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Mathematics Major & Minor

The wide applicability and intrinsic beauty of mathematics motivate its study. Mathematical theories often grow out of problems that appear in physical sciences, engineering, and social sciences such as economics and business. The mathematics minor provides a strong background in mathematics to students as it enhances their analytical skill and attention to detail—abilities useful in any field.

Learning Objectives

A student successfully completing this major will:

  1. Competently work with the concepts of calculus, differential equations, geometry, analysis, algebra, and statistics.
  2. Learn to read, understand, analyze, and produce proofs at increasing depth. Use appropriate technology to enhance mathematical thinking and understanding, solve mathematical problems, and judge the reasonableness of results.

  3. Exhibit knowledge of formulating and solving problems, interpreting solutions, and modeling techniques central to applications of mathematics.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate mathematics and other quantitative ideas in written and oral forms.

Program coordinator: Dr. Gertrud Kraut

Major Requirements (40 credit hours)

Major Core (36 credit hours):

Major Electives I (3 credit hours): One course from the following:

Major Electives II (3 credit hours): One course from the following:

Download the Mathematics Major Checklist

Minor Requirements (18 credit hours)

General Education

Minor Core: 6 credit hours:

Minor Electives: 12 credit hours from among the following:

Download the Mathematics Minor Checklist