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BA & BS Math Undergraduate Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements

The required lower division core courses for a mathematics major are Calculus 1, II, and III (MATH 2200, 2205, 2210), Applied Differential Equations I (MATH 2310), Elementary Linear Algebra (MATH 2250), and the Math Major Seminar (MATH 2800).

At the upper division, all mathematics majors must take Analysis 1: Elementary Real Analysis (MATH 3205), Algebra 1 (MATH 3500) and Introduction to Scientific Computing (MATH 3340). These courses, known as the transition courses, introduce students to the three main areas of mathematical research currently represented in the department.

Mathematics majors must select one two-course sequence (MATH 4200/4205, MATH 4510/4520, or MATH 4340/4440) that builds on one of the transition courses. This sequence gives the student an opportunity to study one of these areas in greater depth.

Finally, an additional 12 credits of upper division courses (3000 and above) are required. It is recommended that these courses be selected to provide a broad view of mathematics.

Total credits: 47. All courses for the major must be completed with a grade of C or better.


  • The core courses should be completed as soon as possible, ideally within the first four semesters. This means that majors will need to take more than one math course during some semesters.
  • The first of the three transitions courses should be taken within the first four semesters. This will enable the depth sequence to be completed by the end of the junior year.
  • The two remaining transitions courses and the four breadth courses can then be easily completed in the final four semesters of the student's program.


Undergraduate Minor

The minor in mathematics focuses on fundamental aspects of mathematics that are essential for further study in mathematics and are also useful in a variety of other disciplines. Students minoring in mathematics may customize the minor by choosing the appropriate transition course and upper-division electives to match their needs.

The required lower division core courses for a mathematics minor are Calculus 1, 2, and 3 (MATH 2200,2205,2210), Differential Equations (MATH 2310), Linear Algebra (MATH 2250), and the Math Major Seminar (MATH 2800).

At the upper division, all mathematics minors must take ONE of Analysis 1 (MATH 3205), Algebra 1 (MATH 3500) or Introduction to Scientific Computing (MATH 3340), as well as 6 additional credits of upper division math courses (3000 and above).

Two of the math electives may be chosen from a list of approved courses that have significant math content, upon approval by the student’s advisor. More details about such courses are available on the math department’s web site,

Only grades of C or better will be accepted for the minor.

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Laramie, WY 82071-3036

Phone: 307-766-4221

Fax: 307-766-6838



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