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Mathematical Sciences Submajor

Mathematics (Major)

Effective Winter 2014

Advising

Appointments are scheduled online at: lsa.umich.edu/math/undergraduates.. Students are strongly urged to consult with a department advisor each term before selecting courses for the following term.

Grade Policies

All prerequisite courses must be satisfied with a grade of C– or above. Students with lower grades in prerequisite courses must receive special permission of the instructor to enroll in subsequent courses.

Major GPA Calculation

For purposes of calculating grade point average, the term "field of the major" means the following:

  1. All MATH courses.
  2. All courses used to meet requirements for the major.
  3. All required cognate courses (if any).
  4. All mandatory prerequisites.
  5. EECS 183
  6. ECON 101 and ECON 102 (actuarial mathematics submajor only).

Prerequisites

Most programs require completion of one of the sequences ending with MATH 215-217, 256-217, 285-217, or 395-396. A working knowledge of a high-level computer language such as C++ or a computer algebra system (such as Maple or Mathematica), at a level equivalent to completion of a course of three or more credits, and eight credits of PHYSICS, preferably PHYSICS 140/141 and 240/241, are recommended for all programs and required for some. (A grade of C- or better is strongly suggested for MATH 217.)

Requirements

A student considering a major in Mathematics should consult a mathematics department advisor in the Undergraduate Mathematics Office as early as possible and certainly by the first term of the sophomore year. The department offers many different submajors with varying requirements; failure to meet some of these at the intended time may delay completion of the program and graduation. A plan for the major must be designed with and approved by a department advisor.

 

 

Residency

Minimum number of courses taken in residence for transfer students majoring in Mathematics (applies to all sub-plans) Students should take a minimum of 18 credits at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor campus. Six of these credits must come from the basic courses and nine from the core courses and/or cognate courses. The 18 credits may include pre-requisites taken in Math.

Mathematical Sciences (Sub-Major)

Effective Winter 2018

Advising

Appointments are scheduled online at: lsa.umich.edu/math/undergraduates. Students are strongly urged to consult with a department advisor each term before selecting courses for the following term.

Grade Policies

All prerequisite courses must be satisfied with a grade of C– or above. Students with lower grades in prerequisite courses must receive special permission of the instructor to enroll in subsequent courses.

For purposes of calculating grade point average, the term "field of the major" means the following:

  1. All MATH courses.
  2. All courses used to meet requirements for the major.
  3. All required cognate courses (if any).
  4. All mandatory prerequisites.
  5. EECS 183

Prerequisites

Prerequisites for all Mathematics Majors

Completion of one of the sequences ending with MATH 215-217, 256-217, 285-217, or 395-396. A working knowledge of a high-level computer language such as C++ or a computer algebra system (such as Maple or Mathematica), at a level equivalent to completion of a course of three or more credits, and eight credits of PHYSICS, preferably PHYSICS 140/141 and 240/241, are recommended for all programs and required for some. (A grade of C- or better is strongly suggested for MATH 217.)

Additional prerequisites for the Mathematical Sciences Submajor

Completion of one of the sequences ending with MATH 215&217, 256&217, 285&217, or 295&296. Students who have completed one of the sequences 255&256 or 285&286 may substitute MATH 513 for MATH 217. In addition, students must acquire a working knowledge of a high-level computer language (e.g., Fortran, C, or C++) at a level equivalent to the completion of EECS 183; and Introductory Biology sequence (BIOLOGY 171-172). For those not pursuing either a Physics major or minor, PHYSICS 140/141 and 240/241 are required for the Numerical and Mathematical Physics options and strongly recommended for the other options. Some of the options have additional requirements as noted below.

Requirements

Each student must select one of the eight Program Options as a special area.

