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Department of Mathematics
Bryn Mawr College
Park Science Building

101 North Merion Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-2899

Phone: 610-526-5348
FAX: 610-526-6575

Sample Programs

These Sample Programs provide guidelines to major in mathematics at Bryn Mawr from a few different perspectives. Certainly, in every case, there is substantial flexibility to tailor a course of study to fit an individual’s personal preferences and needs. This selection is by no means a complete picture of every alternative. A student can choose from a variety of options to fashion a program that suits her desires. Almost anything is possible in our mathematics department!

Please note that the annual Course Guide indicates exactly which course meets which Divisional Requirement by the use of Roman numerals I, II, and III. In all departments, many courses are offered every semester while some courses are offered only one of the two semesters each year, or even every other year. These factors must be taken into consideration in any long term planning. The illustrations available here can be ideal starting points to create your own perfect four-year curriculum!


List of Sample Programs:

General Plan

 

All programs of study MUST be designed with the advice of a Major Advisor.
Note: In each sample program, distribution requirements and electives can be interchanged among the various semesters to accommodate the student's desires.

 
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Freshman Year

Math 101: Calculus I
Emily Balch Seminar
Foreign Language
Distribution Requirement

Math 102: Calculus II
Foreign Language
Distribution Requirement
Free Elective
Sophomore Year

Math 201: Multivariable Calculus
Distribution Requirement
Free Elective
Free Elective

Math 203: Linear Algebra
Math 206: Transition to Higher Math (as math elective)
Distribution Requirement
Free Elective

Junior Year
Math 301: Real Analysis I
Math 303: Abstract
Algebra I

Free Elective
Free Elective

Math 302 or Math 304
Math Elective (200 or 300 level)
Free Elective
Free Elective

Senior Year

Math 398: Senior Conference
Math Elective (200 or 300 level)
Free Elective

Free Elective

Math Elective (200 or 300 level)
Free Elective
Free Elective
Free Elective

Note:  If considering graduate study, enroll in as many 300-level math electives as possible.

All programs must satisfy the Bryn Mawr College Distribution Requirement

One semester course in each of the following four "Approaches to Inquiry"

Critical Interpretation (CI) - critically interpreting works, such as texts, objects, artistic creations and performances, through a process of close reading.

Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) - analyzing the variety of societal systems and patterns of behavior across space.

Inquiry into the Past (IP) - inquiring into the development and transformation of human experience over time.

Scientific Investigation (SI) - understanding the natural world by testing hypotheses against observational evidence.

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Sample Program to Major in Mathematics, Starting with Calculus II


All programs of study MUST be designed with the advice of a Major Advisor.

Note: In each sample program, distribution requirements and electives can be interchanged among the various semesters to accommodate the student's desires.

 
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Freshman Year

Math 102: Calculus II Emily Balch Seminar
Foreign Language
Distribution Requirement

Math 203: Linear Algebra
Foreign Language
Distribution Requirement
Free Elective

Sophomore Year

Math 201: Multivariable Calculus
Distribution Requirement
Free Elective
Free Elective

Math 206: Transition to Higher Math (as math elective)
Math Elective (200 or 300 level)
Distribution Requirement
Free Elective
Junior Year
Math 301: Real Analysis I
Math 303: Abstract Algebra I
Free Elective
Free Elective
Math 302 or Math 304
Math Elective (200 or 300 level)
Free Elective
Free Elective
Senior Year
Math 398: Senior Conference
Free Elective
Free Elective
Free Elective

Math Elective (200 or 300 level)
Free Elective
Free Elective
Free Elective

Note: A student following this program should consider doing research and/or Honors in the senior year. Discuss this possibility with a Major Advisor early in the junior year.  If considering graduate study, enroll in as many 300-level math electives as possible.

All programs must satisfy the Bryn Mawr College Distribution Requirement

One semester course in each of the following four "Approaches to Inquiry"

Critical Interpretation (CI) - critically interpreting works, such as texts, objects, artistic creations and performances, through a process of close reading.

Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) - analyzing the variety of societal systems and patterns of behavior across space.

Inquiry into the Past (IP) - inquiring into the development and transformation of human experience over time.

Scientific Investigation (SI) - understanding the natural world by testing hypotheses against observational evidence.

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Sample Program to Major in Mathematics, Starting with Multivariable Calculus


All programs of study MUST be designed with the advice of a Major Advisor.

Note: In each sample program, distribution requirements and electives can be interchanged among the various semesters to accommodate the student's desires.

 
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Freshman Year
Math 201: Multivariable Calculus
Bmily Balch Seminar
Foreign Language
Distribution Requiremet

Math 203: Linear Algebra
Math 206: Transition to Higher Math (as math elective)
Foreign Language

Distribution Requirement

Sophomore Year

Math 301: Real Analysis I
Math 303: Abstract Algebra I

Distribution Requirement
Free Elective

Math 302 or Math 304
Distribution Requirement
Free Elective
Free Elective
Junior Year
Math Elective (200 or 300 level)
Free Elective
Free Elective
Free Elective
Math Elective (200 or 300 level)
Free Elective
Free Elective
Free Elective
Senior Year
Math 398: Senior Conference
Free Elective
Free Elective
Free Elective

Math Elective (200 or 300 level)
Free Elective
Free Elective
Free Elective

Note: A student following this program should consider doing research and/or Honors in the senior year. Discuss this possibility with a Major Advisor early in the junior year.  If considering graduate study, enroll in as many 300-level math electives as possible.

All programs must satisfy the Bryn Mawr College Distribution Requirement

One semester course in each of the following four "Approaches to Inquiry"

Critical Interpretation (CI) - critically interpreting works, such as texts, objects, artistic creations and performances, through a process of close reading.

Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) - analyzing the variety of societal systems and patterns of behavior across space.

Inquiry into the Past (IP) - inquiring into the development and transformation of human experience over time.

Scientific Investigation (SI) - understanding the natural world by testing hypotheses against observational evidence.

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Sample Program to Major in Mathematics for the AB/MA Program

 

All programs of study MUST be designed with the advice of a Major Advisor.

Note: In each sample program, distribution requirements and electives can be interchanged among the various semesters to accommodate the student's desires.

 
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Freshman Year

Math 201: Multivariable Calculus
Emily Balch Seminar
Foreign Language
Distribution Requirement

Math 203: Linear Algebra
Math Elective (200 or 300 level)
Foreign Language
Distribution Requirement

Sophomore Year

Math 301: Real Analysis I
Math 303: Abstract Algebra I
Distribution Requirement
Free Elective

Math 302: Real Analysis II
Math 304: Abstract Algebra II
Distribution Requirement
Free Elective
Junior Year
Graduate Math Course*
Free Elective**
Free Elective
Free Elective
Graduate Math Course*
Free Elective**
Free Elective
Free Elective
Senior Year

Graduate Math Course*
Math 701 or 702 (Thesis)

Math 398: Senior Conference

Free Elective

Graduate Math Course*
Math 701 or 702 (Thesis)

Free Elective

Free Elective

Note: This plan assumes 4 transfer credits (such as AP, IB) toward the BMC degree.

*Two Graduate Math courses may be advanced 300-level Math courses with additional work. Up to two graduate courses may be taken for both AB and MA credit. **It is highly recommended that a Math elective be chosen.

All programs must satisfy the Bryn Mawr College Distribution Requirement

One semester course in each of the following four "Approaches to Inquiry"

Critical Interpretation (CI) - critically interpreting works, such as texts, objects, artistic creations and performances, through a process of close reading.

Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) - analyzing the variety of societal systems and patterns of behavior across space.

Inquiry into the Past (IP) - inquiring into the development and transformation of human experience over time.

