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.
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.
Completion of all mathematics requirements
Completion of each of the following courses with a grade of B or better:
Completion of an honors thesis under the direction of a member of the mathematics faculty or completion of a second graduate level mathematics course in lieu of the honors thesis
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.