Summary: Majoring in Mathematics at Saint Michael's
If you are considering majoring in Mathematics, then this document will help you to see what
courses you would take and what your different options would be. At the end it includes a form
for making up a plan of study. You can use that form for exploring what your program might
look like. If you decide to become a Math major, then with an advisor (and with the approval of
the Department) you would use that form to select a sequence of courses that is best for you.
If you are seriously considering joining the major then please feel free to talk about it with
anyone in the Mathematics Department. If you have a department member in a course, ask them.
If you prefer, you could instead contact the department chair, George Ashline, whose office is
One Program, Two Tracks
We offer two ways to major in mathematics.
Our Traditional Track is a pre-established plan of study similar to ones offered by most other
schools across the country. Our Interdisciplinary Track lets you design your own plan, within a
framework, to combine a solid background in mathematics with a coherent collection of courses
from another area.
As a Mathematics Major you will select which track you will do by developing a plan of
study, with your advisor. You will submit that plan for approval by the Department. You must
submit it by the beginning of your fifth semester (if you join the major after that then you submit
at the time that you join).