Scientific Investigation (SI) - understanding the natural world by testing hypotheses against observational evidence.

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Sample Program to Major in Mathematics Taking a Semester Abroad (Starting with Calculus I)


All programs of study MUST be designed with the advice of a Major Advisor.

Note: In each sample program, distribution requirements and electives can be interchanged among the various semesters to accommodate the student's desires.

 
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Freshman Year
Math 101: Calculus I
Emily Balch Seminar
Foreign Language
Distribution Requirement

Math 102: Calculus II
Distribution Requirement
Foreign Language
Free Elective

Sophomore Year

Math 201: Multivariable Calculus
Distribution Requirement
Free Elective

Free Elective

Math 203: Linear Algebra
Math 206: Transition to Higher
Math (as math elective)

Distribution Requirement
Free Elective
Junior Year
Math 303 or Math 301
Math Elective (200 or 300 level)
Free Elective
Free Elective
SEMESTER AWAY
(Free Electives)
Senior Year
Math 301 or Math 303
Math 398: Senior Conference
Math Elective (200 or 300 level)

Free Elective

Math 302 or Math 304
Math Elective (200 or 300 level)

Free Elective
Free Elective

NOTE: Meeting with a Mathematics Major Advisor as early as possible can increase the options available.

All programs must satisfy the Bryn Mawr College Distribution Requirement

One semester course in each of the following four "Approaches to Inquiry"

Critical Interpretation (CI) - critically interpreting works, such as texts, objects, artistic creations and performances, through a process of close reading.

Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) - analyzing the variety of societal systems and patterns of behavior across space.

Inquiry into the Past (IP) - inquiring into the development and transformation of human experience over time.

Scientific Investigation (SI) - understanding the natural world by testing hypotheses against observational evidence.

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Sample Program to Major in Mathematics Taking a Semester Abroad (Starting with Calculus II)


All programs of study MUST be designed with the advice of a Major Advisor.

Note: In each sample program, distribution requirements and electives can be interchanged among the various semesters to accommodate the student's desires.

 
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Freshman Year
Math 102: Calculus II
Emily Balch Seminar
Foreign Language
Distribution Requirement

Math 203: Linear Algebra
Distribution Requirement
Foreign Language
Free Elective

Sophomore Year

Math 201: Multivariable Calculus
Distribution Requirement
Free Elective
Free Elective

Math 206: Transition to Higher Math (as math elective)
Math Elective (200 or 300 level)

Distribution Requirement
Free Elective
Junior Year
Math 303 or Math 301
Math Elective (200 or 300 level)
Free Elective
Free Elective
SEMESTER AWAY
(Free Electives)
Senior Year
Math 301 or Math 303
Math 398: Senior Conference
Free Elective
Free Elective

Math 302 or Math 304
Math Elective (200 or 300 level)
Free Elective
Free Elective

NOTE: Meeting with a Mathematics Major Advisor as early as possible can increase the options available.

All programs must satisfy the Bryn Mawr College Distribution Requirement

One semester course in each of the following four "Approaches to Inquiry"

Critical Interpretation (CI) - critically interpreting works, such as texts, objects, artistic creations and performances, through a process of close reading.

Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) - analyzing the variety of societal systems and patterns of behavior across space.

Inquiry into the Past (IP) - inquiring into the development and transformation of human experience over time.

Scientific Investigation (SI) - understanding the natural world by testing hypotheses against observational evidence.

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Sample Program to Double Major in Mathematics and Physics (Starting with Calculus II)


YOU MUST MEET WITH MAJOR ADVISORS IN BOTH DEPARTMENTS.

Note: In each sample program, distribution requirements and electives can be interchanged among the various semesters to accommodate the student's desires.

