Mathematics Major

The department of mathematics and computer science provides students with courses for general knowledge and for career preparation. We stress the development of critical thinking skills, the integration of theory with practical applications and the understanding of concepts of mathematics. Mathematics courses numbered 300 or higher are typically offered once every four semesters on a rotating basis.

The major in mathematics prepares students for careers or graduate school in the mathematical sciences. We encourage mathematics majors to participate in research. The minor in mathematics supports students who are planning careers in areas that rely on applications of mathematics.

The mathematics major requires a minimum of 40 credit hours.

All prerequisites must be completed prior to enrollment in the following courses.
A grade of C- or higher must be achieved in the 200-level courses listed below.

CSCI 251:Introduction to Computer Science
MATH 231: Calculus I
MATH 232: Calculus II
MATH 233: Calculus III
MATH 234: Introduction to Mathematical Proof*
MATH 235: Linear Algebra
MATH 301: Abstract Algebra
MATH 421: Real Variables
MATH 493: Senior Seminar

Choose three courses from at least two of the following areas:

Probability and Statistics
MATH 326: Probability Theory
MATH 327: Mathematical Statistics

Applied Math
CSCI 340: Numerical Analysis
MATH 366: Differential Equations
MATH 432: Complex Variables
MATH 390, 490: Selected Topics

Geometry and Topology
MATH 330: Geometry
MATH 440: Topology

Computer Science
CSCI 453: Formal Language Theory
CSCI 454: Compiler Theory

*Students may replace MATH 234 with the pair of classes CSCI 241 and CSCI 262.