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.
- MTH 153, MTH 211, and MTH 212*
*An exceptionally well–prepared student might place out of some of these.
- One course in algebra (MTH 233 or MTH 238) and one course in analysis (MTH 280 or MTH 281)
- Alternatively, a student may concentrate in statistics; students concentrating in statistics are not required to take a course in algebra but instead must complete MTH 220 or MTH219, plus MTH 246, MTH 320, and either MTH 290 or MTH 291
- At least one advanced course (MTH 310–390)
- A total of 40 credits is required for the major (A maximum of eight credits at the 100–level)
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.