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Major Requirements

Our program allows students to study either theoretical or applied mathematics. Graduate work is recommended for those who wish to pursue mathematical research. Applied mathematics involves work in business, physics, chemistry, engineering, economics, operations research, computer programming, or numerous other fields. In both areas, our majors develop transferable skills including critical thinking, problem diagnosis and solving, computer skills, and quantitative skills.

Students completing the mathematics major may begin their careers or enroll in graduate programs. The greatest occupational demand is for applied mathematicians with skills in computer science, electronics design and theory, and statistics and probability. An advanced degree in math, business, or a related field will present further opportunities for advanced positions or consulting jobs. Students may also pursue advanced professional degrees in areas such as law or business. The required completion of either an independent research project or a mathematics-related internship will distinguish you from other mathematics majors seeking graduate school or job placement.

Double Majoring

The mathematics major can be combined with other majors to allow students the opportunity to graduate with a second degree. When planned early in your college career, a double major can be achieved within four years. Students interested in double majoring will need to start the calculus sequence their first semester. Unique workforce opportunities exist when students double major with fields such as biology, business, or chemistry. 

Entry into the Major

A student wishing to major in mathematics must submit a formal application to the major after completing MATH243 Multivariable Calculus. Extraordinary cases will be dealt with on an individual basis. Upon receipt of the application, students will be granted entry into the major if they have met the following requirements:

  • Achieved an overall GPA of 2.5 or better
  • Achieved a grade of C or better in all mathematics coursework
  • Secured an advisor within the mathematics department

Core Requirements

Required lower division courses:

Required upper division courses:

Major Electives

Required 13 credits:

Capstone/ Internship

Choose one of the following: