The Department of Mathematics annually publishes a Brochure for
Math Majors which contains detailed information about the math
major program; copies of this brochure may be obtained at the
department offices and on the web.

The requirements for a math major are as follows:

1. Three terms of calculus (01:640:151-152, and 251, or equivalent),
Introductory Linear Algebra (01:640: 250), and Elementary Differential
Equations (01:640:252). Courses 01:640:250, 251, and 252 must be passed
with grades of C or better. Majors normally should take both
01:640:250 and 251 in the first term of their sophomore year.

2. 01:198:111 Introduction to Computer Science with a grade of
C or better. (14:332:252 Electrical Engineering may be substituted
for 01:198:111.) It is recommended strongly that this course be
completed by the end of the second term of the sophomore year.

3. The completion of all the requirements in one of the mathematics
major options listed below. (Students must notify the mathematics
department in writing if they are not following the standard
mathematics major option. Courses in other departments may not be
substituted.)

* Option A, Standard Mathematics (Curriculum Code 640).*
In addition to the requirements above, to complete the standard
mathematics major a student must pass eight 300- to 400-level
mathematics courses, excluding 01:640:491,492. All but one of these
courses (curriculum code 640) must be passed with a grade of C or
better. At least four of the upper-level courses used to complete the
major must be taken at Rutgers-New Brunswick/Piscataway, including one
of 01:640:311, 312, 411, 412, and one of 01:640:350, 351, 352, 451,
452. An appropriate Rutgers graduate mathematics course may be
substituted for the required analysis and/or algebra course, with
departmental approval.

Recommended are probability
(01:640:477), statistics (01:640:481), a course in mathematical
modeling (01:640:321, 338, or 424), and a course in discrete
mathematics (01:640:338, 354, 428, or 454). Also recommended is a
two-term sequence of mathematically oriented courses in some other
discipline; a list of suggested courses can be found in the Brochure
for Math Majors.

* Option B, Computer-Oriented Mathematics.* Replace
the eight courses at the 300 to 400 level with six mathematics courses
at the 300 to 400 level, including 01:640:311 or 411, 350 or 351 or
451, 373, 477, and either 374 or 454 (but excluding 01:640:491,492);
and four computer science courses, including 01: 198:112, 211, 344, and
one elective from the following: 01:198:314, 416, 424, 425, 436, and
452. At least four of the upper-level mathematics courses (curriculum
code 640) must be taken at Rutgers-New Brunswick/Piscataway, including
one of 01:640:311, 312, 411, or 412, and one of 01:640:350 or 351.
Prerequisites for some computer science courses may be satisfied by
appropriate math courses. Students should consult the head computer
science adviser. (This option is not available to students who are
majoring in both mathematics and computer science.)

* Option C, Honors Track.*
The Department of Mathematics offers a special honors track to
qualified students. Admission to the honors track is by application
which is available from the mathematics undergraduate office or from
the mathematics department web site. Students should normally apply no
later than the end of the first term of their sophomore year. Students
in the honors track will have their progress reviewed by the Honors
Committee, and are expected to earn Bs or better in their advanced math
courses (300 level and above). Students who successfully complete the
honors track with a GPA in their upper-level math courses of at least
3.4 will qualify for graduation with honors in mathematics.

Each student in the honors track will be assigned a faculty adviser.
Together with the adviser, he or she will formulate a proposed course
plan, subject to the approval of the mathematics Honors Committee. This
course of study will normally include 01:640:192, 291, and 292
(01:640:151, 152, 251, and 252 may be accepted if approved by the
Honors Committee); 01:198:111, 01:640:250, 300H, 411-412, and 451-452;
two terms of 1-credit honors seminar, at least one at the junior/senior
level; and four mathematics electives as approved by the Honors
Committee.

* Biomathematics Interdisciplinary Major*

(Curriculum Code 122)

The major in biomathematics requires 63-67 credits distributed as
follows: mathematics 33 credits, and biology and cognate fields 30-34
credits. Students must earn a minimum grade-point average of 2.0 in
courses credited toward the major. See Brochure for Math Majors.

Core Biology and Chemistry required courses:

01:119:101-102 General Biology I and II (4,4), or equivalent

01:160:161-162 General Chemistry I and II (4,4), or equivalent

01:160:171 Introduction to Experimentation (1)

Mathematics required courses:

01:640:151, 152, 251 Calculus I, II, and III (4,4,4)

01:640:250 Introductory Linear Algebra (3)

01:640:252 Elementary Differential Equations (3)

01:640:336 Differential Equations in Biology (3)

01:640:338 Discrete and Probabilistic Models in Biology (3)

01:640:477 Mathematical Theory of Probability (3)

01:640:481 Mathematical Theory of Statistics (3)

One of the following courses:

01:640:350 Linear Algebra (3)

01:640:373 Numerical Analysis (3)

01:640:423 Elementary Partial Differential Equations (3)

01:640:428 Graph Theory (3)

01:640:454 Combinatorics (3)

01:640:478 Probability II (3)

Required lab, one of the following:

01:119:382 (1); 14:125:315 (1); 01:146:357 (1); 01:146: 475 (1)

Note: 01:447:390 is a 4-credit elective (see below) and includes a lab that satisfies this requirement.

Electives:

Four courses from the following list. 01:447:380 is highly recommended.
No more than one course from 14:125 (biomedical engineering) can count
as an elective.

01:146:245 Fundamentals of Neurobiology (3)

01:146:270 Fundamentals of Cell and Developmental Biology (3)

01:146:302 or 447:302 Computers in Biology (3)

01:146:356 Systems Physiology (3)

01:146:445 Advanced Neurobiology (3)

01:146:470 Advanced Cell Biology (3)

01:146:474 Immunology (3)

01:160:305 (3) or 307 (4) or 315 (4) Organic Chemistry

01:160:306 (3) or 308 (4) or 316 (4) Organic Chemistry

16:215:513 Population Genetics (447:380) (3)

01:447:380 Genetics (4)

01:447:384 Genetic Analysis (4)

01:447:390 General Microbiology (4)

01:447:480 Topics in Molecular Genetics (3)

01:447:486 Evolutionary Genetics (3)

11:704:351 Principles of Applied Ecology (4)

11:704:486 Principles of Evolution (3)

No more than one of:

01:146:478 Molecular Biology (3)

01:694:301 Introductory Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (3)

01:694:407 Molecular Biology and Biochemistry I (3)

01:694:408 Molecular Biology and Biochemistry II (3)

No more than one of:

14:125:403 Cardiovascular Engineering (3)

14:125:407 Fundamentals of Computer Tomography (3)

14:125:410 Sensory Processes, Mechanisms, and Computational Models (3)

* Statistics-Mathematics Interdisciplinary Major *

(Curriculum Code 961)

See Statistics 960.

* Grade Requirements for Mathematics Majors*

To be admitted to the mathematics major program, a student normally
must have completed three terms of calculus with a grade of C or better
in each course. To continue as a mathematics major, a student must make
satisfactory progress toward completing the program. Satisfactory
progress for a full-time student normally means passing at least one
mathematics course at an appropriate level each term with a grade of C
or better. To complete the mathematics major program, or any of the
options, a student must receive grades of C or better in 01:640:250,
251, and 252 and in all but one of the further mathematics courses. A
student also must receive grades of C or better in the courses in
other departments (e.g., computer science) used to fulfill the
requirements of the program.