​Mathematics Major​​

This option allows you the flexibility either to specialize (in applied mathematics for example or to acquire a broad background in mathematics by selecting from various areas of mathematics such as linear algebra, abstract algebra, analysis, applied mathematics, history of mathematics, number theory, topology, and probability & statistics.


Description Consists of at least 44 credits:

​1. Collateral Natural Science Requirements (required but not part of                 
    the 44 credits mentioned above):​
a. Take at least 12 credits of Natural Science Courses from the General 
    Education Program list, including i) PHYS 150, or ii) PHYS 203 and 204
b. Or, complete a major or minor in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, 
    Paper Science or Physics

2. Mathematics Foundation Courses (20 credits): Math 120, 121, 213, 222, 300. 
    We recommend that you complete 213 and 300 before you enroll in any courses 
    numbered above 300. Note: Math 300 includes written communication in the 
    major objectives.

3. Depth (6 credits): Complete one of the following:
a. Algebra: Two courses from Math 330, 331, 332
b. Analysis: Two courses from Math 323, 324, 327
c. Operations Research: Math 310 and 315
d. Probability and Statistics: Math 356 and 357

4. Core (an additional 6 credits): Take two courses from Math 323, 324, 327, 
    330, 331, or 332

5. Breadth Electives (at least 9 additional credits):
a. (6 credits) Take two courses from Math 305, 310, 315, 320, 323, 324, 
    327, 330, 331, 332, 335, 356, 357, 367, 372.
b. (3 or 4 credits): Take one additional course from 5a or 3-4 credits 
    from 390, 395 or 499

6. Capstone Experience (3 credits): Take either Math 380 or 381 or capstone 
    experience approved by the chair. Note: Math 380 and 381 include oral 
    communication in the major objectives.


To have the Mathematics Major approved for graduation, you must have a minimum grade point average of 2.00 in the courses you select to satisfy the requirements of the major. In addition, you must achieve a grade of C or better in at least 18 credits in required courses numbered 300 or above. These standards apply regardless of a declaration of academic bankruptcy. The department chair may allow exceptions on a conditional basis.

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