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

Scheduling a Math Major

A Math major is very stuctured and sequential, because the courses all have certain prerequisites.  The diagrams below illustrate the order in which courses must be taken:

In addition, most other 300 and 400 level courses have at least Multivariable Calculus and Advanced Single Variable Calculus as prerequisites, and many also require Linear Algebra. Below is a typical four year Math major schedule:

 

Fall

January

Spring

Year 1

Single Variable Calculus

 

Multivariable Calculus
Intro. to Programming

 

 

 

 

Year 2

Linear Algebra
General Physics I

 

Adv. Single Variable Calculus
Intro. to Abstraction

 

 

 

 

Year 3

Abstract Algebra

Junior Seminar

Real Analysis

 

 

 

 

Year 4

Elective
Elective

Senior Project

Elective

 

However, starting even one semester later can complicate scheduling considerably, since certain courses are offered only each Fall (Linear Algebra, Abstract Algebra) or Spring (Adv. Single Variable Calculus, Intro. to Abstraction, Real Analysis).   Junior Seminar is offered only in January. Below is an example:

 

Fall

January

Spring

Year 1

 

 

Single Variable Calculus

 

 

 

 

Year 2

Multivariable Calculus
Intro. to Programming

 

Adv. Single Variable Calculus
Elective

 

 

 

 

Year 3

Linear Algebra
General Physics I

 

Intro. to Abstraction
Elective

 

 

 

 

Year 4

Abstract Algebra
Elective

Junior Seminar

Real Analysis
Senior Project