Mathematics

Curriculum

Dr. John E. Hammett III, Chairperson

The Department of Mathematics offers three majors and one minor in Mathematics. Students must maintain an average GPA of at least 2.0 in all mathematics courses counted towards the B.S. degree or an average GPA of at least 2.5 in all other mathematics courses counted towards the B.A. degree in order to graduate with a mathematics major.

 

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 Mathematics Tech Lab 1
MA-250 Transition to Advanced Mathematics 3
MA-273 Multivariable Calculus I 1 4
MA-274 Multivariable Calculus II 1 4
MA-335 Probability Theory 3
MA-375
or
MA-377
or
MA-379
Advanced Calculus
or
Ordinary Differential Equations
or
Differential Equations for Engineers
 

3 or 4

MA-382
or
MA-385
or
MA-387
or
MA-389
Mathematical Modeling
or
Topics in Applied Mathematics
or
Topics in Mathematics
or
Topics in Statistics
 

3

MA-441 Modern Algebra 3
MA-490 Senior Seminar in Mathematics (Capstone) 3
MA Three Mathematics Electives (MA-316 or higher) 9
Total Credits 47 or 48

 

1 May count towards the Core Mathematics Requirement.

Special Notes on Core Curriculum Requirements

1 The Core Curriculum Natural Science Requirement for the B.S. in Mathematics degree is ordinarily PC-185 General Physics I, and CS-180 Introduction to Programming. These 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.
2
Mathematics majors are encouraged to take EC-101 Macroeconomic Principles as part of their Social Sciences Requirement.
3
Ordinarily a student may not receive credit for more than one of the calculus sequences, nor may a student receive credit for both MA-132 Statistics for the Life Sciences and MA-212 Elementary Statistics.
4
Satisfactory completion of core mathematics courses with integrated mathematics reviews, such as MA-102 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts and MA-103 Probability and Statistics for the Liberal Arts, may be required based on placement test results.
5
Students intending or expected to take calculus courses may first be required to take MA-100 Fundamentals of College Algebra and/or MA-101 Precalculus, unless exempted by placement test results.
6
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

1 The Chairperson of the Mathematics Department may reduce the 9 credit requirement in the Mathematics electives to 3 credits for the B.S. degree if the student has, in consultation with a departmental advisor, combined this 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 Mathematics Major

Degree of Bachelor of Arts, Concentration:
Elementary Education

 

MA-250 Transition to Advanced Mathematics 3
MA-400 History of Mathematics 3
MA-490 Senior Seminar in Mathematics 3
Take Two Courses In Essential Mathematics and Statistics
 Group 1: Essential Mathematics, choose one

MA-101
or
MA-102
or
MA-105
or
MA-108
or
MA-218

Precalculus
or
Mathematics for the Liberal Arts
or
Elementary Applied Mathematics
or
Mathematics for Educators I
or
Quantitative Methods for Business
 

 

3

Group 2:
Essential Statistics, choose one
MA-103
or
MA-106
or
MA-109
or
MA-132
or
MA-212

Probability and Statistics for the Liberal Arts
or
Introduction to Probability and Statistics
or
Mathematics for Educators II
or
Statistics for the Life Sciences
or
Elementary Statistics

 

 

3

Take Two Courses In Calculus 6 – 8
MA-123
&
MA-124
Elementary Calculus I
&
Elementary Calculus II
MA-143
&
MA-144
Differential Calculus
&
Integral Calculus1
MA-273
&
MA-274
Multivariable Calculus I
&
Multivariable Calculus II
MA-375
Advanced Calculus
MA-377
or
MA-379
Ordinary Differential Equations
or
Differential Equations for Engineers
Take One Course In Algebra 3
MA-247
Introductory Linear Algebra
MA-302
Elementary Math Functions for Middle School
MA-441
Modern Algebra
Take One Course In Geometry 3
MA-306
Geometry for Middle School
MA-350
College Geometry
Take One Additional Course In Statistics 3
MA-132
Statistics for the Life Sciences
MA-212
Elementary Statistics
MA-222
Intermediate Statistics
MA-304
Statistics, Probability and Discrete Math for Middle School
MA-336
Mathematical Statistics
MA-337
Statistical Computing With R
Take one Math Elective 2 3
Total Credits 33-35

 

MA-133 may substitute for MA-123 or MA-143. MA-144 does require preparation in trigonometry.

