# Mathematics and Computer Science

## Requirements for the Major in Mathematics

The major requires successful completion of the following:

Code | Title | Semester Hours |
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Course Requirements ^{1,2} | ||

MATH 101 | Calculus I ^{3} | 4 |

MATH 102 | Calculus II | 4 |

MATH 207 | Multidimensional Calculus | 4 |

MATH 210 | Linear Algebra | 4 |

MATH 215 | Discrete Mathematical Structures | 4 |

Select one two-course sequence from the following: abstract algebra, analysis, topology, probability and statistics | 8 | |

Select four additional advanced mathematics or differential equations courses numbered 300 or above ^{4} | 16 | |

Total Semester Hours | 44 |

Code | Title | Semester Hours |
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Additional Requirements | ||

A comprehensive examination ^{5} |

^{1} | Majors are strongly encouraged to take CSCI 157. |

^{2} | A student majoring in mathematics must present nineteen full course credits (seventy-six hours) from outside the major field. |

^{3} | The standard entry-level course is MATH 101. Students entering Sewanee with a strong background in mathematics may be invited to enroll in MATH 102, MATH 207, or a more advanced mathematics course. |

^{4} | Courses must include one course from two of the following three areas: abstract algebra or algebraic number theory, real analysis or complex analysis, topology. MATH 444 may only be used in fulfillment of the mathematics major requirements with the advance approval of the instructor. |

^{5} | The comprehensive exam in mathematics has three parts: A written exam covering MATH 101, MATH 102, MATH 207, MATH 210, and MATH 215which students are expected to take at the beginning of their junior year, the senior talk, and an oral exam taken during the senior year. A student with a double major in the department must take a comprehensive exam in each major, and must take twelve full course credits (forty-eight hours) outside the major field. |

## Honors

A mathematics major with an average of at least 3.50 in mathematics courses numbered 200 and higher may elect to apply for departmental honors. Those who complete an independent study project and a paper approved by the faculty, present the paper in public, and earn an honors grade (B+ or higher) on the comprehensive examination receive departmental honors at graduation.

## Pre-engineering Program

Both mathematics and computer science are options in the pre-professional engineering program. The major is slightly abbreviated to accommodate a student’s shortened time at Sewanee. The major is completed during the subsequent two years of study at the relevant engineering institution. Scheduling of courses during the three years at Sewanee is often complex. Students should consult departmental advisors within their major of interest in their first year to avoid scheduling conflicts.

A student must complete all core curriculum requirements of the college. A comprehensive examination is not required for a pre-engineering major.

Code | Title | Semester Hours |
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Course Requirements | ||

CHEM 120 | General Chemistry (Lab) | 4 |

or CHEM 150 | or Advanced General Chemistry (Lab) | |

CSCI 157 | Introduction to Modeling and Programming | 4 |

MATH 101 | Calculus I | 4 |

MATH 102 | Calculus II | 4 |

MATH 207 | Multidimensional Calculus | 4 |

MATH 210 | Linear Algebra | 4 |

MATH 212 | Differential Equations | 4 |

MATH 215 | Discrete Mathematical Structures | 4 |

PHYS 101 | General Physics I (Lab) | 4 |

PHYS 102 | General Physics II (Lab) | 4 |

Select five advanced courses satisfying the following conditions: | 20 | |

At least two courses must be taken at Sewanee | ||

At least two courses must form a two-course sequence in one of the following topics: abstract algebra, analysis (real analysis I, real analysis II, complex analysis), topology (point set topology, algebraic topology), probability and statistics | ||

Total Semester Hours | 60 |