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The mathematics curriculum is quite flexible. It is designed to provide a sound basic training in mathematics that allows a student to experience the broad sweep of mathematical ideas and techniques, to utilize the computer in mathematics, and to develop an area of special interest in the mathematical sciences.
The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics is our most extensive program, complemented with study in an allied field using mathematics in its applications.
Furthermore, individuals trained in the mathematical sciences have many opportunities to use their knowledge. Mathematics and statistics majors are equally well-prepared for jobs in business, industry, government, or teaching and for advanced study in graduate school. For example, UVM mathematics and statistics graduates are often employed in the computer, information, and communications industries, in engineering, in the insurance business, in government agencies, and in a variety of other occupations. Many attend graduate school in the mathematical sciences, business, the physical sciences, social sciences, medicine, dentistry, or law.

Curriculum Checksheet

Checklist for B.S. Mathematical Science, Major in Mathematics


Tracks For Students Considering Graduate School

Below are two tracks for students considering graduate school in mathematics or related disciplines. These tracks are not formal in any sense. The below are simply curricular suggestions for students who are considering using significant amounts of mathematics after graduation. They are also appropriate for students who just want some suggestions as to how to ensure they get a strong foundation in mathematics. While there is a lot of overlap between pure and applied mathematics, we have written separate tracks for each for simplicity.

Pure Math Track
Applied Math Track


Math Dependencies Chart

Math Dependencies Flowchart

This flowchart shows the majority of dependencies amoung math courses.

A few notes:

-Some courses are not shown, such as Math 295.

-Some prerequisites are complicated. For example, the prerequisites for MATH 251 are "MATH 141 or MATH 151 or C- or better in MATH 052; MATH 122 or MATH 124." We have not tried to include all of the nuances, though the chart does try to capture most of them. Please check the catalogue for the definitive requirements for each course.

- Not all classes are offered every semester. Make sure to check with the department if you are counting on taking a course during a specific semester.