Mathematics Major

All students majoring in mathematics must meet the following departmental requirements:

  1. The mathematics core curriculum
    • MTH 121, 122, 223 Calculus I, II, III
    • MTH 207 Elementary Linear Algebra with Applications
    • MTH 420 Introduction to Analysis
    • MTH 325 Probability and Statistics I
    • MTH 404 Modern Algebra I
    • MTH 494, 495 Senior Project I, II
    • CS 100 or 101 Programming
  2. At least two of the following sequences:
    • MTH 420 and 421 or 403; MTH 325 and 326; MTH 404 and 405; MTH 501 and 502; MTH 510 and 511.
    • Other sequences may be approved by the department; however, any two sequences must include four distinct courses.
  3. At least 24 semester hours of mathematics courses numbered 301 or above. Upper level core and sequence courses are counted as part of this requirement.

Unless the requirements of a course have been met through some other means such as testing or transfer credit, all entering mathematics majors are advised to begin their academic program with the following course of study.

 

Freshman Year

 

MTH 121, 122 Calculus I, II

8

CS 104 or 106 Programming

3

ENG 101 English Composition

3

COM 103 Oral Communication Process

3

Electives

15

Total

32

Students considering further study of mathematics at the graduate level should elect courses such as:

  • MTH 307 Linear Algebra
  • MTH 345 Differential Equations
  • MTH 403 Complex Variables
  • MTH 405 Modern Algebra II
  • MTH 406 Elementary Topology
  • MTH 421 Advanced Calculus
  • In addition, a year of physics (PHY 110 and 201) and a foreign language may prove beneficial.