Mathematics is a discipline and art that is elegant and challenging, requiring ingenuity as well as logic to solve real-world problems.

Math Course Major Requirements

Mathematics Major

(10 courses + Senior Examination)

  • CSCI 110 Introduction to Computer Programming 
  • MATH 131 Calculus and Analytic Geometry 1 or MATH 124 A Survey of Calculus 
  • MATH 132 Calculus and Analytic Geometry 2 
  • MATH 233 Calculus and Analytic Geometry 3 
  • MATH 250 Advanced Foundation of Mathematics
  • MATH 499 Senior Examination (0 credits)
  • Five MATH courses numbered 300 or above (one must be MATH 303 Linear Algebra, MATH 306 Abstract Algebra, MATH 350 Modern Geometry, MATH 373 Real Analysis or MATH 376 Complex Analysis)

For the mathematics major, CSCI 323 Theory of Computation will count as a Mathematics course numbered 300 or above. It is recommended that students majoring in mathematics take courses in at least one area where mathematics is applied, for example, computer science, physics, economics or business administration.


Mathematics Teaching Major (for secondary teaching)

(10 courses + Senior Examination)

  • CSCI 110 Introduction to Computer Programming 
  • MATH 131 Calculus and Analytic Geometry 1 or MATH 124 A Survey of Calculus
  • MATH 132 Calculus and Analytic Geometry 2 
  • MATH 233 Calculus and Analytic Geometry 3 
  • MATH 250 Advanced Foundation of Mathematics 
  • MATH 306 Abstract Algebra 
  • MATH 321 Probability and Statistics 
  • MATH 350 Modern Geometry 
  • MATH 499 Senior Examination (0 credits) 
  • Two MATH courses numbered 300 or above

The mathematics major receives a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Faculty Highlight

Fluid mechanics figures in countless phenomena, from lung function to lake sedimentation. Terry Jo Leiterman (Mathematics) investigates both and brings fluid mechanics theory to life in a new lab on campus. The experiments she and her students perform there will contribute to scholarly understanding of the interplay between lake ecosystems and climate change. Their research could prove valuable to those exploring how changing carbon cycles influence climate.