## Program Requirements

**Requirements for B.A. or B.S. in Mathematics**

**Required basic and intermediate courses for all concentrations:**

**Required basic and intermediate courses for all concentrations:**

- MATH 1231 (or Math 1220 and 1221), Single Variable Calculus I
- MATH 1232, Single Variable Calculus II
- MATH 2233, Multivariable Calculus
- MATH 2971, Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning,
- Any one of the following computer programming courses:CSCI 1011(Java), CSCI 1041(FORTRAN), CSCI 1111(Software Development), CSCI 1121 or 1131(C)
*Majors in pure math may instead take an additional 3000- or 4000-level elective.*- Linear Algebra: the table below gives the options for each concentration and degree.

BA | BS | |

Pure | 2185 or (2184 and 3125) | 2185 or (2184 and 3125) |

Applied | 2184 or 2185 | 2185 or (2184 and 3125) |

Interdisciplinary | 2184 or 2185 | 2185 or (2184 and 3125) |

Taking Math 2185, Linear Algebra I for Math Majors, is strongly recommended.

__Required advanced courses:__

Majors must complete 21 credit hours (7 courses) for the BA, or 27 credit hours (9 courses) for the BS, of 3000- or 4000-level mathematics courses,

including the following track-specific requirements:

**For Pure Mathematics:**

- MATH 4121, Introduction to Abstract Algebra I
- MATH 4239, Real Analysis I
- MATH 4240, Real Analysis II
- Either MATH 4122, Introduction to Abstract Algebra II

or MATH 3125, Linear Algebra II - You can download a planner for the pure concentration.

**For Applied Mathematics:**

- MATH 3342, Ordinary Differential Equations
- MATH 3343, Partial Differential Equations
- MATH 3359, Intro to Mathematical Modeling
- MATH 3553, Intro to Numerical Analysis
- MATH 4239, Real Analysis I
- You can download a planner for the applied concentration.

**For Interdisciplinary Mathematics:**

- MATH 3342, Ordinary Differential Equations
- MATH 3359, Intro to Mathematical Modeling
- MATH 3553, Intro to Numerical Analysis
- a minor or second major in statistics, economics, physics, finance, any SEAS department, or another discipline, approved by the department, in which mathematics is heavily used.
- You can download a planner for the interdisciplinary concentration.

### Minor in Mathematics

Students who have taken a significant amount of mathematics, but not enough for a major may graduate with a minor in mathematics. This requires 18 hours in mathematics courses, including Math 2184 or 2185, of which at least 9 hours are 3000-level or higher, chosen in consultation with a mathematics department advisor.

Columbian College requires that at least one-half of the course work for a minor must be done in residence.

You can download a planner for the minor.

### Special Honors

A student who wishes to do a research project and write a senior thesis can graduate with **Special Honors **. To do so, a student must meet the general requirements stated under University Regulations and maintain a grade-point average of at least 3.5 in all major courses. To obtain Special Honors, a student must enroll in an 3 additional credit hours of Math 4995 (usually as a fourth year student) and complete an oral defense of a senior thesis.

## Information for Undergraduates

**General Questions:**

Professor Xiaofeng Ren

(202) 994-6791

ren@gwu.edu

**Majors and Minors**

Professor Joe Bonin

(202) 994-6273

jbonin@gwu.edu

**Transfer Credit**

Professor Hugo D. Junghenn

(202) 994-6236

hdj@gwu.edu