Mathematics Major

Major. A minimum of 37 credit hours in mathematics constitutes a major. Students must complete the core and electives as specified below:

Core: MATH 131, 132, 264, 266, MATH 253 or STAT 240, MATH 199, 299, 399, and 499.

Electives: Two courses chosen from MATH 451, 461, 421, one course chosen from MATH 452, 462, or 422, and three additional MATH or STAT courses of 3 credits or more numbered 270 or above.

Mathematics majors must complete CS 156 or 157 and are also strongly encouraged to take CS 158.

Degree. Completion of the degree requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences with a major in mathematics leads to a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree. A student having a mathematics major in view should begin mathematics in the freshman year.

Complementary Major. A student with a first major in another discipline may take a complementary major in mathematics. A minimum of 31 credit hours in mathematics constitutes a complementary major. Students must complete the core and electives as specified below.

Core: MATH 131, 132, 264, 266, MATH 253 or STAT 240, MATH 199, 299, 399, and 499.

Electives: MATH 451, 461, or 421, and three additional MATH or STAT courses of 3 credits or more numbered 270 or above.

Recommended Electives: Students interested in the following areas of study should choose the recommended electives.

Actuarial Science: Students can prepare themselves for the first two actuarial examinations by completing an appropriate sequence of courses, as described in the catalog for the Actuarial Science.

Secondary Education: STAT 240; MATH 461, 421, (462 or 422); MATH 312, 314, and one more course numbered 270 or above.

Statistics: STAT 240, 341, 342, 344; MATH 421, 422, (451 or 461). 

Operations Research: STAT 240, 344; MATH 320, 322, 421, 422, 451.

Scientific Mathematics: MATH 253, 270; MATH 451, 452, 461; MATH 330, 334, 370.

Preparation for Mathematics in Graduate School: MATH 253; MATH 451, 452, 461, 462; MATH 334, 371.

Minors. A minimum of 15 credit hours in mathematics, including at least 7 credits numbered above 220, constitutes a minor in mathematics.

Mathematics and Statistics Courses –For information about the class visit the Valparaiso University Undergraduate Catalog for course descriptions.    http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9ca1dcef#/9ca1dcef/1 

MATH 110. Quantitative Problem Solving. 2+2, Cr. 3.

MATH 114. Precalculus. Cr. 4.

MATH 120. Mathematical Ideas. Cr. 3

MATH 122. Applied Calculus. Cr. 4 (For AP and transfer credit only.) 

MATH 124. Finite Mathematics. Cr. 4.

MATH 131. Calculus I. 3+2, Cr. 4.

MATH 132. Calculus II. 3+2, Cr. 4.

MATH 199. Mathematics Colloquium I. Cr. 0.

MATH 211. Laboratory in Elementary Mathematics I. 0+1, Cr. 0

MATH 212. Laboratory in Elementary Mathematics II. 0+1, Cr. 1

MATH 213. Mathematics for ElementaryTeachers I. Cr. 4.

MATH 214. Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II. Cr. 4.

MATH 220. Discrete Mathematics Cr. 3. (Also offered as ECE 357.)

MATH 253. Calculus III. Cr. 4.

MATH 260. Linear Systems and Matrices. Cr. 1

MATH 264. Linear Algebra. Cr. 3.

MATH 266. Transitions in Mathematics  Cr. 3.

MATH 270. Ordinary Differential Equations. Cr. 3

MATH 290. Topics in Mathematics. Cr. 1-3.

MATH 299. Mathematics Colloquium II. Cr. 0.

MATH 312. History of Mathematics. Cr. 3.  

MATH 314. Elements of Geometry. Cr. 4.

MATH 320/520. Dynamical Systems. Cr. 3.

MATH 321/521. Mathematical Models of Infectious Disease. Cr. 3. (Also offered as BIO 321.)

MATH 322/522. Optimization. Cr. 3.

MATH 323/523. Game Theory. Cr. 3

MATH 330/530. Partial Differential Equations. Cr. 3

MATH 334/534. Complex Variables. Cr. 3.

MATH 370/570. Numerical Analysis. Cr. 3 

MATH 371/571. Experimental Mathematics. Cr. 3.

MATH 381. Cooperative Education in Mathematics. Cr. 1-2

MATH 399. Mathematics Colloquium III. Cr. 0 1.

MATH 421. Combinatorics I. Cr. 3

MATH 422. Combinatorics II. Cr. 3.

MATH 451. Analysis I. Cr. 3.

MATH 452. Analysis II. Cr. 3.

MATH 461. Abstract Algebra I. Cr. 3.

MATH 462. Abstract Algebra II. Cr. 3.

MATH 489. The Teaching of Mathematics. Cr. 3. (See ED 489.)

MATH 490/590. Advanced Topics in Mathematics. Cr. 1-3.

MATH 492. Research in Mathematics. Cr. 1-3.

MATH 495. Independent Study in Mathematics. Cr. 1-3

MATH 497. Honors Work in Mathematics. Cr. 3.

MATH 499. Mathematics Colloquium IV. Cr. 1.

STAT 140. General Statistics. Cr. 3.  (For AP and transfer credit only.) 

STAT 240. Statistical Analysis.  Cr. 3.

STAT 340/540. Statistics for Decision Making. Cr. 3

STAT 341/541. Probability. Cr. 4

STAT 342/542. Mathematical Statistics. Cr. 3.

STAT 343/543. Time Series Analysis. Cr. 3.

STAT 344/544. Applied Probability and Statistical Decision Theory. Cr. 3

STAT 493/593. Seminar in Applied Statistics. Cr. 3.