Major/Minor Requirements for ISP and MMSS

Mathematics major requirements for students who complete an ISP or MMSS major differ from the standard ones; MMSS majors may also obtain a minor in Mathematics by completing a special set of requirements.

Mathematics Major Requirements for ISP Majors

Students majoring in ISP who wish to complete a second major in mathematics may not substitute ISP 398 for any mathematics or statistics course in the ISP curriculum, and must, in addition complete one of the complete sequences:

  • 320-1,2,3 Real Analysis or 321-1,2,3 MENU: Real Analysis
  • 330-1,2,3 Abstract Algebra or 331-1,2,3 MENU: Abstract Algebra.

It is highly recommended (but not required) that ISP students planning graduate work in mathematics take both a real analysis (320/321) and an algebra (330/331) sequence.

Mathematics Major Requirements for MMSS Majors

Students majoring in MMSS who wish to obtain a mathematics major as a third major (in addition to the joint major in MMSS and a social science), must complete must complete all 300-level mathematics courses in the MMSS curriculum (300-0; 385-0; 386-1,2), a social science major of their choice, and six additional mathematics courses.

Three of these courses must be one of the full-year sequences:

  • 320-1,2,3 Real Analysis, or
  • 321-1,2,3 MENU: Real Analysis

The other 3 must be chosen from

  • 310-2,3 Probability and Stochastic Processes (even though MMSS students cannot receive credit for 310-1, those planning to take 310-2,3 would be well advised to sit in on 310-1)
  • 311-2,3 MENU: Probability and Stochastic Processes (even though MMSS students cannot receive credit for 311-1, those planning to take 311-2,3 would be well advised to sit in on 311-1)
  • 325-0 Complex Analysis
  • 330-1,2,3 Abstract Algebra or 331-1,2,3 MENU: Abstract Algebra
  • 334-0 Linear Algebra: second course
  • 344-1,2 Introduction to Topology
  • 360-1,2 MENU: Applied Analysis
  • 366-1 Mathematical Models in Finance
  • 368-0 Introduction to Optimization

Those MMSS students who are given permission to skip Math 300 (which is normally part of their MMSS requirements) must substitute another 300-level mathematics course for Math 300 in order to complete a Mathematics major.

It is highly recommended (but not required) that MMSS students planning graduate work in mathematics take one of the algebra sequences (330/331).

Students wishing to receive a joint major ONLY in MMSS and math must fulfill the normal requirements for a math major as listed above. Math 285-1,2,3 fulfills the basic courses requirement. Courses at the 300-level, including the MMSS math courses 300, 385, 386-1,2, may not be double counted for both MMSS and math.

Mathematics Minor Requirements for MMSS Majors

MMSS students who fulfill all of the requirements for the MMSS major, including Math 385-0, Math 386-1,2, and Math 300 may complete a minor in mathematics by taking one of the full-year sequences:

  • 320-1,2,3 Real Analysis, or
  • 321-1,2,3 MENU: Real Analysis

Those MMSS students who are given permission to skip Math 300 (which is normally part of their MMSS requirements) must substitute another 300-level mathematics course for Math 300 in order to complete a Mathematics minor.