Mathematics Major: Concentration in Statistics and Modeling

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 the Concentration in Statistics and Modeling

MA-302Probability and Statistics3
MA-303Mathematical Modeling3
MA-304Data Analysis3
MA-380Probability3
MA-410Real Analysis3
Three additional credits of mathematics at the MA 290-level or above, to be chosen in consultation with the academic advisor.3
Total Credits18

Department of Mathematics: Mathematics Major Concentration in Statistics and Modeling 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 (CA)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 (USW)3
 Credits17
Year Two
Semester Three
MA-310 Calculus III 4
MA-260 Linear Algebra 3
LASC LASC Elective (NSP)3-4
CS-265 Database Applications 3
MA-302 Probability and Statistics 3
 Credits16-17
Semester Four
Elective 3
MA-303
Mathematical Modeling 2,3
or Data Analysis
3
SELECT General Elective3
LASC LASC Elective (NSP LAB)3
SELECT General Elective3
 Credits15
Year Three
Semester Five
MA-380 Probability (300 Level Elective in Major) 4,5 3
SELECT Elective3
SELECT Elective3
LASC LASC Elective (GP)3
LASC LASC Elective (ICW)3
 Credits15
Semester Six
MA 4 Upper Level Elective3
MA-303
Mathematical Modeling
or Data Analysis
3
SELECT Elective3
LASC LASC Elective (TLC)3
LASC LASC Elective (HBS)3
 Credits15
Year Four
Semester Seven
MA-410 Real Analysis 3
MA-380 Probability 3
MA-470 Capstone Experience 6 3
LASC LASC Elective (QLAC)3
SELECT General Elective3
 Credits15
Semester Eight
LASC LASC Elective (DAC)3
SELECT General Elective3
SELECT General Elective3
SELECT General Elective3
 Credits12
 Total Credits121-122
1

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

2

MA-304 is offered every other Spring.

4

Only one elective is required; it may be taken in either the Spring or Fall

5

MA-380 is offered every other Spring.

6

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.