The mathematics program consists of 44 credit hours in mathematics and statistics and 15 credit hours in science. 41 credit hours are in free electives, which is enough to complete a minor or second major if you so choose.

Click here for a sample curriculum schedule

*All courses are 3 credits unless noted.*

**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 credit)

UNIV190 The Clarkson Seminar (3 credits)

##

**Mathematics Core Requirements**

Students are required to complete the following courses:

*Mathematics/Statistics*

- MA131 Calculus I
- MA132 Calculus II
- MA200 Introduction to Mathematical Modeling & Software
- MA211 Discrete Mathematics and Proof
- MA231 Calculus III
- MA232 Elementary Differential Equations
- MA311 Abstract Algebra
*or *MA313 Abstract Linear Algebra
- MA321 Advanced Calculus I
- MA322 Advanced Calculus II
*or* MA314 Number Theory
- MA339 Applied Linear Algebra
- MA451 Introduction to Mathematical Research (2 credits)
*or* MA453 Mathematical Instruction (2 credits)
- STAT383 Probability & Statistics

*Professional Experience*

Students are required to complete the following Professional Experience:

MA499 Professional Experience (0 credits)

##

**Mathematics Core Electives**

*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 must complete two of the following courses:

- MA311 Abstract Algebra
- MA313 Abstract Linear Algebra
- MA314 Number Theory & Its Applications
- MA322 Advanced Calculus II

**Statistics Option**

Students must complete the following four courses:

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

##

**Science Courses for Mathematics**

Students must complete the following four courses:

- 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 will have at least 19 credit hours available to use toward Knowledge Area and/or University Course electives to satisfy the Clarkson Common Experience requirements.

**Free Electives***

Students will have approximately 41 credit hours available to use toward courses of their choice.

*Up to 12 credit hours of advanced (300- or 400-level) coursework in Aerospace Studies or Military Science may count toward graduation requirements. Aerospace Studies or Military Science credits at the 100 and 200 levels do not count toward the required 120 hours. Other restrictions may apply; check with the department for details.