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Undergraduate Program

Degrees in Mathematics

For a visual overview see the flow chart showing course work for all the majors.

The advisors for the math department hold weekly walk-in hours. You are welcome to come to these hours and consult an advisor about any questions you may have.

You can submit a major or minor declaration online here. To have your major/minor approved you must meet with an advisor within one week after submitting your declaration, otherwise it will be automatically rejected. All faculty members can serve as major/minor advisors. If you would like to be a math major, ask your favorite professor to be your advisor.

A list of courses satisfying the courses with advanced math content requirement can be found HERE.

Honors BS in Mathematics

The honors BS is our most intensive degree and requires the following:

  • The 170 calculus sequence, or the sequence of MTH 161, MTH 162, MTH 164, MTH 165, MTH 235
  • MTH 236H, MTH 240H, MTH 265H, and MTH 282
  • Two graduate math courses, and two other advanced math courses
  • Two additional courses with advanced math content
  • An independent research project
  • The upper level writing requirement

For more detailed information about the BS honors program see the BS honors requirements page.

Honors BA in Mathematics

Not quite as heavy as the honors BS, the honors BA is still highly intensive:

  • The 170 calculus sequence, or the sequence of MTH 161, MTH 162, MTH 164, MTH 165, MTH 235
  • MTH 236H, MTH 240H, and MTH 265H
  • Two graduate math courses, and two other advanced math courses
  • An independent research project
  • The upper level writing requirement

For more detailed information about the BA honors program see the BA honors requirements page.

BS in Mathematics

The BS in math is for serious math students, but is not as demanding as the honors BS or BA. The program requires students to complete:

  • Any two-year calculus sequence
  • MTH 235, MTH 236, MTH 240, MTH 265, and MTH 282
  • Four additional advanced math courses
  • Two additional courses with advanced math content
  • The upper level writing requirement

For more detailed information about the BS program see the BS requirements page.

BA in Mathematics

The BA in math is our most flexible major. This program is great for double majors, or those who would like to design their own program. The general major requirements are:

  • Any two-year calculus sequence
  • MTH 235 and either MTH 236 or MTH 240
  • One of the following courses: MTH 201, MTH 255, MTH 263, MTH 265, MTH 282, or MTH 285
  • Three additional advanced math courses
  • Two additional courses with advanced math content
  • The upper level writing requirement

For more detailed information about the BA program see the BA requirements page.

BS in Applied Mathematics

This major is best suited for students with a special interest in applications and requires:

  • Any two-year calculus sequence
  • MTH 201, MTH 235, MTH 265, and MTH 282.
  • PHY 121 and PHY 122
  • Three additional advanced math courses
  • Two additional courses with advanced math content
  • The upper level writing requirement

For more detailed information about the BS in applied math program see the BS in applied math requirements page.

Joint BA in Mathematics and Statistics

This major combines the mathematics and statistics requirements to suit students interested in both subjects. Approval of advisors in both mathematics and statistics is required.

For more detailed information about the Joint Math/Stat BA see the Joint Math/Stat BA requirements page.

Minor in Mathematics

The Minor in Mathematics consists of calculus, linear algebra, and two electives. For detailed information, see the Minor in Mathematics page. This page also contains information about the clusters in mathematics.

Calculus Sequences

A two-year calculus sequence could be any of the following:

  • Math 141, 142, 143, 164, 165
  • Math 161, 162, 164, 165
  • Math 171, 172, 173, 174

Note: MTH 173-4 must be taken in order but MTH 164 and MTH 165 can be taken in either order.

See the comparing the calculus sequences page for a detailed discussion about the different calculus sequences.