The department recommends that each mathematics major take at least one two-semester sequence of two mathematically oriented courses in some other discipline. For areas with dual degree programs, refer to the respective list of recommended courses.
The introductory course is 01:198:111, a course that is required of all mathematics majors. A new course, 01:640:107, will probably be in place by the Fall '06 semester; it will take the place of 01:198:111 as a requirement for mathematics majors. For additional current information on computer science courses, consult the catalogue and an adviser from the Department of Computer Science. Here is a list of computer science advisers and their office hours. This list is also posted in the Computer Science undergraduate office, Hill Center 390 (Busch campus).
Students begin with either 01:750:123-124 (taken by physics majors), 01:750:271-272-273 (honors sequence, physics department permission required) or 01:750:203-204. To follow the introductory sequence, one possible choice would be 01:750:323-324. Students who did well in the first courses and want to study physics seriously should instead take either 01:750:381-382 (Mechanics) or 01:750:385-386(Electromagnetism). Students of analysis will find the last-named sequence to be particularly illuminating.
Sophomores interested in statistics courses can take 01:960:379-380. Students who have already had Math 477-481 should omit Stat 379. Stat 380 is an applied statistics course which may be taken after Math 481, although either 01:960:381 or Math 481 satisfies the prerequisite for upper-level statistics courses. Some of the upper-level courses that mathematics majors should consider are Stat 463, 476, 486, and 490. Note that credit is not given for both Stat 381-382 and Math 477-481; however, either of those sequences may follow 01:960:379-380. Among these courses, only those with subject code 640 count towards the major or minor in mathematics.