This page describes the "standard"
major in mathematics ("Option A") at Rutgers/New Brunswick.
This discussion is intended for entering students. Technicalities have been omitted—continuing students should consult the full brochure.
All Mathematics majors must complete the core requirements:
- Three terms of calculus
- Introductory Linear Algebra
- Elementary Differential Equations
- 2.– One introductory computer science course suitable for math majors. This will almost always be CS 107 or CS 111.
- Majors normally should complete the calculus sequence, the linear algebra, and the computer science course by the end of their sophomore year.
The three options
A Mathematics Major has a choice of three options which may be combined with the core requirements:
- A. Standard Option: 8 upper level courses (details)
- B. Computer Oriented Option
- C. Honors Track
Most students (including those in the education track) will follow the standard option.
Note: Mathematics 300 (Mathematical Reasoning) is a prerequisite for the abstract courses Math 311, 350, and 351, as well as many other upper-level mathematics courses.