Major Requirements

The Department of Mathematics has major requirements as follows.

Mathematics Major Requirements

A total of 36 credits is required. 15 credits must be from the following mathematics courses:

  • Math 223 – Calculus III
  • Math 224 – Multivariable Calculus
  • Math 300 – Linear Algebra
  • Math 431 – Abstract Algebra I
  • Math 471 – Real Analysis I

an additional 3 credits from completion of one 400-level sequence via:

  • Math 432 – Abstract Algebra II, Math 442 – Topology II, or Math 472 – Real Analysis II

an additional 6 credits must be at the 400 level with at most 3 credits of Directed Study

an additional 9 credits must be at the 300 or 400 level with at most 3 credits of Directed Study

a remaining 3 credits may be selected from the following:

  • any mathematics course numbered 207 or above (except Math 499)
  • any computer science course numbered 220 or above (except Cpsc 302 and 499)
  • any physics course numbered 105 or above (except Phys 499)
  • Philosophy 306 – Advanced Logic

Electives

  • Math 207 – History of Mathematics
  • Math 280 – Statistical Methods
  • Math 312 – Differential Equations
  • Math 321 – Number Theory
  • Math 325 – Discrete Mathematics
  • Math 330 – Foundations of Advanced Mathematics
  • Math 351,352 – Numerical Analysis
  • Math 372 – Modern Geometry
  • Math 381,382 – Probability and Statistical Inference
  • Math 411 – Chaotic Dynamical Systems
  • Math 412 – Complex Variables
  • Math 432 – Abstract Algebra II
  • Math 441/2 – Topology I and II
  • Math 472 – Real Analysis II
  • Math 481 – Theory of Interest
  • Math 491/2 – Directed Study

Possible Schedule for Mathematics Majors

Freshman

  • Semester #1: Math 121-Calculus I
  • Semester #2: Math 122-Calculus II, Math 201-Introduction to Discrete Math

Sophomore

  • Semester #1: *Math 223-Calculus III, Math 300-Linear Algebra
  • Semester #2: *Math 224-Multivariable Calculus, **Elective(s)* Calculus III and Multivariable Calculus can be taken concurrently or in either order
    ** Math 321-Number Theory is particularly helpful before taking Abstract Algebra; Math 312-Differential Equations is best taken soon after Calculus II.

Junior

  • Semester #1: Math 431-Abstract Algebra I (Math 471-Real Analysis I), Elective(s)
  • Semester #2: Math 432 (Math 472), Elective(s)

Senior

  • Semester #1: Math 471 (Math 431), Elective(s)
  • Semester #2: Math 472 (Math 432), Elective(s)