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.
The Clarkson Seminar
Students majoring in mathematics are required to complete the following courses:
Introduction to Mathematical Modeling & Software
Elementary Differential Equations
Applied Linear Algebra
Introduction to Mathematical Research
Probability & Statistics
Students are required to complete the following Professional Experience:
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.
Students studying the mathematics option must complete two mathematics courses from the following:
Abstract Linear Algebra
Number Theory & Its Applications
Advanced Calculus II
Students studying the statistics option must complete the following statistics courses:
Introduction to Computer Science I
Biology (BY), Chemistry (CM), or Physics (PH) elective
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.
Students majoring in mathematics will have approximately 42 credit hours available to use toward courses of their choice.