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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.

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 I or II  Math 232 Calculus II
CSCI Programming I 
       
Sophomore

  Math 301 Intro to Math Major
Math 245 Linear Algebra
Math 341 Modern Algebra
Math 331 Vector Calculus
       
Junior

  Math 351 Analysis
Physics 231 Physics I
Math Elective (4 hr. credit)
Applied Math Elective (4 hr. credit)
       
Senior    Math Elective (4 hr. credit) Math 494-1 Foundations of Mathematics (Senior Capstone)


View a list of mathematics courses.