Chairperson: Logan Axon
Professors: V. Coufal, T. McKenzie, S. Overbay, J. Burke (Emeritus), W. Carsrud (Emeritus), J. Firkins (Emeritus)
Associate Professors: M. Alsaker, L. Axon, R. Cangelosi, M. Ghrist, E. Hogle, M. K. Kearney, R. Ray, K. Shultis, J. Stover, G. Nord (Emeritus), J. Vander Beek (Emeritus), H. Whitlatch
Assistant Professors: D. Larson, A. Mamun
Senior Lecturers: C. Goodwin, T. Guardia, O. Kozubenko, S. Powers
Lecturers: S. Madrid, S. VeerayahMcGregor
Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow: K. RiveraLopez
The department offers two degrees, three majors, and three minors:
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
(optional concentration in Statistics)
Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics
(optional concentration in Statistics)
Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics
(optional concentrations in: Actuarial Science, Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Environmental Science, Physics, Statistics)
(optional double concentrations in: Biology and Statistics, Biochemistry and Statistics, Chemistry and Statistics, Economics and Statistics, Environmental Science and Statistics, Physics and Statistics)
Minor in Applied Mathematics
Minor in Mathematics
Minor in Statistics
The Department of Mathematics provides training in mathematics and statistics and their applications to solve problems in business, engineering, the social sciences, and other disciplines. The curriculum offers a blend of pure mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics. The department provides students with opportunities to foster their passion for mathematics and statistics, and to enhance their understanding of the role of mathematics and statistics in the world. Such opportunities include participating in conferences, community teaching, undergraduate research, and clubs. Majors are well prepared for positions in industry, government, and education, as well as for graduate studies.
All majors must take a senior comprehensive course (MATH 496 or MATH 499) in the fall semester of their final year. It is recommended that all Mathematics majors take PHYS 121, CHEM 101, or BIOL 105 to satisfy their University Core Scientific Inquiry requirement. Prospective teachers of mathematics should consult the School of Education for the current state certification requirements.
The department involves students with activities sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). Students may also participate in the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition or the Mathematical Contest in Modeling.
Students pursuing a major in Mathematics may pursue a concentration in Statistics (or no concentration). Students pursing a major in Applied Mathematics may choose a single concentration from the list below (or no concentration). Some Applied Mathematics concentrations may also be combined with a concentration in Statistics for a double concentration (see the list below). Other combinations of concentrations are not allowed. Students pursuing a major in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics cannot pursue a minor in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics or Statistics. Students are able to major or minor in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics, but not both.
B.S. Major in Mathematics: 40 Credits 

Lower Division 

MATH 157 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I  4 credits 
MATH 258 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II  4 credits 
MATH 259 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III  4 credits 
Upper Division 

MATH 301 Fundamentals of Mathematics  3 credits 
MATH 339 Linear Algebra  3 credits 
MATH 413 Real Analysis I 
3 credits 
MATH 437 Abstract Algebra I 
3 credits 
Choose one of the following five courses:  3 credits 
MATH 414 Real Analysis II


MATH 417 Complex Analysis


MATH 438 Abstract Algebra II


MATH 457 Number Theory & Cryptography


MATH 459 Topology


MATH 300400 level electives^{*} 
6 credits 
MATH 400level electives  6 credits 
MATH 499 Comprehensive  Math  1 credit 
^{* }One of these courses may be replaced by MATH 260. 

Math Electives: cannot doublecount with a required course. Cannot use MATH 335, MATH 432 or MATH 496 as MATH electives. Maximum of three (3) total credits from the following may be counted toward Math electives: MATH 365 (may be taken for credit only once), MATH 390, MATH 490, MATH 497. 

B.S. Major in Mathematics with a concentration in Statistics: 49 Credits 

Students complete the B.S. Major in Mathematics as listed above, with the following two differences for Math Electives: 3 credits instead of 6 for MATH 300400 level electives, 3 credits instead of 6 for MATH 400level electives Plus additional statistics courses. 

Choose one of the following two courses:  3 credits 
MATH 321 Statistics for Experimentalists


MATH 422 Mathematical Statistics


MATH 421 Probability Theory  3 credits 
Choose one of the following two courses: 
3 credits 
MATH 425 Applied Statistical Models


MATH 426 Experimental Design


MATH 300400 level elective* 
3 credits 
MATH 400level elective  3 credits 
Statistics electives 
6 credits 
Select two courses from the Statistics Electives list.


