Jun 01, 2023  
2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Mathematics (BS in Mathematics)

Required Credits: 36-37

Students in the BS Mathematics degree program will pursue a major in Mathematics and one of the following three concentrations:

Within this degree program, students may choose to minor in Mathematics .

Mathematics Core Requirements: 23-24 Credits

Major Writing Requirement: 3-6 Credits

A student in any Mathematics major concentration satisfies the upper-division mathematics writing requirement in one of the following ways:

Options 1 and 2 above will also count as the student’s COLL 400 requirement.  A student should only choose option 3 in MATH 300 if that student is taking the COLL 400 requirement in another department (through an honors thesis or otherwise).  For option 1 in MATH 400, the student just needs to register for this course.  For options 2 and 3, the student should first communicate with a faculty member about supervising the honors thesis or writing project.  The student can then register for the course in a section corresponding to the faculty member who has agreed to supervise the student.  Note that the MATH 400 option above is a standard course which meets regularly, while the other two options are individually supervised and do not have a lecture component.  For students In the Pre-College Mathematics Teaching Concentration, the writing requirement must incorporate some element of the history of mathematics.

Major Computing Requirement

A student in any Mathematics major concentration must show proficiency in some high-level computer programming language at the level of CSCI 140 or CSCI 141. This is normally done by receiving a grade of at least C- in CSCI 140 or CSCI 141. Exceptions require the department chair’s permission.


Required Credits: 18

Mathematics, Minor