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College Catalog 2019-2020 
    
College Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics Major


Major Requirements


Students earn a major in Mathematics by choosing between two paths: Mathematics or Applied Mathematics and Statistics.

Requirements for Mathematics are:


  1. Three courses that are introductory to the major (taken in any order): MATH 236 , MATH 237  and MATH 279  
  2. Two supporting courses: STAT 112  or STAT 155 , and any non-cross-listed Computer Science course
  3. Five Math courses numbered 300 or above and including:
    At least one of MATH 377  or MATH 378  
    At least one of MATH 376  or MATH 379  
    At least one 400-level Capstone Course taken before spring semester of senior year
  4. Pass the Capstone Presentation

Requirements in Applied Mathematics and Statistics are:


  1. At least one calculus course taken at Macalester: MATH 137  or MATH 237  
  2. Two core courses: STAT 155  and MATH 236  
  3. Eight additional electives satisfying the following four requirements. Courses can double-count across categories but there must be eight distinct total courses.

    Computing: at least two courses chosen from COMP 112 , COMP 120 , COMP 123 , COMP 221 , COMP 225 , COMP 302 , COMP 365 ;

    Applied Mathematics Breadth: at least five electives chosen from STAT 112 , MATH 237 , STAT 253 , MATH 312 , MATH 354 , MATH 365 , MATH 432 , MATH 437 , STAT 453 , STAT 454 , MATH 455 , MATH 479  (and topics 394/494 with departmental approval);

    Depth: at least four Mathematics or Statistics courses at the 300- or 400- level, including at least one 400-level capstone course;
     
  4. Pass the Capstone presentation requirement