Mathematics Major Overview

The major in mathematics requires the following specific courses:

  • Three semesters of calculus (MT 1800, MT 1810, MT 2800),
  • Introduction to Abstract Mathematics (MT 3800),
  • Linear Algebra (MT 3810),

and at least one of

  • Abstract Algebra (MT4900) and
  • Real Analysis (MT 4920).

Beyond these required courses, the student will complete additional courses from the following list to total at least 18 upper-division hours of mathematics beyond the calculus sequence:

  • Physics and Math of Health Care Instrumentation (MT 3240), 
  • Mathematical Modeling in Medicine (MT 3260), 
  • Probability and Statistics I (MT 3400), 
  • Probability and Statistics II (MT 3410), 
  • Numerical Methods (MT 3530),
  • Differential Equations (MT 3700), 
  • Applied Analysis (MT 3710), 
  • Advanced Topics in Mathematics (MT 4000), 
  • Introduction to Topology (MT 4350), 
  • Number Theory (MT 4550), 
  • Modern Geometry (MT 4600), 
  • Complex Analysis (MT 4930).

To satisfy the undergraduate research requirement in mathematics, students must complete two
additional credit hours by either:

  • taking the one-credit-hour research course, MT 3990, followed by the one-credit-hour mathematics seminar, MT 4960, or
  • taking the two-credit-hour Advanced Physics Laboratory, PH 4215.

(In either case, these two additional credit hours for undergraduate research do not count toward a student's 18 upper division credit hours in mathematics.)

Students must also complete 12 upper-division hours in a related area or areas. Students should consult with their mathematics faculty advisor in selecting courses and in planning their undergraduate research experience as soon as they declare their major. A grade of C or better is required in each upper-division course counted toward fulfillment of the major requirements. (A grade of C- will not satisfy this requirement.)