Math Theoretical Track

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Also known as “pure” mathematics, theoretical mathematics explores the basic concepts and structure beneath many math topics ranging from geometry to analysis. With elective options constructed as a part of this track, students are able to personalize the major to meet the needs of their future career/academic goals or highlight particular fields of interest.

Students may review the requirements and sample schedule for the Theoretical Math Track on the Math Theoretical Track Requirements and Sample Schedule [pdf] handout.

In addition to the College of Arts and Sciences General Education requirements, students in the theoretical math track will complete the following course work. They will choose 6 hours of electives to highlight their major and field of interest.  

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Prerequisite Courses

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Theoretical Track Major Requirements

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  • Math 2153 Calculus III (4 cr.)
  • Math 3345 Foundations of Higher Mathematics (3 cr.)
  • Math 2568 Linear Algebra (3 cr.)
  • Math 4530 Probability(3 cr.)  or Stat 4201 Introduction to Math Statistics I (4 cr.)
  • Stat 4202 Introduction to Math Statistics II (4 cr.)
  • Math 2255 Differential Equations and Their Applications (3 cr.)
  • Math 4547 Introductory Analysis I (3 cr.)
  • Math 4548 Introductory Analysis II (3 cr.)
  • Math 4580 Abstract Algebra I (3 cr.)
  • Math 4581 Abstract Algebra II (3 cr.)
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Note: Permission to enroll in 5000 level courses require permission of students' academic advisors.

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Sample Four Year Schedule

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