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

Major Requirements

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

The requirements for a major are as follows:

Preparatory Courses

Required Courses

Required Courses

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


One elective from 200-level or above and three electives from 300-level and above. (Note that all four electives may be 300-level or above.) Electives may be any MATH course at the appropriate level except MATH 481, MATH 482 and MATH 483.

GPA Requirement

A minimum GPA of at least 2.00 in mathematics courses counted for the major 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.