# Advice for Math majors

- See your Math Department faculty advisor every semester for advice about classes and degree requirements. The advisor can be of your choosing, but the default assignment is the department chair (Dr. Fisher).
- Get started on the Calculus sequence immediately.
- Get through the common Math/Stat core courses efficiently and early.
- Taking Math 2287 before Math 3326 is strongly encouraged.
- Taking Math 4406 before Math 4407 is suggested.
- Take at most three math classes per semester.
- Take one senior-level sequence before your senior year.
- If you are interested in applied math, recommended courses are Math 3362, 4421-2, 4441-2, 4450-1, 4465, and it is recommended that you take some Biology (Biol 1101, 1101L meet Goal 4) and Physics courses (Phys 2211-2 plus 1113-4 meets Goal 5 ).
- If you are interested in grad school in mathematics, Math 3362, 4423-4, and 4407-8 are recommended.
- If you want to get a job in industry, take 4400-level statistics and English 3307
*(Professional and Technical Writing)*.

##### Sample Course of Study (This is only a sample; variations are possible.)

Freshman year | Sophomore year | Junior year | Senior Year | |

Fall term | Math 1170 | Math 2275 Math 2287 |
Math 4423 or 4407 Math 3352 or 3362 |
Math 4407 or 4423 Math 4441 or 4450 |

Spring term | Math 1175 Math 2240 Eng 1165-6 |
Math 3326 Math 3360 |
Math 4424 or 4408 | Math 4408 or 4424 Math 4442 or 4451 |

##### Math Department prerequisite tree

##### Other links/resources

- ISU Math Club
- Careers in mathematics
- Research experiences for undergrads
- The Graduate Record Exam and the Graduate Record Exam subject test in mathematics.
- Mathematics Association of America
- American Mathematical Society
- Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
- ISU online Undergraduate Catalog
- Math Department scholarships