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Recommended Courses in the Freshman Year

First Semester     Second Semester
  • MTH 201 Calculus I* (4 credits)
  • CSC 120 Intro to Computing (4 credits)**
  • MTH 202 Calculus II (4 credits)
  • MTH 281 Discrete Mathematics I  (4 credits)
  • CSC203 Problem Solving with Obects (4 credits)

* Some qualified students may start with MTH 202 or MTH 203, while students who have not yet taken Precalculus should start with MTH 122. Please have such students contact the Department for further information.

** This course is not explicitly required, but is a prerequisite for the required course CSC 203.  Some students with experience programming in a high-level language may be placed directly in CSC 203.

Recommended Courses in the Sophomore Year

First Semester Second Semester
  • MTH 203 Calculus III (4 credits)
  • MTH 324 Linear Algebra (or MTH346 for Statistics or Actuarial Science track)
  • MTH 346 Probability & Statistics I
  • MTH 255 Differential Equations (or MTH446 for Statistics or Actuarial Science track)


Prerequisite Courses

  • MTH 201: prerequisite for MTH 202
  • MTH 202: prerequisite for MTH 203, MTH 255, MTH 324, and MTH 346.
  • MTH 281: prerequisite for MTH 324 and MTH 346
  • CSC 120: prerequisite for CSC 203, for students who have no experience programming in a high-level language

Further Recommendations

This major requires a grade of “C” or above in the following courses: MTH 201, MTH 202, MTH 281, and MTH 324. “C-” grades are NOT acceptable and require repeats unless otherwise specified.

Students intending to pursue education certification should carefully plan their courses accordingly, with the help of an advisor in the department.

Because of the sequential nature of many of the MTH courses, it is important that students contact an advisor in the Department of Mathematics as soon as possible.

See the Math Major/Minor Handbook (available from the Mathematics Department) for more specific information and sample plans of study.

Last Updated 5/7/19

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