BA in Mathematics Requirements
Foundational Course Requirement
Students must complete the 160 calculus sequence, or its equivalent* before being accepted into the major:
- MTH 161: Calculus IA
- MTH 162: Calculus IIA
- MTH 164: Multidimensional Calculus
- MTH 165: Linear Algebra with Differential Equations
- MTH 163 for MTH 165
- MTH 171, 172, and 174 for the equivalent MTH 161, 162, and 164
- MTH 173 for MTH 165
- MTH 141-143 for MTH 161-162
AP courses may also be used to satisfy foundational requirements.
Core Course Requirement
Students must satisfy the following three core requirements:
I. MTH 235: Linear Algebra*
II. One of the following:
- MTH 236: Introduction to Algebra
- MTH 240: Introduction to Topology
III. One of the following:
- MTH 201: Introduction to Probability
- MTH 255: Differential Geometry
- MTH 265: Functions of a Real Variable I
- MTH 263: Ordinary Differential Equations I
- MTH 282: Introduction to Complex Variables with Applications
- MTH 285: Methods of Applied Mathematics
An honors version of a course can always be substituted for the listed course.
* The requirement that MTH 235 be taken can also be satisfied by completing MTH 173. MTH 235 should be taken early in the student's major program.
Advanced Course Requirement
- Three advanced mathematics courses*
- Two additional advanced courses with substantial mathematical content
* Any mathematics course numbered 200 or above (excepting courses used to satisfy the core course requirement) qualifies as an advanced mathematics course.
Upper Level Writing Requirement
To satisfy the upper level writing requirement, students must pass two upper level writing courses of a certain type.
Students with special interests may want to look at our page of suggested tracks.