School of Natural Science and Mathematics
Mathematics Majors and Minor
The department offers a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics as well as a minor in mathematics. The minor can be used to provide a stronger analytical and computational experience with any major. Science, business and computer science majors may find this minor especially helpful.
A Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics requires 38 credits of mathematics plus three credits of computer science. Majors must take the core courses:
Three electives in mathematics at 300-level or above
Mathematics & Computer Science Double Major
The double major in mathematics and computer science can be accomplished by satisfying all requirements for both majors, and requires a minimum of 68 credits.
The following courses satisfy requirements for both degree programs and are thus double-counted:
At most six credits of practicum (492, 493) may be applied toward the double major in mathematics and computer science.
A minor in mathematics is available to any undergraduate at the university. A minimum of 20 credit hours is necessary for the minor in mathematics. Three of these credits are satisfied by Veritas MATH 111. Required courses are:
MATH 247, 248
Three additional math courses at 200-level or above
Practicum (492, 493) may not be applied toward the minor in mathematics.
Computer science majors who decide to minor in mathematics may not count CMSCI 228 (cross-listed as MATH 228) for the minor in mathematics.
State Certification in Teaching Mathematics
A program is available for mathematics majors to acquire certification in teaching. Through this program, graduates meet secondary-level certification requirements for Maryland and many other states. Students who elect this program must fulfill the requirements of the math major. Please refer to the secondary education program.
Declaration of Major and Declaration of Minor forms are available through the registrar's office.