 
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Freshman Year
Math 102: Calculus II
Phys 121: Modeling the Physical World:  Foundations & Frontiers
Emily Balch Seminar
Foreign Language

Math 203: Linear Algebra
Phys 122: Classical Mechanics

Foreign Language
Distribution Requirement

Sophomore Year

Math 201: Multivariable Calculus
Phys 201: Electromagnetism

Distribution Requirement
Distribution Requirement

Math 206: Transition to Higher Math (as math elective)
Phys 214: Intro. Quantum Mechanics
Distribution Requirement

Free Elective

Junior Year

Math 301: Real Analysis I
Math 303: Abstract Algebra I
Phys 306: Mathematical Methods (counts as math elective)

Free Elective

Math 302 or Math 304
Math Elective (200 or 300 level)
Phys 305 or 331

Free Elective
Senior Year
Math 398: Senior Conference
Physics Elective (300 level)

Physics 398: Senior Seminar I
Free Elective

Math Elective (200 or 300 level)
Physics Elective (300 level)

Free Elective
Free Elective

Some suggested courses to fulfill remaining Math Electives are Math 311 (Partial Differential Equations), Math 312 (Topology) and Math 322 (Functions of Complex Variables), because these courses relate best to the field of Physics.

All programs must satisfy the Bryn Mawr College Distribution Requirement

One semester course in each of the following four "Approaches to Inquiry"

Critical Interpretation (CI) - critically interpreting works, such as texts, objects, artistic creations and performances, through a process of close reading.

Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) - analyzing the variety of societal systems and patterns of behavior across space.

Inquiry into the Past (IP) - inquiring into the development and transformation of human experience over time.

Scientific Investigation (SI) - understanding the natural world by testing hypotheses against observational evidence.

 

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Sample Program to Major in Mathematics and Do Pre-Med

 

All programs of study MUST be designed with the advice of a Mathematics Major Advisor and a Health Professions Advisor. Students should also refer to the Health Professions web site at: www.brynmawr.edu/healthpro.

 
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Freshman Year

Math 101: Calculus I
Bio 101: Intro. Biology I

Emily Balch Seminar
Foreign Language

Math 102: Calculus II
Bio 102: Intro. Biology II

Distribution Requirement (English)
Foreign Language

Sophomore Year

Math 201: Multivariable Calculus
Chem 103: General Chemistry I

Distribution Requirement

Distribution Requirement

Math 203: Linear Algebra
Math 206: Transition to Higher
Math (as math elective)
Chem 104: General Chemistry II

Distribution Requirement
Junior Year

Math 301: Real Analysis I
Math 303: Abstract Algebra I
Chem 211: Organic Chemistry I

Free Elective

Math 302 or Math 304
Math Elective (200 or 300 level)
Chem 212: Organic Chemistry II

Free Elective

Senior Year
Math 398: Senior Conference
Math Elective (200 or 300 level)
Physics 101: Intro. Physics I

Free Elective

Math Elective (200 or 300 level)
Physics 102: Intro. Physics II
Free Elective
Free Elective

Note: This plan allows the student to have a “glide year” after graduation, before entering medical school. It is entirely possible to design a program of study that permits the student to enter medical school immediately upon graduation from Bryn Mawr. See a Health Professions Advisor for details.

All programs must satisfy the Bryn Mawr College Distribution Requirement

One semester course in each of the following four "Approaches to Inquiry"

Critical Interpretation (CI) - critically interpreting works, such as texts, objects, artistic creations and performances, through a process of close reading.

Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) - analyzing the variety of societal systems and patterns of behavior across space.

Inquiry into the Past (IP) - inquiring into the development and transformation of human experience over time.

Scientific Investigation (SI) - understanding the natural world by testing hypotheses against observational evidence.

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Sample Program to Major in Mathematics with Certification to Teach


Programs of study MUST be designed with the advice of a Major Advisor in Mathematics and with another advisor from the Education Program.

Note: In each sample program, distribution requirements and electives can be interchanged among the various semesters to accommodate the student's desires.

