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Mathematics

Major Tracks and Example Schedules

Major Tracks

Pure Mathematics Track

  • Broad mathematical background
  • Provides quantitative and analytical skills
  • Ideal for graduate school, education certification

Applied Mathematics Track

  • Provides strong foundation in mathematics required to solve real-world problems
  • Ideal for students interested in business, industry, or graduate school in applied mathematics

Actuarial Science Track

  • Prepares students to become an Actuary
  • Allows students to take Exam P and FM (first two actuarial exams)

 

Mathematics Major Tracks Requirements

Required Courses For All Tracks

  • Calculus I (MATH 170) or equivalent*
  • Calculus II (MATH 171)
  • Calculus III (MATH 211)
  • Discrete Math/Proofs (MATH 212)
  • Mathematics Seminar (MATH 370)

Pure Mathematics Track

  • Additional Required Courses: Linear Algebra (MATH 220)
  • Plus 3 Courses from Pure Math courses
  • Plus 1 Course from Applied Math courses
  • Plus choose 2 of these courses: Computer Science I (CSCI 120), Computer Science II (CSCI 121); Physics I (PHYS 111), Physics II (PHYS 112)

Applied Mathematics Track

  • Additional Required Courses: Linear Algebra (MATH 220), Differential Equations (MATH 254)
  • Plus 1 Course from Pure Math courses
  • Plus 3 Courses from Applied Math courses
  • Plus choose 2 of these courses: Computer Science I (CSCI 120), Computer Science II (CSCI 121); Physics I (PHYS 111), Physics II (PHYS 112)

Actuarial Mathematics Track

  • Additional Required Courses: Mathematical Statistics I (MATH 231), Actuarial Mathematics (MATH 251), Mathematical Statistics II (MATH 337), Computer Science I (CSCI 120), Principles of Economics (ECON 152)
  • Plus 1 Course from Pure Math courses
  • Plus 1 Course from Applied Math courses
  • Plus 1 MATH Elective Course (210 or higher)
  • Plus choose 1 other Economics Course: Inter Microeconomics (ECON 225), Inter Macroeconomics (ECON 226) or Applied Econometrics (ECON 256)

Pure Math Courses:

  • Linear Algebra (MATH 220)
  • Advanced Calculus (MATH 324)
  • Modern Algebra (MATH 347)
  • Higher Geometry (MATH 348)
  • Complex Analysis (MATH 365)
  • Introduction to Analysis (MATH 366)

Applied Math Courses:

  • Operations Research (MATH 230)
  • Mathematical Statistics I (MATH 231)
  • Actuarial Mathematics (MATH 251)
  • Differential Equations (MATH 254)
  • Numerical Analysis (MATH 258)
  • Mathematical Statistics II (MATH 337)
  • Mathematical Physics (PHYS 343)

At least three (3) courses must be 310-380, 390-399 or 400-401 for all tracks.

*Or equivalent Mathematics 106, 166 sequences

 

Mathematics Minor

The minor in mathematics consists of five course units in mathematics: MATH 170 (or the equivalent sequence Mathematics MATH 106 and MATH 166), MATH 171, and three MATH courses numbered 210 or above.

 

Curriculum Flexibility

The curriculum allows to multiple majors and minors. Recent examples include:

 

Minimum Example: Pure Mathematics Major

  Fall Spring
First Year
  • Calculus I (MATH 170)
  • Computer Science I (CSCI 120) or Physics I (PHYS 111)
  • First Year Writing Seminar (LinC 101)
  • 1 more course
  • Calculus II (MATH 171)
  • Computer Science II (CSCI 121) or Physics II (PHYS 112)
  • 2 more courses
Second Year
  • Calculus III (MATH 211)
  • Discrete Mathematics (MATH 212)
  • 2 more courses
  • Linear Algebra (MATH 220)
  • 3 more courses
Third Year
  • Pure/Applied Course (MATH 2XX)
  • Pure/Applied Course (MATH 3XX)
  • 2 more courses
  • Pure/Applied Course (MATH 3XX)
  • 3 more courses
Fourth Year
  • Mathematics Seminar (MATH 370)
  • 3 more courses
  • Pure/Applied Course (MATH 3XX)
  • 3 more courses

