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Math & Computer Science

Majoring & Minoring

All majors in the department are required to successfully complete the designated senior seminar in their respective majors or to carry out a Department-approved senior project to satisfy the capstone-experience requirement.

MATHEMATICS

Major in Mathematics (BA)
11 courses (majors consist of 30 credits minimum), including Mathematics 52-154, 254, 354, 674, 684,  854, 894 (Capstone); upper-level sequence completion 694 or 864, or 754 and 764;  two to three additional approved courses in Mathematics at the 300 level or above (depending on the sequence selected).

Major in Mathematics (BS)
11 courses (majors consist of 30 credits minimum), including Mathematics 52-154, 254, 354, 674, 684, 754, 854, 894 (Capstone); one from 52-694, 764, 864;   two additional approved courses in Mathematics at the 300 level or above.

Required supporting course in the Mathematics (BS or BA) major
Computer Science 54-184, normally to be completed no later than the sophomore year.

Minor in Mathematics
Mathematics 52-154, 254, 674; three additional approved courses in Mathematics at the 300 level or above

COMPUTER SCIENCE

Major in Computer Science (BA or BS)
11 courses (majors consist of 30 credits minimum), including Computer Science 54-184, 284, 384, 394, 454, 474, 644, 894 (Capstone); two additional approved courses in Computer Science at the 300 level or above.

Required supporting courses in the Computer Science major
Mathematics 52-154, 674.

Minor in Computer Science
5 courses (minors consist of 18 credits minimum), including Computer Science 54-184, 284; one from 54-394, 454; two additional approved courses in Computer Science at the 300 level or above.

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COMPUTATIONAL MATHEMATICS

Major in Computational Mathematics (BA or BS)
11 courses (majors consist of 30 credits minimum), including Computer Science 54-184, 284, 384, 394, 454; one additional approved upper-level course in Computer Science; Mathematics 53-154, 254, 354, 524, 674, 754; one additional approved upper-level course in Mathematics; one (Capstone) from MAT52-894 or CSC54-894.

EDUCATION

See the Education Department for information regarding the 24 credits required for secondary or all-level certification in mathematics or computer science.

ENGINEERING

See the Dual Degree, “3-2” Engineering Program regarding the 16 mathematics credits required for engineering.