Major in Mathematics
The listed requirements for the BA degree in mathematics are in addition to the university’s general requirements for departmental majors. Courses used to meet requirements must be completed with a grade of C- or better.
- Calculus I, II, and III. Majors are encouraged but not required to take honors variants.
- Advanced Algebra I (110.401)
- One other term of algebra, either Elementary Number Theory (110.304) or Advanced Algebra II (110.402). Note: Linear Algebra (110.201) and Honors Linear Algebra (110.212) do not satisfy this requirement.
- Either Analysis I (110.405) or Honors Analysis I (110.415)
- One other term of analysis chosen from Methods of Complex Analysis (110.311), Analysis II (110.406), Honors Analysis II (110.416), Partial Differential Equations for Applications (110.417), Dynamical Systems (110.421), Introduction to Differential Geometry (110.439), or Fourier Analysis & Generalized Functions (110.443)
- Linear Algebra (110.201) or Honors Linear Algebra (110.212)
- One other mathematics course at the 300-level or above
- Two terms in any one of the following areas of applications of mathematics, or other appropriate advanced courses as approved by the director of undergraduate studies:
- Physics: Classical Mechanics (171.204), Introduction to Electromagnetic Theory (171.301), Topics in Advanced Electromagnetic Theory (171.302), Introduction to Quantum Mechanics (171.303-304), Statistical Physics and Thermodynamics (171.312), Statistical Physics and Thermodynamics (171.312)
- Chemistry: Chemical Applications of Group Theory (030.345), Intermediate Quantum Chemistry (030.453), Physical Chemistry II (030.302)
- Applied Mathematics & Statistics: Dynamical Systems (550.391), Introduction to Probability (550.420), Introduction to Stochastic Processes (550.426), Introduction to Statistics (550.430), Mathematical Game Theory (550.453), Combinatorial Analysis (550.471) Graph Theory (550.472)
- Economics: Microeconomic Theory (180.301), Macroeconomic Theory (180.302), Game Theory and the Social Sciences (180.315)
- Computer Science: Artificial Intelligence (600.435), Algorithms I (600.463), Randomized Algorithms (600.464), 600.488
Departmental honors are awarded to recipients of the BA degree who have completed Methods of Complex Analysis (110.311), Advanced Algebra I & II (110.401-402), Honors Analysis I and Analysis II (110.415-416), and one or more additional courses at the 400 level or above. The student must have at least a 3.6 GPA in these six courses.