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Points of Distinction

  • Many and varied positive job market outcomes
  • Excellent graduate school preparation
  • Excellent preparation for secondary school teaching
  • Major/minor readily combines with others such as Computer Science, Physics, Music, Art, and Philosophy
  • Student input into decisions about course offerings

The Mathematics Major

The major in mathematics consists of at least eleven courses, four semesters of a 1-credit math seminar, and a senior capstone experience. In addition to all foundational courses, each major must take a computing course, a theory course, and three electives, at least one of which must be a MAT course.

  • Students successfully completing an approved extended course of study in an engineering program may complete only two electives, at least one of which is a MAT course.
  • Students intending to pursue graduate work should take both theory courses.

 Foundational Courses (take all of these)

MAT 109 Statistical Inference and Data Analysis
MAT 111 Differential Calculus (or Stretch Differential Calculus sequence, MAT 107-108)
MAT 112 Integral Calculus
MAT 210 Multivariable Calculus
MAT/CSI 240 Discrete Mathematics
MAT 280 Linear Algebra

Computing Course (take one of these)

CSI 201 Computer Science 1
PHY/CSI 252 Scientific Modeling and Data Analysis

Theory Courses (take one of these)

MAT 410 Abstract Algebra
MAT 470 Real Analysis I

Electives (take three of these)

MAT 230 Foundations of Geometry
MAT 310 Differential Equations
MAT 320 Probability 
MAT 330 Complex Analysis
MAT 340 Numerical Analysis
MAT 350 Theory of Numbers
MAT 480 Real Analysis II
MAT 294, 394, 494 Special Topics in Modern Mathematics 
CHE 305 Chemical Thermodynamics and Chemical Dynamics
CHE 306 Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy
CSI 350 Theory of Computation
CSI 370 Design and Analysis of Algorithms
PHY 321 Classical Mechanics
PHY 324 Electricity and Magnetism
PHY 322 Quantum Physics
ECN 320 Econometrics


The Mathematics Minor

The minor in mathematics consists of at least seven courses. Students take all foundational courses listed above (with the exception of Statistical Inference and Data Analysis), one theory course, and one elective.

More Information

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Senior Capstone Experience