Undergraduate Program: Major/Minor in Mathematics

General

Program Description

Mathematics Major/Minor

Mathematics is "the universal language." The mathematics major at Saint Mary's offers a flexible path that fits a variety of interests and opens the door to a wide range of careers.

Career Options

A degree in mathematics is excellent preparation not only for a career in mathematics or elementary, middle school, or high school teaching, but also in the fields of actuarial science, computer science, finance, research analysis, or statistics.

High School Preparation

High school coursework that will support a student in his or her pursuit of a mathematics degree includes exposure to Calculus, Computer Science, Discrete Math, Statistics, and Trigonometry.

Enhance Your Experience

Additional areas of study that go well with the mathematics major include minors in computer science, geographic information science, business, statistics, physics, and scientific computing.

Mathematics Minor

Mathematics minor supplements most any major in the liberal arts. A minor in mathematics will provide foundational knowledge helpful to any student's post-graduate career.

Degree Requirements

Mathematics Major, B.A.

A. All of the following:

Note: Students take either M148 Calculus I with Precalculus and M149 Calculus I with Precalculus, or M151 Calculus I.

  • M148 Calculus I with Precalculus (part 1) (4 credits)
  • M149 Calculus I with Precalculus (part 2) (4 credits)
  • M151 Calculus I (4 credits)
  • M152 Calculus II (4 credits)
  • M251 Calculus III (4 credits)

B. All of the following:

  • M252 Linear Algebra (4 credits)
  • M301 Foundations of Advanced Mathematics (2 credits)
  • M332 Probability (2 credits)
  • M401 Abstract Algebra (3 credits)
  • M411 Introduction to Analysis (3 credits)
  • M491 Senior Seminar (2 credits)
  • ST232 Introduction to Statistics (2 credits)

C. Four of the following courses:

Four of the following courses; or three of the following courses and one course in another field using mathematics with the approval of the major advisor and the department chair.

  • M310 Combinatorics and Graph Theory (3 credits)
  • M315 Number Theory (3 credits)
  • M321 Modern Geometry (3 credits)
  • M341 Differential Equations with Applications (3 credits)
  • M342 Numerical Analysis (3 credits)
  • M344 Applied Mathematics (3 credits)
  • M348 Complex Analysis (3 credits)
  • M356 Introduction to Scientific Computing (3 credits)
  • M361 Operations Research (3 credits)
  • M380-389 Special Topics (3 credits)
  • M496/497 Mathematics Internship (1–17 credits)
  • ST350-359 Special Topics (3 credits)
  • ST371 Applied Regression Analysis (3 credits)
  • ST373 Design of Experiments (3 credits)
  • ST431 Mathematical Statistics (3 credits)
  • ST496/497 Statistics Internship (1–17 credits)

D. Either CS106 or CS110:

  • CS106 Introduction to Programming for Sciences (3 credits)
  • CS110 Computer Science I: Introduction to Programming (3 credits)

Mathematics Minor

A. All of the following:

Note: Students take either M148 Calculus I with Precalculus and M149 Calculus I with Precalculus, or M151 Calculus I.

  • M148 Calculus I with Precalculus (part 1) (4 credits)
  • M149 Calculus I with Precalculus (part 2) (4 credits)
  • M151 Calculus I (4 credits)
  • M152 Calculus II (4 credits)
  • M251 Calculus III (4 credits)

B. Both of the following:

  • M252 Linear Algebra (4 credits)
  • ST232 Introduction to Statistics (2 credits)

C. Two of the following courses:

  • M301 Foundations of Advanced Mathematics (2 credits)
  • M310 Combinatorics and Graph Theory (3 credits)
  • M315 Number Theory (3 credits)
  • M321 Modern Geometry (3 credits)
  • M332 Probability (2 credits)
  • M341 Differential Equations with Applications (3 credits)
  • M342 Numerical Analysis (3 credits)
  • M344 Applied Mathematics (3 credits)
  • M348 Complex Analysis (3 credits)
  • M356 Introduction to Scientific Computing (3 credits)
  • M361 Operations Research (3 credits)
  • M380-389 Special Topics (3 credits)
  • M401 Abstract Algebra (3 credits)
  • M411 Introduction to Analysis (3 credits)
  • M496/497 Mathematics Internship (1–17 credits)
  • ST350-359 Special Topics (3 credits)
  • ST371 Applied Regression Analysis (3 credits)
  • ST373 Design of Experiments (3 credits)
  • ST431 Mathematical Statistics (3 credits)
  • ST496/497 Statistics Internship (1–17 credits)

Tuition, Room, Board, and Fees

The Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is committed to making college accessible and affordable.

We strive to keep tuition and fees as low as possible while delivering an excellent private education. Approximately 99 percent of all undergraduates receive some form of financial aid.

2019-20 Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition*: $36,050
  • Room**: $5,230
  • Board: $4,120
  • Activity fee: $170
  • Technology fee: $370
  • Laundry fee: $80

* Additional tuition for 3+2 PA Program $3,550

** Additional fee for the following residences:

  • Village Apts., Gilmore Creek Hall $200
  • Bishops Hall, Brother William Hall, Hillside Hall, La Salle Hall, and Brother Leopold Hall Doubles $400
  • Brother Leopold Hall Singles and All Apts. $600

Additional Fees (if applicable)

  • Per credit instruction $1,200
  • Per credit audit $600
  • Foreign study fee:
    • London $1,420
    • All others $650
  • Commencement fee $190 (2019-2020 graduates)
  • Late registration (per class) $50 (after add/drop period)
  • N.S.F./Returned check or A.C.H. $20

Deposit

New students who have been admitted are asked to confirm their attendance by sending a $300 non-refundable deposit to the university. Returning students must pay a $250 housing deposit prior to housing registration. This deposit is credited to the student's account.

Fall 2019 Application Timelines

Rolling Admission

If you've missed the January 15th deadline, don't worry! You can still apply, thanks to our rolling admission policy. There are lots of scholarships and financial awards available for first-time freshmen at the Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.

Students who submit and complete their admission file after January 16, will be reviewed and receive an admission decision 1-2 weeks after submitting their admission file.

Early Action I

  • Application and Materials Deadline: October 15
  • Decisions Announced: November 1
  • Financial Aid Awards Mailed: December 15
  • Deposit Deadline: May 1

Early Action II

  • Application and Materials Deadline: November 15
  • Decisions Announced: December 1
  • Financial Aid Awards Mailed: December 15
  • Deposit Deadline: May 1

Regular Decision I

  • Application and Materials Deadline: December 15
  • Decisions Announced: January 1
  • Financial Aid Awards Mailed: January 15
  • Deposit Deadline: May 1

Regular Decision II

  • Application and Materials Deadline: January 15
  • Decisions Announced: February 1
  • Financial Aid Awards Mailed: February 15
  • Deposit Deadline: May 1

Last updated Aug 2019

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