The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers a major in Mathematics, a major in Computer Science, and minors in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Computer Science. A student may double major in Mathematics and Computer Science or major in one discipline and minor in the other. Students majoring in Mathematics may not minor in Applied Mathematics.
Three years of high school mathematics, including two years of algebra and one year of geometry, or equivalent preparation, are necessary for all courses offered in the Department. Trigonometry/Precalculus is strongly recommended. A student who studied calculus before enrolling in Hendrix College may receive course credit for MATH 130 Calculus I if he or she takes MATH 140 Calculus II with consent of the instructor and passes it with a grade of C or better. Alternatively, a student may receive course credit for MATH 140 Calculus II if he or she takes MATH 230 Multivariable Calculus or MATH 260 Differential Equations with consent of the instructor and passes it with a grade of C or better.
For more detailed information about course selection for the departmental majors, students are encouraged to visit the Guide to Academic Planning sections for Mathematics and Computer Science.