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Sequence of Courses

In addition to the general college requirements, the courses that must be taken to satisfy the Mathematics requirement for graduation will depend on the student’s aims and high school preparation. The minimum proficiency requirement for entry into the mathematics program is Math 30.

The required courses for a major in Mathematics start with Math 40 and must include 24 credits of advanced courses from the following list of courses: 101, 102, 105 or 107, 106 or 108, and 121 or 122. The Math Department strongly recommends Math 107 and 108 for those students planning to continue their study in pure mathematics. A Department adviser decides whether a student takes Mathematics 11, 12, 15 or 16, or 30, 40. Depending on the requirements of their specific departments, students whose majors are not within the Division of Science may take Mathematics 11y, 11z, 12y, 12z, 15, 30, 40 in lieu of Mathematics 16. (Mathematics 11, 12, 15 and 16 are not open for credit for mathematics majors.) Students who have passed Mathematics 11, 12 but wish to continue their study of the subject may take courses 30, 40 if qualified and may receive credit for all courses. Non-science majors who complete Mathematics 30 may be exempted from Mathematics 15 and 16.

A major in the Mathematics Department must complete 24 credits of advanced courses in Mathematics, including 101, 102, 105 or 107, 106 or 108, and 121 or 122. The Department strongly recommends Mathematics 107 and 108 for those students planning to continue in pure mathematics. Mathematics majors without the minimum proficiency level will start their program of studies at the level of either Math 30 or Math 10 as determined by the Mathematics Department.