Mathematics Major: Concentration in Traditional Mathematics

Admission Requirements for the Mathematics Major

Rigorous high school coursework and strong SAT scores with above average grades in mathematics and computer science courses.

Requirements for a Major in Mathematics

Students must complete a core of six mathematics courses and one computer science class and in addition select one of three concentrations.

Core Courses(24 credits)
MA-200Calculus I4
MA-201Calculus II4
MA-240Theory of Proof3
MA-260Linear Algebra3
MA-310Calculus III4
MA-470Capstone Experience3
Ancillary Course
CS-135Programming for Non-CS Majors3
Total Credits24

MA-200, MA-201 and MA-240 must be completed with grades of at least C- by the end of the sophomore year. A student may only retake any of these courses at most once to increase a grade below C-; and may retake at most two of these courses to increase a grade below C-.

Requirements for a Concentration in Traditional Mathematics

MA-320Ordinary Differential Equations3
MA-405Abstract Algebra3
MA-410Real Analysis3
Nine additional credits of mathematics at the MA 290-level or above, to be chosen in consultation with the academic advisor.9
Total Credits18

Department of Mathematics: Mathematics Major Traditional Concentration Sample Timeline for Completion of Degree

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
LASC First-Year Seminar (FYS)3
EN-101 English Composition I 3
MA-200 Calculus I 4
CS-135 Programming for Non-CS Majors (QR) 3
LASC LASC Elective (NSP)3
 Credits16
Semester Two
EN-102 English Composition II 3
LASC LASC Elective (CON)3
MA-201 Calculus II 4
MA-240 Theory of Proof 1 4
LASC LASC Elective (CA)3
 Credits17
Year Two
Semester Three
MA-310 Calculus III 4
MA-260 Linear Algebra 3
LASC LASC Elective (NSP LAB)3-4
LASC LASC Elective (USW)3
LASC LASC Elective (GP)3
 Credits16-17
Semester Four
MA-320 Ordinary Differential Equations 2 3
MA 300 Level Elective in Major3
SELECT General Elective3
LASC LASC Elective3
LASC LASC Elective (TLC)3
 Credits15
Year Three
Semester Five
MA 300 Level Elective in Major3
SELECT General Elective3
MA 300 Level Elective in Major3
SELECT General Elective3
LASC LASC Elective (HBS)3
 Credits15
Semester Six
MA-405 Abstract Algebra 3
MA-320 Ordinary Differential Equations 3 3
SELECT General Elective3
SELECT General Elective3
LASC LASC Elective (ICW)3
 Credits15
Year Four
Semester Seven
MA-410 Real Analysis 3
MA 300 Level Elective in Major3
MA-470 Capstone Experience (WAC) 4 3
SELECT General Elective3
SELECT General Elective3
 Credits15
Semester Eight
LASC LASC Elective (QLAC)3
LASC LASC Elective (DAC)3
SELECT General Elective3
SELECT General Elective3
 Credits12
 Total Credits121-122
1

DualMath/CS majors may substitute Discrete Math I with permission of department.

2

MA-320 is offered every other Spring.

3

If not taken in semester 4.

4

Student should discuss capstone project with advisor during preceding semester.

Students are required to meet with their department advisor to review their upcoming semester academic choices. A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation.