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

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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 | 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-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.

## 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.

## 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)

**Minor Requirements**

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

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

## 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!