Math elective must be 200-level or above.

 

Special Notes on Core Curriculum Requirements

1 Mathematics majors are encouraged to take CS-180 or another computer programming course as part of their Natural Science Requirement.
2 Mathematics majors are encouraged to take EC-101 as part of their Social Sciences Requirement.
3 Mathematics majors pursuing the B.A. degree, Concentration in Elementary Education, are encouraged to take BI-122, BI-124 or a comparable course in Biology as part of their Natural Science Requirement.

 

Special Note on Major Requirements

1 At least four (4) courses must be at the 300-level or above.

 

Requirements for Mathematics Major

Degree of Bachelor of Arts, Concentration:
Secondary Education

MA-247 Introductory Linear Algebra 3
MA-250 Transition to Advanced Mathematics 3
MA-350 College Geometry 3
MA-400 History of Mathematics 3
MA-441 Modern Algebra 3
MA-490 Senior Seminar in Mathematics 3
Take 3 Courses in Calculus 11 – 12
MA-123
&
MA-124

&
MA-125
Elementary Calculus I
&
Elementary Calculus II
&
Intermediate Calculus 1
or
or
MA-143
&
MA-144
Differential Calculus
&
Integral Calculus 1
MA-273
MA-274
Multivariable Calculus I
&
Multivariable Calculus II
MA-375
Advanced Calculus
MA-377
or
MA-379
Ordinary Differential Equations
or
Differential Equations for Engineers
Take One Course in Statistics 3
MA-132
Statistics for Life Sciences
MA-212
Elementary Statistics
MA-222
Intermediate Statistics
MA-336
Mathematical Statistics
Take one Math Elective 2 3
 
Total Credits 35 – 36

 

MA-133 may substitute for MA-123 or MA-143. MA-144 does require preparation in trigonometry.

Math elective must be 200-level or above.

Special Notes on Core Curriculum Requirements

1 Mathematics majors are encouraged to take CS-180 or another computer programming course as part of their Natural Science Requirement.
2 Mathematics majors are encouraged to take EC-101 as part of their Social Sciences Requirement.
3 Mathematics majors pursuing the B.A. degree, Concentration in Secondary Education, are encouraged to take BI-122, BI-124 or a comparable course in Biology as part of their Natural Science Requirement.

 

Special Note on Major Requirements

1 At least four (4) courses must be at the 300-level or above.
2 Students who complete MA-123 and MA-124 and MA-125 for 8 credits must complete one (1) additional calculus course.

 

Special Note on Multiple BA Concentrations

If a student wishes to earn concentrations in both Elementary Education and Secondary Education, an additional 12 credits of 200-level courses or above must be completed.

 

Requirements for a Minor in Mathematics

Select one of the following calculus sequences:
6 – 8
MA-123
&
MA-124

Elementary Calculus I
&
Elementary Calculus II
MA-132
&
MA-133
Statistics for the Life Sciences
&
Calculus for the Life Sciences
MA-143
MA-144
Differential Calculus
&
Integral Calculus
MA-273
&
MA-274
Multivariable Calculus I
&
Multivariable Calculus II
 Select 4 MA-courses, 200-level or above  12+
Total Credits 18 – 20+

 

Special Notes on Minor Requirements

1 Students wishing to minor in mathematics should meet with the department Chairperson to choose appropriate electives to match or complement their major.
2 A student must maintain an average of at least 2.0 in the courses presented for the mathematics minor.
3 MA-133 may substitute for MA-123 or MA-143. MA-144 does require preparation in trigonometry.
4 Students could choose a 4-credit elective, hence the 12+ and 18-20+ credit count.