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Math & Computer Science

Mathematics

Points of Distinction

  • Many and varied positive job market outcomes
  • Excellent graduate school preparation
  • Excellent preparation for secondary school teaching
  • Major/minor readily combines with others such as Computer Science and Physics
  • Student input into decisions about course offerings
  • Math/Computer Science residence suite available

The Mathematics Major

The major in mathematics consists of at least eleven courses and a senior capstone experience. In addition to the entire calculus sequence, each major must take at least two of the four theory courses listed below. (Students intending to pursue graduate work should take all four theory courses.)

Calculus Sequence

  • MAT 201 - Differential Calculus
  • MAT 202 - Integral Calculus
  • MAT 203 - Multivariable Calculus

Theory Courses

  • MAT 311 - Real Analysis I
  • MAT 312 - Real Analysis II
  • MAT 322 - Abstract Algebra
  • MAT 325 - Vector Spaces

The remaining six courses must be selected from the theory courses above or from the following lists:

  • MAT 120 - Chaos and Fractals
  • MAT 240 - Discrete Mathematics (cross-listed as CSI 240)
  • MAT 316 - Complex Analysis
  • MAT 318 - Probability
  • MAT 327 - Theory of Numbers
  • MAT 330 - Foundations of Geometry
  • MAT 340 - Numerical Analysis (cross-listed as CSI 340)
  • MAT 345 - Differential Equations
  • MAT 394, 494 - Special Topics in Modern Mathematics
  • MAT SCE - Senior Capstone Experience (recent thesis topics)
  • CSI 201 - Computer Science I (formerly MAT 101)
  • CSI 202 - Computer Science II (formerly MAT 102)
  • CSI 350 - Theory of Computation (formerly MAT 350)
  • CSI 370 - Design and Analysis of Algorithms (formerly MAT 270)
  • CSI 380 - Organization of Programming Languages (formerly MAT 371)

The Mathematics Minor

The minor in mathematics consists of MAT 201, 202, 203, and any four other courses that count for the major; however, at least one must be a theory course from the following: MAT 311, 312, 322, or 325.