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Undergraduate

Suggested BA Tracks

While all students are required to complete the general core course requirements outlined below, some students may want to specialize in one of the following four tracks.  These tracks are just suggestions and are not required to complete the BA degree program.

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Financial Mathematics Track Core Courses

MTH 235: Linear Algebra or MTH 173: Honors Calculus III
MTH 201: Introduction to Probability
MTH/STT 202: Introduction to Stochastic Processes
MTH/STT 203: Introduction to Mathematical Statistics
MTH 210: Introduction to Financial Mathematics
MTH 265: Functions of a Real Variable I

One of the following:

  • MTH 236: Introduction to Algebra*
  • MTH 240: Introduction to Topology*

*Honors equivalents also acceptable.

One of the following:

  • MTH 263: Ordinary Differential Equations I
  • MTH 285: Introduction to Applied Mathematics

We recommend but do not require one of the following courses:

  • CSC 170: Introductory Computer Science
  • CSC 171: Computer Programming

For more depth, students are encouraged to take any of the following courses:

  • MTH 217: Mathematical Modeling in Political Science
  • ECO 207H: Honors Intermediate Microeconomics
  • ECO 209H: Honors Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • ECO 231: Econometrics
  • ECO 274: Mathematical Economics
  • ECO 282: Introduction to Positive Political Theory
  • ECO 288: Introduction to Game Theory

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Teaching Track Core Courses

MTH 200: Transition to Higher Mathematics
MTH 201: Introduction to Probability
MTH 230: Introduction to Number Theory
MTH 235: Linear Algebra or MTH 173Q: Honors Calculus III
MTH 236: Introduction to Algebra*
MTH 250: Introduction to Geometry
MTH 265: Functions of a Real Variable I*

*Honors equivalents also acceptable.

At least one course from among the following:

  • MTH/STT 203: Introduction to Mathematical Statistics or STT 212 Applied Statistics for the Biological and Physical Sciences I
  • MTH 238: Combinatorics
  • MTH 300W: History of Mathematics I

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Mathematical Biology Track Core Courses

MTH 235: Linear Algebra or MTH 173: Honors Calculus III
BIO 198: Principles of Genetics
MTH 201: Introduction to Probability
MTH/STT 203: Introduction to Mathematical Statistics or STT 212 Applied Statistics for the Biological and Physical Sciences I
MTH 218: Introduction to Mathematical Models in the Life Sciences or MTH 290: Mathematical Biology

One of the following:

  • MTH 236: Introduction to Algebra*
  • MTH 240: Introduction to Topology*

*Honors equivalents also acceptable.

Three of the following:

  • MTH/STT 202: Introduction to Stochastic Processes
  • MTH 263: Ordinary Differential Equations I
  • MTH 280: Introduction to Numerical Analysis
  • MTH 281: Introduction to Fourier Series-Orthogonal Polynomials and Boundary Value Problems
  • MTH 285: Introduction to Applied Mathematics
  • BIO 263: Ecology

For more depth, students are encouraged to take any of the following courses:

  • CHM 131: Chemical Concepts, Systems, and Practices I
  • CHM 132: Chemical Concepts, Systems, and Practices I
  • BIO 110: Principles of Biology I or BIO 112 Perspectives in Biology I
  • BIO 111: Principles of Biology II or BIO 113 Perspectives in Biology II
  • BIO 111L: Introductory Biology Laboratory or BIO 113L Perspectives in Biology Lab.

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Actuarial Science Track Core Courses

MTH 235 or MTH 173 Linear Algebra
MTH 201: Introduction to Probability
MTH/STT 203: Introduction to Mathematical Statistics
MTH 210: Introduction to Financial Mathematics
MTH 208: Operations Research or MTH 280 Introduction to Numerical Analysis
STT 212: Applied Statistics for the Biological and Physical Sciences I

One of the following:

  • MTH 236: Introduction to Algebra*
  • MTH 240: Introduction to Topology*

*Honors equivalents also acceptable.

One of the following courses:

  • STT 216: Applied Statistics II
  • STT 221: Sampling Techniques
  • MTH/STT 202: Introduction to Stochastic Processes
  • MTH 208: Operations Research
  • MTH 280: Introduction to Numerical Analysis

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