Mathematics Major

Students who major in mathematics complete core and supporting mathematics courses and at least three additional elective courses in mathematics and obtain a Bachelor of Science degree, unless they request a Bachelor of Arts degree.

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As a math major, you will complete a core of mathematics and supporting courses that include Calculus II, Linear Algebra, Modern Algebra, Analysis, Historical Foundations, Physics, and Computer Science.

Majors also select at least three additional elective courses in mathematics from Geometry, Probability and Statistics, Analysis II, Modern Algebra II, Math Modeling, Discrete Mathematics, as well as from other math course options.

Students who complete the mathematics major obtain a Bachelor of Science degree, unless they request a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Math Curriculum Goals

The mathematics curriculum aims to:

  • present the basic concepts and methods of modern mathematics
  • develop the student's ability to think critically, analytically, logically, and using axiomatic methods, and
  • apply these ideas to other disciplines

This major provides mathematical background for:

  • graduate study in a mathematical discipline
  • a career in an area using mathematics such as engineering, economics, statistics, or actuarial science, and
  • secondary school mathematics teacher certification.

 

Typical Four Year Course Plan

 

Fall

Spring

Freshman

Math 232 Calculus II

Math 232 Calculus II

CSCI 235 Programming I: Problem Solving or CSCI 240

Sophomore

Math 245 Linear Algebra

Physics 231 Introductory Physics I

Math 341 Modern Algebra

Math 331 Vector Calculus

Junior

Math 351 Analysis

Math Elective
(4 hr. credit)

Applied Math Elective
(4 hr. credit)

Senior

Math Elective
(4 hr. credit)

Math 494-2 Senior Seminar

Math 494-1 Foundations of Mathematics


View a list of mathematics courses.

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