Suggested Degree Pathway for Mathematics - General Option

For students who entered fall 2012 to spring 2015.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
MATH.1310 Calculus I
4
xxxx.xxxx
Free Elective
3
xxxx.xxxx
Science
3
xxxx.xxxx
Science Lab 1
ENGL.1010 (Gen Ed) College Writing I
3
Total 14

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
MATH.1320 Calculus II 4
MATH.3210
Discrete Structures I
3
xxxx.xxxx
Science
3
xxxx.xxxx
Science Lab
1
ENGL.1020
(Gen Ed) College Writing II
3
Total 14

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
MATH.2310
Calculus III 4
MATH.2210
Linear Algebra I 3
xxxx.xxxx
Science
3
xxxx.xxxx
Science Lab
1
ENGL.xxxx Writing Requirement 3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective1 3
Total 17

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
MATH.23xx
Differential Equations (2340 or 2360)
3
MATH.2220
Linear Algebra II
3
xxxx.xxxx
Science 3
xxxx.xxxx
Science Lab 1
xxxx.xxxx
(Gen Ed) AH
3
xxxx.xxxx (Gen. Ed.) SS 3
Total 16

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
MATH.xxxx
Analysis I
3
MATH.xxxx
Prob/Statistics Elective
3
xxxx.xxxx
(Gen Ed) AH
3
xxxx.xxxx
(Gen. Ed.) SS
3
xxxx.xxxx
Computing Requirement
3/4
Total 15(16)

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
MATH.xxxx
Analysis II 3
MATH.3xxx
Math Elective
3
MATH.3750
Senior Seminar I
1
xxxx.xxxx
(Gen Ed) SS
3
xxxx.xxxx Science Elective 3
xxxx.xxxx (Gen Ed) AH 3
Total 16

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
MATH.3xxx
Math Elective
3
MATH.4750
Senior Seminar II
3
xxxx.xxxx Science Elective
3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective 
3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective
3
Total 15

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
MATH.xxxx
Math Elective
3
xxxx.xxxx
Science Elective
3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective 
3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective
3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective
3
Total 15
Total Minimum Credits = 120


1Not needed if 4-credit computing course is taken

Consult the General Education website for General Education requirements. 

Current UMass Lowell students should use their Advisement Report in SIS. If you need assistance, please contact your advisor.

Course selections are subject to restrictions.

Mathematics Requirements

Calculus MATH.1310 or (MATH.1280 and MATH.1290), MATH.1320 and MATH.2310
Linear Algebra MATH.2210 and MATH.2220
Differential Equations one of MATH.2340, MATH.2360
Discrete Structures one of MATH.3210 or MATH.3220
Analysis I one of MATH.4030, MATH.4110, MATH.5010
Analysis II one of MATH.3010, MATH.3220, MATH.3620, MATH.4030, MATH.4110, MATH.4130, MATH.4200, MATH.4210, MATH.4500
Probability & Statistics one of MATH.3850, MATH.3860, MATH.4860
Senior Seminar MATH.3750 and MATH.4750
Math Electives Three mathematics courses at the 3000 level or higher (except MATH.3630)
Note: None of the above courses can be used to satisfy two different requirements. MATH.3050 and MATH.5030 cannot both be used to satisfy the two-courses Analysis requirement.

The following courses cannot be used as Electives:

  • MATH.1110 Quantitative Reasoning
  • MATH.1210 Management Precalculus 
  • MATH.1220 Management Calculus
  • MATH.1270 Preparation for Calculus
  • MATH.1510 Explorations in Math
  • MATH.2830 Introduction to Statistics 
  • MATH.3630 Intro to Data Analysis

No more than 60 Math credits can be counted toward the degree. 

Computing Requirement

COMP.1010 (Computing I) or MATH.5760 (Statistical Programming Using SAS) or another computer programming class as approved by the Undergraduate Coordinator or Department Chair.

Writing Requirement

ENGL.2290 (Essay Writing for Non-English Majors). If a student has completed other courses with substantial writing requirements, he/she can petition to have that work satisfy the mathematics writing requirement. Students with a joint major in Computer Science should take ENGL.2200 (Oral and Written Communication for CS Majors) rather than ENGL.2290.

General Education Requirement

College Writing ENGL.1010 and ENGL.1020
Arts & Humanities (AH) Three courses, not all from a single department
Social Sciences (SS) Three courses, not all from a single department
Diversity (D) One course
Ethics (E) One course
Math/Science/Technology Gen ED requirements are fulfilled by previous requirements.

Mathematics Concentrations

In addition to the general Mathematics (No Concentration) Major, six concentrations are available: Applied/Computational Mathematics, Bioinformatics, Business Applications, Computer Science, Probability/Statistics and Teaching. Interested students should check requirements with his/her adviser or with the undergraduate coordinator. To have a concentration appear on the transcript the Registrar must be notified.

Advice to Students

Any deviations from this sample program of study require permission of the Mathematics Department Chair or Undergraduate Coordinator. To receive written permission, use a Student Exception form and keep a copy for your own files.

Bachelor of Science Requirements

A minimum of 74 credits and 20 courses from the offerings of science and mathematics.

Four science lecture courses with corequisite labs, including a two semester sequence in a department other than Mathematics — COMP.1010 (Computing I), COMP.1020 (Computing II), MATH.2310/2320 (Calculus III & Math Lab I) and MATH.2360 (Engineering Diff Eqns) qualify. If you use math courses to fulfill lab science requirements, you will have to take additional science elective courses to satisfy the requirement of 74 science credits. The following courses CANNOT be used to fulfill science requirements: CHEM.1010, CHEM.1110, CHEM.1130, CHEM.1120, CHEM.1140, ATMO.1020, ATMO.1200, ATMO.1410, ENVI.1010, ENVI.1020, ENVI.1150, GEOL.1010, COMP.1110, COMP.1130, COMP.1140, COMP.1150, COMP.2110, PHYS.1210, PHYS.1210, RADI.1010, RADI.1020.

Restriction on off-campus study:

Be advised that any course taken at another institution must be formally approved prior to enrollment. See the catalog policy for details.

Last Updated: 10/17/2017