The Mathematics Major
Points of Distinction
- Students do very well landing jobs in their field after graduation.
- Students leave well prepared for graduate studies in mathematics.
- We offer excellent preparation for secondary school teaching alongside the Education Department.
- Our major has built-in flexibility that allows students to more-easily double major in Computer Science, Economics, Chemistry, or Physics. We also have many students double major in Music, Art, Philosophy, and other disciplines outside of the Natural Science and Mathematics Division.
- Student input guides our special topic course offering. We recently taught History of Math by student request!
Mathematics Major Description
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.
Mathematics Major Course Tree
Mathematics Major Requirements Table
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 111||Computer Science I|
|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/CSI 220||Data Science|
|MAT 230||Foundations of Geometry|
|MAT 310||Differential Equations|
|MAT 330||Complex Analysis|
|MAT/CSI 340||Numerical Analysis|
|MAT/CSI 350||Graph Theory and Combinatorics|
|MAT 360||Number Theory|
|MAT/CSI 370||Operations Research|
|CSI 410||Computer Graphics|
|MAT 480||Real Analysis II|
|MAT 294/394/494||Special Topics in Mathematics|
|CHE 305||Chemical Thermodynamics and Chemical Dynamics|
|CHE 306||Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy|
|CSI 320||Theory of Computation|
|CSI 380||Design and Analysis of Algorithms|
|PHY 321||Classical Mechanics|
|PHY 324||Electricity and Magnetism|
|PHY 322||Quantum Physics|
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.
Explore what you can do with a major in mathematics or use the link below to learn more about the Senior Capstone Experience!Senior Capstone Experience