Course work and faculty for the following majors are drawn from two different departments. Students with specific questions regarding these majors should contact the registrar for further information.
The interdepartmental major in mathematics/economics is intended for those students who wish to combine these two areas of study but do not want to limit their course work in other liberal arts areas by having to take all of the classes necessary for completion of the two majors. Students interested in economics can learn the mathematical approach to this discipline, while students interested in mathematics will learn the importance of mathematics as a theoretical and empirical tool for solving economic and business problems. Students with this interdepartmental major will be well prepared to enter a career in business consulting or to enroll in graduate programs in economics, business, operations research or applied mathematics.
Requirements for Major
- A student satisfies the requirement for the mathematics/economics major by successfully completing the following twelve courses:
1. Economics and Management 101 or 101H, 102 or 102H, 230H, 232, 379, 380.
2. Mathematics 141, 143, 236, 245, 309.
3. One course from the following: Mathematics 326, 331, 360.
- Each department may waive one or more of its own courses for students with advanced high school preparation.
- All courses for the mathematics/economics major must be taken for a numerical grade.
- Mathematics/economics majors are expected to attend all colloquia of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department.
- This major is not intended to lead to secondary teacher certification; however, a student may combine this major with a certification major in mathematics.
- This major is not open to those who have a major in mathematics or economics.
The interdepartmental major in mathematics/physics is intended for those students who wish to combine these two areas of study, but do not want to major in one at the expense of the other or be limited by the concentration of courses in two departments necessary for a double major. The student with this major could enter a career in computer science or would be well prepared to enter a program in applied mathematics or mathematical physics.
Requirements for Major
- A student satisfies the minimum requirements by doing all of the following:
1. Completing successfully Physics 167, 168, 169, 242, 325, 336.
2. Completing successfully Mathematics 141, 143, 245, 247. The Mathematics and Computer Science Department may waive one or more of these courses for students with advanced high school preparation.
3. Completing successfully Physics 380 or Mathematics 380, Mathematical Physics, a joint offering of the two departments.
- The major is not intended to lead to secondary teacher certification and is not open to those who have a major in both mathematics and physics. However, a student may combine this major with a certification major in either mathematics or physics.
- All courses for the mathematics/physics major must be taken for a numerical grade.
- Mathematics/physics majors are expected to attend all colloquia of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department and the Physics Department.