Patterns of Courses

The appropriate choice of courses beyond those required of all majors depends on the major's interests and plans for the future. Here, we provide recommendations of courses in mathematics and supplementary courses in other departments. Be sure to consult with a mathematics faculty member in planning your major.

An asterisk (*) indicates that the course is offered in alternate years.

Graduate Study in Mathematics

  • First priority: 321, 331, 342, 351, 352, *354
  • Second priority: 241, 265, 275, *332, *333, *344
  • Supplementary: CS 252, CS 254, Physics 229 & 230

Applied Mathematics

  • First priority: 241, 321, *332, 341, 351
  • Second priority: CS 111, *251, 265, 331, *333, 342, *344
  • Supplementary: Courses in Physics

High School Teaching

  • First priority: 265, 275, *244, *312, 349
  • Second priority: CS 111, Math 241, 321, *333, 342
  • Supplementary: please refer to the Educational Studies website

Statistics

Note: Many interesting careers are open to people with advanced degrees in statistics and some of the best graduate programs in statistics and biostatistics are eager to admit Carleton graduates.

Actuarial Science

(mathematics applied to insurance)

  • First priority: 265, 275, 245, 315
  • Second priority: CS 111, Math *332, *333
  • Supplementary: Economics 110, 111, 332

Operations Research

  • First priority: CS 111, CS 201, CS 252, Math 265, 275, *332, *333
  • Second priority: 241, 245, 315, 342
  • Supplementary: Economics 110, 111, 332

Applications of Mathematics in the Physical Sciences or Engineering

  • First priority: CS 111, Math 241, 321, *332, 341, 351
  • Second priority: 265, 275, 331, 342, *344, *354
  • Supplementary: Courses in Physics, Chemistry

Applications of Mathematics in the Biological Sciences

  • First priority: CS 111, Math 241, 265, 275, 245 *333
  • Second priority: Math 251, 321, 341
  • Supplementary: Courses in Biology and Chemistry

Applications of Mathematics in the Social Sciences

  • First Priority: CS 111, Math 265, 275, 245
  • Second priority: 241, 315, *332, *333
  • Supplementary: Courses in depth in some social science