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The pure mathematics major

This is the traditional major in mathematics with an emphasis on providing students with a general mathematical background. This major will give students a significant background in problem solving and mathematical reasoning, which can be applied in any profession. The major courses are designed to prepare students for graduate school in mathematics or a mathematical science, or a variety of professional careers benefiting from a quantitative background.

See the Department of Mathematics section of the Undergraduate General Bulletin for course descriptions and prerequisites: registrar.fsu.edu/bulletin/undergraduate/departments/mathematics.

Note: In the following tables, the semesters listed indicate which semesters the courses have usually been offered, but is subject to change. Courses marked "irregular" are courses which are not offered on a regular basis.

Core Requirements

course
number
course
name
semester
hours
semester
offered
MAC 2311 Calculus I (4) (Fall, Spring, Summer)
MAC 2312 Calculus II (4) (Fall, Spring, Summer)
MAC 2313 Calculus III (5) (Fall, Spring, Summer)
MAS 3105 Applied Linear Algebra I (4) (Fall, Spring, Summer)
MAP 2302 Ordinary Differential Equations (3) (Fall, Spring, Summer)
COP 3014 Programming I (3) (Fall, Spring, Summer)
STA 4321 Introductory Math Stat I (3) (Fall, Spring, Summer)

Introduction to Advanced Mathematics MGF3301 builds proof writing skills and should be taken in preparation for any 4XXX level mathematics course. Students aiming for graduate study in mathematics should do this prior to the junior year, if possible, and take full year sequences in Advanced Calculus (MAA4226-4227) and Introduction to Abstract Algebra (MAS4302-4303). (Read more about graduate school preparation.)

Required Coursework

course
number
course
name
semester
hours
semester
offered
MGF 3301 Intro To Advanced Mathematics (3) (Fall, Spring, Summer)
MAS 4302 Intro To Abstract Algebra I (3) (Fall, Summer)
MAA 4224
   or
MAA 4226
Intro To Analysis
 
Advanced Calculus I
(3)
 
(3)
(Fall)
 
(Fall, Spring)
PHY 2048C* General Physics A (5) (Fall, Spring, Summer)

*PHY 2049C is recommended.

Sequences

To satisfy the Department depth requirement, students must complete at least one of the following sequences.

course number course name
MAA 4226-4227 Advanced Calculus I & II
MAA 4402 & MTG 4302 Complex Analysis and Topology I
MAD 3703-4704 Numerical Analysis I & II
MAP 4341-4342 Elementary Partial Differential Equations I & II
MAS 4302-4303 Introduction To Abstract Algebra I & II

Additional Coursework

In addition to the Core Requirements, Required Coursework, and required 2-course Sequence described above, students must complete at least one additional course from the following list. If MAD 3703-4704 is used to satisfy the sequence requirement, then the additional course should be at the 4000 level or above.

MAT4934 is available to students wishing to write an honors thesis in mathematics. This is usually done in the Senior year, and is highly recommended for students aiming for graduate school.

course
number
course
name
semester
hours
semester
offered
MAA 4227 Advanced Calc II (3) (Spring)
MAA 4402 Complex Variables (3) (Fall, Spring, Summer)
MAD 3105 Discrete Mathematics II (3) (Fall, Spring, Summer)
MAD 3703 Numerical Analysis I (3) (Fall, Spring)
MAD 4704 Numerical Analysis II (3) (Odd Springs)
MAP 4103 Mathematical Modeling (3) (Fall, Spring)
MAP 4153 Vector Calculus (3) (Spring)
MAP 4180 Game Theory and Applications (3) (Fall in even years)
MAP 4202 Optimization (3) (Irregular)
MAP 4216 Calculus of Variations (3) (Irregular F19)
MAP 4341 Elem Partial Differential Equations I (3) (Fall, Spring, Summer)
MAP 4342 Elem Partial Differential Equations II (3) (Spring)
MAS 4106 Applied Linear Algebra II (3) (Spring)
MAS 4203 Theory of Numbers (3) (Spring)
MAS 4303 Intro to Abstract Algebra II (3) (Spring)
MAT 4934 Honors Work (3) (Fall, Spring, Summer)
MHF 4302 Mathematical Logic I (3) (Irregular)
MTG 4302 Elementary Topology I (3) (Spring)
MTG 4303 Elementary Topology II (3) (Irregular)

Last update: 5/29/19