PEAK Majors

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The Mathematics and Physical Sciences Core provides a strong mathematical background to all Mathematics and Mathematics-Physics majors in our Department. This collection of courses incorporates mathematical methods and concepts and fundamentals of computer programming along with the foundational course in Analytical Physics as an introduction to problem-solvng, abstract analysis, and applications.

Mathematics Major

38-40 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Complete the Mathematics-Physics Core (19 credits):

MAT-175

Single Variable Calculus*

4

MAT-275

Multivariable Calculus

4

MAT-280 or
MAT-281 or
MAT-282 or
MAT-283

Introduction to Proof: Number Theory or
Introduction to Proof: Combinatorics or
Introduction to Proof: Sets and Functions or
Introduction to Proof: Logic


1

CSC-150

Computer Science I

4

PHY-271

Analytical Physics I and Laboratory

5

MAT-199 and/or
PHY-199

Math and Physics Colloquium (2 semesters at 0.5 credit each)

1

Complete any two of the following advanced courses in modern axiomatic mathematics (6 credits):

MAT-431
MAT-441
MAT-451
MAT-461

Complex Analysis
Topology
Real Analysis
Abstract Algebra


6

Complete upper-division elective coursework in Mathematics (12 credits):

MAT- ELEC

12 additional credits of 300- or 400-level MAT courses (excluding MAT-498)**

12

Complete an independent study in Mathematics:

MAT-494

Independent Study

1-3

Notes

*Note: Depending on placement, completion of MAT-150 Applied Calculus: A Modeling Approach may be required prior to enrolling in MAT-175.

**A maximum of 3 credits of MAT-494 and MAT-497 in any combination may be counted toward the upper-division elective requirements.

Students interested in graduate work in mathematics are strongly encouraged to take the following courses:

MAT-451 Real Analysis

MAT-461 Abstract Algebra