Mathematical Sciences Major

The abilities to think in quantitative terms, to reason analytically and to apply mathematical models to real-world problems are valuable assets to those entering careers in business and other fields. Mathematical models are used to analyze a wide variety of problems in economics, finance, environmental management, marketing, business planning and other business fields, as well as traditional applications in science and engineering.

The Mathematical Sciences major requires completion of eight mathematical sciences courses, in addition to two basic calculus courses included in the General Education Core.

In addition to the specific major requirements described below, students must also complete the General Education Curriculum, and additional degree requirements for Arts and Sciences majors, including focused-course requirements, additional electives, and a Minor in Business Studies or Business Studies Major.

CourseTitleCredits
Required Courses
Two basic calculus courses included in the General Education Core:
MA 131Calculus I3
MA 139Calculus II3
Four required mathematical sciences courses:
MA 233Calculus III3
MA 239Linear Algebra3
MA 252Mathematical Statistics3
MA 263Continuous Probability for Risk Management3
Select four additional 200-level or higher mathematical sciences electives. Students are advised to choose electives that create an area of specialty that they can market to future employers, such as actuarial science, modeling, mathematical finance or statistics.12