Studying math at the C of I requires a combination of creative thinking, detailed analysis, and organized problem-solving skills.

This program will challenge you to:

- Develop critical thinking skills that are necessary for understanding a technologically driven world.
- Acquire a broad range of mathematical and scientific knowledge.
- Expand and develop problem-solving and analytical skills .
- Engage with a pragmatic curriculum that fosters understanding of mathematical structure.

## Peaks this program fulfills

- Natural Sciences & Mathematics

## Courses and Requirements

View this degree in the course catalog### 39 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

**Major Requirements**

**Complete the Mathematics-Physics Core (18 credits):**

Course ID | Course Name | Number of Credits |
---|---|---|

MAT-175 | Single Variable Calculus | 4 credits |

MAT-275 | Multivariable Calculus | 4 credits |

MAT-285 | Introduction to Proof | 1 credits |

CSC-150 | Computer Science I: Introduction to Computer Science and Programming | 3 credits |

PHY-271 | Analytical Physics I | 4 credits |

PHY-271L | Analytical Physics I Lab | 1 credits |

MAT-199 | Math & Physics Colloquium | |

and/or | ||

PHY-199 | Math & Physics Colloquium |

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

MAT-199, PHY-199: 2 Semesters at 0.5 credit each.

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

Course ID | Course Name | Number of Credits |
---|---|---|

MAT-431 | Complex Analysis | 3 credits |

MAT-451 | Real Analysis | 3 credits |

MAT-461 | Abstract Algebra | 3 credits |

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

Course ID | Course Name | Number of Credits |
---|---|---|

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

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

**Complete the Mathematics Capstone:**

Course ID | Course Name | Number of Credits |
---|---|---|

MAT-490 | Mathematics Capstone | 3 credits |

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

Course ID | Course Name | Number of Credits |
---|---|---|

MAT-451 | Real Analysis | 3 credits |

MAT-461 | Abstract Algebra | 3 credits |

Mathematics Majors may not minor in Mathematics nor major in Mathematics-Physics.

## Peaks this program fulfills

- Natural Sciences & Mathematics

## Courses and Requirements

View this degree in the course catalog### 40-41 credits

**Major Requirements**

**Complete the Mathematics-Physics Core (18-19 credits):**

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-solving, abstract analysis, and applications.

Course ID | Course Name | Number of Credits |
---|---|---|

MAT-175 | Single Variable Calculus | 4 credits |

MAT-275 | Multivariable Calculus | 4 credits |

CSC-150 | Computer Science I: Introduction to Computer Science and Programming | 3 credits |

PHY-271 | Analytical Physics I | 4 credits |

PHY-271L | Analytical Physics I Lab | 1 credits |

MAT-199 | Math & Physics Colloquium | |

and/or | ||

PHY-199 | Math & Physics Colloquium |

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

MAT-199, PHY-199: 2 Semesters at 0.5 credit each

**Optional for Mathematics-Physics Majors (1 credit):**

Students planning to take upper-division mathematics courses other than MAT-352 Differential Equations must complete the following:

Course ID | Course Name | Number of Credits |
---|---|---|

MAT-285 | Introduction to Proof | 1 credits |

**Complete required preparatory courses in Mathematics and Physics (8 credits)**

Course ID | Course Name | Number of Credits |
---|---|---|

PHY-272 | Analytical Physics II | 4 credits |

PHY-272L | Analytical Physics II Lab | 1 credits |

MAT-352 | Differential Equations | 3 credits |

**Complete upper-division required coursework in Physics by completing two of the following (6 credits):**

Course ID | Course Name | Number of Credits |
---|---|---|

PHY-301 | Theoretical Mechanics | 3 credits |

PHY-313 | Thermal Physics | 3 credits |

PHY-330 | Electricity & Magnetism | 3 credits |

PHY-400 | Quantum Physics | 3 credits |

**Complete upper-division elective coursework in Mathematics and Physics (6 credits):**

MAT and/or PHY Electives: Six credits of 300- or 400-level PHY or MAT courses

**Complete the Mathematics-Physics Capstone (3 credits):**

Course ID | Course Name | Number of Credits |
---|---|---|

PHY-490 | Mathematics-Physics Capstone | 3 credits |

**Students interested in graduate study in physics are strongly encouraged to take the following courses:**

Course ID | Course Name | Number of Credits |
---|---|---|

PHY-235 | Electronics | 3 credits |

PHY-235L | Electronics Laboratory | 1 credits |

MAT-285 | Introduction to Proof | 1 credits |

MAT-361 | Linear Algebra | 3 credits |

MAT-431 | Complex Analysis | 3 credits |

PHY-- | All 300 and 400-level Physics Courses |

Mathematics-Physics Majors may not minor in Physical Science.

Mathematics-Physics Majors may not major in Mathematics.

## Peaks this program fulfills

- Natural Sciences & Mathematics

## Courses and Requirements

View this degree in the course catalog### 15-16 credits

**Prerequisites (5 credits)**

Course ID | Course Name | Number of Credits |
---|---|---|

MAT-175 | Single Variable Calculus | 4 credits |

or | ||

MAT-275 | Multivariable Calculus | 4 credits |

and | ||

MAT-285 | Introduction to Proof | 1 credits |

Depending on Math placement, students may be required to take MAT-150 Applied Calculus: A Modeling Approach prior to taking MAT-175

**Minor Requirements**

**Complete 6 credits of upper-division (300- or 400-level) coursework in Mathematics:**

Course ID | Course Name | Number of Credits |
---|---|---|

MAT-ELEC- | Any 6 credits of 300- or 400-level MAT courses | 6 credits |

**Complete one approved laboratory course from one of the following sciences: (4-5)**

Course ID | Course Name | Number of Credits |
---|---|---|

BIO- | Biology | |

CHE- | Chemistry | |

GEO - | Geoscience | |

PHY- | Physics | |

ENV- | Environmental Studies |

Approved laboratory courses include BIO-159, BIO-201, BIO-202, CHE-141, CHE-142, ENV-161, GEO-101, PHY-231, PHY-232, PHY-271, and PHY-272

## Pi Day!Celebrating Irrationality

Every year on March 14, the Math Club puts on Pi Day, featuring a variety of math-themed activities and delicious pie on sale for $1 per slice. Plus, the time-honored C of I tradition: Pi a Professor!