Mathematics Department - Mathematics Major Brochure - Options

Mathematics Major Options -
Standard, Honors


Mathematics Undergraduate Program

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Option A. Standard Mathematics Major (Bachelor of Arts)

In addition to the core requirements, to complete the standard mathematics major a student must pass eight additional 3-credit mathematics (school & subject code 01:640) courses at the 300- or 400-level, including Math 311 (analysis), and Math 350 or 351 (algebra), and excluding any courses with less than three credit hours. All but one of these courses must be passed with a grade of C or better. At least four of the upper-level courses used to complete the major must be taken at Rutgers–New Brunswick/Piscataway, including one of 01:640:311, 312, 411, 412, and one of 01:640:350, 351, 352, 451, 452. An appropriate Rutgers graduate mathematics course may be substituted for the required analysis and/or algebra course, with departmental approval.



Option B. Honors Track (Bachelor of Science)

The honors track provides qualified students with a richer, more rigorous, and more personal mathematical experience than is provided by the standard major. It is intended especially (but not exclusively) for students aiming to do graduate work in Mathematics or a related field.

The honors track course of study is personalized for each student (in consultation with their honors track advisor and the honors committee), and will normally include the demanding honors course sequences Math 411-412, and Math 451-452, as well as two semesters of one-credit honors seminars, including at least one semester of the upper level honors seminar, Math 492.

Students who complete the Honors Track are eligible to graduate with a B.S. in Mathematics.

Admission to the honors track is by application. For more information, consult the honors track website.


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