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Overview

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.
Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Major
Mathematics Major

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Courses and Requirements

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

Major Requirements

 

Complete the Mathematics-Physics Core (19 credits):

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
MAT-175 Single Variable Calculus 4 credits
MAT-275 Multivariable Calculus 4 credits
     
MAT-280 Introduction to Proof: Number Theory 1 credits
  or  
MAT-281 Introduction to Proof: Combinatorics 1 credits
  or  
MAT-282 Introduction to Proof: Sets & Functions 1 credits
  or  
MAT-283 Introduction to Proof: Logic 1 credits
     
CSC-150 Computer Science I: Introduction to Computer Science and Programming 4 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-1PP: 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-441 Topology 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 an independent study in Mathematics:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
MAT-494 Independent Study 1-3 credits

 

Students interested in graduate work 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 or Mathematics-Computer Science.

Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Minor
Applied Mathematics Minor

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Courses and Requirements

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14-16 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Minor Requirements

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
CSC-150 Computer Science I: Introduction to Computer Science and Programming 4 credits

 

Complete 1 course from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
MAT-150 Applied Calculus: a Modeling Approach 4 credits
MAT-175 Single Variable Calculus 4 credits
MAT-275 Multivariable Calculus 4 credits

 

Complete 1 course from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
CSC-270 Applied Databases 3 credits
MAT-212 Multiple Regression Analysis 3 credits

 

Complete one approved laboratory course from one of the following sciences: (3-5 credits)

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, BIO-210, CHE-141, CHE-142, ENV-160, GEO-101, PHY-231, PHY-232, PHY-271, PHY-272

 

Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Minor
Mathematics Minor

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Courses and Requirements

View this degree in the course catalog

14-16 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Prerequisites

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
MAT-175 Single Variable Calculus 4 credits
  or  
MAT-275 Multivariable Calculus 4 credits

 

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

 

Complete one course from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
MAT-280 Introduction to Proof: Number Theory 1 credits
MAT-281 Introduction to Proof: Combinatorics 1 credits
MAT-282 Introduction to Proof: Sets & Functions 1 credits
MAT-283 Introduction to Proof: Logic 1 credits

 

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: (3-5)

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, BIO-210, CHE-141, CHE-142, ENV-160, GEO-101, PHY-231, PHY-232, PHY-271, and PHY-272

 

Students who wish to satisfy the requirements for a second teaching field in Secondary Education must complete 20 credits of mathematics (MAT) courses including the following courses:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
MAT-125 Data Analysis and Statistics 3 credits
  or  
MAT-312 Probability and Mathematical Statistics II 3 credits
     
MAT-252 Discrete Mathematics 3 credits
MAT-311 Probability and Mathematical Statistics I 3 credits
MAT-361 Linear Algebra 3 credits
MAT-370 Geometry 3 credits

 

Mathematics Majors may not minor in Mathematics.

 

Pi Day

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!