Mathematics - BA, BS

St. Kate's mathematics majors will study mathematics in an environment that stresses close student-faculty interaction and individual support. Faculty members will encourage students to take an active role in their educational experiences and will foster a cooperative learning environment. Students will have the opportunity to work as a tutor or teaching assistant in the mathematics department and collaborate with faculty members on research and projects in both mathematics and computer science. Students will also have opportunities to participate in mathematics contests such as the Putnam, the NCS-MAA team competition and the Konhauser team competition.

The curriculum includes courses in mathematics and computer science. If a student decides to pursue a B.S., she will be required to take one full year of either physics or chemistry.

Mathematics majors have become lawyers, senior research associates, statistical consultants, vice presidents of corporations, teachers, programmers, analysts, actuaries, physicists, engineers and Fulbright scholars.

See also: Mathematics with Grades 5-12 Teaching Licensure

This major is offered in the College for Women only. 


MATH 1130Calculus I4
MATH 1140Calculus II4
MATH 1800Discrete Mathematics4
MATH 2050Linear Algebra4
MATH 2060Calculus III4
MATH 2850Sophomore Seminar for Mathematics Majors2
MATH 3010Abstract Algebra4
MATH 3130Probability4
MATH 4850WSenior Seminar2
Select two courses from:8
Differential Equations
Mathematical Statistics
Or another course approved by the department
Total Credits40
Required Supporting Courses (must be taken for a letter grade)
CSCI 1110
CSCI 1120
Algorithms and Computer Programming I
and Algorithms and Computer Programming II 1
Additional Required Supporting Courses for the B.S. degree (must be taken for a letter grade)
Select one of the following:8
General Chemistry I with Lab
and General Chemistry II with Lab
Introductory Physics I
and Introductory Physics II

Must be completed by the end of the sophomore year or the first year for a student transferring as a junior

For either degree, course work in physics, economics and logic (philosophy department) is recommended.

Mathematics majors satisfy the Writing Requirement for Majors by completing MATH 2850 Sophomore Seminar for Mathematics Majors and  MATH 4850W Senior Seminar. They complete the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core Writing Requirement with three other writing-intensive courses (CORE 1000W The Reflective Woman or CORE 2000W The Reflective Woman, CORE 3990W Global Search for Justice, and any other writing-intensive course in another department).