 
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Freshman Year
Math 101: Calculus I
Emily Balch Seminar
Foreign Language
Distribution Requirement

Math 102: Calculus II
Foreign Language
Distribution Requirement (English course)
Free Elective

Sophomore Year

Math 201: Multivariable Calculus
Ed 200: Critical Issues in Education
Psych 203: Educational
Psychology

Distribution Requirement

Math 203: Linear Algebra
Math 206: Transition to Higher
Math (as math elective)

Distribution Requirement
Free Elective
Junior Year

Math 301: Real Analysis I
Math 303: Abstract Algebra I

Ed 210 or 275 (at BMC or HVD)
Free Elective

Math 302 or Math 304
Math Elective (200 or 300 level)
Math Elective (200 or 300 level)

Free Elective
Senior Year

Math 398: Senior Conference
Math Elective (200 or 300 level)
Ed 210 or 275 (at BMC or HVD)

Ed 301: Curriculum/Pedagogy Sem.

Ed 302: Practice Teaching Seminar
Ed 303: Practice Teaching (2 units of credit)

Suggested math electives:  Probability: BMC 205 or HC 218; Discrete Math: BMC 231; Geometry: BMC 221 or HC 205b.  Meeting with a math major advisor as early as possible can increase the available options.

All programs must satisfy the Bryn Mawr College Distribution Requirement

One semester course in each of the following four "Approaches to Inquiry"

Critical Interpretation (CI) - critically interpreting works, such as texts, objects, artistic creations and performances, through a process of close reading.

Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) - analyzing the variety of societal systems and patterns of behavior across space.

Inquiry into the Past (IP) - inquiring into the development and transformation of human experience over time.

Scientific Investigation (SI) - understanding the natural world by testing hypotheses against observational evidence.

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Sample Program to Major in Mathematics and Minor in Computer Science


YOU MUST MEET WITH MAJOR ADVISORS IN BOTH DEPARTMENTS.

Note: In each sample program, distribution requirements and electives can be interchanged among the various semesters to accommodate the student's desires.

 
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Freshman Year
Math 101: Calculus I
CMSC 110: Intro. to Computer Science

Emily Balch Seminar
Foreign Language

Math 102: Calculus II
Distribution Requirement

Distribution Requirement

Foreign Language

Sophomore Year

Math 201: Multivariable Calculus
CMSC/MATH 231: Discrete
Mathematics (counts as math elective)
Distribution Requirement
Free Elective

Math 203: Linear Algebra
Math Elective (200 or 300 level)
CMSC 206: Data Structures

Distribution Requirement
Junior Year

Math 301: Real Analysis I
Math 303: Abstract Algebra I
Free Elective

Free Elective

Math 302 or Math 304
Math Elective (200 or 300 level)
Computer Science Elective

Free Elective
Senior Year
Math 398: Senior Conference
Computer Science Elective

Free Elective
Free Elective

Math Elective (200 or 300 level)
Computer Science Elective
Free Elective
Free Elective

Note: Computer Science electives must include any two of CMSC 240, 245, 246, 340, 345.

All programs must satisfy the Bryn Mawr College Distribution Requirement

One semester course in each of the following four "Approaches to Inquiry"

Critical Interpretation (CI) - critically interpreting works, such as texts, objects, artistic creations and performances, through a process of close reading.

Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) - analyzing the variety of societal systems and patterns of behavior across space.

Inquiry into the Past (IP) - inquiring into the development and transformation of human experience over time.

Scientific Investigation (SI) - understanding the natural world by testing hypotheses against observational evidence.

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Sample Program to Double Major in Mathematics and Computer Science


YOU MUST MEET WITH MAJOR ADVISORS IN BOTH DEPARTMENTS.

Note: In each sample program, distribution requirements and electives can be interchanged among the various semesters to accommodate the student's desires.

