Mathematics Program Information

Major Requirements

Mathematics Major (MAT)

  • All of the core courses:
    • Math 131-132 (or Math 133) Calculus I -II
    • Math 225 Foundations of Higher Mathematics
    • Math 231 Calculus III
    • Math 326 Linear Algebra an Differential Equations
    • Math 496 Pro-Seminar
    • CPSC 207 (or equivalents)
  • One full-year sequence selected from:
    • Math 3412 - 342 Analysis I-II
    • Math 353 - 354 Abstract Algebra I, II
  • One additional full-year sequence selected from:
    • Math 341 - 342 Analysis I-II
    • Math 353 - 354 Abstract Algebra I, II
    • Math 345 - 346 Probability, Statistics
    • Math 335 - 336 Numerical Analysis, Differential Equations
  • Two additional courses selected from
    • Math 300 - 400 level (above 302)
    • Cpsc 315 Simulation or Cpsc 328 Data Structures (only one)
  • Senior comprehensive

Mathematics Major with Teacher Concentration (MATT)

  • All of the core courses:
    • Math 131-132 (or Math 133) Calculus I -II
    • Math 225 Foundations of Higher Mathematics
    • Math 231 Calculus III
    • Math 326 Linear Algebra an Differential Equations
    • Math 496 Pro-Seminar
    • CPSC 207 (or equivalents)
  • All of the following courses
    • Math 339 Discrete Mathematics
    • Math 345 Probability
    • Math 346 Statistics
    • Math 353 Abstract Algebra I
    • Math 361 Geometry
  • One course selected from
    • Math 341 Analysis I
    • Math 354 Abstract Algebra II
  • Senior comprehensive

Major in Statistical and Actuarial Mathematics (SAM)

  • All of the core courses:
    • Math 131-132 (or Math 133) Calculus I -II
    • Math 225 Foundations of Higher Mathematics
    • Math 231 Calculus III
    • Math 326 Linear Algebra an Differential Equations
    • Math 496 Pro-Seminar
    • CPSC 207 (or equivalents)
  • All of the following courses
    • Math 252 Theory of Interest
    • Math 345 Probability
    • Math 346 Statistics
    • Math 372 Stochastic Models
  • One full-year sequence selected from
    • Math 341 - 342 Analysis I,II
    • Math 353 - 354 Abstract Algebra I,II
    • Math 300-400 level (above 302)
    • Cpsc 315 Simulation
    • Cpsc Data Structures
  • One additional course selected from

  • Senior comprehensive
  • Recommended for students who plan to sit for the Actuarial Exams:
    • Economics through Intermediate Micro
    • Accounting Concepts
    • Finance

Major in Computing and Applied Mathematics (CAM)

  • All of the core courses:
    • Math 131-132 (or Math 133) Calculus I -II
    • Math 225 Foundations of Higher Mathematics
    • Math 231 Calculus III
    • Math 326 Linear Algebra an Differential Equations
    • Math 496 Pro-Seminar
    • CPSC 207 (or equivalents)
  • Four courses selected from
    • Math 335 Differential Equations
    • Math 336 Numerical Analysis
    • Math 339 Discrete Mathematics
    • Math 341 Analysis I
    • Math 342 Analysis II (Pre-req: Math 341)
    • Math 345 Probability
    • Math 346 Statistics (pre-req: Math 345)
    • Math 353 Abstract Algebra I
    • Math 354 Abstract Algebra II (pre-req: Math 353)
    • Math 361 Geometry
    • Math 362 Topology
    • Math 381 Mathematical Modeling
    • Math 438 Mathematical Programming
  • Four courses selected from
    • Cpsc 307 C and Assembly Language
    • Cpsc 308 Electronic Communications
    • Cpsc 315 Simulation: Theory and APplications
    • Cpsc 328 Data Structures
    • Cpsc 417 Systems Analysis and Design
    • Cpsc 429 Database Systems
  • Senior comprehensive

Bachelor of Science requirements

The Bachelor of Science degree requires

  • Completion of the major requirements listed above
  • At least 15 hours of science other than mathematics or computer science including one of the following sequences:
    • Bio 153 - 154 Foundations of Biology I, II
    • Chem 121-122 Principles of Chemistry I, II
    • Phys 217 -218 Physics I, II or Phys 221-222 General Physics I, II

The Senior comprehensive: One of the unique experiences of the math major is the Senior comprehensive project, designed to enable students to develop skills in reading and learning mathematics independently and organizing knowledge for presentation. It is completed in conjunction with the Pro-Seminar (Math 496). During the seminar, the student presents progress reports on her independent study of a mathematical topic chosen with the help of a faculty advisor, who then supports her independent work. The culmination of the senior seminar for each student is a paper and final talk summarizing the major resultsof her study. The paper is read by an examing committee of three faculty readers who also ask questions at her talk. This fulfills the requirement for the Senior Comprehensive Examination in Mathematics. Grades of record are Honors, Pass and Failure.

Minor Requirements

The minors offered in this department are intended to be broad and flexible so that a student can combine courses in mathematics or computer science which support and complement her other academic interests. Any student whose mathematical requirements and interests are not met in the courses scheduled may make substitutions if the mathematics department chair approves her program.

Mathematics Minor

  • One course selected from
    • Math 105 Elements of Calculus
    • Math 131 Calculus I
    • Math 133 Theory and Application of Calculus
  • Two courses selected from
    • Math 108 or Math 326 (Linear Algebra)
    • Math 114 Introduction to statistics or Math 345 Probability
    • Math 209 Introduction to Cryptology or Math 211 Number Theory
    • Math 225 Foundations fo Higher Mathematics
    • Math 251 Principles of Operations Reearch
    • Math 252 Theory of Interest
    • Math 335 Differential Equations or Math 336 Numerical Analysis
    • Math 361 Geometry
    • Cpsc 207 Computer Programming
  • Two additional courses selected from
    • Math above 105 (except Math 131, Math 133)
    • NOTE: Math 104 allowed with departmental approval

Mathematics/Computer Science Minor (combined minor)

  • Cpsc 207 Computer Programming
  • Two courses selected from
    • Cpsc 307 C and Assembly Language
    • Cpsc 308 Electronic Communications
    • Cpsc 315 Simulation
    • Cpsc 417 Systems Analysis and Design
    • Cpsc 429 Database Systems
  • One course selected from
    • Math 105 Elements of Calculus
    • Math 131 Calculus I
    • Math 133 Theory and Application of Calculus
  • Two courses selected from
    • Math 108 or Math 326 (Linear Algebra)
    • Math 114 Introduction to statistics or Math 345 Probability
    • Math 209 Introduction to Cryptology or Math 211 Number Theory
    • Math 225 Foundations fo Higher Mathematics
    • Math 251 Principles of Operations Reearch
    • Math 252 Theory of Interest
    • Math 335 Differential Equations or Math 336 Numerical Analysis
    • Math 361 Geometry
  • One additional course selected from
    • Math above 105 (except Math 131, Math 133)
    • Cpsc above 207