College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

# Program C 2023

## Program C Requirements 2023

**Students who declared math major ***for the first time*** in Fall 2023 or later at the UI must use this Program C Requirements 2023. Students who declared math major at the UI by Summer 2023 may choose to follow this Program C Requirements 2023 or the **previous Program C rules**. **

The coursework for Program C consists of two parts: math courses and courses from other departments. There are general course requirements as outlined below. For Program C with certain specializations, specific course requirements are given in the Areas of Specializations below.

**General Requirements**

**Five core math courses**

- Calculus I and Calculus II, 8 s.h.

NOTE: Either sequence MATH:1550-1560 or MATH:1850-1860 is acceptable. The coverages of these two sequences are different so that students should not mix and match unless there is a strong need with good preparation. Advanced placement (AP), CLEP, and credits obtained through the Mathematics Incentive Program are acceptable for all or part of this calculus requirement.

- MATH:2700 Introduction to Linear Algebra, 4 s.h.

- MATH:2850 Calculus III, 4 s.h.
- MATH:3720 Introduction to Abstract Algebra I, 4 s.h.

or

MATH:3770 Fundamental Properties of Spaces and Functions I, 4 s.h.

Higher-level math courses may be used to substitute for core math courses if approved by the Math Department Director of Undergraduate Studies in advance.

**Or, six core math courses for engineering track**

- MATH:1550 Engineering Math I Single Variable Calculus, 4 s.h.
- MATH:1560 Engineering Math II Multivariable Calculus, 4 s.h.
- MATH:2550 Engineering Math III Matrix Algebra, 2 s.h.
- MATH:2560 Engineering Math IV Differential Equations, 3 s.h.
- MATH:3550 Engineering Math V Vector Calculus, 3 s.h.
- MATH:3720 Introduction to Abstract Algebra I, 4 s.h.

or

MATH:3770 Fundamental Properties of Spaces and Functions I, 4 s.h.

Higher-level math courses may be used to substitute for core math courses if approved by the Math Department Director of Undergraduate Studies in advance.

**Elective courses**

- For a B.A. major or degree, all students must take at least 6-7 electives from the Math Department and another department. The actual number of electives required depends on the Program C specialization to be chosen.
- For a B.S. major or degree, all students must take at least 8 electives from the Math Department and another department.

Each elective here must have at least 3 s.h. Combining lower semester-hour courses to satisfy one course requirement is not allowed.

**Mathematics elective courses**

- For a B.A. major or degree, at least 3 of the 6-7 electives must be math courses as define here.
- For a B.S. major or degree, at least 4 of the 8 electives must be math courses as define here.
**Mathematics (MATH) courses:**- Independent study, reading, topics, seminar, and project courses are not allowed unless approved by the Math Department Director of Undergraduate Study in advance.

**Upper-level math courses**

- For a B.A. major or degree, at least 1 of the 3 math courses must be an upper-level math course.
- For a B.S. major or degree, at least 2 of the 4 math courses must be upper-level math courses.
**Upper-level math courses are**MATH:3900 and MATH courses numbered 4000 or higher*except*MATH:4010, 4020, and 4120.- MATH courses numbered 6000 or above are not allowed unless approved by the Math Department Director of Undergraduate Study in advance.

**Other electives**

**Approved electives from other departments are listed in templates for specializations below.****For specializations not listed, electives from other departments must be approved by**

**Residency requirement of the Math Department**

- Every math major must earn at least 15 s.h. at UI in courses offered by the Department of Mathematics or cross-listed with a MATH-prefixed course.

**Plan of study**

- Every Program C student must file a Plan of Study before the start of their senior year. With the help of their advisor, a student prepares a list of courses as their Plan of Study according to Requirements 1-7 above. With advisor’s approval, this Plan of Study is then submitted to the Math Department Director of Undergraduate Study for approval. Approved Plan of Study will be uploaded and appear in MyUI.
- If a student needs to change courses, a new Plan of Study must be submitted.
- Please use this Fillable PDF Form for Plan of Study for Program C.
- If the specialization is listed below, the student may follow the approved template plan of study.

**Math Department and college’s requirements**

- Students earning a major or degree in mathematics must also satisfy the Math Department’s rules and the requirements of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
- More information about CLAS regulations can be found in the University of Iowa General Catalog.

**Areas of Specializations**

Plan of study templates for each of the pre-approved areas of specialization are listed below. Students should prepare a proposed list of courses in consultation with a mathematics advisor. Students must complete the fillable Plan of Study form before their senior year.

**The following templates must be used for the students who declared a math major ***for the first time*** at UI in Fall 2023 or later.** The first two pages of each of the documents below outline the requirements stated above. The third page is the template for the given area of specialization.

- Biochemistry 2023
- Biomathematics 2023
^{1} - Biostatistics 2023
^{2} - Chemistry 2023
- Computer Science 2023
- Data Science 2023
- Economics 2023
- Engineering (all departments) 2023
- Finance 2023
- Physics 2023
- Risk Management & Insurance 2023
- Statistics & Actuarial Science 2023

**Old Templates**

**The following templates are for the students who declared a math major ***for the first time*** at UI in Fall 2016 or later but by Summer 2023.**

- Biochemistry 2017
- Biomathematics 2021
^{1} - Biomathematics 2016
^{1} - Biostatistics BA 2018
^{2} - Biostatistics BS 2018
^{2} - Biostatistics 2016
^{2} - Chemistry 2016
- Computer Science 2016
- Data Science 2019
- Economics 2016
- Engineering (all departments) 2016
- Finance 2016
- Physics 2016
- Risk Management & Insurance 2016
- Statistics & Actuarial Science 2016

Footnotes

- Templates for Biomathematics:

- Students who declared a math major prior to Summer 2021 may use either the 2016 or 2021 or 2023 template.
- Students who declare math major for the first time in Fall 2021 or later but by Summer 2023 must use the 2021 or 2023 template, but not the 2016 template for Biomathematics.
- Students who want to pursue U2G in Biomathematics are required to use a BS template due to the U2G structure.

- Templates for Biostatistics:

- Students may use either the 2016 or 2018 or 2023 template if they declared a math major prior to Fall 2018.
- Students who declare Math major for the first time in Fall 2018 or later but by Summer 2023 may use the 2018 or 2023 template, but not the 2016 template for Biostatistics.
- For U2G in Biostatistics see https://www.public-health.uiowa.edu/ms-biostatistics-undergrad-to-grad/.