This eight-semester plan (see important details) is intended to guide students through a four-year undergraduate career, with completion of an academic major and all college-wide degree requirements. The plan is designed as an advising tool – a starting point for careful discussions between students and their academic advisors. In consultation, a student and advisor will adjust the plan to accommodate the student’s prerequisite needs, transferred credits, and other such variables.

The plan below reflects General Education (GE4) requirements in effect as of Fall 2019. Students who matriculated prior to that date will find the previous plan associated with their majors here. For a summary of GE4 requirements, see New Paltz General Education Requirements.

Students are responsible for reviewing their Progress Reports each semester to track their own progress toward degree requirements.

Mathematics

Year 1

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
See NOTE 1 regarding General Education requirements0
MAT251 Calculus I (Mathematics)4
ENG160 Composition I (GE Basic Communication prereq, if needed)3
General Education: Foreign Language - see NOTE 23
General Education courses (2) in categories not yet satisfied6
Total16
CourseCredits
See NOTE 1 regarding General Education requirements0
MAT252 Calculus II4
MAT260 Introduction to Proof3
ENG170 Writing & Rhetoric (4) or equiv (3-4) - GE Basic Comm3-4
General Education: Foreign Language - see NOTE 23
Elective3
Total16-17

Year 2

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
MAT353 Calculus III4
Upper-division Math elective - see NOTE 33
PHY201 General Physics 1 (Natural Science Lecture)3
PHY211 Physics 1 Laboratory (Natural Science Lab)1
General Education course in a category not yet satisfied3
Total14
CourseCredits
MAT304 Foundations of Algebra3
MAT362 Linear Algebra3
MAT359 Ordinary Differential Equations3
PHY202 General Physics 2 (Natural Science Lecture)3
PHY212 General Physics 2 Lab (Natural Science Lab)1
General Education course in a category not yet satisfied3
Total16

Year 3

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
MAT364 Introduction to Abstract Algebra I3
MAT303 Foundations of Analysis3
Additional science course(s) - see NOTE 44
General Education course in a category not yet satisfied3
Elective3
Total16
CourseCredits
MAT321 Intermediate Analysis I3
MAT381 Probability and Statistics I3
Upper-division Math elective - see NOTE 33
Additional science course(s) - see NOTE 44
Total13

Year 4

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
Upper-division Math elective - see NOTE 33
Diversity course3
Upper-division elective (WI)3
Electives6
Total15
CourseCredits
General Education course in a category not yet satisfied3
Elective3
Upper-division electives9
Total15

Notes

1 - Students can often complete their General Education requirements when they choose based on course availability, individual preference and/or advisor input. However, ENG160 and ENG170 (or equivalent) should be taken in Year 1, and courses that fulfill both GE and major requirements should be take in the term your advisor recommends.

2 - The Foreign Language requirement for GE4 may be fulfilled by completing two consecutive elementary-level courses or one intermediate-level (or above) course. The number of courses needed is based on students' prior experience in the language - i.e., their Language Placement Level (LPL), which appears on the progress report.

3 - Upper-division Math electives tend to change each semester. Students may take some as early as their second semesters, and should take the electives they want in the semesters they are offered.

4 - Two science sequences must include one of the two shown.CPS210 Computer Science I: Foundations, CPS310 Computer Science II: Data Structures, PHY201 General Physics 1 (NSCI), PHY202 General Physics 2 (NSCI), PHY211 Physics 1 Laboratory, PHY212 General Physics 2 Lab

Total Credits: 121-122