Students completing a Mathematics degree must complete two different set of requirements, general education (GE) and major requirements.

## General Education (GE) Requirements

Every student at Ohio State will take General Education courses. Although these GE courses are meant to provide a broad baseline of learning, often times the courses supplement the student’s major or program. Students majoring in mathematics should review how General Education (GE) Requirements for Math Majors.

## Mathematics Majors Requirements

The Department of Mathematics offers two different degrees, six major tracks, and the possibility of double majors and/or dual degrees. Here students can find the details about the different tracks, majors, the possibilities of double majors and dual degrees.

### Math Theoretical Track

The theoretical track is intended for students seeking a strong foundation in classical mathematics, in particular for students intending to pursue graduate study in mathematics. Students planning to pursue a PhD. in mathematics are strongly encouraged to take the honors version of the math courses whenever possible.

### Math Honors Track

The Department of Mathematics offers a strong four-year sequence of honors courses as well as enrichment courses and problem solving seminars. These courses are accelerated, more concept-oriented versions of the regular sequences designed to challenge the well-prepared, highly motivated student, not necessarily a math major.

### Math Applied Track

This applied math option is intended for students seeking a strong foundation in mathematics and its application in physical science with options in physics or chemistry.

### Math Biology Track

"Mathematics is applicable to many different aspects of biology, and new applications are continually being found." This major is designed to prepare a student for research in mathematical biology or medicine.

### Math Education Track

The Education Track is designed for students seeking secondary education licensure in mathematics.

### Math Financial Track

The Financial Math Track is designed for students seeking a career in quantitative finance or a related field. Students planning to pursue graduate studies in financial mathematics are strongly encouraged to take the honors versions of the mathematics courses, whenever possible.

### Double Majors and Dual Degrees

The Department of Mathematics has developed a double major that combines the mathematics and actuarial science majors. Students will receive the foundations in actuarial science while strengthening their skills in classical mathematics. Students will have a strong background to enter the actuarial science field or attend graduate school.

Students also have the opportunity to complete a math major and any other major at OSU to earn a double major or a dual degree.