Mathematics Major | Virginia Tech (2024)

Program Curriculum

Course List
CodeTitleCredits
Degree Core Requirements 3
MATH2114Introduction to Linear Algebra 13
Multi-D Calculus
Select two of the following:6

MATH2204

Introduction to Multivariable Calculus 1

MATH2214

Introduction to Differential Equations 1

MATH3214

Calculus of Several Variables 1
MATH3034Introduction to Proofs 13
MATH3144Linear Algebra I 13
MATH3224Advanced Calculus 13
Computer Programming
Select one of the following:3

MATH1454

Introduction to Programming for Mathematical Problem-Solving 1

MATH3054

1

CS1044

Introduction to Programming in C

CS1114

Introduction to Software Design
Subtotal21
Major Requirements
Remaining Multi-D Calculus 4
MATH3214Calculus of Several Variables3
orMATH2214 Introduction to Differential Equations
orMATH2204 Introduction to Multivariable Calculus
orMATH3034 Introduction to Proofs
orMATH3144 Linear Algebra I
orMATH3224 Advanced Calculus
Algebra
MATH3124Modern Algebra 13
Subtotal6
Restricted Electives
4000-Level Math
Select 12 credits 212
Subtotal12
Math-Related Courses
Select 12 credits (Must be approved by the Undergraduate Program Committee)12
Subtotal12
Free Electives
Select credits sufficient to achieve the 120 credit graduation requirement22
Subtotal22
Pathways to General Education
Pathways Concept 1 - Discourse
ENGL1105First-Year Writing (1F)3
ENGL1106First-Year Writing (1F) 13
Select three credits in Pathway 1a3
Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities
Select six credits in Pathway 26
Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences
Select six credits in Pathway 36
Pathways Concept 4 - Reasoning in the Natural Sciences
Select six credits in Pathway 46
Pathways Concept 5 - Quantitative and Computational Thinking
MATH1225Calculus of a Single Variable (5F) 14
MATH1226Calculus of a Single Variable (5F) 14
MATH2214Introduction to Differential Equations (5A) 13
Pathways Concept 6 - Critique and Practice in Design and the Arts
6 credits = (3 in design + 3 in arts) or (6 in integrated design and arts)6
Pathways Concept 7 - Critical Analysis of Identity and Equity in the United States
Select three credits in Pathway 73
Subtotal47
Total Credits120
1

Some courses listed on this checksheet may have prerequisites and/or corequisites; please consult the University Course Catalog or check with your advisor.

2
  1. A two-course sequence or cluster must be included, selected from the following combinations:

    - Any two of the following: MATH4124 Introduction to Abstract Algebra, MATH4134 Number Theory, MATH4144 Linear Algebra II, MATH4175 Cryptography, MATH4176 Cryptography, MATH5114 Specialized Topics in Algebra

    - MATH4225 Elementary Real Analysis together with one of the following: MATH4226 Elementary Real Analysis or MATH4234 Elementary Complex Analysis

    - MATH4245 Intermediate Differential Equations together with one of the following: MATH4246 , MATH4254 Chaos and Dynamical Systems, MATH4454 Applied Mathematical Modeling, MATH4425 Fourier Series and Partial Differential Equations MATH4564 Operational Methods for Engineers

    - MATH4425 Fourier Series and Partial Differential Equations-MATH4426 Fourier Series and Partial Differential Equations

    - Any two of the following: MATH4445 Introduction to Numerical Analysis, MATH4446 Introduction to Numerical Analysis, MATH4414 Issues in Scientific Computing

    - MATH5454 Graph Theory and MATH5464 Combinatorics

  2. At most one of MATH4044 History of Mathematics and MATH4334 College Geometry is allowed.
  3. At most one of MATH4425 Fourier Series and Partial Differential Equations and MATH4564 Operational Methods for Engineers is allowed.
  4. MATH4574 Vector and Complex Analysis for Engineers, MATH4625 Mathematics for Secondary Teachers, MATH4626 Mathematics for Secondary Teachers, MATH4644 Secondary School Mathematics With Technology, and MATH4664 Senior Math Education Seminar may not be used.
  5. Students must petition the Associate Chair to use MATH4974 Independent Study, MATH4984 Special Study, or MATH4994 Undergraduate Research.

