# BS in Mathematics

The BS curriculum requires two more upper-level mathematics electives than the Bachelor of Arts program and offers greater immersion in the field. This is the recommended track for all students who can fit those additional courses into their program.

The BS is especially advantageous to those who want to pursue graduate study in mathematics or closely related fields. Review the course requirements and talk with a mathematics advisor for ways to make completing the BS as a double-major feasible.

## Degree Program Planners

Learn more about the different mathematics concentrations on the Undergraduate page.

## Course Requirements

The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Undergraduate Programs.

Program-specific curriculum:

Code | Title | Credits |
---|---|---|

Required | ||

MATH 1231 | Single-Variable Calculus I (or the equivalent) | |

MATH 1232 | Single-Variable Calculus II | |

MATH 2185 | Comprehensive Introduction to Linear Algebra | |

MATH 2233 | Multivariable Calculus | |

MATH 2971 | Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning | |

or MATH 2971W | Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning | |

One course (3 credits) selected from the following: | ||

CSCI 1011 | Introduction to Programming with Java | |

CSCI 1012 | Introduction to Programming with Python | |

CSCI 1041 | ||

CSCI 1111 | Introduction to Software Development | |

CSCI 1121 | Introduction to C Programming | |

CSCI 1131 | Introduction to Programming with C | |

For students in the pure mathematics concentration, an alternative course may substitute for the CSCI course with the approval of the department. |

**Concentration requirement**

All students must complete requirements for one of the following three concentrations:

Code | Title | Credits |
---|---|---|

Pure mathematics concentration | ||

Required | ||

MATH 4121 | Introduction to Abstract Algebra I | |

MATH 4239 | Real Analysis I | |

or MATH 4239W | Real Analysis I | |

Two courses (6 credits) from the following: | ||

MATH 3125 | Linear Algebra II | |

MATH 3257 | Introduction to Complex Variables | |

MATH 3806 | Introduction to Topology | |

MATH 4122 | Introduction to Abstract Algebra II | |

MATH 4240 | Real Analysis II | |

Five additional mathematics (MATH) courses (15 credits) numbered in the 3000 and 4000 ranges. For students who complete the major requirements for a bachelor of science in astronomy and astrophysics, biology, biophysics, chemistry, data science, economics, physics, statistics, finance, information systems, or any major in SEAS, this requirement is reduced to three additional MATH courses (9 credits) numbered in the 3000 and 4000 ranges. |

Code | Title | Credits |
---|---|---|

Applied mathematics concentration | ||

Required | ||

MATH 3342 | Ordinary Differential Equations | |

MATH 3343 | Partial Differential Equations | |

MATH 3553 | Introduction to Numerical Analysis | |

MATH 3359 | Introduction to Mathematical Modeling | |

MATH 4239 | Real Analysis I | |

or MATH 4239W | Real Analysis I | |

Four additional mathematics (MATH) courses (12 credits) numbered in the 3000 and 4000 ranges. For students who complete the major requirements for a bachelor of science in astronomy and astrophysics, biology, biophysics, chemistry, data science, economics, physics, statistics, finance, information systems, or any major in SEAS, this requirement is reduced to two additional MATH courses (6 credits) numbered in the 3000 and 4000 ranges. |

Code | Title | Credits |
---|---|---|

Interdisciplinary mathematics concentration | ||

Required | ||

MATH 3342 | Ordinary Differential Equations | |

MATH 3553 | Introduction to Numerical Analysis | |

MATH 3359 | Introduction to Mathematical Modeling | |

Six additional mathematics (MATH) courses (18 credits) numbered in the 3000 and 4000 ranges. For students who complete the major requirements for a bachelor of science in astronomy and astrophysics, biology, biophysics, chemistry, data science, economics, physics, statistics, finance, information systems, or any major in SEAS, this requirement is reduced to four additional MATH courses (12 credits) numbered in the 3000 and 4000 ranges. | ||

Minor or second major requirement—Students in the interdisciplinary concentration must complete an approved minor or second major in a field in which mathematics is applied. The pre-approved fields are astronomy and astrophysics, biology, bioinformatics, biophysics, chemistry, data science, economics, physics, statistics, finance, information systems, or any major in SEAS. |