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Major

St. Kate's mathematics major includes courses in mathematics and computer science.

You may earn a Bachelor of Arts (B.A) or a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in mathematics at St. Kate's. If you pursue the B.S., you will be required to take a full year of either physics or chemistry courses.

Below is a sample academic plan. You can work with an advisor to tailor the courses to your interest.

Fall
CORE 1000: The Reflective Woman*
MATH 1130: Calculus I or MATH 1140: Calculus II
CHEM 1110: General Chemistry I or PHYS 1110: Introductory Physics I
LANG/LIT: Foreign language or literature course*

Winter
MATH 1130: Calculus I or MATH 1140: Calculus II
CHEM 1120: General Chemistry II or PHYS 1120: Introductory Physics II
LANG/LIT: Foreign language or literature course*
LANG/ART: Foreign language or fine arts course*

Fall
MATH 2050: Linear Algebra
CSCI 1110: Algorithms & Computer Programming I
LANG/LIT: Foreign language or literature course*
Elective

Winter
MATH 2060: Calculus III
MATH 1800: Discrete Math
PHIL/THEO: Philosophy or theology course*
Elective

Fall
MATH 3130: Probability or math elective (Track Elective)
WOST/CRST: Women's studies or critical studies course*
CSCI 1120: Algorithms & Computer Programming II
EXSS: Exercise and sport science activity course*

Winter
MATH 3010: Abstract Algebra or math elective (Track Elective)
HIST: History course*
Social science elective*
EXSS: Exercise and sport science activity course*
Elective

Fall
MATH 3130: Probability
CORE 3990: Global Search for Justice*
PHIL/THEO: Philosophy or theology course*
Elective

Winter
MATH 3010: Abstract Algebra
MATH 4850: Senior Seminar
PHIL/THEO: Philosophy or theology course*
Elective

* Denotes course is part of liberal arts and sciences core requirements (for all majors).

For detailed course descriptions, visit the courses page.

For the bachelor of science degree, one of the following one-year laboratory science sequences: CHEM 1110 and 1120: General Chemistry I and II or PHYS 1110 and 1120: Introductory Physics I and II.

For either degree, course work in physics, economics and logic (Philosophy Department) is recommended.

Writing requirements

Mathematics majors satisfy the Writing Requirement for Majors by completing MATH 4850: Senior Seminar. You complete the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core Writing Requirement with three other writing-intensive courses (CORE 1000: The Reflective Woman and CORE 3990: Global Search for Justice, and any other writing-intensive course in another department).

Developmental courses

St. Kate’s offers two developmental mathematics courses — OCAD 0700 and OCAD 0800 — for students who require additional mathematical preparation before enrolling in a college-level mathematics or statistics course.

Neither course satisfies St. Kate's liberal arts core mathematics/statistics course requirement. The course descriptions are listed in the Undergraduate Academic Catalog.