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Skidmore College
Mathematics and Statistics Department

MathematicsMajor

For Students who entered Skidmore in Fall 2018 and beyond:



Students majoring in mathematics fulfill the departmental requirements by completing ten courses in mathematics or designated courses in statistics: nine of the courses must be at the 200 level or above, to include MA 200, MA 211MA 213, MC 215, MA 303, MA 319, MA 376/376A, and two additional courses, at least one of which is at the 300 level. Students must also complete CS 106 or CS 206. Under exceptional circumstances, and only with the consent of the department, MA 351 A-D, MA 371, MA 381, MA 382, or MS 351 A-D may be counted as the additional 300-level course. In MC 215, students will acquire writing skills that are necessary to work on advanced material in mathematics and will fulfill the writing requirement in the major.

Students interested in pursuing graduate work in (theoretical) mathematics should include as many of the following courses as possible in their programs: MA 313 - Introduction to Topology, MA 320 - Abstract Algebra II, MA 324 - Complex Analysis, and MA 302 - Graph Theory.



Students interested in applied mathematics should include as many of the following courses as possible in their programs: MA 270 - Differential Equations, MA 331 - Dynamical Systems, MA 324 - Complex Analysis, and MA 316 - Numerical Algorithms.



Students interested in mathematics education should include as many of the following courses as possible in their programs:  MA 214 - Theory of NumbersMA 309 - Elements of Modern GeometryMA 310 - History of Mathematics, and MS 204 - Statistical Methods.



No more than 8 credit hours of S/U can be used toward the major.



For Students who entered Skidmore prior to Fall 2018:



Students majoring in mathematics fulfill the departmental requirements by completing nine courses in mathematics or designated courses in statistics: eight of the courses must be at the 200 level or above, to include MA 200, MA 211MA 213, MC 215, MA 303, MA 319, MA 376/376A, and two additional courses, at least one of which is at the 300 level. Students must also complete CS 106 or CS 206. Under exceptional circumstances, and only with the consent of the department, MA 351 A-D, MA 371, MA 381, MA 382, or MS 351 A-D may be counted as the additional 300-level course. In MC 215, students will acquire writing skills that are necessary to work on advanced material in mathematics and will fulfill the writing requirement in the major.

Students interested in pursuing graduate work in (theoretical) mathematics should include as many of the following courses as possible in their programs: MA 313 - Introduction to Topology, MA 320 - Abstract Algebra II, MA 324 - Complex Analysis, and MA 302 - Graph Theory.



Students interested in applied mathematics should include as many of the following courses as possible in their programs: MA 270 - Differential Equations, MA 331 - Dynamical Systems, MA 324 - Complex Analysis, and MA 316 - Numerical Algorithms.



Students interested in mathematics education should include as many of the following courses as possible in their programs:  MA 214 - Theory of NumbersMA 309 - Elements of Modern GeometryMA 310 - History of Mathematics, and MS 204 - Statistical Methods.



No more than 8 credit hours of S/U can be used toward the major.





**For students entering Skidmore in Fall 2019 and beyond:  No more than 4 credit hours of S/U can be used toward the major.



The following courses must be taken for a letter grade:  MC 215, MA 303, MA 319, MA 376/376A, MA 381 , MA 382



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