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Students planning on graduate study in pure mathematics are

encouraged to take MA 317, 451, 455, 458, and 461. Those planning

graduate work in applied mathematics are encouraged to take MA 317, 321,

451, 454, 461,

PH 121 and 122.

Mathematics majors planning on seeking employment immediately

upon graduation are encouraged to take MA 207, MA 317 and MA 321 as

mathematics electives. Those intending on an actuarial career should also

plan on taking relevant courses in related disciplines, particularly EC 201,

EC 202, EC 309, EC 414, EC 415, BA 210, and BA 372.

Students planning to attain secondary teaching certification must take

MA 207, 240, and 317.

Courses required for the mathematics major may be used to meet

minor requirements in physics.

Teaching experience courses may not count towards the minor.

The following courses are required (5 units):

MA 231

MA 232

MA 310

one elective unit in MA at the 200 level or above

one elective unit in MA at the 300 level or above

A preparation for students who plan to study calculus. This course

focuses on modeling real‑world phenomena using polynomial,

rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. An

understanding of these functions is developed graphically, numerically,

analytically, and verbally. Not open to students who have passed MA

231

or equivalent. Fall, Spring.

An introduction to important mathematical ideas and their applications

in the real world. This course is designed for non‑mathematics/science

majors and includes topics from a variety of mathematical areas at

the discretion of the instructor. Possible topics include population

modeling, the mathematics of interest and loans, environmental

modeling, probability, statistics, and the mathematics of social choice.

Not open to students who have passed MA 231 or equivalent.