Campuses:
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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
The Board of Regents, on recommendation of the faculty, grants degrees from the
University of Minnesota.
Requirements for an undergraduate degree from University of Minnesota Duluth include the following:
Program Requirements
1. Minor or second major from another area of study.
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.
Introduction to Calculus Courses (10 cr)
Calculus I
Take one of the following three Calculus I courses:
MATH 1290  Calculus for the Natural Sciences
[LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR]
(5.0 cr)
or
MATH 1296  Calculus I
[LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR]
(5.0 cr)
Calculus II
MATH 1297  Calculus II
[LOGIC & QR]
(5.0 cr)
Mathematics Core Courses (23 cr)
Core courses cannot count as electives.
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)
Required Mathematics Undergraduate Colloquium (1 cr)
Students must register their last semester before graduation.
MATH 3941  Undergraduate Colloquium
(1.0 cr)
Required From Other Departments (8 cr)
Computer Science
CS 1511  Computer Science I
[LE CAT3, LOGIC & QR]
(5.0 cr)
or
CS 1581  Honors: Computer Science I
[LE CAT3, LOGIC & QR]
(5.0 cr)
Advanced Writing
Advanced Writing  WRIT 31xx (3.0 cr)
Electives (15 cr)
Take 5 courses of at least 3 credits each.
Core courses cannot count as electives.
MATH electives must be at least 3100.
Of the 5 major electives courses, at least 2 must be from MATH 4xxx5xxx, a 3rd must be from MATH 4xxx5xxx or STAT 5xxx.
The other 2 must be chosen from MATH 3xxx  4xxx  5xxx or STAT 3xxx  4xxx  5xxx.
MATH 3326 or STAT 3411 cannot count as major electives.
Take 2 or more course(s) totaling 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
·
MATH 3xxx
·
MATH 4xxx
·
MATH 5xxx
·
STAT 3xxx
·
STAT 4xxx
·
STAT 5xxx
Take 1 or more course(s) totaling 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
·
MATH 4xxx
·
MATH 5xxx
·
STAT 5xxx
Take 2 or more course(s) totaling 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
·
MATH 4xxx
·
MATH 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:  01420  Math1290/1296/1596 
Grading Basis:  AF or Aud 
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Course Equivalencies:  01420  Math1290/1296/1596 
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Course Equivalencies:  01421  Math 1597/1297 
Grading Basis:  AF or Aud 
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Credits:  4.0 [max 4.0] 
Grading Basis:  AF or Aud 
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Grading Basis:  AF or Aud 
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Grading Basis:  SN or Aud 
Typically offered:  Every Fall, Spring & Summer 
Credits:  5.0 [max 5.0] 
Course Equivalencies:  01383  CS 1211/1511/1581 
Grading Basis:  AF or Aud 
Typically offered:  Every Fall & Spring 
Credits:  5.0 [max 5.0] 
Course Equivalencies:  01383  CS 1211/1511/1581 
Grading Basis:  AF or Aud 
Typically offered:  Every Fall 