During the first two years, mathematical sciences majors share many courses with other students. The mathematical sciences major is highly interdisciplinary and designed primarily for dual majors. At this time, applications of mathematics across disciplines routinely occur in engineering, science and industry. The curriculum for the mathematical sciences major includes courses in mathematics as well as applied courses from related departments. Students can choose electives that will enable them to apply mathematics to engineering, the physical sciences, biological sciences, environmental studies, social sciences and business applications. Mathematics graduates are prepared to pursue graduate work or take their place in industry along with engineers and scientists.
Note: Upper-division mathematics courses may be offered in alternate years.
Positioning of electives is unrestricted. At least 30 elective credits must be at the 3000 level or higher. Choices of electives are subject to approval by the student’s advisor. Mathematics electives must include at least one proof-based course in addition to the required courses in linear algebra and analysis.
Applied area electives must be taken from a single area of application. Typically, this means from a single department or program other than mathematics. Any science or engineering program can be chosen. Suitably chosen management courses (courses with mathematics prerequisites) can also be taken.