2024  2025 Undergraduate Catalog
Mathematics (BS in Mathematics)


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Required Credits: 3637
Students in the BS Mathematics degree program will pursue a major in Mathematics and one of the following four concentrations:
Within this degree program, students may choose to minor in Mathematics .
Note: Although the SCHEV Program Inventory also lists a B.A. in Mathematics, W&M does not currently enroll students in this program.

Mathematics Core Requirements: 2324 Credits
Major Writing Requirement: 36 Credits
A student in any Mathematics major concentration satisfies the upperdivision 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 PreCollege 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 highlevel 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.
Core Course Requirements: 1718 Credits
Mathematics Concentrations:

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