Mathematics Program Information

Major Requirements

Bachelor of Arts: Major in Mathematics

  • Prerequisites: Math 131-132, 225, 231, CPSC 207 (or equivalents)
  • Twenty-four hours of mathematics courses above 300, to include:
    • Math 326, 495-496
    • Two of the following full-year sequences: Math 341-342, 345-346, 353-354
  • One course at the 300-level in each of these areas: modern algebra; analysis; applied mathematics
  • Senior comprehensive

Bachelor of Arts: Major in Mathematics (Teacher's Concentration)

  • Prerequisites: Math 131-132, 225, 231, CPSC 207 (or equivalents)
  • Twenty-four hours of mathematics courses above 300, to include:
    • Math 326, 339, 345-346, 361, 495-496
    • One of the following full-year sequences: Math 341-342, 353-354
  • Senior comprehensive

Bachelor of Arts: Major in Statistics and Actuarial Mathematics

  • Prerequisites: Math 131-132, 225, 231, 252, CPSC 207 (or equivalents)
  • Twenty-four hours of mathematics courses above 300, to include:
    • Math 326, 345-346, 372, 438, 495-496
    • One of the following full-year sequences: Math 341-342, 353-354
  • Senior comprehensive
  • Recommended for students who plan to sit for the Actuarial Exams:
    • Economics through Intermediate Micro
    • Accounting Concepts
    • Finance

Bachelor of Science: Majors in Mathematics, Mathematics (Teacher's Option), Statistics and Actuarial Mathematics

  • Completion of the above requirements
  • A minimum of 60 hours in mathematics and science courses with at least 15 hours of science (other than mathematics or computer science) including one full-year sequence of a major's laboratory course in biology, chemistry or physics

Bachelor of Science: Major in Computational Mathematics

  • Prerequisites: Math 131-132, 225, 231, 251, CPSC 207 (or equivalents)
  • CPSC 328, 417
  • Either CPSC 307 or 308
  • Either CPSC 315 or 429
  • Twenty-four hours of mathematics courses above 300, to include:
    • Math 326, 345-346, 332, 339, 438, 496
    • Either Math 341 or 353
  • Senior comprehensive

 

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.

All mathematics minors require at least five courses, none lower in number than 104. Math 104 is acceptable in the minor only if the student takes it before taking a higher numbered course. Combined minor requires at least seven courses.

 

Mathematics Minor

  • one calculus course selected from: Math 105, 115, 131, or 133
  • At least two of the following: Math 108 or 326, 114 or 346, 110 or 361, 211, 225, 332 or 335, CPSC 207

Mathematics/Computer Science (combined minor)

  • Math 105, 131 or 133
  • Two of the following: Math 108 or 326, 114 or 346, 110 or 361, 211, 225, 332, CPSC 207
  • CPSC 207, 217 or 307, 328
  • Any other CPSC course above 207 or Math above 102

 

The Senior comprehensive: One of the unique experiences of the math major is the senior seminar, whose purpose is to enable students to develop skills in reading mathematics independently and organizing such material for presentation to classmates. In Math 495, all of the students read the same text, and take turns teaching the material to the class, responding to questions and leading the discussion of problems. During Math 496, the student presents progress reports on her independent study of a mathematical topic. Her choice of topic is made with the help of a faculty advisor, who then supports her independent work. The culmination of the senior seminar for each student is a final talk summarizing the major results of her study. She submits in advance a paper on the topic to her examining committee of three faculty readers. Fifteen minutes of questioning follows the presentation. Grades of record are Honors, Pass and Failure.