Mathematical Sciences Majors


Planning for a Major

Students interested in pursuing any major granted by the Mathematical Sciences Department should speak with a math advisor to plan their course of study and declare their major. Students pursuing a major should meet regularly with their advisor to adjust the course of study as necessary.

Preparatory Curriculum

No matter which major students pursue, the following courses, or their equivalent, are required:

  • Math 231, 232, and 233 (Calculus series)
  • Math 234 or 240 (Linear Algebra and Diff Eq or Matricies)
  • A course in computer programming using a modern, high-level language
The department also recommends calculus based physics. Some majors have additional required preparatory curricula.

Atmospheric Sciences

The Bachelor of Science Program in Atmospheric Sciences is designed to prepare students for work as professional meteorologists in a wide range of disciplines, including weather forecasting and analysis air pollution meteorology.


Four specializations within the Mathematics major allow students who want to go on for further studies narrow their focus within the field, or broaden it for general study.

Actuarial science

Actuarial science is an interdisciplinary major that uses mathematical analysis of problems in economics, finance, and insurance. It requires knowledge of statistics, probability, and interest theory and how they relate to financial issues.

Applied Mathematics and Computer Science

The Applied Mathematics and Computer Science major is an interdisciplinary major that combines core subjects in the two fields, preparing students for work in industrial and technology fields.