Major/Minor Requirements for ISP and MMSS

Mathematics major requirements for students who complete an ISP or MMSS major differ from the standard requirements; 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
  • 321-1,2,3 MENU: Real Analysis
  • 330-1,2,3 Abstract Algebra
  • 331-1,2,3 MENU: Abstract Algebra.

We recommend that ISP students planning graduate work in mathematics take both a real analysis (320 or 321) sequence and an algebra (330 or 331) sequence.

Major in Mathematics with a Joint Major in MMSS and a Social Science

Students must complete the MMSS major, including all 300-level mathematics courses in the MMSS curriculum (385; 386-1,2), a social science major, one of the full-year sequences

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

and three courses from the following list:

  • 300 Foundations of Higher Mathematics
  • 310-2,3 Probability and Stochastic Processes
  • 311-2,3 MENU: Probability and Stochastic Processes
  • 325 Complex Analysis
  • 330-1,2,3 Abstract Algebra
  • 331-1,2,3 MENU: Abstract Algebra
  • 334 Linear Algebra: second course
  • 344-1,2 Introduction to Topology
  • 360-1,2 MENU: Applied Analysis
  • 366-1 Mathematical Models in Finance
  • 368 Introduction to Optimization

Note that 320-1 and 321-1 have a prerequisite of 300 or its equivalent.

Joint Major in MMSS and Mathematics

Students must fulfill all of the requirement for the mathematics major. The courses 285-1,2,3 satisfy the basic courses requirement for the mathematics major. Students may not count 300-level mathematics courses, including the MMSS mathematics courses 385 and 386-1,2, toward both the MMSS major and the mathematics major.

Minor in Mathematics with a Major in MMSS

Students must complete the MMSS major, including all 300-level mathematics courses in the
MMSS curriculum (385; 386-1,2), and one of the full-year sequences:

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

Note that 320-1 and 321-1 have a prerequisite of 300 or its equivalent.