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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

MATHEMATICS MAJOR

Receive a "C" or better in all math courses.
(Honors students must receive "B" or better in all courses required for the major.)
 Mathematics Major

MATHEMATICS MAJOR WITH STATISTICS EMPHASIS

Receive a "C" or better in all math courses.
(Honors students must receive "B" or better in all courses required for the major.)
 Statistics Emphasis

MATHEMATICS MAJOR WITH MATHEMATICS OF COMPUTATION EMPHASIS

Receive a "C" or better in all math courses.
(Honors students must receive "B" or better in all courses required for the major.)
 Computation Emphasis

APPLIED MATHEMATICS MAJOR

Receive a "C" or better in all math courses.
(Honors students must receive "B" or better in all courses required for the major.)
Note: Up to three courses from another department can be subsituted for electives.
Provided that these courses have significant mathematical content and advisor approval.
 Applied Mathematics

MATHEMATICS TEACHING MAJOR

Mathematics Teaching Majors MUST receive a "C+" or better in all math courses.
(Honors students must receive "B" or better in all courses required for the major.)
 Mathematics Teaching 

HONORS DEGREE IN MATHEMATICS

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.

Honors Program 

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 MINOR & MATHEMATICS TEACHING MINOR

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

 Mathematics Minor

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.

 

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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 as well)” and a “C- or better in allied courses”. Mathematics 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. Mathematics 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 Mathematics Teaching Majors) in 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. 

MATHEMATICS MAJORS AND MINORS PACKET ARCHIVE

The following links below are PDF versions of our Mathematics Majors and Minors Packets. If you have not declared your major or minor, please refer to the most recent released packet. If you are unsure what catalog year you declared in, please contact advisor@math.utah.edu.

 

2020 Majors and Minors Packet

2018 Majors and Minors Packet

2016 Majors and Minors Packet

Last Updated: 9/28/20