The following can provide guidance and goals in course selection within mathematics and computer science, even if you don't complete the certification. Please, talk with a member of the department to discuss a potential interest in any of the following.
Major in Mathematics
The major in Mathematics consists of eleven Mathematics or Computer Science courses: MAT 113; MAT 150; either MAT 140 or MAT 160; one of MAT 220, MAT 230, or MAT 255; two of MAT 315, MAT 330, or MAT 355; five electives from Mathematics or Computer Science courses numbered above 200, with at least two of those above 300.
Minor in Mathematics
A minor in Mathematics consists of six courses: MAT 113; MAT 150; MAT 140 or MAT 160; one of MAT 220, MAT 230, or MAT 255; one of MAT 315, MAT 330, or MAT 355 and one additional Mathematics or Computer Science course numbered above 200.
Honors in Mathematics
The Department of Mathematics grants honors to graduating students with outstanding records of accomplishment in mathematics, as demonstrated in three areas: breadth of curriculum, quality of academic performance, and significance of scholarly thesis project. Candidates may emphasize either pure or applied mathematics, corresponding to specified course selections. A departmental document (.pdf) provides further details concerning requirements and procedures for honors.
Computer Science Concentration
A concentration in Computer Science consists of six courses (some with prerequisites), the same number of courses required for a minor in a subject as Davidson. It provides for a solid foundation for work or further study in Computer Science and related fields. Also see the Computer Science web site.
Applied Mathematics Concentration
This concentration offers a track for students interested primarily in the natural sciences and another track for students interested primarily in the social sciences. Download the application form in pdf or rich text format.
Licensure in Secondary School Teaching
Mathematics 210, Mathematical Modeling, is required for students who intend to seek North Carolina licensure (certification) in the teaching of secondary school mathematics. Mathematics 340, 365, and 481 are also recommended for such students. See the Department of Education web site for more information.
Applied mathematics and computer science are strong components of the interdisciplinary Genomics Concentration, ranging from just the required course CSC 310, Bioinformatics, to up to four MAT and CSC courses. See the Genomics at Davidson web site for more information.