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 First-Year Seminar being required of only first-year students. Both FY100 and UNIV190 are typically taken during the fall semester of the first year at Clarkson.

FY100

First-Year 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

1-3

 

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.