Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Publication: 2021-2022 Academic Bulletin Program: Mathematical Studies Major Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Mathematical Studies Major

This program provides an opportunity for students earning degrees in other areas to strengthen their career preparation and portfolio by adding a second major in mathematics that takes their mathematical skill level beyond that offered by a minor. Because mathematics is foundational to physics, engineering, and computer science and is increasingly important in many fields of study such as finance, accounting, economics, biology, medicine, and environmental science, students majoring in these and other fields find that acquiring an additional major in mathematical studies greatly enhances the marketability of their degree. Mathematical Studies is a second major that must be paired with a primary major in another discipline, such as Engineering or Physics, so the required curriculum is more flexible than that of the BS Mathematics degree.


BS Mathematics (if you can fit four more courses into your curriculum, then you can probably upgrade your Mathematical Studies major to a full degree)

Total Credits - 124

Major - 30

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
MATH 191 - Calculus I Credits: 4

or MATH 195 - Calculus I for Biology Credits:


MATH 192 - Calculus II Credits: 4
MATH 215 - Introduction to Linear Algebra Credits: 3
MATH 240 - Calculus III Credits: 4


Choose one of the following courses each semester (2 semesters):

MATH 389 - Mathematics Colloquium Credits: 0
PHYS 277 - Physics Colloquium Credits: 0


Choose 15 credits from the following in consultation with advisor:

CPTR 151 - Computer Science I Credits: 3
MATH 286 - Differential Equations Credits: 3
MATH 315 - Linear Algebra Credits: 3
MATH 355 - Foundations of Advanced Mathematics Credits: 3
MATH 405 - Applied Mathematics Credits: 3
MATH 408 - Complex Analysis Credits: 3
MATH 426 - Mathematical Modeling in Biology Credits: 3
MATH 431 - Real Analysis I Credits: 3
MATH 432 - Real Analysis II Credits: 3
MATH 441 - Abstract Algebra I Credits: 3
MATH 442 - Abstract Algebra II Credits: 3
MATH 475 - Geometry Credits: 3
MATH 487 - Special Topics in _______ Credits: 1–3
MATH 495 - Independent Study Credits: 1–3
MATH 497 - Research in Mathematics Credits: 0–3
STAT 340 - Probability Theory with Statistical Applications Credits: 3

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate breadth and depth in their grasp of undergraduate mathematics.
  • Students will conduct research projects, write papers, and make presentations.
  • Graduates will be successful in obtaining employment or acceptance into graduate or professional programs.
  • Graduates who enter graduate programs will be successful in completing the first year and eventually a master’s or doctoral degree.
  • Students will demonstrate a commitment to Jesus, the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and service to others.