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Graduate School Preparation

Math Concentrations

Curriculum for Graduate School Preparation

The goal of this set of courses is to prepare a student to begin graduate studies in mathematics. These courses emphasize rigorous theoretical mathematics and writing proofs. In cases where there is an option, the starred course is the recommended one.

17 hours of Math Core: MATH 2200, 2205, 2210, 2250 and MATH 2800, 2850*

4 hours of Programming: COSC 1010 or 1030

3 hours of Foundations: MATH 3000 or 3200*

9 hours of Analysis: MATH 4200, MATH 4205* or 4400, MATH 4230

3 hours of Probability: MATH 4250

9 hours of Applied Math: MATH 2310, 3310, 4440

3 hours of Algebra: MATH 3500 or 3550*

Total Hours: 48

The following courses are strongly recommended in addition to the requirements: Math 4500, Physics 1210 and 1220, or Physics 1310 and 1320. If you are interested in going to graduate school, talk to your advisor about it. There are many other things you can do to get ready: take an independent study, work on an Honors project, take a 5000 level course. Consider spending a semester abroad, or participating in a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program during the summer after your junior year. You will need to plan to take the Graduate Record Exam by the middle of your senior year, and decide where to apply.

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