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.
|Two basic calculus courses included in the General Education Core:|
|MA 131||Calculus I||3|
|MA 139||Calculus II||3|
|Four required mathematical sciences courses:|
|MA 233||Calculus III||3|
|MA 239||Linear Algebra||3|
|MA 252||Mathematical Statistics||3|
|MA 263||Continuous Probability for Risk Management||3|
|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|