This information is part of the Colgate University catalog, 2023-24.

Major Requirements

The department strongly recommends that students pursuing a major or a minor in applied mathematics complete  and  or equivalent.

The requirements for the major are as follows:

Preparatory Courses

Required Courses

In unusual circumstances, the deadlines indicated may be extended with departmental approval through student petition to the department chair.

Elective Courses

One elective from 200-level or above and two electives from 300-level or above. (Note that all three electives may be 300-level or above.)

Electives may be chosen from the following:

Cognate Courses

Two cognate courses representing a field of application interest outside of Mathematics. These two courses 
must count toward a single major in the Natural or Social Sciences preferably taken in two sequential semesters as the intent is to provide an immersive experience with the language, culture, questions, and ways of knowing of another field. The courses need not explicitly use mathematics, rather they provide a basis for communication with experts in that field. Normally, the senior research project (see 6, below) involves a topic related to this field of application.

GPA Requirement

A minimum GPA of 2.00 in the courses chosen to meet the major requirements is necessary to satisfy the major.

Honors and High Honors

Students interested in pursuing honors can find the additional requirements on the  department page.

Mathematics Department

For more information about the department, including Faculty, transfer credit, awards, etc., please visit the  catalog page.