 
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Freshman Year
Math 101: Calculus I
CMSC 110: Intro. Computer Science

Emily Balch Seminar
Foreign Language

Math 102: Calculus II
CMSC 206: Data Structures

Foreign Language

Distribution Requirement

Sophomore Year

Math 201: Multivariable Calculus
CMSC/MATH 231: Discrete
Mathematics (counts as math elective)
CMSC 245: Principles of Programming Languages

Distribution Requirement

Math 203: Linear Algebra
Math 206: Transition to Higher Math (as math elective)
Computer Science Elective

Distribution Requirement
Junior Year

Math 301 or Math 303
CMSC 240: Principles of Computer Organization

Computer Science Elective
Distribution Requirement

Math 302 or Math 304
CMSC 330: Algorithms

Computer Science Elective
Free Elective

Senior Year

Math 303 or Math 301
Math 398: Senior Conference
CMSC 340 or CMSC 345 (counts as math elective)

Computer Science Elective

Math Elective (200 or 300 level)
Computer Science Elective
CMSC 399: Senior Conference
Free Elective

Note: The following Computer Science courses double count for the major in Mathematics and the major in Computer Science: CMSC 231 (Discrete Mathematics), CMSC 340 (Analysis of Algorithms), and CMSC 345 (Theory of Computation).

All programs must satisfy the Bryn Mawr College Distribution Requirement

One semester course in each of the following four "Approaches to Inquiry"

Critical Interpretation (CI) - critically interpreting works, such as texts, objects, artistic creations and performances, through a process of close reading.

Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) - analyzing the variety of societal systems and patterns of behavior across space.

Inquiry into the Past (IP) - inquiring into the development and transformation of human experience over time.

Scientific Investigation (SI) - understanding the natural world by testing hypotheses against observational evidence.

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Sample Program to Double Major in Mathematics and Geology


YOU MUST MEET WITH MAJOR ADVISORS IN BOTH DEPARTMENTS.

Note: In each sample program, distribution requirements and electives can be interchanged among the various semesters to accommodate the student's desires.

 
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Freshman Year
Math 101: Calculus I
Geology 101: How the Earth Works

Emily Balch Seminar
Foreign Language

Math 102: Calculus II
Geology 102 or Geology 103

Foreign Language

Distribution Requirement

Sophomore Year

Math 201: Multivariable Calculus
Geology 202: Mineralogy and Crystal Chemistry
Chem 103, Physics 101, or Physics 121

Distribution Requirement

Math 203: Linear Algebra
Math 206: Transition to Higher Math (as math elective)
Chem 104, Physics 102, or Physics 122

Distribution Requirement
Junior Year

Math 301 or Math 303
Geology 203: Invertebrate
Paleobiology
Geology 205: Sedimentary
Materials & Environments

Free Elective

Math 302 or Math 304
Geology 204: Structural Geology

Free Elective
Free Elective
Senior Year
Math 303 or Math 301
Math 398: Senior Conference
Math Elective (200 or 300 level)
Geology Elective (300 level)

Math Elective (200 or 300 level)
Math Elective (200 or 300 level)
Geology 399: Senior Capstone Seminar
Free Elective

Note: CMSC 110 (Introduction to Computer Science) is strongly recommended.

All programs must satisfy the Bryn Mawr College Distribution Requirement

One semester course in each of the following four "Approaches to Inquiry"

Critical Interpretation (CI) - critically interpreting works, such as texts, objects, artistic creations and performances, through a process of close reading.

Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) - analyzing the variety of societal systems and patterns of behavior across space.

Inquiry into the Past (IP) - inquiring into the development and transformation of human experience over time.

Scientific Investigation (SI) - understanding the natural world by testing hypotheses against observational evidence.

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Sample Program to Double Major in Mathematics and Chemistry

 

YOU MUST MEET WITH MAJOR ADVISORS IN BOTH DEPARTMENTS.

Note: In each sample program, distribution requirements and electives can be interchanged among the various semesters to accommodate the student's desires.

