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MATHEMATICS MAJORS AND MINORS


 To become a mathematics major one must have an interest in and talent for mathematics. There are no special departmental admission requirements. To declare a math major (or minor) contact our Undergraduate Advisors.

DEGREE OPTIONS

REQUIRED COURSES

 

MATH 1210

Calculus I

MATH 1220

Calculus II

MATH 2210

Calculus III

MATH 2270

Linear Algebra

MATH 2280

Differential Equations

MATH 3210

Foundations of Analysis I

MATH 3220

Foundations of Analysis II

 

 

ELECTIVE COURSES

 

Seven different semester courses in the Department of Mathematics chosen from MATH 2200 - Intro to Discrete Mathematics (or CS - 2100) and any math course numbered 4200 or higher, except:

MATH 4910, MATH 4950, MATH 4999, MATH 5000, MATH 5140, MATH 5150, MATH 5155, MATH 5160, MATH 5165, MATH 5270, MATH 5280, MATH 5700, MATH 5960, MATH 5969, and MATH 5910. 

 

ALLIED COURSES

 

PHYS 2210

or 3210

Physics for Scientists and Engineers I

PHYS 2220

or 3220

Physics for Scientists and Engineers II

Select one course from the list below, or see advisors about approval of courses not on this list:

COMP 1020

Programming for All II: Extending Applications

CS 1410

Intro to Object- Oriented Programming

MATH 4100

Intro to Data Science

PHYS 3730

Intro to Computing in Physics

 

 

 

 

 

 

REQUIRED COURSES

 

MATH1210

Calculus I

MATH 1220

Calculus II

MATH 2210

Calculus III

MATH 2270

Linear Algebra

MATH 3070

Applied Statistics I

MATH 3080

Applied Statistics II

MATH 3210

Foundations of Analysis I

MATH 3220

Foundations of Analysis II

MATH 5010

Intro to Probability

MATH 5080

Statistical Inference I

MATH 5090

Statistical Inference II

 

ELECTIVE COURSES

 

Select four courses from the list below:

NOTE: If QAMO 3020 - Game Theory is used as an allied course, then MATH 5750 - Game Theory may NOT also be used as an elective course.

MATH 2200

Discrete Mathematics (or CS 2100)

MATH 4200

Complex Variables

MATH 4400

Intro to Number Theory

MATH 4600

Math in Medicine

MATH 5030

Actuarial Math

MATH 5040

Stochastic Processes I

MATH 5050

Stochastic Processes II

MATH 5075

Time Series Analysis

MATH 5210

Real Analysis

MATH 5405

Codes and Cryptography

MATH 5410

Differential Equations

MATH 5420

Dynamical Systems

MATH 5610

Intro to Numerical Analysis I

MATH 5620

Intro to Numerical Analysis II

MATH 5710

Applied Mathematics I

MATH 5750

Topics in Applied Math

MATH 5760

Mathematical Finance I

MATH 5765

Mathematical Finance II

MATH 5770

Intro to Optimization

ALLIED COURSES

 

Select two courses from the list below, or see the undergraduate advisors about approval of courses not on this list.

NOTE: MATH 4100 - Introduction to Data Science  and STAT 5003 - Survey of Statistical Packages may be used to fill ONLY one allied requirement.
Also, if QAMO 3020 - Game Theory is used as an allied course, then MATH 5750 - Game Theory may NOT also be used as an elective course.

ECON 4010

Microeconomic Analysis

ECON 4020

Macroeconomic Analysis

FINAN 3000

Fundamentals of Investing

FINAN 3040

Financial Management

FINAN 3050

Intro to Investments

MATH 4100

Intro to Data Science

STAT 5003

Survey of Statistical Packages

QAMO 3010

Business Economics

QAMO 3020

Game Theory

QAMO 3030

Business Econometrics I

QAMO 3040

Business Econometrics II

COMPUTING ALLIED COURSES

Select one course from the list below:

NOTE: MATH 4100 - Introduction to Data Science  and STAT 5003 - Survey of Statistical Packages may be used to fill ONLY one allied requirement. 

COMP 1020

Programming for All II: Extending Applications

CS 1410

Intro to Object- Oriented Programming

MATH 4100

Intro to Data Science

STAT 5003

Survey of Statistical Packages

 

REQUIRED COURSES

 

MATH 1210

Calculus I

MATH 1220

Calculus II

MATH 2210

Calculus III

MATH 2270

Linear Algebra

MATH 2280

Differential Equations

MATH 3210

Foundations of Analysis I

MATH 3220

Foundations of Analysis II

MATH 5610

Intro to Numerical Analysis I

MATH 5620

Intro to Numerical Analysis II

MATH 5960

Undergraduate Special Project

 

ELECTIVE COURSES

 

Select four courses from the list below:

MATH 2200

Discrete Mathematics
(or CS 2100)