  1. Basic Courses
    The basic courses consist of one from each of the following four groups completed with a grade of at least C-:
    • Differential Equations: MATH 286, or 316
    • Discrete Math/Modern Algebra: MATH 312, 412, 465, or 493
    • Analysis: MATH 351, 354, 450, 451, or 454
    • Probability: MATH 425 or 525
  2. Program Options
    At least three courses from ONE of the Program Options listed below (the list of possible electives for each option is given on the departmental website:
    • Discrete and Algorithmic Methods
    • Numerical and Applied Analysis
    • Operations Research and Modeling
    • Probabilistic Methods
    • Mathematical Economics
    • Control Systems
    • Mathematical Physics
    • Mathematical Biology
  3. Advanced Courses
    Two additional advanced mathematics (or related) courses selected from either
    1. courses taught outside the department which emphasize the application of significant mathematical tools (at least at the level of MATH 215) in another discipline at the 300 level or above, or
    2. mathematics courses numbered 400 or above

In all cases, approval of an advisor is required.  This is a very flexible requirement to accommodate special interests and may be satisfied by a broad range of courses in other departments.

Other Department Policies

  • At least two of the courses used toward the Program Options and Advanced Courses must be MATH courses. 
  • At least one of the courses used toward the Program Options and Advanced Courses must be taken outside the department and be at the 300 level or above.

Residency

 Minimum number of courses taken in residence for transfer students majoring in Mathematics (applies to all sub-plans): Students should take a minimum of 18 credits at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor campus. Six of these credits must come from the basic courses and nine from the core courses and/or cognate courses. The 18 credits may include pre-requisites taken in Math.

Distribution Policy

No course used to fulfill a major requirement may be used toward the LSA Distribution Requirement. In addition, courses in the MATH subject area may not be used toward the Distribution Requirement.

Mathematical Sciences (Sub-Major) (Winter 2015 - Fall 2017)

Mathematics (Major)

Effective Winter 2014

Advising

Appointments are scheduled online at: lsa.umich.edu/math/undergraduates.. Students are strongly urged to consult with a department advisor each term before selecting courses for the following term.

Grade Policies

All prerequisite courses must be satisfied with a grade of C– or above. Students with lower grades in prerequisite courses must receive special permission of the instructor to enroll in subsequent courses.

Major GPA Calculation

For purposes of calculating grade point average, the term "field of the major" means the following:

  1. All MATH courses.
  2. All courses used to meet requirements for the major.
  3. All required cognate courses (if any).
  4. All mandatory prerequisites.
  5. EECS 183
  6. ECON 101 and ECON 102 (actuarial mathematics submajor only).

Prerequisites

Most programs require completion of one of the sequences ending with MATH 215-217, 256-217, 285-217, or 395-396. A working knowledge of a high-level computer language such as C++ or a computer algebra system (such as Maple or Mathematica), at a level equivalent to completion of a course of three or more credits, and eight credits of PHYSICS, preferably PHYSICS 140/141 and 240/241, are recommended for all programs and required for some. (A grade of C- or better is strongly suggested for MATH 217.)

Requirements

A student considering a major in Mathematics should consult a mathematics department advisor in the Undergraduate Mathematics Office as early as possible and certainly by the first term of the sophomore year. The department offers many different submajors with varying requirements; failure to meet some of these at the intended time may delay completion of the program and graduation. A plan for the major must be designed with and approved by a department advisor.

 

 

Residency

Minimum number of courses taken in residence for transfer students majoring in Mathematics (applies to all sub-plans) Students should take a minimum of 18 credits at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor campus. Six of these credits must come from the basic courses and nine from the core courses and/or cognate courses. The 18 credits may include pre-requisites taken in Math.

Mathematical Sciences (Sub-Major)

Effective Winter 2015

Advising

Appointments are scheduled online at: lsa.umich.edu/math/undergraduates. Students are strongly urged to consult with a department advisor each term before selecting courses for the following term.

Grade Policies

All prerequisite courses must be satisfied with a grade of C– or above. Students with lower grades in prerequisite courses must receive special permission of the instructor to enroll in subsequent courses.

For purposes of calculating grade point average, the term "field of the major" means the following:

  1. All MATH courses.
  2. All courses used to meet requirements for the major.
  3. All required cognate courses (if any).
  4.  All mandatory prerequisites.
  5. EECS 183

Prerequisites

Prerequisites for all Mathematics Majors

Completion of one of the sequences ending with MATH 215-217, 256-217, 285-217, or 395-396. A working knowledge of a high-level computer language such as C++ or a computer algebra system (such as Maple or Mathematica), at a level equivalent to completion of a course of three or more credits, and eight credits of PHYSICS, preferably PHYSICS 140/141 and 240/241, are recommended for all programs and required for some. (A grade of C- or better is strongly suggested for MATH 217.)

