*Faculty: Rice, Chair; Bhattacharya, Clark, Rittenhouse, Robeva, and Sutton.*

Mathematics is the language of the sciences, and the analytical tool of many disciplines. In its own right, mathematics is one of the finest inventions of civilization, demanding both creativity and rigor. At Randolph-Macon College, the mathematics curriculum is designed to serve a broad variety of interests. Courses in calculus, statistics, modeling, finite mathematics, and logic are available to all students and provide one of the cornerstones of a liberal arts education.

Students pursuing the mathematics major or minor are expected to gain an appreciation of mathematical rigor, the process whereby propositions are logically deduced from general premises. Such study should enable students to apply greater clarity and precision of thought to their future endeavors and promote higher order thinking and habits of mind suitable for effective problem-solving. The curriculum includes courses in both theoretical and applied mathematics. Each student should be able to develop a course of study which will serve as the foundation for graduate work or for a career that requires well-developed analytical skills. A major in mathematics may lead to graduate study in many fields, e.g. mathematics, statistics, computer science, economics, or operations research. The program also provides excellent preparation for a career in law, medicine, business, or engineering.

**MATH 105**

**- Introduction to Finite Math**

**(3 Hours)**

**Curriculum:**NS,QS

**MATH 106**

**- Introduction to Optimization**

**(3 Hours)**

**Curriculum:**NS,QS

**MATH 107**

**- Introduction to Math Modeling**

**(3 Hours)**

**Curriculum:**NS,QS

**MATH 111**

**- Introduction to Statistics**

**(3 Hours)**

**Curriculum:**NS,QS

**MATH 113**

**- Introduction to Statistics**

**(3 Hours)**

**Curriculum:**NS,QS

**MATH 120**

**- Introductory Logic**

**(3 Hours)**

**Curriculum:**NS,QS

**MATH 123**

**- Mathematics for Elementary Educators I**

**(3 Hours)**

**MATH 124**

**- Mathematics for Elementary Educators II**

**(3 Hours)**

**Prerequisite(s):**MATH 123

**MATH 131**

**- Calculus I**

**(4 Hours)**

**Curriculum:**NS,QS

**MATH 132**

**- Calculus II**

**(4 Hours)**

**Prerequisite(s):**MATH 131 or permission of instructor

**Curriculum:**NS,QS

**MATH 203**

**- Multivariable Calculus**

**(4 Hours)**

**Prerequisite(s):**MATH 132

**Curriculum:**NS,QS

**MATH 213**

**- Elementary Linear Algebra**

**(3 Hours)**

**MATH 215**

**- Mathematics Resources, Opportunities, and Career Seminar**

**(1 Hour)**

**Prerequisite(s):**MATH 131

**MATH 220**

**- Discrete Mathematics**

**(3 Hours)**

**Curriculum:**NS,QS

**MATH 270**

**- Traditional Japanese Mathematics**

**(3 Hours)**

**Prerequisite(s):**MATH 132 and permission of instructor

**Curriculum:**EL,NW

**MATH 281**

**- T: Special Topics**

**(3 Hours)**

**MATH 307**

**- Differential Equations: A Modeling Perspective**

**(3 Hours)**

**Prerequisite(s):**MATH 132

**MATH 317**

**- Number Theory**

**(3 Hours)**

**Prerequisite(s):**MATH 220

**MATH 321**

**- Modern Algebra I**

**(3 Hours)**

**Prerequisite(s):**MATH 220

**MATH 322**

**- Modern Algebra II**

**(3 Hours)**

**Prerequisite(s):**MATH 321

**MATH 330**

**- Graph Theory**

**(3 Hours)**

**Prerequisite(s):**MATH 220 or permission of the instructor

**MATH 345**

**- Mathematical Biology**

**(3 Hours)**

**MATH 350**

**- Game Theory**

**(3 Hours)**

**MATH 353**

**- Complex Analysis**

**(3 Hours)**

**Prerequisite(s):**MATH 203

**MATH 360**

**- Mathematical Logic**

**(3 Hours)**

**Prerequisite(s):**MATH 220 or permission of the instructor

**MATH 371**

**- Probability**

**(3 Hours)**

**MATH 372**

**- Statistical Inference**

**(3 Hours)**

**Prerequisite(s):**MATH 203 (or concurrently)

**MATH 381**

**- Special Topics in Mathematics**

**(3 Hours)**

**MATH 382**

**- Special Topics in Mathematics**

**(3 Hours)**

**MATH 391**

**- Independent Study**

**(3 Hours)**

**Prerequisite(s):**permission of the instructor, a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or greater, and approval of the curriculum committee

**MATH 392**

**- Independent Study**

**(3 Hours)**

**Prerequisite(s):**permission of the instructor, a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or greater, and approval of the curriculum committee

**MATH 415**

**- Mathematics Seminar**

**(1 Hour)**

**Prerequisite(s):**MATH 220 and senior status

**Curriculum:**CS

**MATH 421**

**- Real Analysis I**

**(3 Hours)**

**Prerequisite(s):**MATH 220

**MATH 422**

**- Real Analysis II**

**(3 Hours)**

**Prerequisite(s):**MATH 421

**MATH 431**

**- Topology**

**(3 Hours)**

**Prerequisite(s):**MATH 220

**MATH 435**

**- Higher Geometry**

**(3 Hours)**

**Prerequisite(s):**MATH 213

**MATH 450**

**- Internship in Mathematics**

**(3 Hours)**

**MATH 470**

**- History of Mathematics**

**(3 Hours)**

**Prerequisite(s):**MATH 132

**Curriculum:**EL