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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics - Major


The mathematics major is designed for students who want a solid mathematical background for a broad range of career options, including industry and graduate work. Many math majors have minors or double majors. This program consists of 40 credits of mathematics, including Calculus III, Real Analysis, and Abstract Algebra. Students also take two semesters of physics (calculus-based) and one semester of a programming language.

Students are officially accepted into the mathematics major after completion of MTH 201, Introduction to Mathematical Structures, with a grade of C or better. All mathematics majors must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0, both in the major and overall.

Mathematics Core

The Mathematics core provides the foundation for all of our programs. Students take the 6 courses listed below. The individual programs add mathematical depth and breadth. The Senior Comprehensive Examination requires the students to internalize this core.

Required Courses for Mathematics Majors

In addition to the Mathematics core, students in the Mathematics major are required to take the 21 credits listed below.

Elective Courses for Mathematics Majors

For the Mathematics major, students select twelve credits (4 courses) from this list of elective courses.

Mathematics Senior Experience

The comprehensive experience evaluates student mastery in mathematical thinking.  Students will be required to demonstrate their understanding and application of fundamental concepts, processes, representations and communication of mathematics.

Mathematics Sample Program

Freshman Year

  • Modern Foreign Language Credits: 6
  • Perspectives I Credits: 9

As well as:

Junior Year

  • Math Elective Credits: 9
  • Perspectives II Credits: 9
  • Elective Credits: 9

As well as:

Senior Year

  • Elective Credits: 24

As well as: