# 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.