Dr. John E. Hammett III, Chairperson
The Department of Mathematics offers a major and a minor in Mathematics. Students must maintain an average of at least 2.0 in all mathematics courses counted towards the major in order to graduate as mathematics majors.
Requirements for Mathematics Major
Degree of Bachelor of Science
Eight of the required credits for the major count towards the Core Curriculum Requirements.
|MA-143||Differential Calculus 1||4|
|MA-144||Integral Calculus 1||4|
|MA-247||Introductory Linear Algebra||3|
|MA-248||Math Tech Lab||1|
|MA-273||Multivariable Calculus I 1||4|
|MA-274||Multivariable Calculus II 1||4|
|or MA-377||Ordinary Differential Equation|
|or MA-385||Topics in Applied Mathematics|
|MA-490||Senior Seminar in Mathematics (Capstone)||3|
|MA||Three Mathematics Electives (MA-335 or higher)||9|
May count towards the Core Mathematics Requirement.
Special Notes on Core Curriculum Requirements
The Core Curriculum Natural Science Requirement for Mathematics majors is ordinarily PC-185 General Physics I, and CS-180 Introduction to Programming. Mathematics majors are encouraged to take PC-186 as well. A more advanced course in computer programming may substitute for CS-180, but a course in computer programming is expected.
Mathematics majors are encouraged to take EC-101 Macroeconomic Principles as part of their Social Sciences Requirement.
Courses numbered below the 100-level do not fulfill the Mathematics Core Requirement for the Bachelor’s degree.
Ordinarily a student may not receive credit for more than one of the calculus sequences, nor may a student receive credit for both MA-103 Mathematics for the Humanities II and MA-106 Introduction to Probability and Statistics, nor may a student receive credit for both MA-132 Statistics for the Life Sciences and MA-212 Elementary Statistics.
Completion of the Mathematics Core Requirement is ordinarily a prerequisite for any mathematics courses numbered 200 or above.
Satisfactory completion of developmental mathematics (MA-001 for Elementary Applied Mathematics, Intro to Probability and Statistics, Mathematics for the Humanities and Mathematics for Educators; MA-101 Precalculus for Calculus), or exemption by placement testing results, is prerequisite for core mathematics courses.
Students who receive advanced placement beyond the introductory calculus sequences may use MA-273 Multivariable Calculus I and MA-274 Multivariable Calculus II to satisfy the Mathematics Core Requirement.
Special Notes on Major Requirements
In order to continue as mathematics majors, students must maintain an average of at least 2.0 in MA-143, MA-144, MA-246, MA-247, MA-248, MA-273, and MA-274.
The Chairperson of the Mathematics Department may reduce the 9 credit requirement in the Mathematics electives to 3 credits if the student has, in consultation with a departmental advisor, combined a Mathematics major with a specified program of courses in a related field. Such programs include, but are not limited to, major or minor programs in another department and the certification program in secondary education.
Requirements for a Minor in Mathematics
|Select one of the following calculus sequences:||6-8|
|Elementary Calculus I|
and Elementary Calculus II
|Statistics for Life Sciences|
and Calculus for the Life Sciences
and Integral Calculus
|Multivariable Calculus I|
and Multivariable Calculus II
|Select 4 MA-courses, 200-level or above||12|
Special Notes on Minor Requirements
Students wishing to minor in mathematics should meet with the department Chairperson to choose appropriate electives to match or complement their major.
A student must maintain an average of at least 2.0 in the courses presented for the mathematics minor.