One course must be MATH. Cannot doublecount with courses used elsewhere.


*One of these courses may be replaced by MATH 260  
Math Electives: cannot doublecount with a required course. Cannot use MATH 335, MATH 432 or MATH 496 as MATH electives. Maximum of three (3) total credits from the following may be counted toward Math electives: MATH 365 (may be taken for credit only once), MATH 390, MATH 490, MATH 497. 

B.A. Major in Mathematics: 31 Credits 

Lower Division 

MATH 157 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I  4 credits 
MATH 258 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II  4 credits 
MATH 259 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III  4 credits 
Upper Division 

MATH 301 Fundamentals of Mathematics  3 credits 
MATH 339 Linear Algebra  3 credits 
One of the following two courses: 
3 credits 
MATH 413 Real Analysis I


MATH 437 Abstract Algebra I


MATH 300400level elective^{*}  6 credits 
MATH 400level elective 
3 credits 
MATH 499 Comprehensive  Math  1 credit 
^{* }One of these courses may be replaced by MATH 260.  
Cannot use MATH 335, MATH 432 or MATH 496 as MATH electives. Maximum of three (3) total credits from the following may be counted toward Math electives: MATH 365 (may be taken for credit only once), MATH 390, MATH 490, MATH 497. 
B.A. Major in Mathematics with a concentration in Statistics: 40 Credits 

Students complete the B.A. Major in Mathematics as listed above, plus additional credits of statistics courses. Math electives are changed as follows:


MATH 300400 level elective 
3 credits 
MATH 421 Probability Theory  3 credits 
Choose one of the following two courses: 
3 credits 
MATH 321 Statistics for Experimentalists  
MATH 422 Mathematical Statistics  
Choose one of the following two courses 
3 credits 
MATH 425 Applied Statistical Models  
MATH 426 Experimental Design  
Statistics electives  6 credits 
Select two courses from the Statistics Electives list.


One course must be MATH. Cannot doublecount with courses used elsewhere.


*One of these courses may be replaced by MATH 260  
Math Electives: cannot doublecount with a required course. Cannot use MATH 335, MATH 432 or MATH 496 as MATH electives. Maximum of three (3) total credits from the following may be counted toward Math electives: MATH 365 (may be taken for credit only once), MATH 390, MATH 490, MATH 497. 

B.S. Major in Applied Mathematics: 5777 Credits
Lower Division 

MATH 157 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I  4 credits  
MATH 258 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II  4 credits  
MATH 259 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III  4 credits  
MATH 260^{ }Ordinary Differential Equations^{*}  3 credits  
CPSC 121 Computer Science I  3 credits  
Upper Division 

MATH 301 Fundamentals of Mathematics  3 credits  
Choose one of the following two courses: 
3 credits  
MATH 335 Applied Linear Algebra  
MATH 339 Linear Algebra  
MATH 350 Numerical Methods^{(2)}  3 credits  
MATH 413 Real Analysis I^{(3)} 
3 credits  
Choose one of the following two courses: 
3 credits  
MATH 321 Statistics for Experimentalists^{(4)}


MATH 422 Mathematical Statistics ^{(5)}


MATH 496 Comprehensive  Applied Math  1 credit  
Select an Applied Math concentration option  2343 credits  
Select one of the following Applied Math concentration options: 

(Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the following options, students should make note of prerequisites and minimum grade requirements that may not be listed as degree requirements.) 

No concentration  2324 credits  
Actuarial Science concentration  35 credits  
Biology concentration  34 credits  
Biochemistry concentration 
33 credits 

Chemistry concentration  33 credits  
Computer Science concentration  33 credits  
Economics concentration  3031 creds  
Environmental Science concentration  34 credits  
Physics concentration  31 credits  
Statistics concentration  3132 creds  
Biology and Statistics double concentration  43 credits  
Biochemistry and Statistics double concentration  42 credits  
Chemistry and Statistics double concentration  42 credits  
Economics and Statistics double concentration  3940 creds  
Environmental Science and Statistics double concentration  43 credits  
Physics and Statistics double concentration  40 credits  
NOTE Math Electives: cannot doublecount with a required course. Cannot use MATH 335, MATH 339, MATH 432 or MATH 499 as MATH electives. Maximum of three (3) total credits from the following may be counted toward Math electives: MATH 365 (may be taken for credit only once), MATH 390, MATH 490, MATH 497. 

