Rensselaer Catalog 20152016 [Archived Catalog]
Mathematics


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The First Two Years  Mathematics
Fall
 HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4
Spring
 Science Elective Credit Hours: 4
 Elective Credit Hours: 4
 HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4
Fall
 Elective Credit Hours: 4
 HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4
(See footnote 2 below)
Spring
 Science Elective Credit Hours: 4
 Elective Credit Hours: 4
 HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4
Program Information
In the above curriculum, the firstyear seminar courses MATH 1900 and MATH 1910 are not required, but are strongly recommended. This weekly seminar course for math majors presents interesting and challenging mathematical problems and ideas for discussion.
The science electives should be courses from the School of Science outside of math. Note that mathematical science includes all courses with MATH and MATP codes (and any course cross listed with a MATH or MATP course).
Fall
 Mathematics 4xxx, MATH Option or Algebra Option Credit Hours: 4
 Elective Credit Hours: 4
 HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4
Spring
 Mathematics Option Credit Hours: 4
 MATH 4XXX MATH Option or Algebra Option Credit Hours: 4
 Elective Credit Hours: 4
 HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4
Fall
 Mathematics Option Credit Hours: 4
 Elective Credit Hours: 4
 Elective Credit Hours: 4
Spring
 Mathematics Option Credit Hours: 4
 Elective Credit Hours: 4
 Elective Credit Hours: 4
Program Information
The above curriculum provides a broad and basic education in mathematics. It is especially suited to those intending to continue on to graduate education in mathematics or some other scientific and engineering field. Considerable flexibility is built into this program to allow students and their advisers to tailor programs to individual objectives. As a result, by choosing appropriate mathematical options, the curriculum is equally useful to those seeking immediate employment upon graduation.
Students should note that the mathematics options listed above are any 4000level or higher course from the Department of Mathematical Sciences at most one of which may be taken Pass/No Credit. (Students planning on graduate study are advised against using Pass/No Credit on mathematics options.). The algebra option is MATH 4010 or MATH 4100 and may not be taken Pass/No Credit.
Footnotes
 The courses BIOL 1010 and PHYS 1100 may be taken in any semester they are offered and in either order.
 The course PHIL 2140 is strongly recommended as an HASS course in the fall of the first or second year.
 Students taking MATH 4090 in the fall semester of their sophomore year may consider MATH 4010, MATH 4020, or MATH 4120 as another proof based course for spring semester.

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