Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics

Rutgers-Camden offers three comprehensive undergraduate degree programs in the mathematical sciences:

  • Mathematics
    This program is for students looking for a traditional mathematics curriculum. This program prepares students for graduate school in mathematics or a professional career.
  • Mathematics-Teaching Option
    This program is for students who want to become secondary school teachers. This program together with the accelerated Master of Arts in Teaching program enable students to obtain New Jersey instructional certificates in five years. 
  • Applied and Computational Mathematics
    This program is for students with an interest in mathematics and computer science and in other overlapping STEM disciplines. This program suits students who want to pursue a graduate degree in applied fields or enter the workforce.

 

Requirements

To qualify for a bachelor’s degree of Arts in Mathematics, the student must achieve a grade C or better on all required mathematics classes. In addition, for the bachelor of science a student must take:

  • 50:640:253 Linear Algebra with Applications (instead of 50:640:250 Introduction to Linear Algebra) and
  • 50:640:427 Advanced Differential Equations or 50:640:463 Partial Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems

The curriculum worksheets for students entering the math programs before and after Fall 2018 can be found from the links below: 

Course Order

Our curriculum contains integrated sequences of courses that should be taken in the proper order. Students should follow the recommended sequence of courses.  View recommended course order for our Mathematics and Applied and Computational Mathematics programs.

In particular, all students should take Theory of Numbers before taking Modern Algebra I. Students should take Mathematical Reasoning with Proofs as soon as possible after finishing two semesters of calculus.


Minors in Mathematics and Statistics

The Department of Mathematical Science offers minor programs in mathematics and statistics:

  • Mathematics
    A minor in mathematics consists of a minimum of 18 credits of work with grades of C or better. At least 6 credits must be at the 300 level or above, and at least 3 additional credits must be at the 200 level or above. The three required courses are: Calc I (640:121), Calc II (640:122), and Introduction to Linear Algebra (640:250)/Linear Algebra with Applications (640:253). The following courses are recommended: Calc III (640:221), Elementary Differential Equations (640:314), Mathematical Reasoning with Proofs (640:300), and Probability and Stochastic Processes (640:331).
  • Statistics
    A minor in statistics consists of a minimum of 18 credits of work with grades of C or better, with at least 4 courses in statistics. At least 6 credits must be at the 300 level or above, and at least 3 additional credits must be at the 200 level or above. Two math courses are required: Calc I (640:121)/Calc for Business (640:118) and Introduction to Linear Algebra (640:250)/Linear Algebra with Applications (640:253). The following statistics courses are recommended: Introduction to Data Science (960:185), Introduction to Statistics I (960:283), Introduction to Statistics (960:284), Probability and Stochastic Processes (640:331), Mathematical Statistics (960:481), and Statistical Models (960:489).This program is for students with an interest in mathematics and computer science and in the overlapping disciplines of biology, chemistry, engineering, and physics.


View the list of Undergraduate Course Descriptions.


Learning Goals

Mathematics Major

  • Have a broad perspective on modern mathematics and its applications.
  • Master basic mathematical ideas and techniques in calculus, abstract algebra, analysis, geometry, differential equations, probability, and statistics.
  • Be able to analyze quantitative information and apply advanced mathematical techniques and concepts where appropriate.
  • Be able to effectively communicate rigorous mathematical ideas and reasoning.

Applied and Computational Mathematics Major

  • Have a broad perspective on modern mathematics and its applications.
  • Master basic mathematical and computational ideas and techniques in calculus, abstract algebra, analysis, geometry, differential equations, numerical analysis, probability, and statistics.  
  • Be able to analyze quantitative information and apply mathematical and computational techniques and concepts where appropriate.
  • Be able to effectively communicate rigorous mathematical ideas and reasoning.

Math Minor

  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic mathematical concepts, ideas and techniques in calculus, linear algebra, and elementary differential equations.
  • Be able to analyze quantitative information and apply mathematical techniques and concepts in other disciplines.
  • Be able to communicate mathematical arguments.

Statistics Minor

  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic mathematical and statistical concepts, ideas, and techniques.
  • Be able to analyze quantitative information and apply statistical reasoning in other disciplines.

 

How to Apply

To apply for mathematics undergraduate programs, please visit the Rutgers-Camden Admissions website.

First-Year Applicants

Use the undergraduate admissions application to apply as a first-year student if you have never attended college as a matriculated (degree-seeking) student. A first-year applicant may be a current high school student or an adult who has taken 12 or fewer college credits.

Transfer Applicants

Use the undergraduate admissions application to apply as a transfer student if you have already graduated from high school and will have earned at least 12 college credits before your expected start at Rutgers–Camden.