# Academic Programs

The aims of courses in mathematics are: (1) to promote rigorous thinking in a systematic, deductive, intellectual discipline; (2) to present to the student the direction and scope of mathematical development; (3) to foster technical competence in mathematics as an aid to the better comprehension of the physical, biological, and social sciences; and (4) to guide and direct the mathematics majors toward an interest in mathematical research.

Mathematics majors take a three-year core sequence of courses in calculus, linear algebra, abstract algebra, and analysis, designed to provide a foundation for further study in the major areas of modern mathematics. Students with substantial advanced placement may complete this sequence by the end of their sophomore year. Students who have completed the core sequence may take advanced courses in algebra, analysis, topology, or other special topics.

### Further information on Academic Programs

- Major in Mathematics
- Minor in Mathematics
- Minor in Statistics
- Statistics Courses
- Concentrations
- Senior Research Experience
- Frequently Asked Questions

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