^{* }Computer Science concentration only: MATH 260 optional, may be counted as a MATH 300400 level elective. 

^{ (2)}Actuarial Science Concentration students take MATH 423 Stochastic Processes instead of MATH 350. 

^{(3)}Computer Science concentration students may choose MATH 437 Abstract Algebra I, or MATH 457 Number Theory and Cryptography instead of MATH 413. 

^{ (4)}Actuarial Science concentration students must take MATH 422 (not MATH 321).  
^{ (5)}All nondouble concentrations except Actuarial Science: If MATH 422 is chosen, then one MATH 400level elective may be replaced by a MATH 300level elective. 

No concentration: 2325 credits (34 + 2324 credits) 
5758 credits  
Choose two of the following three courses/lab combinations: 
8 credits  
BIOL 105/BIOL 105L Info Flow in Biological Systems and Lab


CHEM 101/CHEM 101L General Chemistry and Lab


PHYS 121 Physics I


Choose one of the following four courses:  34 credits  
BIOL 106 Energy Flow in Biological Systems (3 credits)


CHEM 205 Inorganic Chemistry (3 credits)


CHEM 230/CHEM 230L Organic Chemistry I and Lab (4 credits)


PHYS 122 Physics II (4 credits)


Choose one of the following three courses:  3 credits  
MATH 440 Foundations of Applied Math


MATH 454 Partial Differential Equations


MATH 462 Nonlinear Systems and Chaos


MATH 300400 level elective  3 credits  
MATH 400 level electives  6 credits  
Math Electives: cannot doublecount with a required course. Cannot use MATH 335, MATH 339, MATH 432 or MATH 499 as MATH electives. Maximum of three (3) total credits from the following may be counted toward Math electives: MATH 365 (may be taken for credit only once), MATH 390, MATH 490, MATH 497. 

Applied Math Single Concentrations: 

Actuarial Science Concentration: 34 credits + 35 credits 
69 credits  
ACCT 263 Accounting Analysis  3 credits  
ECON 201 Microeconomics  3 credits  
ECON 202 Macroeconomics  3 credits  
ECON 301 Intermediate Microeconomics 
3 credits 

ECON 352 Money and Banking 
3 credits 

ECON 352L Money and Banking Lab 
1 credit 

ECON 355 Regression Analysis 
3 credits 

ECON 451 Econometrics 
3 credits 

MATH 421 Probability Theory 
3 credits 

MATH 494 Topics in Actuarial Science 
1 credit 

MATH 300400 electives  6 credits  
One of the following two options: 
3 credits 

MATH 400 level elective


ECON 452 Time Series Analysis


Math Electives: cannot doublecount with a required course. 

Biology concentration: 34 credits + 34 credits 
68 credits  
CHEM 101/CHEM 101L General Chemistry and Lab  4 credits  
BIOL 105/BIOL 105L Info Flow in Biological Systems and Lab  4 credits  
BIOL 106 Energy Flow in Biological Systems  3 credits  
Choose two of the following three courses: 
8 credits  
BIOL 205/BIOL 205L Physiology and Biodiversity and Lab


BIOL 206/BIOL 206L Ecology and Lab


BIOL 207/BIOL 207L Genetics and Lab


BIOL 300400 level electives^{(1) }  6 credits  
Choose one of the following three courses:  3 credits  
MATH 440 Foundations of Applied Math


MATH 454 Partial Differential Equations


MATH 462 Nonlinear Systems and Chaos


MATH 400 level electives  6 credits  
^{(1)}Biology elective options: BIOL 303, 313, 323, 331, 333, 335, 338, 340, 341, 343, 344, 357, 360, 367, 371, 399, 403, 420, 441 (other courses may be considered on a casebycase basis). BIOL 334, 337, and 451 are allowed but require BIOL 205, 206, and 207 as prerequisites. Up to 2 credits may come from labs associated with any of these courses.^{
} 

Math Electives: cannot doublecount with a required course. 

