BS in Mathematics

 

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The BS curriculum requires two more upper-level mathematics electives than the Bachelor of Arts program and so 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 following requirements must be fulfilled:

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

Program-specific curriculum:

Required
MATH 1231Single-Variable Calculus I (or the equivalent)
MATH 1232Single-Variable Calculus II
MATH 2185Linear Algebra I for Math Majors *
or MATH 2184
MATH 3125
Linear Algebra I
and Linear Algebra II
MATH 2233Multivariable Calculus
MATH 2971Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning
One course (3 credits) from the following:
CSCI 1011Introduction to Programming with Java
CSCI 1012Introduction to Programming with Python
CSCI 1041Introduction to FORTRAN Programming
CSCI 1111Introduction to Software Development
CSCI 1121Introduction to C Programming
CSCI 1131Introduction to Programming with C
For students in the pure mathematics concentration, an alternative course may substituted for the CSCI course with the approval of the department.

*Of the two options for linear algebra, MATH 2185 is preferred.

Concentration requirement

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

Pure mathematics concentration

Required
MATH 4121Introduction to Abstract Algebra I
MATH 4239Real Analysis I
Two courses (6 credits) from the following:
MATH 3125Linear Algebra II
MATH 3257Introduction to Complex Variables
MATH 3806Introduction to Topology
MATH 4122Introduction to Abstract Algebra II
MATH 4240Real Analysis II
Five additional mathematics (MATH) courses (15 credits) numbered 3000 or above. For students who complete the bachelor of science requirements for a major in astronomy and astrophysics, biology, biophysics, chemistry, economics, physics, statistics, finance, or any major in SEAS, this requirement is reduced to three additional MATH courses (9 credits) numbered 3000 or above.

Applied mathematics concentration  

Required
MATH 3342Ordinary Differential Equations
MATH 3343Partial Differential Equations
MATH 3553Introduction to Numerical Analysis
MATH 3359Introduction to Mathematical Modeling
MATH 4239Real Analysis I
Four additional mathematics (MATH) courses (12 credits) numbered 3000 or above. For students who complete the bachelor of science requirements for a major in astronomy and astrophysics, biology, biophysics, chemistry, economics, physics, statistics, finance, or any major in SEAS, this requirement is reduced to two additional MATH courses (6 credits) numbered 3000 or above.

Interdisciplinary mathematics concentration 

Required
MATH 3342Ordinary Differential Equations
MATH 3553Introduction to Numerical Analysis
MATH 3359Introduction to Mathematical Modeling
Six additional mathematics (MATH) courses (18 credits) numbered 3000 or above. For students who complete the bachelor of science requirements for a major in astronomy and astrophysics, biology, biophysics, chemistry, economics, physics, statistics, finance, or any major in SEAS, this requirement is reduced to four additional mathematics MATH courses (12 credits) numbered 3000 or above.
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, economics, physics, statistics, finance, and all fields in the School of Engineering and Applied Science.