• A Hartwick student using a microscope for research.
  • A Hartwick student using a microscope in the science lab.
  • Hartwick students giving a presentation in front of the class.
  • A Hartwick professor helping a student during class.

Mathematics Major Requirements

Requirements for the mathematics major:

Minimum of 12 courses in mathematics and 1 in physics, distributed as follows:

Five foundation courses:
Math 121 Single Variable Calculus
Math 233 Multivariable Calculus
Math 220 Linear Algebra
Math 235 Advanced Single Variable Calculus
Math 320 Introduction to Abstraction

Two core courses:
Math 420 Abstract Algebra
Math 431 Introduction to Real Analysis

One course in applied mathematics, selected from:
Math 311 Differential Equations
Math 375 Optimization Techniques
Math 381 Mathematical Modeling

Two courses involving advanced independent study:
Math 390 Junior Seminar
Math 490 Senior Project

Two additional mathematics electives:
any two mathematics courses at the 300 or 400 level

One course in physics:
Phys 201 General Physics I

A math major is very stuctured and sequential, because the courses all have certain prerequisites. To see prerequisite linkages and examples of four-year course scheduling for a Math major, click here.

Three-Year Degree Option:
For students majoring in mathematics, Hartwick’s Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree Program is a unique opportunity to earn a degree in three years. For more information visit the Program Web site at www.hartwick.edu/threeyeardegree.