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Mathematics & Statistics

The Mathematics & Statistics Major

Definitive information on the major can be found on the registrar's webpage.


The Mathematics major has an entryway requirement, a core requirement, a depth requirement, and a total credit requirement. Normally, all courses that are counted towards either the major or minor must be taken for a letter grade.

Entryway requirement

*An exceptionally well–prepared student might place out of some of these.

Core requirement

Depth requirement

Credit requirement

With the approval of the department, the requirement may be satisfied by a course outside the department. Up to 8 credits can be replaced by twice that number in courses from other departments or programs provided that such courses contain substantial mathematical content and the student completes a major or minor in the corresponding department or program. To determine how much credit any course taken at another institution can be counted towards her math major, a student should consult with her adviser.