Campuses:
Duluth Campus
Mathematics B.S.Mathematics & Statistics
Swenson College of Science and Engineering
The program in mathematics develops competence in mathematical techniques and sharpens mathematical insight. Mathematics is fundamental to solving problems in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, business, engineering, and technology. The mathematics major prepares students for careers in business, industry, and government and for further graduate studies.
Note: the BS in statistics and actuarial science is listed separately.
Honors Requirements: To graduate with departmental honors, a student must complete the program with an overall and department GPA of 3.50, satisfactorily complete a research project under the guidance of a department faculty member, and convey research results in a written report and in a department colloquium.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
Admission Requirements
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the
Office of Admissions
website.
General Requirements
Program Requirements
1. A second field of study (e.g. minor, major, degree) is required for this major. Note: the statistics major is allowed, the minor is not allowed.
Double Majors ONLY:
A student pursuing a second major in Statistics and Actuarial Science can count STAT 3612 as a major elective, but no other STAT course required for the Statistics and Actuarial Science major can be counted as a major elective.
Advanced Writing (3 cr)
Advanced Writing  WRIT 31xx (3.0 cr)
Calculus (10 cr)
Calculus I
Take one of the following Calculus I courses:
MATH 1290  Calculus for the Natural Sciences
[LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR]
(5.0 cr)
or
MATH 1296  Calculus I
[LE CAT, LOGIC & QR]
(5.0 cr)
Calculus II
MATH 1297  Calculus II
[LOGIC & QR]
(5.0 cr)
Mathematics Core (23 cr)
MATH 3280  Differential Equations with Linear Algebra
(4.0 cr)
MATH 3298  Calculus III
(4.0 cr)
MATH 3355  Discrete Mathematics
(4.0 cr)
MATH 4201  Elementary Real Analysis
(4.0 cr)
MATH 4326  Linear Algebra
(3.0 cr)
STAT 3611  Introduction to Probability and Statistics
(4.0 cr)
Mathematics Undergraduate Colloquium (1 cr)
Students must register for this course during their last semester before graduation.
MATH 3941  Undergraduate Colloquium
(1.0 cr)
Mathematics and Statistics Electives (15 cr)
Each course must be at least 3 credits.
Core courses cannot count as electives.
MATH electives must be at least 3100.
MATH 3326 and STAT 3411 cannot count as major electives.
Group 1
Take 2 or more course(s) totaling 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
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MATH 3xxx
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MATH 4xxx
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MATH 5xxx
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STAT 3xxx
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STAT 4xxx
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STAT 5xxx
Group 2
Take 2 or more course(s) totaling 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
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MATH 4xxx
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MATH 5xxx
Group 3
Take 1 or more course(s) totaling 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
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MATH 4xxx
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MATH 5xxx
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STAT 4xxx
·
STAT 5xxx
Program Areas of Emphasis
Mathematics includes a wide variety of areas in which students can specialize: traditional mathematics (preparation for Graduate School), applied analysis, computational mathematics, discrete mathematics, and mathematics education. Although no area is required for the MATH major, students are encouraged to work with their advisors to develop a coherent major plan. See the Department of Mathematics and Statistics Web page: http://www.d.umn.edu/math for descriptions of elective course groups.


Credits:  5.0 [max 5.0] 
Course Equivalencies:  Math1290/1296/1596 
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Course Equivalencies:  Math1290/1296/1596 
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Course Equivalencies:  Math 1597/1297 
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Course Equivalencies:  CS 1511/1581 
Grading Basis:  AF or Aud 
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Course Equivalencies:  CS 1511/1581 
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