Math Major

Requirements for the Major in Mathematics
Students majoring in mathematics should complete the following  courses:

MAT141, 142 Calculus I, II
MAT223 Calculus III
MAT225 Differential Equations
MAT231 Transition to Higher Mathematics
MAT232 Linear Algebra
MAT391 and MAT491 Vocational Seminar and Senior Seminar
CPS121 Introduction to Programming
PHY121 or NSM202 Introductory Physics I or The Scientific Enterprise

All mathematics majors must also complete sixteen additional credits in mathematics at the 300 level or above, with no grade below C- in any course required for the major. Double majors with Computer Science or others with a special interest may occasionally take MAT 230 Discrete Structures in lieu of MAT 231.

Requirements for the Minor in Mathematics
To minor in mathematics a student must complete a minimum of 20 credits of mathematics courses chosen from the list of courses suitable for the major and selected in consultation with the department chair.

Requirements for the Double Major with Education
Students seeking licensure as a teacher must complete all requirements for the mathematics major. In addition, MAT318, 332 and 335 are required for licensure.

Upper-level Courses:
Current regularly offered courses at the 300 level include the following:

  • MAT325 Operations Research
  • MAT318 Probability
  • MAT319 (mathematical) Statistics
  • MAT335 Algebraic Structures
  • MAT338 Number Theory
  • MAT353 Real Analysis
  • MAT342 Numerical Analysis
  • MAT332 Geometry

Occasionally offered topics courses have included Chaos and Complexity, Foundations of Mathematics, Complex Variables, Graph Theory and (200-level) Math of Voting and Choice.