# Mathematics Major/Minor

**Requirements for the Major in Mathematics**

The content on this page is for informational purposes only. Official degree requirements can be found in the Whittier College Catalog.

## Students majoring in mathematics are required to complete the following **core courses:**

**MATH 141**Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (4 credits)**MATH 142**Calculus and Analytic Geometry II (4 credits)**MATH 241**Calculus and Analytic Geometry III (4 credits)**MATH 242**Elementary Linear Algebra/Differential Equations (3 credits)**MATH 280**Abstract Thinking (3 credits)**MATH 345A**Differential Equations (3 credits)**MATH 380**Linear Algebra (3 credits)**MATH 440**Introduction to Analysis I or**MATH 480**Modern Algebra I (3 credits)**MATH 491**Senior Seminar (4 credits)

In addition to the core courses, a student must take at least three courses from the 300 level or above. The list of courses may include the following:

**MATH 300**History of Mathematics (3 credits)**MATH 305**Number Theory (3 credits)**MATH 315**Probability and Statistics (3 credits)**MATH 320**Advanced Geometry (3 credits)**MATH 344**Complex Variables (3 credits)**MATH 350**Numerical Analysis (3 credits)**MATH 354**Mathematical Modeling (3 credits)**MATH 360**Point Set Topology (3 credits)**MATH 440**Introduction to Analysis I (If not taken to satisfy the core) (3 credits)**MATH 480**Modern Algebra I (If not taken to satisfy the core) (3 credits)

**Note:** Students who plan to enter a graduate program in mathematics should take more than the minimum number of mathematics courses; these students should work closely with a faculty advisor from the Department of Mathematics & Computer Science to choose appropriate additional mathematics courses.

**Requirements for the Minor in Mathematics**

A minor in mathematics requires a minimum of 20 credits, including the following:

**MATH 141**Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (4 credits)**MATH 142**Calculus and Analytic Geometry II (4 credits)**MATH 280**Abstract Thinking (3 credits)**MATH 242**Introduction to Applied Elementary Linear Algebra (3 credits)- 6 credits of upper-division Mathematics courses at the 300-level or higher