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. 


MATH 1130Calculus I4
MATH 1140Calculus II4
MATH 2000Career Explorations and Readiness2
MATH 2050Linear Algebra4
MATH 2060Calculus III4
MATH 4XXXWSenior Seminar4
Select four 3000-level or 4000-level courses from:16
Two MATH courses with the "Proof-Based" classification
One MATH course with the "Discrete-Focused" classification
One MATH course with the "Continuous-Focused" classification
Total Credits38
Required Supporting Courses (must be taken for a letter grade)
CSCI 1110Algorithms and Computer Programming I with Lab 18
One of the following:4
General Chemistry I with Lab
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Introductory Physics I

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 11304MATH 11404
 MATH 18004
 4 8
MATH 20504MATH 20604
MATH 2850 (update to MATH 2000 for 2024 catalog)2 
 6 4
MATH 3010 or 49944MATH 2600 (update to 3000 level course for 2024 catalog4
 MATH 3130 or 49944
 4 8
MATH 4850W or 4952 (update to 4 credit in 2024 catalog)2MATH 46822
 2 2
Total Credits: 38

Other courses approved by the division chair