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Mathematics (B.A.) Major Requirements

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Credit Hours: 36+

"PR" indicates a pre-requisite. "CO" indicates a co-requisite.

Courses within this major may also satisfy general education requirements. Please consult http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu for more information.

Required Courses

MATH 120

Introductory Calculus (4) PR: C- or better in MATH 111 or placement

MATH 220

Calculus II (4) PR: MATH 120 or MATH 105

MATH 203

Linear Algebra (3) PR: MATH 120 or instructor permission

MATH 221

Calculus III (4) PR: MATH 220

MATH 295

Introduction to Abstract Mathematics (3) PR: MATH 203 or 221

MATH 303

Abstract Algebra I (3) PR: MATH 203 and MATH 295

MATH 311

Advanced Calculus (3) PR: MATH 221 and MATH 295

MATH 315

Introduction to Complex Variables (3) PR: MATH 221 with a minimum grade of C or better

Select one of the following courses:

MATH 403

Abstract Algebra II (3) PR: MATH 303

MATH 411

Advanced Calculus II (3) PR: MATH 203 and MATH 311

Complete one of the following options:

Option 1: Select 6 credit hours from the following 300 and 400-level MATH courses of which at least 3 credit hours must be at the 400-level or above:

MATH 305

Elementary Number Theory (3) PR: MATH 295 or instructor permission

MATH 307

Discrete Structures II (3) PR: MATH 207 or MATH 295 or instructor permission

MATH 320

History of Mathematics (3) PR: MATH 295

MATH 323

Differential Equations (3) PR: MATH 221 and MATH 203 or instructor permission

MATH 340

Axiomatic Geometry (3) PR: MATH 295 or instructor permission

MATH 350

Statistical Methods II (3) PR: MATH 120 and MATH 250

MATH 397

Research Experience Mathematics (0) PR: Only declared math major may take a Zero Credit Research course; instructor permission and department chair approval

MATH 399

Tutorial (3; repeatable up to 12 credit hours) PR: Junior standing; tutor and department chair permission

MATH 401

Introduction to Point Set Topology (3) PR: MATH 311

MATH 402

Advanced Linear Algebra (3) PR: MATH 203 and MATH 303 or MATH 311

MATH 403

Abstract Algebra II (3) PR: MATH 303

MATH 411

Advanced Calculus II (3) PR: MATH 203 and MATH 311

MATH 415

Complex Analysis (3) PR: MATH 311

MATH 417

Reading and Research (3) PR: Senior standing; instructor and department chair permission

MATH 418

Reading and Research (3) PR: Senior standing; instructor and department chair permission

MATH 421

Vector and Tensor Analysis (3) PR: MATH 311

MATH 423

Introduction to Partial Differential Equations (3) PR: MATH 221 and MATH 323

MATH 430

Mathematical Statistics I (3) PR: MATH 221

MATH 431

Mathematical Statistics II (3) PR: MATH 430

MATH 440

Statistical Learning I (3) PR: MATH 203 and MATH 220 and MATH 350

MATH 441

Statistical Learning II (3) PR: MATH 440

MATH 445

Numerical Analysis (3) PR: MATH 203 and MATH 245 and MATH 323

MATH 451

Linear Programming and Optimization (3) PR: MATH 203 and MATH 221 and CSCI 220 or MATH 245 or instructor permission

MATH 452

Operations Research (3) PR: MATH 203 and MATH 430 and CSCI 220 or MATH 245

MATH 455

Bayesian Statistical Methods (3) PR: MATH 430

MATH 470

Mathematical Modeling (3) PR: MATH 203 and MATH 323 and MATH 246 or CSCI 220 or instructor permission

MATH 485

Topics in Pure Mathematics (3) PR: Instructor permission

MATH 480

Topics in Applied Mathematics (3) PR: Instructor permission

MATH 490

Practicum in Mathematics (3) PR: Senior standing; instructor and department chair permission

Option II: Complete the following

MATH 499

Bachelor’s Essay (6) PR: Instructor and department chair permission