A program of study in General Mathematics is designed to equip you with the skills necessary to be a professional problem-solver, as a mathematician is not defined by his or her knowledge of laws and theorems, but by his or her critical thinking and reasoning skills. As a student of mathematics, your classes will range from courses on mathematical logic and induction to courses on differential equations and analysis. The core Mathematics program is designed to allow you to gain basic training in a variety of mathematical tracks, whereas the advanced electives will provide you with the choice of which higher-level mathematical subfields you wish to progress into further. The complete list of applicable fields for which Mathematics is an integral part is extensive; here we show a few of the more common specializations.

Every course listed in our “Core Program” is required of math majors with the exception of MA111: Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning. This course is recommended before MA231 and MA241 or any of the Advanced Mathematics Electives other than Partial Differential Equations.

In addition to the Core Program, each student should choose seven electives, including at least five from the Advanced Mathematics Electives. At least one must be chosen from Real Analysis II, Complex Analysis, and Probability Theory. At least one must be chosen from Abstract Algebra II and Linear Algebra II. Finally, each student should take two supplementary electives; MA121 cannot be used to satisfy this requirement. Those choosing to take Elementary Number Theory should treat Abstract Algebra I as a pre- or co-requisite.

For those interested in graduate study in math, we recommend taking as many of the advanced electives as possible, with a focus on real and complex analysis and linear and abstract algebra. For those interested in working in applied mathematics, we recommend Linear Algebra II, Probability Theory, Partial Differential Equations, Numerical Analysis, and Topics in Applied Mathematics. For those interested in statistics, we recommend Real Analysis II, Linear Algebra II, Probability Theory, and Statistics II.

**To complete the knowledge equivalent of a mathematics major, you must complete all of the core program except for MA111, which is optional (8 courses) as well as 7 electives of your choosing (7 courses — 5 of which must be “Advanced Mathematics”) for a total of 15 courses.**

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Foundational Material

MA001: Beginning Algebra

MA002: Precalculus I

MA003: Precalculus II

MA004: Intermediate Algebra

MA005: Calculus 1

Core Program

MA101-EXC: Single-Variable Calculus I

MA101: Single-Variable Calculus I

MA102: Single-Variable Calculus II

MA103: Multivariable Calculus

MA111: Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning

MA211: Linear Algebra

MA221: Differential Equations

MA231: Abstract Algebra I

MA241: Real Analysis I

MA302/CS101: Introduction to Computer Science I

Advanced Mathematics

MA212: Linear Algebra II

MA213: Numerical Analysis

MA222: Introduction to Partial Differential Equations

MA232: Abstract Algebra II

MA233: Elementary Number Theory

MA242: Real Analysis II

MA243: Complex Analysis

MA252: Introduction to Probability Theory

Elective Courses

MA121: Introduction to Statistics

MA201: Mathematical Logic and Theory of Computation

MA251: Statistics II

MA303/CS102: Introduction to Computer Science II

MA304: Topics in Applied Mathematics