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: Students considering a math major should not take MATH 216 "Linear Algebra and Differential Equations" (which is meant for engineers) nor MATH 218 "Matrices and Vector Spaces" (which is meant for majors in Statistics, Computer Science, and other data-driven fields).  Instead they should take  MATH 221 which offers the additional training in mathematical reasoning needed by math majors.  In particular, prospective math majors (including engineers considering mathematics as a second major) should not take the engineering sequence MATH 216 followed by MATH 353; they should instead take MATH 221 followed by MATH 356 for a first course in differential equations. This alternative sequence has been approved by Pratt for engineers.

Note: A student interested in the math major who has already taken Math 216 or 218 (and therefore is ineligible to enroll in Math 221) should consult with the Director of Undergraduate Studies as soon as possible.

Note: A student interested in the math major who has already taken Math 202 (and therefore is ineligible to enroll in Math 212 or 222) should consult with the Director of Undergraduate Studies as soon as possible.

Math Courses

For B.S. Math Degree For A.B. Math Degree
  • FIVE math courses numbered 230 or above, which may include independent study (for students declaring after 8/1/2019, no more that 3 of these courses may be at the 200 level)

AND

AND, ONE of the following:

  • FIVE math courses numbered 230 or above, which may include independent study (for students declaring after 8/1/2019, no more that 3 of these courses may be at the 200 level)

AND

 

Science Courses

For B.S. Math Degree For A.B. Math Degree

The B.S. Math degree requires a pair of science courses from the following list:

Physics:          ( PHYSICS 25 (AP), 141L, 151L, OR 161D ) AND

                        ( PHYSICS 26 (AP), 142L, 152L, OR 162D )

 

Statistical Science:

                        STA 360 AND ( STA 444 OR 325 )

 

Economics:    ECON 205D AND ECON 210D

 

Electrical and Computer Engineering:

                        ECE 110L AND ECE 280L

 

Computer Science:

                        COMPSCI 330 AND COMPSCI 334

 

Biology:          ( BIOLOGY 201L AND BIOLOGY 202L )

                                                                        OR

                        ( BIOLOGY 203L AND another higher numbered

                          full-credit BIOLOGY course )

 

Chemistry:     ( CHEM 21 (AP), 101DL, OR 110DL ) AND

                        CHEM 201DL

No science courses required.
  • 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.