Undergraduate Degree Requirements
The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics-Philosophy
Ideally, these are to be completed by the end of the sophomore year.
- Mathematics and statistics requirements: The basic introductory sequence or its equivalent; this includes MATH 0240 or 0245, MATH 0413, MATH 0420, and MATH 0430.
- Philosophy requirements: PHIL 0200 and PHIL 0210. (Some other introductory course may be substituted for one of these with the consent of the student's advisor.)
At least 30 credits of mathematics and philosophy courses at the upper level. These will normally be distributed as follows.
Mathematics/Statistics Requirements (15 credits)
- Advanced Calculus I (MATH 1530)
- One course each from at least two of the following groups:
- Advanced Calculus II (MATH 1540)
- Algebra (MATH 1250)
- Topology (MATH 1700) or Geometry (MATH 1290)
- One foundations course (MATH 1410 [Foundations of Math] or PHIL 1530 [Set Theory] or PHIL 1540 [Computability Theory])
- MATH 1180 (Linear Algebra)
Philosophy Requirements (15 credits)
- (9 credits) Three upper-level (i.e., 1000) philosophy courses, including at least one of the following topics: philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of logic, philosophy of science or semantics, and at least one course which is not concerned with any of these topics.
- (6 credits) By the end of the junior year, students in the joint major are expected to have completed PHIL 1500. By the end of the senior year, students are expected to have completed either PHIL 1520 or PHIL 1540.
Note: A single course cannot satisfy both a mathematics and a philosophy requirement.
Departmental Honors in Mathematics-Philosophy
The departments of mathematics and philosophy offer a program leading to graduation with departmental honors in the joint major. Students seeking departmental honors will be asked to prepare an oral presentation on some topic to be selected in consultation with members of the faculty. Candidates for departmental honors will be examined by a committee of three faculty members from the departments of mathematics and philosophy on their knowledge of logic and the foundations of mathematics.