Mathematics Major
Meet Your Major: Mathematics
As a mathematics major, you’ll learn to apply mathematical concepts and techniques to realworld problems.
Why Math?
Our dynamic curriculum at Merrimack College will expose you to a variety of theoretical and applied topics in mathematics and will enhance your problemsolving abilities. It will arm you with the skills and concepts you need to recognize and understand patterns in the world around you and apply that understanding in a wide range of professions. As a mathematics major, you’ll also improve your ability to think critically and reason logically—skills anyone needs to become a responsible, informed citizen.
HandsOn Learning
You will have the opportunity to work alongside faculty on senior honors projects or undergraduate research, in areas including complex analysis, knot theory, sports statistics, recreational mathematics and math education.
Recent projects include:
 “Visualization in Complex Analysis”
 “Does Having HomeField/Home Court Advantage Make You a Winner?”
 “Conditions for Obtaining Nontrivial Knots from Collections of Vectors”
Read: Students and Faculty Construct a Revenue Model for Watts Water Technologies
You may also gain valuable experience by working at the Tutoring and Math Center or serving as Mathematics Fellows supporting instruction in our introductory courses for nonmajors.
After Merrimack
As a mathematics major, you’ll be well equipped to pursue advanced studies in the field or to begin a career in industry, science or education. Recent graduates’ positions include:
 Analyst, Electric Insurance
 Analyst, Product Management at Liberty Mutual Insurance
 Marketing Analyst, Sovos Compliance
 Cost Estimator, Hanscom Air Force Base
 High School Math Teacher, North Andover High School
 Middle School Math Teacher, Garfield Middle School
 Funding Coordinator, Forward Financing, Peabody
The Curriculum
All mathematics majors take a combination of these required and elective courses to satisfy the 48credit course requirement.
Required Courses 

MTH 1314 
Discrete Mathematics 
MTH 1217 
Calculus I 
MTH 1218 
Calculus II 
MTH 2219 
Calculus III 
MTH 2220 
Differential Equations 
MTH 3335 
Linear Algebra 
MTH 4336 
Abstract Algebra 
MTH 4343 
Real Analysis 
CSC 1610 OR 
ProblemSolving with Programming 
Elective Courses: Choose a total of 12 additional credits at the 2000 level or higher. 

MTH 2423 
Topics in Geometry 
MTH 2527 
Probability and Statistics I 
MTH 2528 
Probability and Statistics II 
MTH 2644 
Combinatorics 
MTH 2650 
Knot Theory 
MTH 3400W 
Readings in Mathematics 
MTH 3623 
Topics in Combinatorial Geometry 
MTH 3701 
Modeling and Simulation 
MTH 3725 
Numerical Analysis 
MTH 4600 
Topics in Mathematics 
MTH 4645 
Complex Analysis 
MTH 4800 
Directed Study 
MTH 4850 
Directed Research 
In addition, we strongly encourage you to take additional mathematics electives and take two semesters of a natural science.
More Info
Kathleen LeBlanc
Administrative Assistant
9788375499
Michael Bradley
Professor and Cochair, Mathematics
9788375313
Dana Rowland
Assoc. Professor and Cochair, Mathematics
9788373464