Mathematics is the abstract study of number, pattern, quantity, systems, and space, as well as the language of science and all fields in which patterns and systematic processes are analyzed. Taking courses in the mathematical sciences helps students learn to conceptualize abstract structures and provides them with the framework and analytical tools necessary for understanding our technologybased and dataintensive society. The MATH major prepares students for graduate study in pure mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, and mathematical computer science. Both the MATH major and minor sequences help prepare students for a wide range of opportunities in the natural sciences, social sciences, business, finance, and government; for professional schools, such as law school; and for almost any job or career in which strong analytical and communication skills are valued.
Course  Hours  Prerequisites and Advice 

MATH 180, 181, 210
Calculus I, II, III

11  C or higher in each to continue 
MATH 215
Intro to Adv Math

3  C or higher in MATH 181 
MATH 300
Writing in Mathematics

1  C or higher in MATH 210
Open only to declared majors

Math 313
Analysis I

3  C or higher in Math 210 and 215 
Math 320
Linear Algebra I

3  C or higher in Math 210 and 215 
Math 330
Abstract Algebra

3  C or higher in Math 320 
Electives chosen from MATH, STAT, and
MCS courses numbered 200 or higher,
except MATH 310.
At least six hours must be
at the 400 level.

15  Some suggested elective options are shown below 
MCS 421 (Combinatorics), MCS 423 (Graph Theory), MCS 425 (Codes and Cryptography), MCS 481 (Computational Geometry);
MTHT 510 (Introduction to Higher Geometry).
The above options provide a guide to designing a program that is useful for graduate school or job placement. Students are not restricted in their choice of electives.