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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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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-175Single Variable Calculus4 credits
MAT-275Multivariable Calculus4 credits
 
MAT-285Introduction to Proof1 credits
 
CSC-150Computer Science I: Introduction to Computer Science and Programming3 credits
PHY-271Analytical Physics I4 credits
PHY-271LAnalytical Physics I Lab1 credits
 
MAT-199Math & Physics Colloquium
and/or
PHY-199Math & 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-431Complex Analysis3 credits
MAT-451Real Analysis3 credits
MAT-461Abstract Algebra3 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-490Mathematics Capstone3 credits

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

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
MAT-451Real Analysis3 credits
MAT-461Abstract Algebra3 credits

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

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

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Courses and Requirements

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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-175Single Variable Calculus4 credits
MAT-275Multivariable Calculus4 credits
CSC-150Computer Science I: Introduction to Computer Science and Programming3 credits
PHY-271Analytical Physics I4 credits
PHY-271LAnalytical Physics I Lab1 credits
MAT-199Math & Physics Colloquium
and/or
PHY-199Math & 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-285Introduction to Proof1 credits

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

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
PHY-272Analytical Physics II4 credits
PHY-272LAnalytical Physics II Lab1 credits
MAT-352Differential Equations3 credits

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

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
PHY-301Theoretical Mechanics3 credits
PHY-313Thermal Physics3 credits
PHY-330Electricity & Magnetism3 credits
PHY-400Quantum Physics3 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-490Mathematics-Physics Capstone3 credits

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

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
PHY-235Electronics3 credits
PHY-235LElectronics Laboratory1 credits
MAT-285Introduction to Proof1 credits
MAT-361Linear Algebra3 credits
MAT-431Complex Analysis3 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.

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

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15-16 credits

Prerequisites (5 credits)

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
MAT-175Single Variable Calculus4 credits
or
MAT-275Multivariable Calculus4 credits
and
MAT-285Introduction to Proof1 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 courses6 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

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!