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Mathematics

Concentrators in mathematics should complete the prerequisites by the end of their sophomore year. Those interested in graduate study in mathematics are encouraged to take MATH 1130, 1140, 1260, 1410, and 1540. It is strongly recommended that students take MATH 1010 before taking MATH 1130.

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Standard program for the A.B. degree

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Prerequisites*

multivariable calculus and linear algebra (e.g., MATH 0180/0520; 0180/0540; 0200/0520; 0350/0540; or the equivalent).

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Program*

(1) MATH 1530; (2) five other 1000- or 2000-level Mathematics courses (one of which may be replaced, with the approval of the concentration advisor, by a mathematically-oriented course in science, economics, or applied mathematics).

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Standard program for the Sc.B. degree

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Prerequisites*

same as for the A.B. degree.

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Program*

(1) MATH 1130/1140; (2) MATH 1530 and either 1540 or 1560; (3) four other 1000- or 2000-level Mathematics courses; (4) four additional courses in mathematics, science, economics, or applied mathematics approved by the concentration advisor.

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Honors

Honors degrees may be recommended for students who have exhibited high achievement in mathematics. Candidates must complete at least eight mathematics courses at the 1000 or 2000 level with sufficiently good grades and must write an honors thesis under the guidance of a faculty member. The honors thesis is usually written while the candidate is enrolled in MATH 1970. The candidate should consult with the concentration advisor for the precise grade requirements.

*Page last reviewed in February, 2011.*

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