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Pure Mathematics Submajor

Mathematics (Major)

Effective Winter 2021

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, 285-217, or 295-296. 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.

Pure Mathematics (Sub-Major)

Effective Winter 2021

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, 285-217, or 295-296. 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 Pure Mathematics Submajor

Completion of one of the sequences ending with MATH 215-217, 285-217, or 295-296.  (A grade of C- or better is strongly suggested for MATH 217.)

All Pure Mathematics majors are also strongly encouraged to take PHYSICS 140-141 and 240-241 and to 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.

Requirements

  1. Four basic courses (one course from each of the following four groups), completed with a grade of at least C-:
    • Modern Algebra: MATH 412 or 493
    • Differential Equations: MATH 286, or 316
    • Analysis: MATH 351 or 451
    • Geometry/Topology: MATH 431, 433, 490, or 590
  2. Four elective courses (mathematics) chosen from a list of approved electives and approved by a department advisor.
  3. One cognate course outside the Mathematics Department, but with advanced mathematical content.

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.

Pure Mathematics (Sub-Major) (Fall 2011 - Fall 2020)

Mathematics (Major)

Effective Winter 2021

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, 285-217, or 295-296. 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.

Pure Mathematics (Sub-Major)

Effective Fall 2011

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 Pure Mathematics Submajor

Completion of one of the sequences ending with MATH 215-217, 256-217, 285-217, or 395-396.  (A grade of C- or better is strongly suggested for MATH 217.)

All Pure Mathematics majors are also strongly encouraged to take PHYSICS 140-141 and 240-241 and to 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.

Requirements

  1. Four basic courses (one course from each of the following four groups), completed with a grade of at least C-:
    • Modern Algebra: MATH 412 or 493
    • Differential Equations: MATH 256, 286, or 316
    • Analysis: MATH 351 or 451
    • Geometry/Topology: MATH 433, 490, or 590
  2. Four elective courses (mathematics) chosen from a list of approved electives and approved by a department advisor.
  3. One cognate course outside the Mathematics Department, but with advanced mathematical content.

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.

Pure Mathematics subconcentration (Fall 2004-Summer 2011)

Effective Fall 2004 Through Summer 2011 

The Pure Mathematics Program is designed to provide broad training in basic modern mathematics including an introduction to the methods of rigorous mathematical proof and exposure to the major areas: Algebra, Analysis, and Geometry/Topology.

All Pure Mathematics concentrators are also strongly encouraged to take PHYSICS 140-141 and 240-241 and to 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.

  1. Four basic courses (one course from each of the following four groups), completed with a grade of at least C-:
    • Modern Algebra: MATH 412 or 512
    • Differential Equations: MATH 256, 286, or 316
    • Analysis: MATH 351 or 451
    • Geometry/Topology: MATH 433, 490, 531, 532, or 590
  2. Four elective courses (mathematics) chosen from a list of approved electives and approved by a concentration advisor.
  3. One cognate course outside the Mathematics Department, but with advanced mathematical content.