Mathematics Four-Year Plan

Revised 05/2021

Bold: only offered in indicated semester
Italic: course pre-requisites and co-requisites (designated by &)
UD: must be admitted to the major prior to enrollment
◊: courses required for admission to this major

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

  • Math 1371 Calculus I (placement or pre-req) [4cr]
  • Phys 1301 Intro Physics I (&Math 1371) [4cr]
  • Liberal Education course or Writ 1301 [3 or 4cr]
  • Liberal Education course [3 or 4cr]
  • CSE 1001 First Year Experience [1cr]

Spring Semester

  • Math 1372 Calculus II (1371) [4cr]
  • ◊ Phys 1302W Intro Physics II (1301, &Math 1372) [4cr]
  • Liberal Education course or Writ 1301 [3 or 4cr]
  • Liberal Education course [3 or 4cr]

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

  • ◊ Math 2373 Linear Algebra & Differential Equations (1372) [4cr]
  • Phys 2503 Physics III (1302, Math 1372) [4cr]
  • Computer Programming choose from: CSci 1103, 1113, or 1133 (course specific) [4cr]
  • Open Elective (if needed to reach 120 credits) [3 or 4cr]

Spring Semester

  • ◊ Math 2374 Multivariable Calculus (1372) [4cr]
  • Math 3283W Sequences, Series, & Foundations (&2373 or &2374) [4cr]
  • Liberal Education course [3 or 4cr]
  • Open Elective (if needed to reach 120 credits) [3 or 4cr]

Junior Year

Fall Semester

  • UD Math Algebra or Analysis [4cr]
  • UD Math Algebra or Analysis [4cr]
  • Technical Elective [3 or 4cr]
  • Liberal Education course [3 or 4cr]

Spring Semester

  • UD Math Algebra or Analysis [4cr]
  • UD Math Algebra or Analysis [4cr]
  • Technical Elective [3 or 4cr]
  • Open Elective (if needed to reach 120 credits) [3 or 4cr]

Senior Year

Fall Semester

  • UD Math Elective [3 or 4cr]
  • UD Math Elective [3 or 4cr]
  • Open Elective (If needed to reach 120 credits) [3 or 4cr]
  • Open Elective (If needed to reach 120 credits) [3 or 4cr]

Spring Semester

  • UD Math Elective [3 or 4cr]
  • UD Math Elective [3 or 4cr]
  • Open Elective (If needed to reach 120 credits) [3 or 4cr]
  • Open Elective (If needed to reach 120 credits) [3 or 4cr]

Total Credits Needed for Degree: 120

Additional Information

The APAS is the official method for tracking completion of your specific degree requirements. This plan is not a contract and curriculum can change.

Applying to a major: z.umn.edu/csemajorapp

Courses required for admission to this major: Phys 1302W, (Math 2373 or 2374)

All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C- or higher.

Department Contact Information

math.umn.edu/undergrad  612-625-4848  Vincent Hall 115
Director of Undergraduate Studies: Craig Westerland
Departmental Advisor: Kate Lewis; lewisk@umn.edu

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University Degree Requirements

All students must complete the following requirements. Requirements with an (*) will be fulfilled by taking courses at UM-TC required for this major.

Writing Requirements

University Writing:

  • Writ 1301/1401 or equivalent

Writing Intensive (WI):

  • One: Any level*
  • One: Any level
  • One: 3/4/5xxx level (in major)*
  • One: 3/4/5xxx level (any dept.)

Liberal Education

Cores:

  • Biological Sciences w/Lab
  • Physical Sciences w/Lab*
  • Historical Perspectives
  • Social Sciences
  • Arts/Humanities
  • Literature
  • Mathematical Thinking*

Themes (choose 4 of 5):

  • Race, Power, and Justice in the US (required)
  • Civic Life and Ethics
  • The Environment
  • Global Perspectives
  • Technology & Society