Biochemistry concentration: (34 credits + 33 credits) 
67credits 

CHEM 101/CHEM 101L General Chemistry and Lab  4 credits  
CHEM 230/CHEM 230L Organic Chemistry I and Lab  4 credits  
CHEM 231/CHEM 231L Organic Chemistry II and Lab  4 credits  
CHEM 245/CHEM 245L Biochemistry and Lab  4 credits  
CHEM 399 Advanced Topics 
2 credits 

CHEM 407^{}Special Topics in Biochemistry 
2 credits 

Choose one of the following three courses:  3 credits  
MATH 440 Foundations of Applied Math


MATH 454 Partial Differential Equations


MATH 462 Nonlinear Systems and Chaos


MATH 300400 level elective  3 credits  
MATH 400 level electives  6 credits  
Math Electives: cannot doublecount with a required course. Cannot use MATH 335, MATH 339, MATH 432 or MATH 499 as MATH electives. Maximum of three (3) total credits from the following may be counted toward Math electives: MATH 365 (may be taken for credit only once), MATH 390, MATH 490, MATH 497. 

Chemistry concentration: (34 credits + 33 credits) 
67 credits  
PHYS 121 Physics I  4 credits  
CHEM 101/CHEM 101L General Chemistry and Lab  4 credits  
CHEM 205 Inorganic Chemistry  3 credits  
CHEM 230/CHEM 230L Organic Chemistry I and Lab  5 credits  
CHEM 310/CHEM 310L Analytical Chemistry and Lab 
5 credits  
CHEM 355 Physical Chemistry  3 credits  
Choose one of the following three courses:  3 credits  
MATH 440 Foundations of Applied Math


MATH 454 Partial Differential Equations


MATH 462 Nonlinear Systems and Chaos


MATH 400 level electives 
6 credits  
Math Electives: cannot doublecount with a required course. Cannot use MATH 335, MATH 339, MATH 432 or MATH 499 as MATH electives. Maximum of three (3) total credits from the following may be counted toward Math electives: MATH 365 (may be taken for credit only once), MATH 390, MATH 490, MATH 497. 

Computer Science concentration: (33 credits + 31 credits) 
64 credits  
Choose one of the following two courses:  3 credits  
CPSC 122 Computer Science II


CPSC 222 Intro to Data Science


Choose one of the following four courses: 
3 credits  
CPSC 322 Data Science Algorithms


CPSC 351 Theory of Computation  
CPSC 353 Applied Cryptography  
CPSC 450 Design & Analysis Algorithms  
CPSC 200300400 level electives^{(}^{1}^{)}  3 credits  
CPSC 300400 level electives  3 credits  
MATH 351 Combinatorics & Graph Theory  3 credits  
Choose three of the following six courses: 
9 credits  
MATH 328 Operations Research  
MATH 421 Probability Theory  
MATH 423 Stochastic Processes  
MATH 425 Applied Statistical Models  
MATH 426 Experimental Design  
MATH 455 Chaos and Discrete Dynamical Systems  
MATH 300400 elective  3 credits  
MATH 400level electives  6 credits  
^{(1)CPSC elective options: CPSC 224, 321, 322*, 323*, 324*, 325, 326, 331334, 351*, 353*, 447, 475. Other options are CPSC 223, 425, 450* (check for prerequisites). *recommended elective choices}  
Math Electives: cannot doublecount with a required course. 

Economics concentration: (34 credits + 3031 credits) 
6465 credits  
ECON 201 Microeconomics  3 credits  
ECON 202 Macroeconomics  3 credits  
Choose one of the following two courses: 
3 credits  
ECON 301 Intermediate Microeconomics^{(1)}


ECON 351 Managerial Economics


ECON 303 Game Theory and Economic Applications  3 credits  
ECON 300400 level elective^{(2) }  34 credits  
MATH 421 Probability Theory  3 credits  
Choose two of the following five courses: 
6 credits  
MATH 423 Stochastic Processes


MATH 425 Applied Statistical Models


MATH 426 Experimental Design


MATH 440 Foundations of Applied Math


MATH 454 Partial Differential Equations


MATH 300400 level elective  3 credits  
MATH 400level elective 
3 credits 

^{(1)}ECON 301 prerequisite ECON 201 requires a minimum grade of B. 

^{ (2)ECON Elective options: ECON 320, 321*, 322, 324, 325, 330, 333, 334, 352/352L*, 355, 451*, 452*. *recommended elective choices}  
Math Electives: cannot doublecount with a required course. 

