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University of Pittsburgh    
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
  May 26, 2024
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Mathematics, BS

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Upper-level required courses

Upper-level elective courses

Other Requirements and Recommendations

  • Majors must complete 40 credits (see below for curriculum details on each major) with a grade of C or higher in each course for the major and at least a 2.00 GPA overall in mathematics courses. The S/NC grade option is not permitted.
  • MATH 0413 - INTRO THEORETICAL MATHEMATICS  meets the departmental W requirement.
  • Credit by examination is usually available only through the placement testing offered for incoming students.
  • Appropriate courses for the Dietrich School -required 12-credit related area are determined in consultation with the mathematics advisor. A 12-credit related area for applied mathematics majors must be approved by the Undergraduate Committee.
  • Students considering graduate work in mathematics should be aware that many programs require a reading knowledge of one or two second languages from among French, German, and Russian.
  • To graduate with honors in mathematics or applied mathematics, students must meet the following requirements in addition to the other requirements for the major.
  • Students interested in graduate study in mathematics are advised to take MATH 1530  and MATH 1540 . Those interested in pursuing secondary education certification in mathematics are required to take MATH 1020 , MATH 1230 , and MATH 1290 , MATH 1230  does not count toward the major.

The statistics requirement is waived for mathematics majors graduating with honors. Although not required, it is recommended that honors candidates take the intermediate honors courses MATH 0450 - INTRODUCTION TO ANALYSIS  and MATH 1185 - HONORS LINEAR ALGEBRA  during their freshman and sophomore years.

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