The mathematics program consists of 44 credit hours in mathematics and statistics, 15 credit hours in science and 42 credit hours in free electives. The flexibility of this program allows you to complete a minor or second major if you so choose.
Clarkson Common Experience
The following courses are required for all students, irrespective of their program of study. These courses are offered during the fall semester, with FY100 FirstYear Seminar being required of only firstyear students. Both FY100 and UNIV190 are typically taken during the fall semester of the first year at Clarkson.
FY100 
FirstYear Seminar 
1 
UNIV190 
The Clarkson Seminar 
3 
Core Requirements
Students majoring in mathematics are required to complete the following courses:
Mathematics/Statistics:



MA131 
Calculus I 
3 
MA132 
Calculus II 
3 
MA200 
Introduction to Mathematical Modeling & Software 
3 
MA211 
Foundations 
3 
MA231 
Calculus III 
3 
MA232 
Elementary Differential Equations 
3 
MA321 
Advanced Calculus 
3 
MA339 
Applied Linear Algebra 
3 
MA451 
Introduction to Mathematical Research 
2 
or MA453 
Mathematical Instruction 
2 
STAT383 
Probability & Statistics 
3 





Professional Experience
Students are required to complete the following Professional Experience:
MA499 
Professional Experience 
0 
Core Electives
The following are electives students are required to complete for the mathematics major:
Mathematics Option & Statistics Option
The mathematics major has two options. The mathematics option is designed for students with a general interest in mathematics and is excellent preparation for graduate school. The statistics option replaces some mathematics courses in the junior and senior years with statistics courses and is designed to prepare students for careers as statisticians or actuaries.
Mathematics Option
Students studying the mathematics option must complete two mathematics courses from the following:
MA311 
Abstract Algebra 
3 
MA313 
Abstract Linear Algebra 
3 
MA314 
Number Theory & Its Applications 
3 
MA322 
Advanced Calculus II 
3 
Statistics Option
Students studying the statistics option must complete the following statistics courses:
STAT381 
Probability 
3 
STAT382 
Mathematical Statistics 
3 
STAT384 
Applied Statistics 
3 
STAT488 
Statistics Projects 
13 
Science
CS141 
Introduction to Computer Science I 
4 
PH131  Physics I  4 
PH132  Physics II  4 
Elective  Biology (BY), Chemistry (CM), or Physics (PH) elective 
3 
Knowledge Area/University Course Electives
Students majoring in mathematics will have at least 15 credit hours available to use toward Knowledge Area and/or University Course electives to satisfy the Clarkson Common Experience requirements.
Free Electives
Students majoring in mathematics will have approximately 42 credit hours available to use toward courses of their choice.