The Mathematics and Physical Sciences Core encourages all majors and minors in our Department to experience similar theoretical, analytical, and algorithmic viewpoints. This collection of courses incorporates programming, problem-solving, abstract analysis, and applications.
Student pursuing a mathematics major must complete the core courses and satisfy the following requirements:
- The core courses:
- Programming structure and methods of analysis:
- Problem Solving/Analysis, one course from:
- Mathematics and Physical Systems, one course from:
- 18 credits in upper-division* in mathematics (MAT) courses.
- Independent study
- Two from the following courses:
*Courses numbered 300 or above.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Discover and utilize effective analysis and problem solving skills in mathematics and mathematical applications.
- Effectively express discipline-specific content and articulate broad connections among disciplines verbally, mathematically and through written works.
- Demonstrate an awareness of the role of mathematics, mathematical applications and technology in the larger community including, but not limited to: a knowledge of ethical standards, the ramifications of technological advances and activities, and the role of all mathematics in society.