Environmental Science concentration: (34 credits + 34 credits) 
68 credits  
ENVS 101 Introduction to Environmental Studies  3 credits  
ENVS 103/ ENVS 103L Environmental Biology^{(1)}  4 credits  
Choose one of the following two courses: 
4 credits  
CHEM 101/ CHEM 101L General Chemistry  
BIOL 105/ BIOL105L Info Flow in Biological Systems  
Choose one of the following two courses: 
4 credits  
ENVS 110/ ENVS 110L Introduction to Earth Systems  
ENVS 202/ ENVS 202L Chemistry and the Environment^{(2)}  
ENVS 320 Economics of Environmental Protection^{(3)}  3 credits  
ENVS 384/ ENVS 384L GIS and Ecological Techniques^{(4)}  4 credits  
Choose two of the following five courses: 
6 credits  
MATH 425 Applied Statistical Models  
MATH 426 Experimental Design  
MATH 440 Foundations of Applied Math  
MATH 454 Partial Differential Equations  
MATH 462 Nonlinear Systems and Chaos  
MATH 300400 level elective  3 credits  
MATH 400 level elective  3 credits  
^{}
Math Electives: cannot doublecount with a required course. 

Physics concentration: (34 credits + 31 credits) 
65 credits  
PHYS 121/PHYS 121L Physics I and Lab  5 credits  
PHYS 122/PHYS 122L Physics II and Lab  5 credits 

PHYS 200, 300, 400 level electives^{(1)}  6 credits  
Choose two of the following four courses: 
6 credits  
MATH 417 Complex Variables


MATH 440 Foundations of Applied Math


MATH 454 Partial Differential Equations


MATH 462 Nonlinear Systems and Chaos


MATH 300400 level elective  3 credits  
MATH 400 level electives  6 credits  
^{ (1)} PHYS elective options: PHYS 224, 321, 322, 323, 324, 424, 451, 452, 453, 454, 455, 456 (PHYS 324, 453, & 454 require PHYS 224, 321, and 322 as prerequisites; PHYS 424 requires PHYS 324 as prerequisite)  
Math Electives: cannot doublecount with a required course. 

Statistics concentration: (34 credits + 3132 credits) 
6566 credits  
Choose one of the following three sets of courses: 
78 credits  
Biology Set:  
BIOL 105/BIOL 105L Info Flow in Biological Systems and Lab


BIOL 106 Energy Flow in Biological Systems


Physics Set:  
PHYS 121 Physics I


PHYS 122 Physics II


Chemistry Set:  
CHEM 101/CHEM 101L General Chemistry and Lab


CHEM 205 Inorganic Chemistry


Choose one of the following three courses: 
3 credits  
MATH 440 Foundations of Applied Math


MATH 454 Partial Differential Equations


MATH 462 Nonlinear Systems and Chaos


MATH 421 Probability Theory  3 credits  
Choose one of the following two courses 
3 credits  
MATH 425 Applied Statistical Models


MATH 426 Experimental Design


MATH 300400 level elective  3 credits  
MATH 400 level electives  6 credits  
Statistics Electives  6 credits  
Select two courses from the Statistics Electives list.


One course must be MATH. Cannot doublecount with courses used elsewhere.


Math Electives: cannot doublecount with a required course. Cannot use MATH 335, MATH 339, MATH 432 or MATH 499 as MATH electives. Maximum of three (3) total credits from the following may be counted toward Math electives: MATH 365 (may be taken for credit only once), MATH 390, MATH 490, MATH 497. 

Applied Math Double Concentrations: 

Biology and Statistics double concentration: (34 credits + 41 credits) 
75 credits  
Students complete the B.S. Major in Applied Mathematics with a Biology concentration as listed above, with the following difference for MATH electives:


MATH 300400 level elective  3 credits  
MATH 421 Probability Theory  3 credits 

Choose one of the following two courses: 
6 credits  
MATH 425 Applied Statistical Models


MATH 426 Experimental Design


Statistics Electives  6 credits  
Select two courses from the Statistics Electives list.


One course must be MATH. Cannot doublecount with courses used elsewhere.


Math Electives: cannot doublecount with a required course. Cannot use MATH 335, MATH 339, MATH 432 or MATH 499 as MATH electives. Maximum of three (3) total credits from the following may be counted toward Math electives: MATH 365 (may be taken for credit only once), MATH 390, MATH 490, MATH 497. 

