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STUDY MATHEMATICS FOR THE LOVE OF IT

Students pursuing the B.S. in Mathematics acquire depth in several key areas of mathematics, suitable as preparation for graduate study as well as immediate technically-oriented careers in business and government. Students interested in acquiring breadth in the liberal arts and less depth in mathematics can pursue the B.A. in Mathematics. Training in mathematics develops analytical and problem-solving skills that can be widely applied, and students with a degree in Mathematics frequently find rewarding careers that do not use the word “mathematician” in the job title.

 

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AREAS OF STUDY

  • Linear Algebra
  • Differential Equations
  • Abstract Algebra
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Analysis
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Mathematical Modeling

CAREER OPTIONS

  • Data Scientist
  • Mathematical Scientist
  • Cryptanalyst/Cryptographer
  • Statistician
  • Professor
  • Software Engineer
  • Financial Analyst

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

  • Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Data Science
  • Statistics
  • Operations Research
  • Computer Science
  • Physics

What’s special about this program?

Our programs for the B.S. and B.A. in Mathematics are competitive with those offered at any major university. In addition to coursework, there are numerous opportunities for independent study projects and funded research collaborations with faculty. The department also mentors and supports students in rewarding international competitions such as the Putnam Exam and the Mathematical Contest in Modeling. Seniors can choose from capstone experiences in coding theory, modeling, systems biology and economics.  

Get Involved

Undergraduate Research

Honors Program

Math Club

Putnam Competition

Mathematical Contest in Modeling

Sample Curriculum

FALL

CISC106

General Computer Science for Engineers

 

ENGL110

Seminar in Composition

 

MATH241

Analaytic Geometry and Calculus A

 

Foreign Language Requirement (1/2)

 

 

First Year Experience

 

 

SPRING

CISC210

Introduction to Systems Programming

 

MATH210

Discrete Mathematics I

 

MATH242

Analytic Geometry and Calculus

 

University Breadth Requirement (1/6)

Group A: Creative Arts and Humanities

 

Foreign Language Requirement (2/2)

 

 

FALL

CISC220

Data Structures

 

MATH243

Analytic Geometry and Calculus C

 

MATH349

Elementary Linear Algebra

 

University Breadth Requirement (2/6)

Group B: History and Cultural Change

 

Lab Science Requirement (1/2)

 

 

SPRING

MATH245

An Introduction to Proof

 

MATH302

Ordinary Differential Equations

 

MATH350

Probability Theory and Simulation Methods

 

University Breadth Requirement (3/6)

Group C: Social and Behavioral Sciences

 

Lab Science Requirement (2/2)

 

 

FALL

MATH Option Elective (1/3)*

 

 

MATH3XX Elective (1/5)*

 

 
University Breadth Requirement (4/6)

Group A: Creative Arts and Humanities

 

Free Elective (1/6)

 

 

Multicutural Requirement

 

 

SPRING

MATH Option Elective (2/3)*

 

 

MATH Option Elective (3/3)*

 

 

MATH3XX Elective (2/5)*

 

 
University Breadth Requirement (5/6)

Group B: History and Cultural Change

 

Free Elective (2/6)

 

 

FALL

MATH512

Contemporary Applications of Mathematics (DLE, Second Writing Requirement, Capstone Experience) 

 

MATH3XX Elective (3/5)*

 

 

University Breadth Requirement (6/6)

 

Group C: Social and Behavioral Sciences

 

Free Elective (3/6)

 

 

SPRING

MATH3XX Elective (4/5)*

 

 

MATH3XX Elective (5/5)*

 

 

Free Elective (4/6)

 

 

Free Elective (5/6)

 

 
Free Elective (6/6)  

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