The majors program in both mathematics and applied mathematics are appropriate for students who plan to continue their training in graduate school. Students who begin with Honors Mathematics A-B will need to plan their succeeding course carefully with the help of an adviser.
For a major in Mathematics: 14 courses as follows:
Four courses in calculus or Honors Mathematics A-B, including Advanced Placement Credit. Six courses in mathematics numbered at or above 2000, and four courses in any combination of mathematics and cognate courses. The courses in mathematics must include:
However, students who are not contemplating graduate study in mathematics may replace one or both of the two terms of MATH W 4061-W 4062 by one or two of the following courses: MATH V 2500, V 3007, or W 4032. In exceptional cases, the chair will approve the substitution of certain more advanced courses for those mentioned above.
*Note: It is strongly recommended that the sequences Math W 4041-2 and W 4061-2 be taken in separate years.
For a major in Applied Mathematics: 14 courses plus Junior Seminar in Applied Mathematics:
Four courses in calculus or Honors Mathematics A-B, including Advanced Placement Credit.
(APMA E 3900 may be replaced by the combination APMA E 4902/4904, second semester of the junior and senior applied mathematics seminar, when these are offered or, with approval, another technical elective for seniors that involves an undergraduate thesis or creative research report.)
Additional electives, to be approved by the Applied Math Committee, e.g.:
For a major in Mathematics-Statistics: 14 courses:
Five courses in mathematics:
Five courses in statistics:
One course in computer science that requires substantial work in programming.
Three courses of electives: An approved selection of advanced courses in mathematics, statistics, applied mathematics, computer science, or mathematical methods courses in physical or social sciences, including biology, economics, and physics.
Students should plan to include a senior thesis or the Undergraduate Seminar in Mathematics in their program, in consultation with their advisors.
Note: Students must obtain approval from an adviser in each of the two departments before selecting electives. Students should take MATH V 2010 Linear Algebra in the second semester of the second year.
For a major in Mathematics-Computer Science 15 courses:
Courses in mathematics:
Courses in computer science:
*Electives--take two of four; in exceptional cases, other courses may be substituted with the approval of departmental representatives of both departments.
Note A: The Honors sequence also fulfills the MATH V 2010 Linear Algebra requirement.
Note B: May substitute MATH V 3021 or BC 2006 or MATH V 1103.
Note C: May substitute MATH V 2500, V 3007, V 4032, V 3386, or W 4051.
Students seeking to pursue a Ph.D. program in either discipline are urged to take additional courses, in consultation with their advisers.
For a major in Economics and Mathematics, see the catalogue.
For a minor in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics: Six courses from any of the courses offered by the department except Math W 1003 College Algebra and Analytic Geometry, Math V 1101/2 Calculus I/II. Some cognate courses are also acceptable wiht prior approval from the department chair.