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Math Major Tracks and Minor

In order to continue one of the oldest liberal arts traditions and tomeet the challenges of an increasingly technical world, the Department ofMathematics at the College of Charleston offers a variety of programs for themathematics major beyond the essential core curriculum. We presently offer five different undergraduate degree options and several graduate programs.

Note that much of the following information is also available at the Advising Center in its list of all Degree Worksheets.

Track in Pure Mathematics

This program is primarily intended for the major who will attend graduate school in mathematics. However, the quantitative and analytical skills, which the pure mathematics program develop, serve as valuable assets for those preparing to enter the work force directly after graduation. To get a degree in pure mathematics at the College of Charleston, you will need to fulfill the requirements set forth in any one of the course catalogs that appears while you are in attendance:

Track in Applied Mathematics

This program is for the major who intends to work in business, industry, or government upon graduation as well as many students who will attend graduate school. In order to work as an applied mathematician, it is necessary to be able to apply mathematical knowledge to another subject. Hence, each student selecting the applied mathematics program must design an area of application. To get a degree in applied mathematics at the College of Charleston, you will need to fulfill the requirements set forth in any one of the course catalogs that appears while you are in attendance:

Track in Actuarial Mathematics

Long considered to be one of the most desirable careers available, the job of an actuary requires a throrough background in probability theory. To get adegree in actuarial mathematics at the College of Charleston, you will need to fulfill the requirements set forth in any one of the course catalogs that appears while you are in attendance:

Track in Statistics

Because of the importance of collecting and analysing data in just about every human activity, statisticians can find employment in medicine, environmental science, industry, government, business, etc. To major in mathematics with a degree from the statistics at the College of Charleston, you will need to fulfill the requirements set forth in any one of the course catalogs that appears while you are in attendance:

The Teaching Program

This program is for the prospective secondary school mathematics teacher, and is primarily housed in the School of Education, Health, and Human Performance. The current requirements are described in the Math (9-12) teacher education program worksheet

Minor in Mathematics

A minor in mathematics can boost the value of many other degrees offered at the college, such as a degree in business, computer science, physics or biology. The current requirements for a mathematics minor are: Math 120, 220, 203 and ten additional hours at the 200-level or above, of which at least three hours must be at the 300-level or above. At least nine of the hours at the 200-level or above must be taken at CofC. The minor GPA must be at least 2.0.