During the course of study in mathematics at Oglethorpe,
students move from a concrete, algorithmic mode of
reasoning in early courses to a more abstract, formal mode of
reasoning in the later capstone courses.
The successful mathematics
major will:
 Sharpen his/her problemsolving skills
 Communicate mathematical results in a rigorous way that exhibits good mathematical speaking, and
 Communicate mathematical results in a rigorous way that exhibits good mathematical writing.
Through tutoring, volunteer and internship
opportunities, participating mathematics majors can further strengthen their own
understanding of mathematics and help others to do the same.
Upon graduation, mathematics majors are ready
to pursue graduate study in mathematics or in a variety of other disciplines, teacher preparation or employment in
industry, including
actuarial science and operations research.
Major
In order to major in mathematics, a student
must successfully complete the following mathematics and computer science courses, each with a
grade of "C" or higher:
CSC 201 
Introduction to Programming 
MAT 131 
Calculus I 
MAT 132 
Calculus II 
MAT 233 
Calculus III 
MAT 234 
Calculus IV (2 Credits) 
MAT 234 
Differential Equations 
MAT 241 
Proof & Logic 
MAT 361 
Probability 
MAT 372 
Linear Algebra 
MAT 471 
Abstract Algebra 
MAT 482 
Real Analysis 
MAT 490 
Advanced Special Topics 
MAT 496 
Senior Seminar in Mathematics (2 Credits). 
Mathematics majors graduate with a Bachelor of Science
degree.
Minor
In order to minor in mathematics, a student
must successfully complete the following mathematics courses, each with a
grade of "C" or higher: Calculus II, Calculus III, Calculus IV, Proof & Logic, and
one additional fourcredit course at the 200level or above chosen from the list required for the major.
