Mathematics Option

Freshman YearCredits
CLS 101US - Knowledge and Community3  
M 171Q - Calculus I
or M 181Q - Honors Calculus I
PHSX 220 - Physics I with Calculus**4  
University and Core Electives4  
WRIT 101W - College Writing I  3
M 172 - Calculus II
or M 182 - Honors Calculus II
PHSX 222 - Physics II with Calculus**  4
University Core and Electives   4
Year Total: 15 15
Sophomore YearCredits
M 242 - Methods of Proof3  
University Core and Electives 8  
M 273 - Multivariable Calculus
or M 283 - Honors Multivariable Calculus
M 221 - Introduction to Linear Algebra  3
M 274 - Introduction to Differential Equation
or M 284 - Honors Introduction to Differential Equations
Math or Stat Elective (See List Below)  3
University Core and Electives   4
Year Total: 15 14
Junior YearCredits
M 333 - Linear Algebra3  
M 383 - Introduction to Analysis I3  
Math or Stat Elect (See List Below) 3  
University Core and Electives6  
M 384 - Introduction to Analysis II  3
Math or Stat Elect (See List Below)   3
University Core and Electives  9
Year Total: 15 15
Senior YearCredits
Math or Stat Elect (See List Below) 6  
University Core and Electives9  
M 431 - Abstract Algebra I  3
Math or Stat Elect (See List Below)   3
University Core and Electives  10
Year Total: 15 16
Total Program Credits: 120

Math or Stat Elective*

M 348Techniques of Applied Math I3
M 349Techniques of Applied Mathematics II3
M 362Linear Optimization3
M 386RSoftware Applications in Mathematics3
M 430Mathematical Biology3
M 441Numerical Linear Algebra & Optimization3
M 442Numerical Solution of Differential Equations3
M 450Applied Mathematics I3
M 451Applied Mathematics II3
M 454Introduction of Dynamical Systems I3
M 455Introduction to Dynamical Systems II3
M 472Introduction to Complex Analysis3
M 476Introduction to Topology3
STAT 332Statistics for Scientists and Engineers3
STAT 337Intermediate Statistics with Introduction to Statistical Computing3
STAT 421Probability Theory3
STAT 422Mathematical Statistics3

 At least nine credits must be 400 level courses


 May be replaced with another mathematical application area with advisor approval 

A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation; 42 of these credits must be in courses numbered 300 and above. Core 2.0 must be completed for graduation.

Accelerated M.S. Plan

The Accelerated M.S. Program (AMSP) is designed to provide MSU undergraduates a path to earning both the B.S. and the M.S. in Mathematics in a total of five years.  Undergraduate students earning a B.S. in Mathematics at Montana State University may accelerate their program through any combination of Advanced Placement Credit, transfer credit, and higher semester credit loads so that they may receive their B.S. degree after four years and their M.S. degree after the fifth year. The undergraduate student can complete specific graduate level course work during year 4 of the undergraduate program.  These courses can be reserved for graduate credit towards the M.S. degree.  With careful planning by the student and the academic advisor, this can compress the time required to fulfill requirements of both the B.S. and M.S. degrees to a total of five years.  The M.S. degree is typically a non-thesis degree (course work and exams only), and all M.S. requirements described above in the Non-Thesis Plan must be fulfilled, unless otherwise approved by the student's graduate committee. It is essential that students interested in the accelerated M.S. plan begin discussions with their undergraduate advisor during freshman year. To learn more about the AMSP, please visit