The Bachelor of Science in mathematics gives students a broad background in classical mathematics, while remaining flexible enough to allow students to tailor the program to meet the needs of their career objectives, or to prepare them for graduate study in math, statistics, or a related field.

Options within the B.S. program in mathematics include the minor in computer science, the minor in probability and statistics, and a five-year program leading to both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in mathematics.

Program Requirements, Prerequisites,

Suggestions for Scheduling

In addition to the University’s core curriculum, the following courses are required for the B.S. degree in mathematics:

  • Introduction to Software Application Development, with lab (CS 128 and CS 128L)
  • or Database Systems (CS 150)
  • Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (MT 135)
  • Calculus and Analytic Geometry II (MT 136)
  • Explorations in Mathematics (MT 200)
  • Probability and Statistical Inference (MT 229)
  • Calculus and Analytic Geometry III (MT 233)
  • Discrete Mathematics and Matrix Algebra (MT 271)
  • Introduction to Linear Algebra (MT 342)
  • Introduction to Real Analysis (MT 431)
  • Introduction to Abstract Algebra (MT 441)
  • One course from Category A:
    • Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry (MT 450)
    • Topology (MT 452)
  • One course from Category B:
    • Mathematical Statistics (MT 421)
    • Complex Analysis (MT 436)
    • Topology (MT 452)
  • Three courses from Category C:
    • MT courses numbered 400-480


  • Students may not use the same course to satisfy a requirement in multiple categories.
  • Students earning the minor in Statistics may not use MT 421 or MT 422 to satisfy the requirements for Categories B or C.
  • An additional course from Category C may be substituted for MT 200.
  • Students obtaining a B.S. in mathematics must also pass a comprehensive exam.
  • Students who are considering further study in mathematics should take MT 452.

Sample Schedules

Planned Math course offerings through Spring 2019, click here.

See the sample block schedules for graduation in spring of even-numbered years or spring of odd-numbered years, starting in 2015.