MATH 4400

Intro to Number Theory

MATH 4800

Introduction to Research

MATH 5010

Probability

MATH 5040

Stochastic Processes I

MATH 5050

Stochastic Processes II

MATH 5075

Time Series Analysis

MATH 5080

Statistical Inference I

MATH 5090

Statistical Inference II

MATH 5110

Math Biology I

MATH 5120

Math Biology II

MATH 5410

Differential Equations

MATH 5420

Dynamical Systems

MATH 5440

Partial Differential Equations

MATH 5470

Chaos and Nonlinear Systems

MATH 5710

Applied Mathematics I

MATH 5740

Mathematical Modeling

MATH 5750

Topics in Applied Mathematics

MATH 5760

Mathematical Finance I

MATH 5765

Mathematical Finance II

MATH 5770

Introduction to Optimization

 

ALLIED COURSES

 

PHYS 2210

or 3210

Physics for Scientists and Engineers I

Select two courses from the list below:

PHYS 2220

or 3220

Physics for Scientists and Engineers II

CS 1410

Intro to Object-Oriented Programming

CS 2420

Intro to Algorithms and Data Structures

NOTE: The prerequisite for CS 1410 is CS 1030, or you may contact the Computer Science department regarding testing into CS 1410.

REQUIRED COURSES

 

MATH 1210

Calculus I

MATH 1220

Calculus II

MATH 2210

Calculus III

MATH 2200

Discrete Mathematics
(or CS 2100)

MATH 2270

Linear Algebra

MATH 2280

Differential Equations

MATH 3210

Foundations of Analysis I

MATH 3220

Foundations of Analysis II

MATH 4200

or MATH 3160

Complex Variables/

Applied Complex Variables

MATH 5010

or MATH 3070

Probability/

Applied Statistics I

MATH 5600

or MATH 5610

Survey of Numerical Analysis/

Intro to Numerical Analysis I

 

ELECTIVE COURSES

 

Select four courses from the list below:

Note: Up to three courses from other departments may be substituted provided they have significant mathematical content and advisor approval.

MATH 4400

Intro to Number Theory

MATH 4600

Mathematics in Medicine

MATH 4800

Undergraduate Research

MATH 5030

Actuarial Mathematics

MATH 5040

Stochastic Processes I

MATH 5050

Stochastic Processes II

MATH 5080

Statistical Inference I

MATH 5090

Statistical Inference II

MATH 5110

Mathematical Biology I

MATH 5120

Mathematical Biology II

MATH 5210

Real Analysis

MATH 5310

Modern Algebra I

MATH 5405

Codes and Cryptography

MATH 5410

Differential Equations

MATH 5420

Dynamical Systems

MATH 5440

Intro to PDEs

MATH 5470

Chaos and Nonlinear Systems

MATH 5500

Calculus of Variations

MATH 5510

Intro to Topology

MATH 5620

Intro to Numerical Analysis II

MATH 5710

Applied Mathematics I

MATH 5740

Mathematical Modeling

MATH 5750

Topics in Applied Math

MATH 5760

Mathematical Finance I

MATH 5765

Mathematical Finance II

MATH 5770

Introduction to Optimization

 

ALLIED COURSES

 

PHYS 2210

or 3210

Physics for Scientists and Engineers I

PHYS 2220

or 3220

Physics for Scientists and Engineers II

 Select one course from the list below:

COMP 1020

Programming for All II: Extending Applications

CS 1410

Intro to Object-Oriented Programming

MATH 4100

Intro to Data Science

PHYS 3730

Intro to Computing in Physics

NOTE: The prerequisite for CS 1410 is CS 1030, or you may contact the Computer Science department regarding testing into CS 1410.

REQUIRED COURSES

 

MATH 1210

Calculus I

MATH 1220

Calculus II

MATH 2210

Calculus III

MATH 2200

Discrete Mathematics

MATH 2270

Linear Algebra

MATH 2280

Differential Equations

MATH 3070

Applied Statistics I

MATH 3210

Foundations of Analysis I

MATH 3410

Statistics for Secondary Mathematics Teachers

MATH 3420

Geometry for Secondary Mathematics Teachers

MATH 3430

Algebra for Secondary Mathematics Teachers

MATH 3100

Foundations of Geometry

MATH 4030

Foundations of Algebra

MATH 4090

Teaching of Secondary School Mathematics

MATH 4095

Practicum for Secondary Math Teachers

 

 

ELECTIVE COURSES

 

Select one course from the list below, or another course numbered 4200 or above except those excluded from the regular mathematics major.

MATH 3220

Foundations of Analysis II

MATH 4400

Intro to Number Theory

 

ALLIED COURSES

 

 

PHYS 2210 

or 3210 

Physics for Scientists and Engineers I

(The Department of Mathematics strongly advises students to complete the physics sequence)

Students MUST complete the Secondary Teacher Licensure Program through the Urban Institute for Teacher Education (UITE).  

See a UITE Advisor to schedule an appointment regarding licensure program requirements.

It is strongly recommended that students complete a teaching minor in another
subject area.

 

 
Comprehensive Exam

To graduate with a mathematics teaching major students must receive a score of 165 or higher on the Praxis Exam #5161: "Mathematics: Content Knowledge"

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In order to pursue an Honors Degree in Mathematics, students must first be admitted to the Honors College.  Students must complete the coursework required by the Honors College as well as the mathematics coursework. For more information please see the Department of Mathematics Undergraduate Advisors.

