Mathematics Major (B.S.)

This program offers the strongest concentration in mathematics, requiring courses that are intended to prepare the student for graduate work in mathematics. Through a judicious choice of electives, students may design stronger pre-graduate programs, a program in applied mathematics, or slant the program toward a career in business or industry.

Graduation Requirements

In all courses used to satisfy the requirements for its major programs, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics requires that a student earn a grade of C- or better and have an overall grade-point average of at least 2.00 in these courses.

Required MATH Courses
MATH 425Calculus I4
MATH 426Calculus II4
MATH 445Mathematics and Applications with MATLAB4
or CS 410 Introduction to Scientific Programming
MATH 527Differential Equations with Linear Algebra 14
MATH 528Multidimensional Calculus 14
MATH 531Mathematical Proof4
MATH 539Introduction to Statistical Analysis4
Select one of the following:4
Introduction to Linear Algebra
Linear Algebra for Applications 1
MATH 761Abstract Algebra4
MATH 763Abstract Algebra II4
MATH 767One-Dimensional Real Analysis4
MATH 784Topology4
MATH 788Complex Analysis4
Select ONE of the following:4
Senior Seminar 2
Senior Thesis 2
Select THREE approved MATH courses chosen in consultation with the major advisor, two of which are chosen from the following:12
Introduction to Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry
Real Anaylsis II
Introduction to Differential Geometry
Foundations of Number Theory
Other Required Courses
PHYS 407General Physics I4
PHYS 408General Physics II4
Total Credits76

These requirements can be satisfied by MATH 525 Linearity I-MATH 526 Linearity II.


This course satisfies the capstone experience requirement for the Discovery Program.