Additional prerequisites for the Mathematical Sciences Submajor

Completion of one of the sequences ending with MATH 215&217, 256&217, 285&217, or 295&296. Students who have completed one of the sequences 255&256 or 285&286 may substitute MATH 513 for MATH 217. In addition, students must acquire a working knowledge of a high-level computer language (e.g., Fortran, C, or C++) at a level equivalent to the completion of EECS 183; and Introductory Biology sequence (BIOLOGY 171-172). For those not pursuing either a Physics major or minor, PHYSICS 140/141 and 240/241 are required for the Numerical and Mathematical Physics options and strongly recommended for the other options. Some of the options have additional requirements as noted below.

Requirements

Each student must select one of the eight Program Options as a special area.

  1. Four basic courses (one course from each of the following four groups), completed with a grade of at least C-:
    • Differential Equations: MATH 256, 286, or 316
    • Discrete Math/Modern Algebra: MATH 312, 412, 465, or 493
    • Analysis: MATH 351, 354, 450, 451, or 454
    • Probability: MATH 425 or 525
  2. At least three courses from ONE of the Program Options listed below (the list of possible electives for each option is given on the departmental website: lsa.umich.edu/math/undergraduates):
    • Discrete and Algorithmic Methods
    • Numerical and Applied Analysis
    • Operations Research and Modeling
    • Probabilistic Methods
    • Mathematical Economics
    • Control Systems
    • Mathematical Physics
    • Mathematical Biology
  3. Two additional advanced mathematics (or related) courses, approved by a department advisor
  4. At least two of the courses in b and c must be MATH courses.

Residency

 Minimum number of courses taken in residence for transfer students majoring in Mathematics (applies to all sub-plans): Students should take a minimum of 18 credits at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor campus. Six of these credits must come from the basic courses and nine from the core courses and/or cognate courses. The 18 credits may include pre-requisites taken in Math.

Distribution Policy

No course used to fulfill a major requirement may be used toward the LSA Distribution Requirement. In addition, courses in the MATH subject area may not be used toward the Distribution Requirement.

Mathematical Science Program submajor (Fall 2011-Fall 2014)

Effective Fall 2011-Fall 2014

Prerequisites to the submajor

Completion of one of the  sequences ending with MATH 215&217, 256&217, 285&217, or 295&296. Students who have completed one of the sequences 255&256 or 285&286 may substitute MATH 513 for MATH 217. In addition, students must acquire a working knowledge of a high-level computer language (e.g., Fortran, C, or C++) at a level equivalent to the completion of EECS 183; and Introductory Biology sequence (BIOLOGY 171-173). For those not pursuing either a Physics major or minor, PHYSICS 140/141 and 240/241 are required for the Numerical and Mathematical Physics options and strongly recommended for the other options. Some of the options have additional requirements as noted below.

Requirements for the Submajor Program

The Mathematical Sciences Program is designed to provide broad training in basic mathematics together with some specialization in an area of application of mathematics. Each student must select one of the eight Program Options as a special area.

  1. Four basic courses (one course from each of the following four groups), completed with a grade of at least C-:
    • Differential Equations: MATH 256, 286, or 316
    • Discrete Math/Modern Algebra: MATH 312, 412, 465, or 493 (or prior to Fall 2012, 512)
    • Analysis: MATH 351, 354, 450, 451, or 454
    • Probability: MATH 425 or 525
  2. At least three courses from ONE of the Program Options listed below (the list of possible electives for each option is given on the departmental website: www.math.lsa.umich.edu/undergrad/):
    • Discrete and Algorithmic Methods
    • Numerical and Applied Analysis
    • Operations Research and Modeling
    • Probabilistic Methods
    • Mathematical Economics
    • Control Systems
    • Mathematical Physics
    • Mathematical Biology
  3.  Two additional advanced mathematics (or related) courses, approved by a department advisor
  4.  At least two of the courses in b and c must be MATH courses.