Biochemistry and Statistics double concentration:(34 credits + 41 credits) 
75 credits  
Students complete the B.S. Major in Applied Mathematics with a Biochemistry concentration as listed above, with additional statistics courses.


MATH 300400 level electives  3 credits  
MATH 400 level elective  3 credits  
MATH 421 Probability Theory  3 credits  
Choose one of the following two courses: 
3 credits  
MATH 425 Applied Statistical Models


MATH 426 Experimental Design


Statistics electives  6 credits  
Select two courses from the Statistics Electives list.


One course must be MATH. Cannot doublecount with courses used elsewhere.


Math Electives: cannot doublecount with a required course. Cannot use MATH 335, MATH 432 or MATH 496 as MATH electives. Maximum of three (3) total credits from the following may be counted toward Math electives: MATH 365 (may be taken for credit only once), MATH 390, MATH 490, MATH 497. 

Chemistry and Statistics double concentration: (34 credits + 42 credits) 
76 credits  
Students complete the B.S. Major in Applied Mathematics with a Chemistry concentration as listed above, with additional statistics courses.


MATH 300400 level elective  3 credits  
MATH 421 Probability Theory  3 credits  
Choose one of the following two courses: 
3 credits  
MATH 425 Applied Statistical Models


MATH 426 Experimental Design


Statistics electives  6 credits  
Select two courses from the Statistics Electives list.


One course must be MATH. Cannot doublecount with courses used elsewhere.


Math Electives: cannot doublecount with a required course. 

Economics and Statistics double concentration: (34 credits + 3940 credits) 
7374 credits  
Students complete the B.S. Major in Applied Mathematics with an Economics concentration as listed above, with additional statistics courses.


MATH 300400 level elective  3 credits  
MATH 400 level elective  3 credits  
Choose one of the following two courses: 
3 credits  
MATH 440 Foundations of Applied Math  
MATH 454 Partial Differential Equations  
Choose one of the following two courses: 
3 credits  
MATH 425 Applied Statistical Models


MATH 426 Experimental Design


Statistics electives  9 credits  
Select three courses from the Statistics Electives list.


Two courses must be MATH. Cannot doublecount with courses used elsewhere.


Math Electives:


Environmental Science and Statistics double concentration:(34 credits + 43 credits) 
77 credits  
Students complete the B.S. Major in Applied Mathematics with a concentration in Environmental Science, plus additional statistics courses.


MATH 300400 level elective  3 credits  
MATH 421 Probability Theory  3 credits  
Choose one of the following three courses: 
3 credits  
MATH 440 Foundations of Applied Math  
MATH 454 Partial Differential Equations  
MATH 462 Nonlinear Systems and Chaos  
Choose one of the following two courses: 
3 credits  
MATH 425 Applied Statistical Models


MATH 426 Experimental Design


Statistics electives  9 credits  
Select three courses from the Statistics Electives list.


Two courses must be MATH. Cannot doublecount with courses used elsewhere.


Math Electives: cannot doublecount with a required course. Cannot use MATH 335, MATH 339, MATH 432 or MATH 499 as MATH electives. Maximum of three (3) total credits from the following may be counted toward Math electives: MATH 365 (may be taken for credit only once), MATH 390, MATH 490, MATH 497. 

Physics and Statistics double concentration: (34 credits + 40 credits) 
74 credits  
Students complete the B.S. Major in Applied Mathematics with a Physics concentration as listed above, with the following difference for MATH electives


MATH 300400 level elective  3 credits  
MATH 400 level elective  3 credits  
MATH 421 Probability Theory  3 credits  
Choose one of the following two courses: 
3 credits  
MATH 425 Applied Statistical Models


MATH 426 Experimental Design


Statistics electives  6 credits  
Select two courses from the Statistics Electives list.


At least one course must be MATH. Cannot doublecount with courses used elsewhere.


Math Electives: cannot doublecount with a required course. 

