Mathematics majors typically take the following courses in the fall semester of their first year:
First-Year Experience Learning Community Courses
We will register you in these courses.
- Philosophy (PHIL 201)
- English Composition (ENG 101) OR Theology (TRS 201)
Major and Elective Courses
You will need to choose and register for these courses.
- Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (Math 121) or other calculus-sequence course, depending on placement
- A foreign language
- A course of your own choosing
The Book of Nature, Galileo said, is written in the language of mathematics, and since Galileo's time, mathematicians, scientists, and economists have made great strides in describing and modeling human action with the help of mathematics.
Whether you want to solve the mysteries of the universe, understand how markets work, build sophisticated models of complex systems, or just appreciate the beauty of a mathematically ordered world, rigorous mathematical training at CUA is a good place to begin.
And at Catholic University, mathematics is studied in a broader, liberal arts curriculum. Courses in philosophy, theology, the natural and social sciences, literature, and the humanities will sharpen your writing skills, develop your capacity for critical thought, and teach you how to begin making connections among the various kinds and fields of knowledge.
1 st Semester Courses
Students normally take five courses. You've already been registered for your two First-Year Experience Learning community courses.
In addition to these two courses, we recommend you take a calculus course. Unless you scored well on an AP calculus exam, you will need to take the calculus placement exam to determine the appropriate level course.
You should also continue or begin your study of a foreign language.
Finally, choose a course from this list of first-year course options. We especially recommend a literature course or a course in the social or behavioral sciences. Use this course as a chance to explore new interests or deepen your knowledge in a subject you already know you like.
Know which courses you want? Get registered.