Courses in Other Departments

With the prior approval of the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Mathematics (dus@math.northwestern.edu), up to three 300-level courses which focus on serious applications of mathematics or have substantial mathematical content and are offered by other departments may be counted towards a Mathematics major. Below is a list of courses which have been approved in the past for this purpose.

Before registering for one of these courses, be sure that you have taken the necessary prerequisites, that you are not counting the course towards another major or minor, and that you have received the necessary approval.

Department name

Course number

Course title

Civil Engineering

306-0

Uncertainty Analysis in Civil Engineering

Economics

331-0

Economics of Risk and Uncertainty

Economics

380-1,2

Game Theory

Economics

381-1,2

Econometrics 

NOTE: ECON 383-0 (Applied Econometrics) may not be counted towards a math major

Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

302-0

Probabilistic Systems and Random Signals

Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

328-0

Numerical Methods for Engineers

Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

335-0

Introduction to the Theory of Computation

Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

390-0

Introduction to Robotics

Engineering Sciences & Applied Mathematics

311-1,2,3

Methods of Applied Mathematics

Engineering Sciences & Applied Mathematics

322-0

Applied Dynamical Systems

Engineering Sciences & Applied Mathematics

346-0

Modeling and Computation in Science and Engineering

Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences

303-0

Statistics I

Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences

304-0

Statistical Methods for Data Mining

Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences

305-0

Statistical Methods for Quality Improvement

Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences

306-0

Decision Analysis

Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences

307-0

Quality Improvement by Experimental Design

Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences

310-0

Operations Research

Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences

313-0

Deterministic Models and Optimization

Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences

315-0

Stochastic Models and Simulation

Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences

317-0

Discrete-Event Systems Simulation

Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences

373-0

Financial Engineering I

Physics

330-1,2

Classical Mechanics

Physics

333-1,2

Advanced Electricity and Magnetism

Physics

339-1,2

Quantum Mechanics

Statistics

any 300 level except 301 and 338