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Mathematics Major and Minor Requirements

Mathematics Major (B.S.)

A major in mathematics requires 11 units in mathematics and statistics according to the following guidelines. 

Calculus
  • Math 135 - Calculus 1
  • Math 136 - Calculus 2
  • Math 205 - Multivariable Calculus.
Theory
  • Math 280 - Bridge to Higher Math
  • Analysis - Real (305) or Complex (306)
  • Algebra - Group (315) or Ring (316)
Electives

Five electives, all at the 200 level or above, with at least 2 at the 300 level or above.

  • Exception to 200+ rule:  Stats 113 and CS 140
  • Courses that are cross-listed with Mathematics or Statistics can count as electives.
SYE
  • An SYE is required, either in mathematics or outside the department. 
  • A mathematics SYE would count as one of the five electives. 
  • All projects will include a written paper and a formal oral presentation.  More information can be found on the SYE Info page.  
  • Students wishing to receive honors in mathematics must conduct an honors project in Math 498, and must also have a final major GPA of 3.5 or higher.
NOTES:
  • Students planning to major in mathematics are encouraged to complete Math 280 before the end of their sophomore year because this course is a prerequisite for many courses at the 300 level.
  • Students considering graduate work in mathematics are strongly encouraged to take Math 217 (Linear Algebra) along with all of Math 305, 306, 315, and 316 (a full year each of analysis and algebra).

If you are planning on majoring in mathematics without a major or minor in statistics, here is a worksheet to help plan your course of study.  If you are planning on including a statistics major or minor, you should go here

Mathematics Minor

A minor in mathematics requires seven units in mathematics and statistics.

Calculus
  • Math 135 - Calculus 1
  • Math 136 - Calculus 2
  • Math 205 - Multivariable Calculus.
Electives

Four electives at the 200 level 

  • Exception to 200+ rule:  Stats 113 and CS 140 can count as electives.
  • Courses that are cross-listed with Mathematics or Statistics can count as electives.

If you are planning on minoring in mathematics without a major or minor in statistics, here is a worksheet to help plan your course of study. If you are planning on including a statistics major or minor, you should go here