The mathematics bachelor of science degree program provides training in the theory and techniques of algebra, analysis, and other fields as a basis for further work in pure and applied mathematics and for graduate studies. Mathematics BS students may choose to take a second major in secondary school teaching to prepare for a career as a teacher.
The use of mathematics is pervasive in modern industry. The result is that mathematicians are found in almost every sector of the job market, including engineering research, telecommunications, computer services and software, energy systems, computer manufacturers, aerospace and automotive, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, and government laboratories, among others.
The university’s Washington, D.C. location affords the students access to many governmental, cultural, scientific, and historical institutions. These institutions serve as an important research resource. In addition, they are a source of full-time and part-time employment opportunities for students with a firm grounding in the mathematical sciences.
Formal admission to the major requires a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale) and departmental approval.
Students who wish to obtain credentials for teaching grade 7–12 mathematics may take a 36-credit hour second major. For more information, visit the Webpage for mathematics majors with a second major in secondary education.
- MATH-521 Measure and Integration Theory (3)
- MATH-504 Advanced Calculus of Several Variables (3)
- MATH-510 Geometry (3)
- MATH-540 Topology (3)
- MATH-580 Topics in Mathematics
- MATH-505 Mathematical Logic (3)
- MATH-513 Rings and fields (3)
- MATH-515 Number Theory (3)
- MATH-580 Topics in Mathematics(3)
- MATH-501 Probability (3)
- MATH-551 Partial Differential Equations (3)
- MATH-560 Numerical Analysis: Basic Problems (3)
- MATH-570 History of Mathematics (3)
- MATH-580 Topics in Mathematics(3) With the department's approval.
-BIO-110 General Biology I FA5(4) / BIO-210 General Biology II FA5(4)
-CHEM-110 General Chemistry I FA5(4) / CHEM-210 General Chemistry II FA5(4)
-PHYS-110 Principles of Physics I FA5(4) / PHYS-210 Principles of Physics II FA5(4)
-STAT-302 Intermediate Statistics(3) / STAT-502 Intro to Mathematical Statistics(3)
-Two additional MATH-500 level courses