Programs of Study
Majors and Minors
Students typically apply for major and minors in the middle of the second semester of their sophomore year after they have successfully completed an appropriate amount of work in the department. See the Swarthmore Course Catalog for details regarding acceptance and completion requirements.
Requirements for acceptance into the Honors Program are more stringent than those for the course major and include a grade point average in mathematics and statistics courses of B+ or better. Potential Honors majors may want to consider including in the sophomore year a course that emphasizes theory and provides an opportunity for writing proofs. Department faculty can give advice on appropriate courses. See the Swarthmore Course Catalog for details. Some previous year honors exams are available by clicking here. They are in pdf format, so you must have either Adobe Acrobat or the Acrobat Reader in order to view them.
Swarthmore offers teacher certification in mathematics through a program approved by the state of Pennsylvania and administered by the College's Educational Studies Department. See the Swarthmore Course Catalog for details.