Mathematics Major

Course Requirements

The following courses are required of students in both the B.A. and B.S. programs:

  • MAT 111 (Calculus I)
  • MAT 112 (Calculus II)
  • MAT 221 (Calculus III)
  • MAT 227 (Foundations of Mathematics)
  • MAT 228 (Linear Algebra)
  • MAT 331 (Analysis I) or MAT 442 (Complex Analysis)
  • MAT 333 (Algebraic Structures)
  • MAT 499 (Mathematics Seminar) or completion of an Honors Thesis

The B.S. program additionally requires the following courses:

  • MAT 222 (Differential Equations)
  • MAT 335 (Probability and Statistics I)
  • A second-semester upper-level course, such as MAT 336 (Probability and Statistics II)

Students in both programs also complete a selection of additional courses chosen in consultation with their faculty advisor.

Detailed and definitive information about course requirements can be found on the B.A. in mathematics curriculum card and the B.S. in mathematics curriculum card.

Additionally, students have the option of earning a double major with mathematics and another department. Course requirement information can be found on the curriculum cards for the B.A. in mathematics (double major) and B.S. in mathematics (double major).

Comparing the B.A. and the B.S.

The department of mathematics offers bachelor of arts and bachelor of science programs in mathematics. The requirements for the B.A. and B.S. programs are similar, with the main difference being that the B.A. program is somewhat more flexible. This flexibility can make the B.A. program a good choice for students who also choose a minor or double major in another field. Students who begin in one program can, in consultation with their faculty advisor, easily switch to the other program.

The mathematics faculty are always willing to talk with students considering a mathematics major about the program that would be the best fit for them.

Individual descriptions can be found under the course page. Course offerings are tentative and subject to change. 

Curriculum Cards

Below you will find the curriculum cards for each of the mathematics department's majors. Please check with your adviser for more information.

Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

Internship/Research Opportunities

Mathematics majors are encouraged to take advantage of opportunities for internships and research experiences, both within mathematics and in other areas that involve substantial mathematics.

For specific opportunities, visit the Internships and Research Opportunities page.

Students are encouraged to talk with the mathematics faculty about internship and research opportunities that would complement their program well.