Majors usually begin by taking the calculus sequence. By the end of their first year, it is highly suggested for students to take either of the introductory proof classes (Discrete Math or Number Systems). In the second year, students normally take either Linear Algebra or Linear Algebra for Majors.
Following this, majors begin to learn some aspects of the main branches of modern mathematics; algebra, analysis, geometry & topology, foundations, and number theory, as well as some of their subdivisions and hybrids (e.g., probability & statistics, partial differential equations, differential geometry, and complex analysis). As the courses become more advanced, they often become more theoretical and proof-oriented and less computational, and students can develop an increasingly sophisticated understanding of both theoretical and applied mathematics.
Students interested in declaring a major in mathematics are guided with the five tracks (comprehensive, applicable, computational, statistics, and secondary education) to help propagate them into their future endeavors.
- Current Major requirements effective Fall 2017
- Previous Major requirements: Fall 2016 , Fall 2012 , Summer 2008 , prior to Summer 2008
- Current Minor Requirements effective Fall 2017
- Previous Minor requirements: Fall 2012 , prior to Summer 2012
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