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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.

First-Year

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*

Spring

  • 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*

Sophomore

Fall

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

Spring

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

Junior

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*

Spring

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

Senior

Fall

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

Spring

  • 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.