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Mathematics B.A.Division of Science & Mathematics  Adm
Division of Science and Mathematics
The mission of the discipline is to advance knowledge of mathematics by teaching mathematics and its processes, by research in mathematics and mathematical pedagogy, and by dissemination of this knowledge to students and the community we serve.
Historically, the study of mathematics has been central to a liberal arts education. The mathematics curriculum serves as an integral part of students' active pursuit of a liberal arts education. The mathematics program serves students who major or minor in mathematics, seek secondary mathematics teaching licensure, major or minor in programs that require a mathematical background, or wish to fulfill components of a general education.
The mathematics curriculum is designed to help students develop competence in problemsolving, mathematical techniques and methods; to sharpen students' mathematical intuition and abstract reasoning, as well as their quantitative literacy. The curriculum is also designed to encourage and stimulate the type of independent and critical thinking required for research beyond the confines of the textbook. It provide students with the basic knowledge and skills to make mathematical contributions to modern society. The mathematics program enables students to do indepth and independent mathematicsrelated research projects that require students to integrate their mathematical knowledge from different areas, and to enhance their communication skills by way of written reports and oral presentations. The program seeks to enable students to observe and communicate how the development of mathematics has been part of historical and current cultural and scientific developments. The curriculum prepares students to enter graduate school, pursue careers in applied mathematics, or teach mathematics.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
Admission Requirements
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the
Office of Admissions
website.
General Requirements
All students are required to complete general University and college requirements. For more
information, see the general education requirements.
Program Requirements
Students are required to complete 2 semester(s) of
any second language.
with a grade of C, or better, or S, or demonstrate proficiency in the language(s) as defined by the department
or college.
A minimum GPA of 2.00 is required in the major to graduate. The GPA includes all, and only, University of Minnesota coursework. Grades of "F" are included in GPA calculation until they are replaced. Courses may not be taken S/N unless offered S/N only. Up to 5 credits of coursework with a grade of D or D+ may be used to meet the major requirements if offset by an equivalent number of credits of B or above in courses at or above 2xxx. Exceptions to requirements may be granted on an individual basis, after consulting with the math faculty.
Majors should begin with MATH 1012  PreCalculus I or MATH 1013  PreCalculus II or MATH 1101  Calculus I. Students with questions about placement are encouraged to discuss them with members of the mathematics faculty.
Recommended electives for students planning to pursue graduate work in pure mathematics:
MATH 3222  Complex Analysis
MATH 4211  Real Analysis
MATH 4221  Topology
MATH 4231  Abstract Algebra II
MATH 4241  Number Theory
MATH 4252  Differential Geometry
MATH 4253  Combinatorics
Recommended electives for students planning to work or pursue graduate work in applied mathematics or related fields:
MATH 2401  Differential Equations
MATH 2452  Mathematical Modeling
MATH 3401  Operations Research
MATH 3411  Discrete and Combinatorial Mathematics
MATH 4401  Numerical Methods With Applications in Mathematical Modeling
Residency Requirement
Students must complete a minimum of three 3xxx or higher math courses at UMM.
Required Courses
MATH 1101  Calculus I
[M/SR]
(5.0 cr)
MATH 1102  Calculus II
[M/SR]
(5.0 cr)
MATH 2101  Calculus III
[M/SR]
(4.0 cr)
MATH 2202  Mathematical Perspectives
[M/SR]
(4.0 cr)
MATH 3111  Linear Algebra
(4.0 cr)
MATH 3221  Real Analysis I
(4.0 cr)
MATH 3231  Abstract Algebra I
(4.0 cr)
MATH 4901  Senior Seminar
(2.0 cr)
An X4XX Mathematics course
Take exactly 4 credit(s) from the following:
·
MATH 2401W  Differential Equations
[M/SR]
(4.0 cr)
·
MATH 2452  Introduction to Mathematical Modeling
(4.0 cr)
·
MATH 3401  Operations Research
(4.0 cr)
·
MATH 3411  Discrete and Combinatorial Mathematics
(4.0 cr)
·
MATH 4401  Numerical Methods with Applications in Mathematical Modeling
(4.0 cr)
Math Electives
Take 4 or more credit(s) from the following:
·
MATH 2xxx
·
MATH 3xxx
·
MATH 4xxx
Computing Requirement
CSCI 1301  Problem Solving and Algorithm Development
[M/SR]
(4.0 cr)
Statistics Requirement
Mathematical Applications Course
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
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CHEM 3501  Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics
[SCI]
(4.0 cr)
·
CSCI 2101  Data Structures
[M/SR]
(5.0 cr)
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CSCI 3413  Computing Systems: Concepts
(3.0 cr)
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CSCI 3501  Algorithms and Computability
(5.0 cr)
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CSCI 3601  Software Design and Development
(5.0 cr)
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ECON 3201  Microeconomic Theory
(4.0 cr)
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ECON 3202  Macroeconomic Theory
(4.0 cr)
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ECON 3501  Introduction to Econometrics
[M/SR]
(4.0 cr)
·
ECON 4111  Mathematical Economics I
(2.0 cr)
·
ECON 4112  Mathematical Economics II
(2.0 cr)
·
GEOL 3401  Geophysics
[SCI]
(4.0 cr)
·
GEOL 3501  Hydrology
[SCI]
(4.0 cr)
·
PHIL 1102  Introduction to Symbolic Logic
[M/SR]
(4.0 cr)
·
PHYS 1101  General Physics I
[SCIL]
(5.0 cr)
·
PHYS 1102  General Physics II
[SCIL]
(5.0 cr)
·
PHYS 2101  Modern Physics
[SCIL]
(4.0 cr)
·
PHYS 3101  Classical Mechanics
[SCI]
(4.0 cr)
·
PHYS 3301  Optics
(4.0 cr)
·
PHYS 4101  Electromagnetism
(4.0 cr)
·
PHYS 4201  Quantum Mechanics
(4.0 cr)
·
STAT 3601  Data Analysis
[M/SR]
(4.0 cr)
·
STAT 3611  Multivariate Statistical Analysis
[M/SR]
(4.0 cr)
·
STAT 4601  Biostatistics
(4.0 cr)


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