DEPARTMENT REQUIREMENTS

 

In addition to the requirements for the mathematics degree you have selected, the following requirements apply to those students seeking an Honors Degree:

Math 3000

Undergraduate Colloquium

B or better in all courses required for major

Math GPA of at least 3.5

Overall GPA of at least 3.5

 

HONORS COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS

 

2 Intellectual Traditions Courses

6

1 Honors Writing Course

3

1 Honors Science Course

 

Honors Electives

9

Honors Thesis (Math 4999)

3

Courses offered by the Department of Mathematics that fill Honors elective requirements are:

MATH 1250

AP Calculus I

MATH 1260

AP Calculus II

MATH 3210

Foundations of Analysis I

MATH 3220

Foundations of Analysis II

MATH 4200

Intro to Complex Variables

MATH 4800

Intro to Research

MATH 5210

Intro to Real Analysis

 

Students in the Honors College are encouraged to visit with their Honors Advisor, Department of Mathematics Faculty Honors Advisor, and Department of Mathematics Undergraduate Advisor to check their progress.

Mathematics minors must receive a C or better in all math courses.

REQUIRED COURSES

 

MATH 1210

Calculus I

MATH 1220

Calculus II

MATH 2210

Calculus III

MATH 3210

Foundations of Analysis I

MATH 3220 

OR 

MATH 4200 or higher*

Foundations of Analysis II

OR 

Selection from approved upper division courses 

 

*Note:  To fulfill requirement, student must take Math 3220 or any Math course numbered 4200 or higher, EXCEPT:

MATH 4910, MATH 4950, MATH 4999, MATH 5000,
MATH 5140, MATH 5150, MATH 5155, MATH 5160,
MATH 5165, MATH 5270, MATH 5280, MATH 5700,
MATH 5960, MATH 5969, and MATH 5910.

 

ELECTIVE COURSES

 

Select  three Department of Mathematics courses with a  prerequisite of at least Calculus II.  Please have your course choices approved by the Undergraduate Advisors.

Note:  One elective MUST be MATH 2200 (recommended), MATH 2270, or MATH 2250 in order to satisfy prerequisites for Foundations of Analysis.

 

The math teaching minor is available ONLY to students completing a teaching major in another subject. Teaching minors must receive a C or better in all math courses. 

REQUIRED COURSES

 

MATH 1210

Calculus I

MATH 1220

Calculus II

MATH 2210

Calculus III

MATH 2270

Linear Algebra

MATH 3070

Applied Statistics I

MATH 3100

Foundations of Geometry

MATH 4030

Foundations of Algebra

MATH 4090

Teaching Secondary School Mathematics

MATH 4095

Practicum for Secondary
Math Teachers

 

Note:  Although Math 2200 is not on this list, it is a prerequisite for some of the courses on this list

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DEPARTMENTAL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS :

In addition to the required coursework outlined in this publication, all math majors are required to:

  1. Receive a “C” or better in all math courses (this applies to the minor also) and a “C-” or better in allied courses.  Teaching majors must receive a “C+” or better in all math courses and a C or better in physics.
  2. Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.3 in mathematics courses.  Teaching majors must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.8 in mathematics courses.
  3. Complete at least 18 upper division credit hours of University of Utah mathematics courses.
  4. Successfully pass, with a C or better (C+ or better for teaching majors), all mathematics courses within 3 attempts.  Failure to pass any mathematics course with a C or better within 3 attempts will result in dismissal from the major.  A withdrawal will be considered an attempt.
  5. An exit survey is required the semester a student graduates.

NOTE:  Qualified students are encouraged to substitute Math 1250-1260 for Math 1210-1220-2210.  Students who have taken courses in the engineering math sequence should see an Undergraduate Advisor to review how those courses will fill requirements in the major.

 
Requirement Changes

Students are generally held to the Department of Mathematics graduation requirements in place at the time they declare their major.  Students who interrupt their studies may be held to the graduation requirements in place when they re-enter the University.  Graduation requirements shown on this sheet are deemed to be reliable, however, it is the student’s responsibility to check with the advisor periodically concerning possible changes or corrections. 

 

COMBINED BS/MS PROGRAM

Undergraduate math majors who would like to be admitted to the combined BS/MS program must apply during their junior year. To be eligible for the program a student must have maintained a 3.5 GPA overall and in their major (which must be mathematics), and indications must be that the student will successfully satisfy the requirements for both the Bachelor's and Master's degrees within two years after beginning the program. Interested students must apply to the department's graduate program and submit a detailed program of study that has been prepared with the help of the student's advisor(s). Students must also submit a graduate application to the admissions office. When applying for the BS/MS program students must meet the regular graduate application deadlines:

March 15th for Fall Semester
November 1st for Spring Semester
March 15th for Summer Semester

Please note that beginning the program in the summer semester is not encouraged due to the lack of graduate program classes available in the summer.

Students wishing to participate in this program are strongly encouraged to participate in research early in their program of study. Transfer students may be considered for the program only after completing 24 hours of coursework at the University of Utah. For more information please contact our Graduate Program Coordinator.

Last Updated: 6/11/18