 
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Freshman Year
Math 101: Calculus I
Chem 103: General Chemistry I

Emily Balch Seminar
Foreign Language

Math 102: Calculus II
Chem 104: General Chemistry II

Foreign Language
Distribution Requirement

Distribution Requirement

Sophomore Year

Math 201: Multivariable Calculus
Chem 211: Organic Chemistry I

Physics 121 or 101

Distribution Requirement

Math 203: Linear Algebra
Math 206: Transition to Higher Math (as math elective)
Chem 212: Organic Chemistry II
Physics 122 or 102
Junior Year

Math 301 or Math 303
Chem 221: Physical Chemistry I (no lab)

Chem 242: Biological Chemistry
Chem 251: Research Methodology I

Math 302 or Math 304
Chem 222: Physical Chemistry II

Chem 231: Inorganic Chemistry

Chem 252: Research Methodology II

Senior Year
Math 301 or Math 303
Math Elective (200 or 300 level)
Math 398: Senior Conference
Chemistry Elective (300 level)


Math Elective (200 or 300 level)
Math Elective (200 or 300 level)
Chemistry Elective (300 level)

Free Elective

Suggested Math Electives:  Math 210, Math 251 or Math 351, Math 312.

All programs must satisfy the Bryn Mawr College Distribution Requirement

One semester course in each of the following four "Approaches to Inquiry"

Critical Interpretation (CI) - critically interpreting works, such as texts, objects, artistic creations and performances, through a process of close reading.

Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) - analyzing the variety of societal systems and patterns of behavior across space.

Inquiry into the Past (IP) - inquiring into the development and transformation of human experience over time.

Scientific Investigation (SI) - understanding the natural world by testing hypotheses against observational evidence.

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Sample Program to Double Major in Mathematics and Sociology

 

Note: In each sample program, distribution requirements and electives can be interchanged among the various semesters to accommodate the student's desires.

 
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Freshman Year
Math 101: Calculus I
Soc 102: Society, Culture and the Individual
Emily Balch Seminar
Foreign Language

Math 102: Calculus II
Foreign Language
Distribution Requirement
Distribution Requirement

Sophomore Year

Math 201: Multivariable Calculus
Sociology Elective*

Distribution Requirement
Free Elective

Math 203: Linear Algebra
Math 206: Transition to Higher Math (as math elective)
Sociology 265: Research Design and
Statistical Analysis

Distribution Requirement
Junior Year

Math 301: Real Analysis I
Math 303: Abstract Algebra I
Sociology 302: Social Theory
Sociology Elective*

Math 302 or Math 304
Math Elective (200 or 300 level)
Sociology 303: Junior Conference (Discipline-Based Intensive Writing)
Sociology Elective*
Senior Year
Math 398: Senior Conference
Sociology 398: Senior Conference
Math Elective (200 or 300 level)
Sociology Elective*

Math Elective (200 or 300 level)
Sociology Elective*

Free Elective
Free Elective

* Of the 5 Sociology Electives, at least 1 must be at the 300-level, and 1 may be at the 100-level.

Note:  Two of the math courses count as allied work for the Sociology Major.  To design your program, you must meet with a Math Major Advisor and with Mary Osirim in the Sociology Department.

 

All programs must satisfy the Bryn Mawr College Distribution Requirement

One semester course in each of the following four "Approaches to Inquiry"

Critical Interpretation (CI) - critically interpreting works, such as texts, objects, artistic creations and performances, through a process of close reading.

Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) - analyzing the variety of societal systems and patterns of behavior across space.

Inquiry into the Past (IP) - inquiring into the development and transformation of human experience over time.

Scientific Investigation (SI) - understanding the natural world by testing hypotheses against observational evidence.

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Sample Program to Double Major in Mathematics and English

 

Note: In each sample program, distribution requirements and electives can be interchanged among the various semesters to accommodate the student's desires.

