### School of Natural Science and Mathematics

## Mathematics Majors and Minor

The department offers a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics as well as a minor in mathematics. The minor can be used to provide a stronger analytical and computational experience with any major. Science, business and computer science majors may find this minor especially helpful.

#### Mathematics Major

A Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics requires a minimum of 38 credit hours in mathematics plus 3 credits of computer science. Majors must take the core courses:

MAWI 228 Discrete Mathematics

MATH 285 Applied Statistics

MATH 364 Linear Algebra

MATH 368 Algebraic Structures

MATH 384 Differential Equations

Three electives in mathematics at 300-level or above

CMSCI 120 Introduction to Computer Science I

At most three credits of practicum (492, 493) may be applied toward the Bachelor's of Science degree in mathematics. Students planning to attend graduate school are encouraged to take MATH 447 Introduction to Real Analysis.

► See a sample mathematics four-year course sequence

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► See a listing of when math courses are offered by the department

#### Mathematics & Computer Science Double Major

The double major in mathematics and computer science can be accomplished by satisfying all requirements for both majors, and requires a minimum of 69 credits.

The following courses satisfy requirements or electives for both degree programs and are thus double-counted:

MAWI/CMSWI 228 Discrete Mathematics

MATH 247 Calculus I

MATH 285 Applied Statistics

MATH 364 Linear Algebra

CMSCI 120 Introduction to Computer Science I

MATH 484/CMSCI 484 Numerical Methods

At most six credits of practicum (492, 493) may be applied toward the double major in mathematics and computer science.

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#### Mathematics Minor

A minor in mathematics is available to any undergraduate in the University. It is particularly attractive when combined with a major in business, computer science, or science. A minimum of 20 credit hours in mathematics is necessary for the minor in mathematics. Three of these credits are satisfied by *Veritas* MATH 111 Mathematical Thought and Problem-Solving. Required courses are:

Practicum (492, 493) may not be applied toward the minor in mathematics.

Computer science majors who decide to minor in mathematics may double count CMSWI 228 (cross-listed as MAWI 228) for the minor in mathematics.

#### State Certification in Teaching Mathematics

Mathematics majors can meet the requirements of Maryland and many other states for certification in teaching secondary-level mathematics. Majors who elect this program fulfill the same requirements as other mathematics majors. For required education courses, please refer to the secondary education program.

Declaration of Major and Declaration of Minor forms are available through the registrar's office.