Dec 07, 2021  
2021-2022 Scripps Catalog 
2021-2022 Scripps Catalog

Mathematics Major

Requirements for the Major

A major in Mathematics requires a minimum of eight courses plus a senior thesis.  Prerequisite courses to not count toward the eight courses required.

Core Requirements


The mathematics major requires five additional upper-division courses in mathematics , numbered above 100, to be planned in consultation with the mathematics faculty.

Honors Requirements

The Mathematics Department awards honors in the major to exceptional students who meet the following requirements:

  1. Completion of Abstract Algebra I and Principles of Real Analysis I
  2. Completion of one of the following two-semester sequences of upper division math courses: 131-132, 131-139, 131-147, 131-180, 151-152, 171-172, 171-174.
  3. A minimum grade point average of 3.67 in math courses at the level of Linear Algebra and above
  4. A minimum grade of A- on the senior thesis and a successful oral defense of the thesis before the math faculty