Math Major

We offer both a bachelor of science and a bachelor of arts in math. Students who plan to attend graduate school in mathematics or the sciences should consider working towards the bachelor of science degree.

Prerequisites

For a B.S. Math degree For a A.B. Math degree
  • MATH 21 Introductory Calculus I OR
  • MATH 111L Laboratory Calculus I OR
  • equivalent course

AND

  • MATH 22 Introductory Calculus II OR
  • MATH 112L Laboratory Calculus II OR
  • MATH 122L Introductory Calculus II OR equivalent course

AND

AND

  • MATH 221 Linear Algebra and Applications
  • MATH 21 Introductory Calculus I OR
  • MATH 111L Laboratory Calculus I OR
  • equivalent course

AND

  • MATH 22 Introductory Calculus II OR
  • MATH 112L Laboratory Calculus II OR
  • MATH 122L Introductory Calculus II OR equivalent course

AND

AND

  • MATH 221 Linear Algebra and Applications

Recommended: Students without computer experience are encouraged to take COMPSCI 101 Program Design and Analysis I

Note: Math majors should not take the sequence MATH 216 Linear Algebra and Differential Equations followed by MATH 353 Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations; this course sequence is intended for engineers.  Math majors (including engineers considering mathematics as a second major) should instead take MATH 221 Linear Algebra and Applications, and then take MATH 356 Elementary Differential Equations for a first course in differential equations.  Similarly math majors should not take MATH 218 Matrices and Vector Spaces but instead should take MATH 221.

Physics

For B.S. Math Degree For A.B. Math Degree
  • PHYSICS 25 Physics I AND 26 Physics II (AP Credit)

OR

  • PHYSICS 141L General Physics I AND 142L General Physics II

OR

  • PHYSICS 151L Introductory Mechanics AND 152L Introductory Electricity, Magnetism and Optics

OR

  • PHYSICS 161D Fundamentals of Physics I AND 162D Fundamentals of Physics II
No physics required.
  • A student may combine the first course from one of the Physics sequences above with the second course, e.g., PHYSICS 25 and  PHYSICS 142L.
  • Students who choose the PHYSICS 161D/162D sequence are encouraged to supplement it with at least one semester of the half-credit sequence PHYSICS 161L/162L, Introductory Experimental Physics.
  • The version of PHYSICS 161L/162L offered In Spring 2014 and earlier essentially comined the current PHYSICS 161D/162D with a lab and thus may also be used to satisfy the Physics requirement.

Math Courses

For B.S. Math Degree For A.B. Math Degree
  • FIVE math courses numbered 230 or above, which may include independent study

AND

AND, ONE of the following:

  • FIVE math courses numbered 230 or above, which may include independent study

AND