Code | Title | Credits |
---|---|---|
Required | ||
MATH 131 & MATH 132 | Calculus I and Calculus II | 4-8 |
or MATH 133 | Theory and Application of Calculus | |
CPSC 207 | Computer Programming | 3 |
MATH 225 | Foundations of Higher Mathematics | 3 |
MATH 231 | Calculus III | 4 |
MATH 326 | Linear Algebra and Differential Equations | 4 |
MATH 496 | Pro-Seminar | 2 |
PHYS 121 | General Physics I: Mechanics and Waves | 4 |
PHYS 122 | General Physics II: Temperature, Electricity, and Light | 4 |
PHYS 253 | General Physics III: Modern Physics | 3 |
Select one of the following: | 1 | |
Computational Physics Laboratory | ||
Modern Experimental Laboratory | ||
Wave Mechanics Laboratory | ||
Electives | ||
Select three of the following physics electives: | 9 | |
Materials Science | ||
Nuclear Astrophysics | ||
Classical Mechanics | ||
Thermodynamics | ||
Quantum Mechanics | ||
Electricity and Magnetism | ||
Select three of the following mathematics and computer science electives: | 9-10 | |
Simulation: Theory and Application | ||
or CPSC 328 | Data Structures | |
Differential Equations II | ||
Numerical Analysis | ||
Analysis I | ||
Analysis II | ||
Probability | ||
Statistics | ||
Abstract Algebra I | ||
Abstract Algebra II | ||
Mathematical Modeling | ||
Additional mathematics, computer science, or science electives to bring the total to 60 hours if needed | 5-10 | |
Total Credits | 55-65 |
The purpose of this requirement is to nurture the development of mathematical writing in order to deepen the student’s understanding of mathematics and to enable the student to communicate technical ideas to a range of audiences. Sophomores are expected to demonstrate proficiency in expository mathematics by the submission of an acceptable portfolio. Juniors are expected to demonstrate proficiency in technical or analytical mathematical writing by the submission of an acceptable portfolio. Seniors demonstrate their ability by completing a senior comprehensive paper, which is evaluated by a committee of three faculty.
All mathematics majors, in Pro-Seminar (MATH 496 Pro-Seminar), independently study a mathematical topic of their choice and work with a faculty advisor. They present their work in a series of talks in the seminar. The project culminates in a paper and a formal presentation. This final presentation, followed by questioning by a faculty committee, constitutes the Senior Comprehensive in mathematics.
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