Academics

Mathematics Major/Minor Requirements

A major in mathematics consists of at least 36 credits in mathematics including:

  1. Mathematics core: MAT 221, 222, 223, 224, 231, 233, 351, 421, 431.

  2. Depth: At least one of MAT 422, 423, 432.

  3. Applications: At least one of MAT 352, 361, 371, 475.

  4. Collateral requirement: CSC 131.

  5. A concentration of at least 12 credits in an application area other than mathematics.

Grade Point Average: To have a major in mathematics approved for graduation, a student must have a minimum GPA of 2.50 in all mathematics courses selected by the student to satisfy the major. In addition, a grade of C or better must be achieved in at least 12 of the credits in the mathematics courses numbered 300 or above.

Admission to the Major in Mathematics: Students wishing to earn a major in mathematics are required to take the comprehensive calculus (compcalc) exam. The exam is given during the spring semester and covers the content of MAT 221, 222, and 223. The compcalc is an excellent opportunity to review basic analysis before enrolling in upper-level courses. Normally the compcalc is taken in the spring semester of the sophomore year. Admittance to the major in mathematics will be determined on the basis of performance on the compcalc and performance in Foundations of Mathematics (MAT 231). Students who are found to have deficiencies have the right to remove them by re-taking part or all of the compcalc exam. A passing grade on this exam is required for admittance to the mathematics major.

A minor in mathematics consists of at least 21 credits in mathematics at the 200 level or higher including:

  1. Mathematics core: MAT 221, 222, 223.

  2. Continuous or discrete option: MAT 224 or MAT 230.

  3. Applications: One course chosen from MAT 351, 352, 361, 371, 432, 475.

Grade Point Average: To have a minor in mathematics approved for graduation, a student must have a minimum GPA of 2.00 in all mathematics courses selected by the student to satisfy the minor.