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Mathematics Major

The program leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Mathematics & Statistics is designed to introduce students to the major aspects of contemporary mathematics.

By selecting appropriate electives students may become well prepared either for positions in industry or for graduate study in mathematics and related disciplines. The mathematics major can prepare for a career in actuarial science, operations research, computer science, statistics, biostatistics, mathematical physics or any of many other areas which use mathematics.

Mathematics Major Requirements

The following courses are required of Mathematics majors:

  • MAT 1000 - Mathematical Communities (starting with the class of 2024)
  • MAT 1500 - Calculus I
  • MAT 1505 - Calculus II
  • MAT 2500 - Calculus III
  • MAT 2600 - Foundation of Math I
  • MAT 2705 - Diff Equation with Linear Alg

Additional Requirements

  • one approved upper level analysis course
  • four other mathematics courses numbered 3000 or above
  • a two-semester sequence of natural science courses with a lab at the science-major level*
  • one additional science course at the science-major level with lab if appropriate (eg. PHY 2414, PHY 2415, or CSC 1051)

 *Regarding the two-semester sequence, we strongly urge students to take:

Physics sequence:

  • PHY 2410 - University Phy:Mechanics and PHY 2411 - Lab: Mechanics
  • PHY 2412 - Univ Physics: Elec & Mag and PHY 2413 - Lab: Elec & Magnetism

  • PHY 1100 - General Physics I and PHY 1101 - General Physics I Lab
  • PHY 1102 - General Physics II and PHY 1103 - General Physics II Lab

but will allow one of the following 3 sequences:

Biology sequence:

Chemistry sequence:

  • CHM 1151 - General Chemistry I and CHM 1103 - General Chemistry
  • CHM 1152 - General Chemistry II and CHM 1104 - General Chemistry Lab II


Contact Information

Department of Mathematics & Statistics
SAC Room 305
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085 
Tel: 610.519.4850
Fax: 610.519.6928

Dr. Jesse Frey

Christine Gadonas 610.519.4809
Maria W. Barrett  610.519.4850