Statistics Electives List  
MATH 422 Mathematical Statistics


MATH 423 Stochastic Processes


ECON 355 Regression Analysis


ECON 451 Econometrics


ECON 452 Time Series Analysis


CPSC 322 Data Science Algorithms


CPSC 323 Machine Learning & Intelligent Systems  
CPSC 324 Big Data Analytics


PHYS 323 Statistical Physics


PSYC 450 Advanced Statistics in Psychology  
^{*}Or any course with significant probability or statistics content with approval of the Math Department Chair. All of these courses have prerequisites and may require courses outside of the concentration to be taken.  
Minor in Applied Mathematics: 24 Credits 

Lower Division 

MATH 157 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 
4 credits  
MATH 258 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 
4 credits 

MATH 259 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III 
4 credits  
MATH 260 Ordinary Differential Equations 
3 credits  
Upper Division 

Choose one of the following two courses:  3 credits  
MATH 335 Applied Linear Algebra


MATH 339 Linear Algebra


Choose one of the following three courses:  3 credits  
MATH 440 Foundations of Applied Math


MATH 454 Partial Differential Equations


MATH 462 Nonlinear Systems and Chaos


MATH 300400 level elective  
Applied Math electives: 
3 credits  
Math Electives: cannot doublecount with a required course. 

Minor in Mathematics: 24 credits 

Lower Division 

MATH 157 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I  4 credits  
MATH 258 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II  4 credits  
MATH 259 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III  4 credits  
Upper Division 

MATH 301 Fundamentals of Mathematics  3 credits  
Choose one of the following two courses: 
3 credits  
MATH 335 Applied Linear Algebra


MATH 339 Linear Algebra


MATH 300400 level elective^{*}  3 credits  
MATH 400 level elective  3 credits  
Math Electives: cannot doublecount with a required course. 

Minor in Statistics: 23 credits 

Lower Division 

MATH 157 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I  4 credits  
MATH 258 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II  4 credits  
Upper Division 

Choose of the following two courses: 
3 credits  
MATH 335 Applied Linear Algebra


MATH 339 Linear Algebra


Choose one of the following two courses:  3 credits  
MATH 321 Statistics for Experimentalists


MATH 422 Mathematical Statistics


Choose one of the following two courses: 
3 credits  
MATH 425 Applied Statistical Models


