Sample Mathematics Major Program
Core First-Year Courses: 3/2 Engineering Program
To pick your courses you must first know your desired engineering major at Columbia, such as mechanical, electrical, computer, etc. and the major you intend to follow at Clark. The first year of courses is important to get you through the program efficiently. Your particular selections will vary depending on your Clark/Columbia major selections and AP credits. Below is a list of common first year courses.
|1, 2||Calculus, Mathematics 124 and 125 (satisfies FA)|
|3, 4||Physics, Physics 120 and 121 (satisfies SP)
(Phys 110 is not acceptable)
|5, 6||Chemistry, Chemistry 101|
|7||Intro to Literary Analysis/English 20 or any other VE courses are acceptable.|
|8||One more perspective course is normally taken in the first year, but you may choose a course from your major area instead.|
Note: The credit for the above courses equals the allowed 8 course units per academic year. Students must fulfill the major requirements for Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, ES, Mathematics, or Physics, or choose a self-designed liberal arts/engineering major. See the 3/2 Engineering Committee to discuss the latter. Some majors, (Chemistry, Computer Science, and Physics) require you to take summer courses or to take five courses during the academic year to complete the requirements on time.
|1st year courses|
|Math||124/125||Honors Calculus I and II||2|
|Phys||120||Introductory Physics (with calculus)||1|
|Phys||121||Introductory Physics II (with calculus)||1|
|Engl||20||Intro to Literary Analysis||1||VE|
|Math||105||History of Math (a)||1||HP|
|or Elective||xxx||values perspective (c)||VP|
|2nd year courses|
|Phys||130||Ocsillations, Waves, and Optics||1|
|Phys||127||Computer Simulation Lab||1||FA|
|Elective||xxx||values perspective (c)||1||VP|
|or Math||105||or History of Math (a)||HP|
|Econ||10||Issues and Perspectives (c)||1||CP|
|3rd year courses|
|Math||172||Intro to Modern Analysis||1|
|Math||225||Modern Algebra I||1|
|Math||216||Intro to Complex Analysis||1|
|Elective||xxx||Art or Music History (c)||1||AP|
|Elective||xxx||Language Perspective (c)||1||LP|
|Elective||xxx||(choose to fit engineering specialty)||1|
|Total Clark credits||24||8|
- History of Mathematics is offered in alternate years, so should be taken in the first or second year as possible.
- Capstone course in mathematics, required for the major (usually reserved for seniors, but can be taken by juniors with the strong background given by this program).
- These perspectives can be taken in any order.