Academic Catalog 20242025
Mathematics, B.S.


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Requirements for the Major:
Twelve courses in the Mathematics Department (MTH or STA) numbered 101 or higher including the following courses:
 One of the following singlevariable calculus sequences:
 MTH 113  Accelerated SingleVariable Calculus
OR  MTH 110  Calculus 1: Differential Calculus
and  MTH 112  Calculus 2: Integral Calculus
OR
 MTH 105  Differential Calculus with Precalculus
and
MTH 112 Calculus 2: Integral Calculus All of the following required courses:  MTH 115  Calculus 3: Differential Vector Calculus and Matrix Theory
 MTH 117  Calculus 4: Integral Vector Calculus
 MTH 199  Introduction to Logic and Set Theory
 MTH 332  Abstract Algebra 1
 MTH 336  Real Analysis
 MTH 340  Linear Algebra
 At least five MTHcoded courses that do not satisfy the WS requirement and are numbered 200level or higher.
 A course in the department that satisfies the senior writing (WS) requirement
 Additionally, math majors are required to take a course from outside of the department in an area with deep connections with mathematics, drawn from a list of CSC 103 , CSC 104 , CSC 105 , CSC 106 , CSC 107 , CSC 108 , ECO 241 , ECO 242 , ECO 243 , ECO 338 , IMP 120 , PHY 120 , PHY 121 , PHL 231 . Students may petition the math department chair to accept an alternative course.
It is recommended that students who are considering graduate work in mathematics should study at least one foreign languages used in international mathematics research journals and/or required by graduate programs in mathematics (typically French, Russian, German, and/or Chinese). Faculty members in the Math Department can advise on what language(s) to choose, if desired.
Those considering a master’s program in teaching are advised to incorporate MTH 228, MTH 224, and Computer Science into their undergraduate program.
Requirements for Honors in Mathematics:
Candidates for departmental honors in Mathematics, or in any interdisciplinary program of which Mathematics is a part, must fulfill the collegewide criteria for honors. In addition, they must have a grade point average of at least 3.5 in courses in the Mathematics Department numbered 199 and above, take at least two MTH courses at the 400level that do not satisfy the WS requirement, and either complete a twoterm honors thesis in the Mathematics Department with a grade of A or A, or complete a oneterm honors thesis in the Mathematics Department with a grade of A or A and take a third 400level MTH course that does not satisfy the WS requirement.

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