MATH 426 Experimental Design


Statistics electives:  6 credits  


In addition to their major and minor areas of study, all undergraduate students follow a common program designed to complete their education in those areas that the University considers essential for a Catholic, Jesuit, liberal, and humanistic education. The University Core Curriculum consists of fortyfive credits of course work, with additional designation requirements that can be met through core, major, or elective courses.
The University Core Curriculum is a fouryear program, organized around one overarching question, which is progressively addressed through yearly themes and questions. Hence, core courses are best taken within the year for which they are designated. First year core courses encourage intellectual engagement and provide a broad foundation of fundamental skills. Second and third year courses examine central issues and questions in philosophy and religious studies. The fourth year course, the Core Integration Seminar, offers a culminating core experience. Taken at any time throughout the four years, broadening courses intersect with the core themes and extend students’ appreciation for the humanities, arts, and social and behavioral sciences. Finally, the designation requirements (writing enriched, global studies, and social justice) reflect important values and reinforce students’ knowledge and competencies.
Overarching Core Question: As students of a Catholic, Jesuit, and Humanistic University, how do we educate ourselves to become women and men for a more just and humane global community?
Year 1 Theme and Question: Understanding and Creating: How do we pursue knowledge and cultivate understanding?
 The FirstYear Seminar (DEPT 193, 3 credits): The FirstYear Seminar (FYS), taken in the fall or spring of the first year, is designed to promote an intellectual shift in students as they transition to college academic life. Each small seminar is organized around an engaging topic, which students explore from multiple perspectives. The FYS is offered by many departments across the University (click here [PDF] for list of FYS courses).
 Writing (ENGL 101, 3 credits) and Reasoning (PHIL 101, 3 credits): The Writing and Reasoning courses are designed to help students develop the foundational skills of critical reading, thinking, analysis, and writing. They may be taken as linked sections. Writing (ENGL 101) carries one of the three required writingenriched designations (see below).
 Communication & Speech (COMM 100, 3 credits): This course introduces students to interpersonal and small group communication and requires the application of critical thinking, reasoning, and research skills necessary to organize, write, and present several speeches.
 Scientific Inquiry (BIOL 104/104L, CHEM 104/104L, or PHYS 104/104L, 3 credits): This course explores the scientific process in the natural world through evidencebased logic and includes significant laboratory experience. Students pursuing majors that require science courses will satisfy this requirement through their major.
 Mathematics (above Math 100, 3 credits): Mathematics courses promote thinking according to the modes of the discipline—abstractly, symbolically, logically, and computationally. One course in mathematics, above Math 100, including any math course required for a major or minor, will fulfill this requirement. MATH 100 (College Algebra) and courses without the MATH prefix do not fulfill this requirement.
Year 2 Theme and Question: Being and Becoming: Who are we and what does it mean to be human?
 Philosophy of Human Nature (PHIL 201, 3 credits): This course provides students with a philosophical study of key figures, theories, and intellectual traditions that contribute to understanding the human condition; the meaning and dignity of human life; and the human relationship to ultimate reality.
 Christianity and Catholic Traditions (RELI, 3 credits). Religious Studies core courses approved for this requirement explore diverse topics including Christian scriptures, history, theology, and practices as well as major contributions from the Catholic intellectual and theological traditions (click here [PDF] for a list of approved courses) .
Year 3 Theme and Question: Caring and Doing: What principles characterize a well lived life?
 Ethics (PHIL 301 or RELI, 3 credits): The Ethics courses are designed to help students develop their moral imagination by exploring and explaining the reasons humans should care about the needs and interests of others. This requirement is satisfied by an approved ethics course in either Philosophy (PHIL 301) or Religious Studies (click here [PDF] for a list of approved courses).
 World/Comparative Religion (RELI, 3 credits): Religious Studies courses approved for this core requirement draw attention to the diversity that exists within and among traditions and encourage students to bring critical, analytical thinking to bear on the traditions and questions considered. These courses carries one of the required two globalstudies designations (see below) (click here [PDF] for a list of approved courses).
Year 4 Theme and Question: Imagining the Possible: What is our role in the world?”
 Core Integration Seminar (DEPT 432, 3 credits). The Core Integration Seminar (CIS) offers students a culminating core experience in which they integrate the principles of Jesuit education, prior components of the core, and their disciplinary expertise. Some CIS courses may also count toward a student’s major or minor. The CIS is offered by several departments across the University (click here [PDF] for list of CIS courses).
The Broadening Courses
 Fine Arts & Design (VART, MUSC, THEA, 3 credits): Arts courses explore multiple ways the human experience can be expressed through creativity, including across different cultures and societies. One approved course in fine arts, music, theatre, or dance will fulfill this requirement (click here [PDF] for a list of approved courses).
 History (HIST, 3 credits): History courses are intended to develop students’ awareness of the historical context of both the individual and the collective human experience. One course in History (HIST 101, HIST 102, HIST 112, HIST 201, HIST 202) will fulfill this requirement.
 Literature (3 credits): Literature courses foster reflection on how literature engages with a range of human experience. One approved course in Literature (offered by English, Classics, or Modern Languages) will fulfill this requirement (click here [PDF] for a list of approved courses).
 Social & Behavioral Sciences (3 credits): Courses in the social and behavioral sciences engage students in studying human behavior, social systems, and social issues. One approved course offered by Criminal Justice, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, or Women and Gender Studies will fulfill this requirement (click here [PDF] for a list of approved courses).
The Designations
Designations are embedded within already existing core, major, minor, and elective courses. Students are encouraged to meet designation requirements within elective courses as their schedule allows; however, with careful planning students should be able to complete most of the designation requirements within other core, major, or minor courses.
 Writing Enriched (WE; 3 courses meeting this designation): Courses carrying the WE designation are designed to promote the humanistic and Jesuit pedagogical ideal of clear, effective communication. In addition to the required core course, Writing (ENGL 101), which carries one of the WE designations, students must take two other WEdesignated courses (click here [PDF] for a list of approved courses).
 GlobalStudies (GS; 2 courses meeting this designation): Courses carrying the GS designation are designed to challenge students to perceive and understand human diversity by exploring diversity within a context of constantly changing global systems. In addition to the required core course, World/Comparative Religion (RELI 300level), which carries one of the GS designations, students must take one other GSdesignated course (click here [PDF] for a list of approved courses).
 SocialJustice (SJ; 1 course meeting this designation): Courses carrying the SJ designation are designed to introduce students to one or more social justice concerns. Students must take one course that meets the SJ designation (click here [PDF] for a list of approved courses).
Majorspecific adaptations to the University Core Curriculum
All Gonzaga students, regardless of their major, will complete the University Core Curriculum requirements. However some Gonzaga students will satisfy certain core requirements through majorspecific programs or courses. Any majorspecific adaptations to the core are described with the requirements for the majors to which they apply.