses - 12 credits

  • MATH 200C - Discrete Structures (3)
  • MATH 232 - Linear Algebra (3)
  • MATH 325 - Abstract Algebra (3)
  • MATH 421 - Principles of Real Analysis I (3)

Mathematics as a Profession Courses - 6 credits

  • MATH 201 - Sophomore Mathematics Seminar (1)
  • MATH 300 - Junior Mathematics Seminar (1)
  • MATH 401 - Senior Mathematics Seminar (1)
  • MATH 480 - Mathematics Capstone

Mathematics Electives - 6 credits

  • TWO MATH courses at or beyond the 300 level

Total: 42 credits


Inclusive Adolescence Education Dual Major

Students Seeking Adolescence Teaching Certification in Mathematics

Students pursuing teaching certification are advised to complete the B.S. inclusive adolescence education major and the B.A. requirements in mathematics, as well as the following specific requirements:

  • Inclusive adolescence education students are not required to take MATH 480, but may instead substitute MATH 470.
  • Inclusive adolescence education students must take MATH 417 as one of their two required 300+ level electives.
  • Inclusive adolescence education major (46)
  • The major includes education courses, field experiences, and student teaching, as well as courses for certification in students with disabilities (7-12) and middle school extension in the content area (5–6). See Inclusive Adolescence Education for details. It is strongly recommended that students double-majoring in inclusive adolescence education and mathematics also take PHYS 131C and CSCI 161.

Minor in Mathematics

A grade point average of 2.00 is required for all courses taken in residence that may be applied to the minor.

Requirements

The number of credits for each course is designated in parentheses after the course title.

  • MATH 120C - P4 Calculus I (4)
  • MATH 122C - P4 Calculus II (4)
  • FOUR 3–or–4 credit courses chosen from:
    MATH at or beyond the 200 level (at least two of the MATH courses must be at or beyond the 300 level) (12-13)

Total: 20-21 credits

Note: The department administers mathematics skills assessments in MATH 111C, 112C, 114C, 119C, 120C, 122C, and 130C.


Note: The information here is provided for informational purposes only. For exact requirements as well as course descriptions, visit the Undergraduate Catalog.