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Cognate Courses

The Pure and Honors mathematics major programs each require "one cognate course chosen from some field other than mathematics" while the Mathematical Sciences program requires "two additional advanced courses in mathematics or a related area." In each case courses from other departments should generally have numbers above 300 and contain "significant mathematical content, at least at the level of Math 215." The list below contains some courses which fulfill these requirements.

This list should not be considered in any sense exhaustive but rather as providing some suggestions. We have omitted some courses which require several field-specific prerequisites that very few mathematics majors would satisfy, and frequently only the first course of a sequence is included; most subsequent courses would also qualify. As always, courses to be counted as fulfilling this requirement must be approved by a mathematics major advisor.

Aerospace Engineering


Biomedical Engineering


Chemical Engineering

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering

Earth & Environmental Sciences


Electrical Engineering & Computer Science


Industrial & Operations Engineering

Materials Science and Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering

Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences