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
  • you are not counting the course towards another major or minor, and
  • 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