Mathematics and Computer Science

Requirements for the Major in Mathematics

The major requires successful completion of the following:

Course Requirements 1,2
MATH 101Calculus I 34
MATH 102Calculus II4
MATH 207Multidimensional Calculus4
MATH 210Linear Algebra4
MATH 215Discrete Mathematical Structures4
Select one two-course sequence from the following: abstract algebra, analysis, topology, probability and statistics8
Select four additional advanced mathematics or differential equations courses numbered 300 or above 416
Total Semester Hours44
Additional Requirements
A comprehensive examination 5


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.

Course Requirements
CHEM 120General Chemistry (Lab)4
or CHEM 150 Advanced General Chemistry (Lab)
CSCI 157Introduction to Modeling and Programming4
MATH 101Calculus I4
MATH 102Calculus II4
MATH 207Multidimensional Calculus4
MATH 210Linear Algebra4
MATH 212Differential Equations4
MATH 215Discrete Mathematical Structures4
PHYS 101General Physics I (Lab)4
PHYS 102General 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 Hours60