Refer to Footnote 1 for courses listed in 1, 2, 3, and 4

3

Courses used for the Degree Core cannot be used (double-counted) in any other section.

4

Course selected for here must be unused from Multi-D section above, this includes MATH 2204, 2214, 3214, 3034, 3144, & 3214. However, if 2204, 2214, or 3214 was not used to satisfy Multi-D, one of them must be taken for this requirement.

In other words, if 3214 not used for degree core, 3214; if 2214 not used for degree core, 2214; if 2204 not used for degree core, 2204

Satisfactory Progress to Degree

Satisfactory progress toward the B.S. in Mathematics requires:

  1. Must Take Math:Within the previous two semesters, the student must satisfy one of the following:
    1. earn a C- or better in at least one of MATH1225 Calculus of a Single Variable, MATH1226 Calculus of a Single Variable, MATH2204 Introduction to Multivariable Calculus, MATH2214 Introduction to Differential Equations, MATH3034 Introduction to Proofs
    2. earn a C or better in MATH2114 Introduction to Linear Algebra
    3. pass a MATH course at the 3000-level or higher that is used in the in-major GPA calculation
  2. In-Major GPA:Upon having attempted 45 credits (including all types of transfer credit, credit by exam, and course withdrawal), students must have an in-major GPA of 2.0 or above.
  3. Two-Attempt Policy:Students must earn the following grades within two attempts at the following courses, including attempts ending in course withdrawal:
    1. ​C- or better: MATH1225 Calculus of a Single Variable,MATH1226 Calculus of a Single Variable,MATH2204 Introduction to Multivariable Calculus,MATH2214 Introduction to Differential Equations,MATH3034 Introduction to Proofs
    2. C or better: MATH2114 Introduction to Linear Algebra

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Credits Required For Graduation

120 Credits

Minimum GPA Required For Graduation

Students are required to have a 2.0 overall GPA and a 2.0 in-major GPA for graduation. In-major GPA for this option is computed using all MATH courses with the exception ofMATH1014 Precalculus with Transcendental Functions, MATH1025 Elementary Calculus, MATH1026 Elementary Calculus, MATH1214 Preparation for Calculus, MATH1454 Introduction to Programming for Mathematical Problem-Solving, MATH1524 Business Calculus, MATH1535 Geometry and Mathematics of Design, MATH1536 Geometry and Mathematics of Design, MATH1614 Numbers and Operations for Teachers, MATH1624 Geometry for Teachers, MATH2534 Introduction to Discrete Mathematics, MATH2644 Mathematics Tutoring, MATH3574 Applied Complex Variables, MATH3624 Early Teaching Experience In Mathematics, MATH4574 Vector and Complex Analysis for Engineers, MATH4625 Mathematics for Secondary Teachers, MATH4626 Mathematics for Secondary Teachers, MATH4644 Secondary School Mathematics With Technology, andMATH4664 Senior Math Education Seminar.

Outcomes Assessment

Each student is required to participate in the department’s Outcomes Assessment procedures as determined by each year's Undergraduate Policy & Curriculum Committee and approved by the Chair.

Acceptable Substitutions

  1. MATH2405H Mathematics in a Computational Context may be substituted for MATH2114 Introduction to Linear Algebra.
  2. MATH2405H Mathematics in a Computational Context and MATH2406H Mathematics in a Computational Context (both courses must be taken) may be substituted forMATH2114 Introduction to Linear Algebraand MATH2204 Introduction to Multivariable Calculus and MATH2214 Introduction to Differential Equations.

Foreign Language Requirement

Students who did not successfully complete at least two years of a single foreign, classical, or sign language during high school must successfully complete six credit hours of a single foreign, classical, or sign language at the college level. Courses taken to meet this requirement do not count toward the hours required for graduation. Please consult the Undergraduate Catalog for details.

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