- The official requirements can be found on our Bulletin page.
- The department requirements are in addition to the University’s basic requirements for undergraduate degrees. The department expects majors to be familiar with this information.
- If you have questions, please contact the Student Services Specialist.
Departmental Requirements for the Math Major:
The Math major requires 64 units. (For information on the Honors track, see the Honors Math Major page.)
- 49 units of math courses all taken for a letter grade (at least 24 must be taken from Stanford).
- 8 Math courses numbered above 63.
- AP Calculus credit can count towards these 49 units
- Stats 116, Phil 151, and Phil 152 are viewed as Math Department courses and can count towards the 49 units.
- Math Q courses can also count towards the 49 units.
- If a course is cross-listed, in order for it to be used towards the 49 units, majors MUST enroll in the Math section.
- 15 additional units of electives
- Math Department courses numbered 101 and above or from approved out-of-department electives (see the Electives page for more information)
- Math 199 may only be counted towards electives, not towards the core 49 units above.
- At least 9 of these units must be taken for a letter grade (so majors may take up to 6 units for CR/NC).
- The Math 50 series is highly recommended.
- Math 51M and Math 193 cannot be counted towards the major or minor.
- One WIM (Writing in the Major) course is a University requirement for the major and must be taken for a letter grade.
- The Math WIM courses to choose from are: Math 101, Math 109, Math 110, Math 120, and Math 171.
- Please note: Math 101 must be taken 2015-16 or after to be a valid WIM course
To help you plan your courses and track the major requirements, use:
Students with a double major or a minor should be aware:
- Only Math 50/60CM/60DM series and first-year calculus can be double counted.
- If the constraints are a problem, students have the option of declaring Math as a secondary major which allows unlimited double-counting. (See here for information on a secondary major, at the bottom of the page.)