BA in Mathematics Requirements
Foundational Course Requirement
Students must complete the 160 calculus sequence, or its equivalent* before being accepted into the major:
- MATH 161: Calculus IA
- MATH 162: Calculus IIA
- MATH 164: Multidimensional Calculus
- MATH 165: Linear Algebra with Differential Equations
- MATH 163 for MATH 165
- MATH 171, 172, and 174 for the equivalent MATH 161, 162, and 164
- MATH 173 for MATH 165
- MATH 141-143 for MATH 161-162
AP courses may also be used to satisfy foundational requirements.
Core Course Requirement
Students must satisfy the following three core requirements:
I. MATH 235: Linear Algebra*
II. One of the following:
- MATH 236: Introduction to Algebra
- MATH 240: Introduction to Topology
III. One of the following:
- MATH 201: Introduction to Probability
- MATH 255: Differential Geometry
- MATH 265: Functions of a Real Variable I
- MATH 263: Ordinary Differential Equations I
- MATH 282: Introduction to Complex Variables with Applications
- MATH 285: Methods of Applied Mathematics
An honors version of a course can always be substituted for the listed course.
* The requirement that MATH 235 be taken can also be satisfied by completing MATH 173. MATH 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.