Course Planning

Math Major - Planning

The course planning advice here is limited to completing this major which is just one piece of the overall Hendrix College degree requirements.  For a full description of degree requirements see the Catalog.

Possible Degree Path – starting in the first year. The following is a typical plan for the 11 courses in the mathematics major. The senior seminar (Math 497) is non-credit bearing.  This is not the only way forward.  Please consult with your advisor to create your unique path. 

  Fall Semester Spring Semester
First Year

Calculus I (MATH 130)

Calculus II (MATH 140)

Sophomore

Linear Algebra (MATH 270) 

Intro to Adv. Math. (MATH 290)

1 – 2 Mathematics major electives

Junior

One of the following 2-course sequence (might wait until senior year):

  • Algebra (MATH 320) with Seminar in Algebra (MATH 420)
  • Real Analysis (MATH 350) with Seminar in Analy. (MATH 450)

1 – 2 mathematics major electives

Senior

Senior Seminar (MATH 497)

Unless already completed - one 2-course sequence

  • Algebra (MATH 320) with Seminar in Algebra (MATH 420)
  • Real Analysis (MATH 350) with Seminar in Analy. (MATH 450)

1 – 3 remaining mathematics major electives

*Many upper-level Mathematics courses are offered every other year. Please plan accordingly.

Possible Degree Path – starting in the second year.  The following is a typical plan to complete this major. Please consult with your advisor or a member of the Department to create your unique path.

  Fall Semester Spring Semester
First Year

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Sophomore

Calculus I (MATH 130)

Calculus II (MATH 140)

Junior Linear Algebra (MATH 270)

Intro to Adv. Math. (MATH 290)

2 - 3 Mathematics major electives

Senior

Senior Seminar (MATH 497)

One of the following 2-course sequences:

  • Algebra (MATH 320) with Seminar in Algebra (MATH 420)
  • Real Analysis (MATH 350) with Seminar in Analy. (MATH 450)

2 – 3 remaining mathematics major electives

*Many upper-level Mathematics courses are offered every other year. Please plan accordingly.

Capstone Comments:  The Senior Capstone Experience for the mathematics major consists of an undergraduate research portfolio, an oral presentation, and two semesters of the non-credit Senior Seminar (MATH 497).