Mathematics Major

Students must complete ten courses plus the capstone.
 
Required:
  • Math 151 Calculus I (QUANT)
  • Math 152 Calculus II (QUANT)
  • Math 251 Calculus III (QUANT)
  • Math 265 Introduction to Advanced Mathematics (CRITTHNK, WRITCOM)
  • CmSc 150 Introduction to Programming (QUANT)
200-Level Electives: One of the following courses
  • Math 245 Mathematical Modeling (WRITCOM, INFOLIT)
  • Math 255 Linear Algebra (ORALCOM)
Capstone: One of the following courses
  • Math 385 Senior Research Seminar  (ORALCOM, WRITCOM)
  • Math 386 Senior Experience Seminar (ORALCOM, WRITCOM)
Electives: Four additional 4-credit 300-level mathematics courses from the following list.
  • Math 315 Graph Theory
  • Math 325 Topology
  • Math 331 Real Analysis
  • Math 335 Probability and Statistics I
  • Math 336 Probability and Statistics II
  • Math 345 Differential Equations
  • Math 350 Abstract Algebra
  • Math 360 Complex Variables
  • Math 375 Geometry
  • Math 390 Special Topics in Mathematics
  • CmSc 365 Theory of Computation
A student cannot get a Mathematics major in addition to the Actuarial Science major or Honors in Mathematics major.
 
Most 300-level electives are offered once every other year.  The usual two-year rotation for those classes appears below.  Math 385 Senior Research Seminar and Math 386 Senior Experience Seminar are offered every semester.
Fall Semester in Odd-Numbered YearsSpring Semester in Even-Numbered Years
Math 325 TopologyMath 315 Graph Theory
Math 335 Probability and Statistics IMath 336 Probability and Statistics II
 Math 345 Differential Equations
Fall Semester in Even-Numbered YearsSpring Semester in Odd-Numbered Years
Math 331 Real AnalysisMath 345 Differential Equations
Math 375 GeometryMath 350 Abstract Algebra
 Math 360 Complex Variables
 
Electives recommended for particular career interests:
  • Students wanting to teach high school should take Math 375 Geometry and either Math 335 Probability and Statistics I or an introductory statistics course offered by another department.  To be certified to teach high school, a student must also complete a minor in Secondary Education.
  • Students wanting corporate or industry employment should choose courses that connect with their interests, for instance Math 335 Probability and Statistics I for students interested in Economics and Math 245 Mathematical Modeling for students interested in the sciences. Contact any faculty member for advice.
  • Students bound for graduate school in mathematics will be best prepared by taking Math 325 Topology, Math 331 Real Analysis, and Math 350 Abstract Algebra. And as many other 300-level electives as possible.