Requirements
The following is a list of required courses for the major in mathematics; the official description of the requirements is in the University Bulletin.
One of the following:

MATH 15a Applied Linear Algebra OR MATH 22a Linear Algebra and Intermediate Calculus, Part I

MATH 20a Techniques of Calculus: Calculus of Several Variables OR MATH 22b Linear Algebra and Intermediate Calculus, Part II

MATH 23b Introduction to Proofs OR exemption

MATH 35a Advanced Calculus OR MATH 110a Introduction to Real Analysis, Part I OR MATH 115a Introduction to Complex Analysis

MATH 28a Introduction to Groups OR MATH 28b Introduction to Rings and Fields OR MATH 100a Introduction to Algebra, Part I
Additionally:

Four additional semester courses, either MATH courses numbered 27 or higher or crosslisted courses in Mathematics.
Academic Notes

A course used to satisfy the requirements for the major must be passed with a grade of Cminus or higher.

No course taken pass/fail may count towards the major requirements.

No more than two crosslisted courses may be used to satisfy the requirements for the major, honors, or the teacher preparation track. Only crosslisted courses in Mathematics and not in Applied Mathematics may be used.
Bachelor of Science in Applied MathematicsRequirements for 20182019
(For requirements beginning 20192020, see the University Provisional Bulletin).
At least twelve semester courses are required, including the following:
A. Five core courses: MATH 15a or MATH 22a, MATH 20a or MATH 22b, MATH 36a, MATH 36b, and MATH 40a. Note that MATH 23b (or exemption) is recommended but not required.
B. MATH 35a, MATH 37a, and MATH 121a.
C. One of the following: MATH 122a, COSI 177a or COSI 178a.
D. One of the following: MATH 123a or NBIO 136b.
E. One of the following: MATH 39a, MATH 115a, MATH 126a, BCHM 145a, COSI 123a, NPHY 115a or PHYS 110a.
F. At least two courses must be taken from another department in the School of Science or from the Department of Economics. They can be either science classes mentioned above, or courses from the following list: BCHM 102a, BCHM 104a, COSI 130a, COSI 180a, ECON 181b, ECON 184b, PHYS 100a, PHYS 163b. The nonmath classes used to satisfy the requirements AE may double count towards this requirement.
G. No grade below a C will be given credit toward the Bachelor of Science degree.
H. No course taken pass/fail may count towards the Bachelor of Science degree.
Following is a list of required courses for the minor in mathematics; the official description of the requirements is in the University Bulletin. Please note that we do not offer a minor in applied mathematics.
One of the following:

MATH 15a Applied Linear Algebra OR MATH 22a Linear Algebra and Intermediate Calculus, Part I

MATH 20a Techniques of Calculus: Calculus of Several Variables OR MATH 22b Linear Algebra and Intermediate Calculus, Part II
Three additional semester courses:
 Three additional semester courses, either MATH courses numbered 27 or higher or crosslisted courses in Mathematics. Only crosslisted courses in Mathematics and not in Applied Mathematics may be used. Many, but not all, math courses numbered 27 or higher require Math 23b as a prerequisite. Check course listings for specific requirements.
Academic Notes

Students interested in analysis, physics or applied mathematics are advised to choose additional courses from among MATH 35a, 36a, 36b, 37a and 115a. Students interested in algebra or computer science are advised to consider MATH 28a, 28b, 100a, 100b, and 108b.

A course used to satisfy the requirements for the major must be passed with a grade of Cminus or higher.

No course taken pass/fail may count towards the major requirements.

No more than one crosslisted course may be used to satisfy the requirements for the minor. Only crosslisted courses in Mathematics and not in Applied Mathematics may be used.
The following is a list of required courses to graduate with honors in mathematics; the official description of the requirements is in the University Bulletin.
One of the following:

MATH 15a Applied Linear Algebra OR MATH 22a Linear Algebra and Intermediate Calculus, Part I

MATH 20a Techniques of Calculus: Calculus of Several Variables OR MATH 22b Linear Algebra and Intermediate Calculus, Part II

MATH 23b Introduction to Proofs OR exemption

MATH 35a Advanced Calculus OR MATH 110a Introduction to Real Analysis, Part I OR MATH 115a Introduction to Complex Analysis

MATH 28a Introduction to Groups OR MATH 28b Introduction to Rings and Fields OR MATH 100a Introduction to Algebra, Part I
 Four additional semester courses, either MATH courses numbered 27 or higher or crosslisted courses in Mathematics.
Additionally:

Two additional MATH courses numbered 27 or higher or crosslisted courses in Mathematics, passed with at least a grade of B.
At least four of the courses used to satisfy the major requirement must be honors courses. The honors courses are MATH courses numbered 100 or higher.
The following is a list of required courses to graduate with honors in mathematics 20182019:
(For requirements starting 20192020, see the University Provisional Bulletin).
At least twelve semester courses are required, including the following:

Five core courses:

MATH 15a OR MATH 22a

MATH 20a OR MATH 22b

MATH 36a

MATH 36b

MATH 40a


MATH 35a, MATH 37a, and MATH 121a

One of the following:

MATH 122a

COSI 177a

COSI 178a


One of the following:
 MATH 123a
 NBIO 136b

One of the following:

MATH 39a

MATH 115a

MATH 126a

BCHM 145a

COSI 123a

NPHY 115a

PHYS 110a


At least two courses must be taken from another department in the School of Science or Economics from the following list: BCHM 102a, BCHM 104a, COSI 130a, COSI 180a, ECON 181b, ECON 184b, PHYS 100a, PHYS 163b. The nonmath classes used to satisfy the requirements AE may double count towards this requirement.

No grade below a C will be given credit toward the Bachelor of Science degree.

No course taken pass/fail may count towards the Bachelor of Science degree.
Additionally:

Passing all the courses used to satisfy the BS with at least a grade of B.

Completion and defense of a senior honors thesis. Students considering this option should enroll in MATH 99a and MATH 99b (Independent Research).
Students who complete the Brandeis program for Massachusetts High School Teacher Licensure (see the Education Program website) may earn a bachelor's degree in mathematics by satisfying the following requirements; the official description of the requirements is in the University Bulletin.
One of the following:

MATH 15a Applied Linear Algebra OR MATH 22a Linear Algebra and Intermediate Calculus, Part I

MATH 20a Techniques of Calculus: Calculus of Several Variables OR MATH 22b Linear Algebra and Intermediate Calculus, Part II

MATH 23b Introduction to Proofs OR exemption

MATH 35a Advanced Calculus OR MATH 110a Introduction to Real Analysis, Part I OR MATH 115a Introduction to Complex Analysis

MATH 28a Introduction to Groups OR MATH 28b Introduction to Rings and Fields OR MATH 100a Introduction to Algebra, Part I

MATH 8a Introduction to Probability and Statistics OR MATH 36a Probability

A computer science course numbered 10 or higher
Two of the following:

MATH courses numbered 27 or higher or crosslisted courses. Only crosslisted courses in Mathematics and not in Applied Mathematics may be used.
Completion of the following: