Core Requirements

Students majoring in mathematics are required to complete the following courses:


  • MA131 Calculus I (3 credits)
  • MA132 Calculus II (3 credits)
  • MA200 Introduction to Mathematical Modeling & Software (3 credits)
  • MA211 Discrete Mathematics and Proof (3 credits)
  • MA231 Calculus III (3 credits)
  • MA232 Elementary Differential Equations (3 credits)
  • MA321 Advanced Calculus (3 credits)
  • MA339 Applied Linear Algebra (3 credits)
  • MA451 Introduction to Mathematical Research (2 credits)
  • or MA453 Mathematical Instruction (2 credits)
  • STAT383 Probability & Statistics (3 credits)

Professional Experience
Students are required to complete the following Professional Experience:

  • MA499 Professional Experience (0 credit)

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 credits)
  • MA313 Abstract Linear Algebra (3 credits)
  • MA314 Number Theory & Its Applications (3 credits)
  • MA322 Advanced Calculus II (3 credits)

Statistics Option
Students studying the statistics option must complete the following statistics courses:

  • STAT381 Probability (3 credits)
  • STAT382 Mathematical Statistics (3 credits)
  • STAT384 Applied Statistics (3 credits)
  • STAT488 Statistics Projects (1-3 credits)


  • CS141 Introduction to Computer Science I (4 credits)
  • PH131 Physics I (4 credits)
  • PH132 Physics II (4 credits)
  • Elective Biology (BY), Chemistry (CM), or Physics (PH) elective(3 credits)

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.