The Major Program in Mathematics

With a judicious choice of electives, majoring in mathematics can prepare a student for graduate school in mathematics, as well as for a wide range of careers, including science, engineering, medicine, business, government, and law.

The Mathematics Major Program consists of seven required mathematics courses, four elective mathematics courses, and two required physics courses. At the discretion of the department, students may receive advanced placement credit or transfer credit for courses. Highly motivated students are encouraged to participate in undergraduate research under the guidance of a faculty member.

Required Mathematics Courses

  • MATH 151 Calculus I
  • MATH 250 Calculus II
  • MATH 251 Vector Calculus
  • MATH 270 Scientific Programming
  • MATH 310 Algebraic Structures or MATH 311 Linear Structures
  • MATH 330 Probability
  • MATH 490 Senior Seminar

Required Core Courses in the Sciences and Foreign Language

  • PHYS 221 University Physics: Mechanics
  • PHYS 222 Univ Physics: Materials or PHYS 223 Univ Physics: Electricity and Magnetism
  • LATN 101 Elementary Latin & LATN 102 Intermediate Latin

Elective Mathematics Courses (four required)

  • MATH 201 History of Mathematics
  • MATH 230 Statistics
  • MATH 252 Ordinary Differential Equations
  • MATH 311 Linear Structures
  • MATH 312 Number Theory
  • MATH 350 Real Analysis
  • MATH 351 Complex Analysis
  • MATH 352 Partial Differential Equations
  • MATH 360 Differential Geometry
  • MATH 361 Knot Theory
  • MATH 491 Undergraduate Research
  • ECON 403 Introduction to Econometrics (applies only to Math-Economics double majors)