Bachelor of Science Requirements
department of mathematics
The Bachelor of Science program in Mathematics is designed to give students a rigorous and thorough mathematical experience, one that includes connection to another area of scholarship in which mathematics is an essential tool. In particular, the program is strongly recommended for those who wish to pursue graduate study in mathematics.
The Mathematics major requirements vary, depending on your entrance date:
Entering September 2010 and beyond
The Mathematics major requires completion of at least 36 credits, depending upon the student's preparation in Calculus prior to entering Boston College.  
Preparation (if necessary) 
MT 102 Calculus I (Math and Science Majors), or its equivalent (e.g., four or higher on the Calculus AP exam) MT 103 Calculus II (Math and Science Majors), or MT 105 Calculus IIAP (Math and Science Majors), or an equivalent (e.g., five on the Calculus BC AP exam). 
Required Courses 
MT 202 Multivariable Calculus 
Required Course Substitution Notes  With the approval of the Assistant Chair for Undergraduate Programs, advanced students may omit required courses, substituting three credits in MT courses numbered 400 or higher for each. 
Required Elective Courses  Twelve (12) elective credits in MT courses numbered 400 and above. No more than three credits may be accumulated toward the major in courses granting fewer than three credits. 
Science Courses 
Twelve (12) credits in natural science, computer science, or economics, science courses. 
GPA Requirement  A grade point average of at least 1.67 must be achieved in the MT courses which make up your major. 
Entering prior to September 2010
The Mathematics major requires completion of at least 12 courses, depending upon the student's preparation in Calculus prior to entering Boston College.  
Preparation (if necessary) 
MT 102 Calculus I (Math and Science Majors), or its equivalent (e.g., four or higher on the Calculus AP exam) MT 103 Calculus II (Math and Science Majors), or MT 105 Calculus IIAP (Math and Science Majors), or an equivalent (e.g., five on the Calculus BC AP exam). 
Required Courses  MT 202 Multivariable Calculus 
Required Course Substitution Notes  With the approval of the Assistant Chair for Undergraduate Programs, advanced students may omit required courses, substituting MT courses 400 or higher. 

Four elective courses in mathematics numbered 400 or above. No more than three credits may be accumulated toward the major in courses granting fewer than three credits. 
Science Courses 
Four courses in natural science, computer science, or economics, science course requirements. 
GPA Requirement  A grade point average of at least 1.67 must be achieved in the MT courses which make up your major. 
If you have a question about getting started in the major (for 99% of our students, this will be somewhere in the Calculus sequence MT 102  MT 105  MT 202), please visit the Mathematics major advisement pages of our Advisement Website.
We also have other pages targeted towards helping you plan your math program and/or make room your schedule if you're thinking about going abroad.
For more information and advice, please contact any of the following:
Chair 
Assistant Chair for Undergraduate Programs  Assistant Chair for Graduate Programs 
Solomon Friedberg Contact 
William Keane 
Robert Meyerhoff 