 
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Freshman Year
Math 101: Calculus I
Emily Balch Seminar
Foreign Language
Distribution Requirement

Math 102: Calculus II
English Elective (200 level)*
Foreign Language
Distribution Requirement

Sophomore Year

Math 201: Multivariable Calculus
English Elective (200 level)*

Distribution Requirement
Free Elective

Math 203: Linear Algebra
Math 206: Transition to Higher Math (as math elective)
English 250: Methods of Literary Study

Free Elective
Junior Year

Math 301: Real Analysis I
Math 303: Abstract Algebra I

English Elective (200 level)*
English Elective (300 level)*

Math 302 or Math 304
Math Elective (200 or 300 level)

English Elective (200 level) *
English Elective (300 level) *
Senior Year
Math 398: Senior Conference
English 398: Senior Seminar
Math Elective (200 or 300 level)
English Elective*

Math Elective (200 or 300 level)
English 399: Senior Essay
English Elective*

Free Elective

*Of the 8 English Electives, at least 3 must be at the 300-level (not counting English 398 or 399).  You need to take two 200-level classes before taking English 250.  English 250 should be completed either in the spring semester of sophomore year or the fall semester of junior year.

Note:  You must meet regularly with advisors in both departments and gain approval to double major.

All programs must satisfy the Bryn Mawr College Distribution Requirement

One semester course in each of the following four "Approaches to Inquiry"

Critical Interpretation (CI) - critically interpreting works, such as texts, objects, artistic creations and performances, through a process of close reading.

Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) - analyzing the variety of societal systems and patterns of behavior across space.

Inquiry into the Past (IP) - inquiring into the development and transformation of human experience over time.

Scientific Investigation (SI) - understanding the natural world by testing hypotheses against observational evidence.

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Sample Program to Major in Mathematics and Minor in Environmental Studies

 

All programs of study MUST be designed with the advice of a Mathematics Major Advisor and the Bryn Mawr Director of the Environmental Studies Program, Professor Victor Donnay (vdonnay@brynmawr.edu).

Note: In each sample program, distribution requirements and electives can be interchanged among the various semesters to accommodate the student's desires.

 
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Freshman Year
Math 101: Calculus I
EnvS 101: Introduction to Environmental Studies

Emily Balch Seminar
Foreign Language

Math 102: Calculus II
Environmental Studies Elective*

Foreign Language

Distribution Requirement

Sophomore Year

Math 201: Multivariable Calculus
Environmental Studies Elective*
Distribution Requirement
Free Elective

Math 203: Linear Algebra
Math 206: Transition to Higher Math (as math elective)
Environmental Studies Elective*

Distribution Requirement
Junior Year

Math 301: Real Analysis I
Math 303: Abstract Algebra I
Environmental Studies Elective*

Free Elective

Math 302 or Math 304
Math Elective (200 or 300 level)
Free Elective
Free Elective
Senior Year
Math 398: Senior Conference
Math Elective (200 or 300 level)

Free Elective
Free Elective

Math Elective (200 or 300 level)
EnvS 397: Senior Seminar
Free Elective
Free Elective

*The Environmental Studies minor requires four electives beyond the introductory EnvS 101 and the capstone EnvS 397, any of which can be used to satisfy distribution requirements.  Two of these must be chosen from the approved list in the natural sciences, math and engineering (many of which satisfy SI), and two from the approved list in the humanities and social sciences (many of which satisfy CI, CC or IP).

Note:  Math 210 Differential Equations is strongly suggested as a Math Elective.

All programs must satisfy the Bryn Mawr College Distribution Requirement

One semester course in each of the following four "Approaches to Inquiry"

Critical Interpretation (CI) - critically interpreting works, such as texts, objects, artistic creations and performances, through a process of close reading.

Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) - analyzing the variety of societal systems and patterns of behavior across space.

Inquiry into the Past (IP) - inquiring into the development and transformation of human experience over time.

Scientific Investigation (SI) - understanding the natural world by testing hypotheses against observational evidence.