19 additional course to be used for general education, and additional majors and minors

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Minimum Example: Applied Mathematics Major

  Fall Spring
First Year
  • Calculus I (MATH 170)
  • Computer Science I (CSCI 120) or Physics I (PHYS 111)
  • First Year Writing Seminar (LinC 101)
  • 1 more course
  • Calculus II (MATH 171)
  • Computer Science II (CSCI 121) or Physics II (PHYS 112)
  • 2 more courses
Second Year
  • Calculus III (MATH 211)
  • Discrete Mathematics (MATH 212)
  • 2 more courses
  • Linear Algebra (MATH 220)
  • 3 more courses
Third Year
  • Pure/Applied Course (MATH 2XX)
  • Pure/Applied Course (MATH 3XX)
  • 2 more courses
  • Differential Equations (MATH 254)
  • Pure/Applied Course (MATH 3XX)
  • 2 more courses
Fourth Year
  • Mathematics Seminar (MATH 370)
  • 3 more courses
  • Pure/Applied Course (MATH 3XX)
  • 3 more courses

18 additional course to be used for general education, and additional majors and minors

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Minimum Example: Actuarial Mathematics Major

  Fall Spring
First Year
  • Calculus I (MATH 170)
  • Computer Science I (CSCI 120)
  • First Year Writing Seminar (LinC 101)
  • 1 more course
  • Calculus II (MATH 171)
  • Principles of Economics (ECON 152)
  • 2 more courses
Second Year
  • Calculus III (MATH 211)
  • Discrete Mathematics (MATH 212)
  • 2 more courses
  • Actuarial Mathematics (MATH 251)
  • Pure/Applied Course (MATH 2XX)
  • 2 more courses
Third Year
  • Mathematical Statistics I (MATH 231)
  • Principles of Microeconomics (ECON 225)
  • 2 more courses
  • Mathematical Statistics II (MATH 337)
  • Pure/Applied Course (MATH 3XX)
  • 2 more courses
Fourth Year
  • Mathematics Seminar (MATH 370)
  • 3 more courses
  • Pure/Applied Course (MATH 3XX)
  • 3 more courses

17 additional course to be used for general education, and additional majors and minors

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Example: Pure or Applied Mathematics with English Double Major

  Fall Spring
First Year
  • Calculus I (MATH 170)
  • Computer Science I (CSCI 120) or Physics I (PHYS 111)
  • First Year Writing Seminar (LinC 101)
  • 1 more course
  • Calculus II (MATH 171)
  • Computer Science II (CSCI 121) or Physics II (PHYS 112)
  • Introduction to English Studies (ENGL 225)
  • 1 more course
Second Year
  • Calculus III (MATH 211)
  • Discrete Mathematics (MATH 212)
  • Creative Nonfiction (ENGL 211)
  • 1 more course
  • Linear Algebra (MATH 220)
  • English Period Course (ENGL 3XX)
  • English Elective (ENGL 2XX)
  • 1 more course
Third Year
  • Pure/Applied Course (MATH 2XX)
  • Pure/Applied Course (MATH 3XX)
  • English Period Course (ENGL 3XX)
  • 1 more course
  • Differential Equations (MATH 254) (if Applied)
  • Pure/Applied Course (MATH 3XX)
  • English Genre Course (ENGL 2XX)
  • 1 more course
Fourth Year
  • Mathematics Seminar (MATH 370)
  • English Elective (ENGL 2XX)
  • English Elective (ENGL 2XX)
  • 1 more course
  • Pure/Applied Course (MATH 3XX)
  • English Senior Seminar (ENGL 371)
  • English Elective (ENGL 2XX)
  • 1 more course

8 additional course to be used for general education, and additional majors and minors

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Minimum Example: Pure or Applied Mathematics with Computer Science Double Major

