Mathematics - BA

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 Mathematical Sciences 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.

This major is offered in the College for Women only. 


Required Courses
MATH 1130Calculus I4
MATH 1140Calculus II4
MATH 1800Discrete Mathematics4
MATH 2050Linear Algebra4
MATH 2060Calculus III4
MATH 4XXXWSenior Seminar4
Choose two courses from:8
Differential Equations
Abstract Algebra
Statistical Modeling
Topics 1
4XXX Machine Learning
Or other courses approved by Division Chair
Total Credits32

Topics courses must include either Real Analysis or Complex Variables

Required Supporting Courses (must be taken for a letter grade)
CSCI 1110Algorithms and Computer Programming I with Lab 14
STAT 1090Statistical Analysis4
One of the following:4
General Chemistry I with Lab
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Introductory Physics I with Lab
Total Credits12

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

Course work in physics, economics and logic (philosophy department) is recommended.

Mathematics majors satisfy the Writing Requirement for Majors by completing MATH 4XXXW Senior Seminar. They complete the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core Writing Requirement with three other writing-intensive courses (CORE 1000W The Reflective Woman, CORE 3990W Global Search for Justice, and any other writing-intensive course in another department).

MATH 18004STAT 10904
CSCI 11104 
 8 4
MATH 11304MATH 11404
CHEM 1110, ECON 2610, PHYS 1110, or BIOL 17104 
 8 4
MATH 20604 
 8 4
 4 4
Total Credits: 44

Other courses approved by the division chair