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Mathematics B.S.Mathematics & Statistics
Swenson College of Science and Engineering
The program in mathematics develops competence in mathematical techniques and sharpens mathematical insight. Mathematics is fundamental to solving problems in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, business, engineering, and technology. The mathematics major prepares students for careers in business, industry, and government and for further graduate studies.
Note: the B.S. in statistics and actuarial science is listed separately.
Honors Requirements: To graduate with department honors, a student must complete the program with an overall and department GPA of 3.50, satisfactorily complete a research project under the guidance of a department faculty member, and convey research results in a public presentation.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
Admission Requirements
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the
Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
The Board of Regents, on recommendation of the faculty, grants degrees from the University of Minnesota.
Requirements for an undergraduate degree from University of Minnesota Duluth include the following:
Program Requirements
Requirements for the B.S. in mathematics include:
* Minor or second major from another area of study.
Introduction to Calculus Courses (10 cr)
Mathematics Core Courses (20 cr)
Core courses cannot count as electives.
Take the following six courses:
MATH 3280  Differential Equations with Linear Algebra
(4.0 cr)
MATH 3355  Discrete Mathematics
(4.0 cr)
MATH 3941  Undergraduate Colloquium
(1.0 cr)
MATH 4201  Elementary Real Analysis
(4.0 cr)
MATH 4326  Linear Algebra
(3.0 cr)
STAT 3611  Introduction to Probability and Statistics
(4.0 cr)
Required From Other Departments (8 cr)
CS 1511  Computer Science I
[LE CAT3, LOGIC & QR]
(5.0 cr)
WRIT 31xx (3.0 cr)
Electives (16 cr)
Core courses cannot count as electives.
MATH elective courses must be at least 3100.
STAT elective courses must be at least 5000.
At least 10 credits of MATH and/or STAT electives must be 4xxx or above.
At least 6 credits of electives must have MATH prefix and be 4xxx or above.
Only one credit of MATH 3120 may count toward the math major.
MATH 3326 or 4371 cannot be counted toward the major.
MATH
Take 0  6 credit(s) from the following:
·
MATH 3xxx
MATH/STAT 4xxx5xxx
Take 10  16 credit(s) from the following:
·
MATH 4xxx
·
MATH 5xxx
·
STAT 5xxx
Double Majors ONLY
A student pursuing a second major in statistics and actuarial science cannot apply STAT courses as electives.
A student with a second major other than statistics and actuarial science may substitute courses from the approved nondepartmental list (below) on a one elective MATH credit for two outside credits exchange basis for up to seven MATH elective credits.
Approved Nondepartmental List:
Take 0  14 credit(s) from the following:
·
BIOL 5807  Mathematical Ecology
(3.0 cr)
·
CHE 4301  Chemical Reaction Engineering
(3.0 cr)
·
CHE 4402  Process Dynamics and Control
(3.0 cr)
·
CHEM 4641  Physical Chemistry I
(3.0 cr)
·
CHEM 4642  Physical Chemistry II
(3.0 cr)
·
CS 4511 {Inactive}
(4.0 cr)
·
CS 4521 {Inactive}
(4.0 cr)
·
CS 5541  Artificial Intelligence
(4.0 cr)
·
CS 5721  Computer Graphics
(4.0 cr)
·
CS 5751  Introduction to Machine Learning
(4.0 cr)
·
EE 5151  Digital Control System Design
(3.0 cr)
·
EE 5741  Digital Signal Processing
(3.0 cr)
·
EE 5831  Fuzzy Set Theory and Its Application
(3.0 cr)
·
GEOL 4240  Physical Hydrogeology
(4.0 cr)
·
ME 4112  Heat and Mass Transfer
(3.0 cr)
·
ME 4135  Robotics and Controls
(3.0 cr)
·
PHYS 4001  Classical Mechanics
(4.0 cr)
·
PHYS 4011  Electromagnetic Theory
(4.0 cr)
·
PHYS 4021  Quantum Physics II
(4.0 cr)
·
PHYS 4031  Thermal and Statistical Physics
(4.0 cr)
·
PHYS 5052  Computational Methods in Physics
(3.0 cr)
·
PHYS 5501  Advanced Classical Mechanics
(3.0 cr)
·
PHYS 5541  Fluid Dynamics
(3.0 cr)
Program Areas of Emphasis
Mathematics includes a wide variety of areas in which students can specialize: traditional mathematics (preparation for Graduate School), applied analysis, computational mathematics, discrete mathematics, and mathematics education. Although no area is required for the MATH major, students are encouraged to work with their advisers to develop a coherent major plan. See the Department of Mathematics and Statistics Web page: http://www.d.umn.edu/math for descriptions of elective course groups.