  Fall Spring
First Year
  • Calculus I (MATH 170)
  • Computer Science I (CSCI 120)
  • First Year Writing Seminar (LinC 101)
  • 1 more course
  • Calculus II (MATH 171)
  • Computer Science II (CSCI 121)
  • 2 more courses
Second Year
  • Calculus III (MATH 211)
  • Discrete Mathematics (MATH 212)
  • Computer Organization (CSCI 222)
  • Data Structure and Algorithms (CSCI 244)
  • Linear Algebra (MATH 220)
  • Introduction to Software Engineering (CSCI 234)
  • 2 more courses
Third Year
  • Pure/Applied Course (MATH 2XX)
  • Pure/Applied Course (MATH 3XX)
  • Computer Science Elective (CSCI 2XX)
  • 1 more course
  • Differential Equations (MATH 254) (if Applied)
  • Pure/Applied Course (MATH 3XX)
  • Computer Science Elective (CSCI 3XX)
  • 1 more course
Fourth Year
  • Mathematics Seminar (MATH 370)
  • Computer Science Elective (CSCI 3XX)
  • 2 more courses
  • Pure/Applied Course (MATH 3XX)
  • Systems Design and Implementation (CSCI 334)
  • 2 more courses

11 additional course to be used for general education, and additional majors and minors

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Minimum Example: Pure or Applied Mathematics and Economics (Theory and Policy Track) Double Major

  Fall Spring
First Year
  • Calculus I (MATH 170)
  • Computer Science I (CSCI 120) or Physics I (PHYS 111)
  • First Year Writing Seminar (LinC 101)
  • Principles of Economics (ECON 152)
  • Calculus II (MATH 171)
  • Computer Science II (CSCI 121) or Physics II (PHYS 112)
  • Intermediate Microeconomics (ECON 225)
  • 1 more course
Second Year
  • Calculus III (MATH 211)
  • Mathematical Statistics I (MATH 231)
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics (ECON 226)
  • 1 more course
  • Linear Algebra (MATH 220)
  • Discrete Mathematics (MATH 212)
  • Economics Elective (ECON 2XX)
  • 1 more course
Third Year
  • Pure/Applied Course (MATH 3XX)
  • Applied Econometrics (ECON 256)
  • Economics Elective (ECON 2XX)
  • 1 more course
  • Differential Equations (MATH 254) (if Applied)
  • Pure/Applied Course (MATH 3XX)
  • Economics Elective (ECON 3XX)
  • 1 more course
Fourth Year
  • Mathematics Seminar (MATH 370)
  • Economics Elective (ECON 3XX)
  • Economics Elective (ECON 3XX)
  • 1 more course
  • Pure/Applied Course (MATH 3XX)
  • Economics Elective (ECON 3XX)
  • 2 more courses

8 additional course to be used for general education, and additional majors and minors

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Minimum Pure or Applied Mathematics with Philosophy Double Major

  Fall Spring
First Year
  • Calculus I (MATH 170)
  • Computer Science I (CSCI 120) or Physics I (PHYS 111)
  • First Year Writing Seminar (LinC 101)
  • Introduction to Philosophy (PHIL 120) 
  • Calculus II (MATH 171)
  • Computer Science II (CSCI 121) or Physics II (PHYS 112)
  • Ethics (PHIL 222)
  • 1 more course
Second Year
  • Calculus III (MATH 211)
  • Discrete Mathematics (MATH 212)
  • Philosophy Historical Course (PHIL 2XX)
  • 1 more course
  • Linear Algebra (MATH 220)
  • Advanced Logic (PHIL 220)
  • 2 more courses
Third Year
  • Pure/Applied Course (MATH 2XX)
  • Pure/Applied Course (MATH 3XX)
  • Philosophy Historical Course (PHIL 2XX)
  • 1 more course
  • Differential Equations (MATH 254) (if Applied)
  • Pure/Applied Course (MATH 3XX)
  • Philosophy Epistemology or Metaphysics (PHIL 351 or 353)
  • 1 more course
Fourth Year
  • Mathematics Seminar (MATH 370)
  • Philosophy Elective (PHIL 3XX)
  • 2 more courses
  • Pure/Applied Course (MATH 3XX)
  • Philosophy Elective (PHIL 3XX)
  • 2 more courses

8 additional course to be used for general education, and additional majors and minors 

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