Related Courses Requirement

A program of related courses is intended to provide you with opportunities to see and do mathematics or statistics in the context of other disciplines and, perhaps, enhance your employment prospects. The Related Courses requirement is for a program of at least 15 hours. Students in the AB Math major or the BS Math major may use statistics as their related area. There is no restriction on the statistics courses that can count (service courses are ok), but courses applied to the related area cannot also be counted towards 

the requirements of the major. On the other hand, students in the BS Math and Stat cannot use statistics as their related area. 

Each program includes two parts, as follows. 

Part I: Computer Programming Requirement 

Every major in the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics is required to demonstrate computer programming proficiency by passing an approved course. Approved courses include: 

  • CSE 153 Introduction to C/C++ Programming (3) 
  • CSE 163 Introduction to Computer Concepts and Programming (3) 
  • CSE 174 Fundamentals of Programming and Problem Solving (3) 

(or any CSA course with one of these courses as a prerequisite)

  • Other courses can be used in some cases, including:
    • MTH 408 Mathematical Problem Solving with Technology (3) (Only for students who have been admitted to an AYA teacher licensure cohort.) 
    • PHY 286 Introduction to Computational Physics (3) (Only for students who are also majoring in Physics.) 

Part II. Related Area Requirement

Every major in the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics is required to include in their program a cluster of courses in one area of study in which mathematics or statistics is used. Minimally (but see the Related Area Reduction below), the area is to consist of at least 12 credit hours, with at least 6 of the hours numbered 300 or higher (200 or higher in Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, or Computer Science and Software Engineering). 

If your interests are not accommodated by the pre-approved programs listed below, you may elect to design your own program of related courses. Such programs must be approved by one of the Chief Departmental advisors in advance of applying for graduation

Pre-Approved Related Areas: 

1. Actuarial Science: ECO 201, 202; ACC 221, 222; FIN 301. See ACC, FIN, or ECO descriptions of thematic sequences for expanding this program to a thematic sequence. Students interested in an actuarial career are urged to complete the Minor in Actuarial Science, which will also satisfy this Related Courses Requirement. 

2. Teacher Education: The secondary licensure program in The College of Education, Health & Society (This option is available only for Integrated Mathematics Education Majors). 

The following pre-approved programs include a Miami Plan Thematic Sequence. (Thematic Sequence course numbers are underlined. See the Miami Bulletin for fuller descriptions of the sequences and courses). 

3. Accounting (ACC1): ACC 221, 222, 468, plus 3 hours of 300+ level ACC. 

4. Accounting (ACC2): ACC 221, 222, 321, 422. 

5. Chemistry (CHM1): CHM 142 & 145 or 142M & 161; CHM 231 or 241 & 244 or 251 & 254: and CHM 363 & 364. 

6. Chemistry (CHM2): CHM 142 & 145 or 142M & 161; CHM 231 or 241 & 244 or 251 & 254: and CHM 332 or 432 or 433. 

7. Economics (ECO3): ECO 201, 202, 317, 418 or 419. 

8. Physics (PHY1): PHY 182, 184, 281, 293, 286 (not 292, 294). 

9. Computer Science & Software Engineering (CSE2): CSE 174, 271, 252 or 274 or 283, plus 3 hours of 174+ level CSE. 

10. Computer Science & Software Engineering (CSE3): CSE 273, 372, 471, plus 3 hours of 174+ level CSE. 

Related Area Reduction: Some students may want to have the flexibility to include in their program an additional elective course in mathematics or statistics. To that end, the cluster of related courses required can be reduced by up to 3 hours (of the 6 advanced hours) by taking the same number of hours in MTH or STA (numbered 400 or higher and not a service course). This decision should be made in consultation with your advisor or one of the CDAs.