Oct 28, 2020  
College Catalog 2018-2019 
    
College Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics (B.S.)


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Student Learning Outcomes for Mathematics:

Students will be able to:

  • Use inductive or deductive reasoning to formulate and evaluate arguments.
  • Model real-world phenomena mathematically.
  • Utilize mathematics effectively in problem-solving strategies.
  • Combine and apply different strands of learning in a meaningful and substantial way.

As part of these requirements, students may elect one of the following concentrations:


Applied Mathematics concentration


The Applied Mathematics concentration provides a background in applied mathematics and statistics, enabling graduates to seek careers in government and industry, or to pursue graduate work in applied mathematics or statistics. The Applied Mathematics concentration requires:

Pure Mathematics concentration


The Pure Mathematics concentration is designed to provide a foundation for successful graduate study in mathematics. The Pure Mathematics concentration requires:

If no concentration is selected:


  •  At least 12 credits from acceptable mathematics electives (courses numbered 251 and above)

Suggested Four Year Planner:


Applied Mathematics concentration:


Third Year Suggested Courses:


Fourth Year Suggested Courses:


Pure Mathematics concentration


Notes:


A student who achieved a score of 4 or better on the College Board Advanced Placement Calculus AB Examination should be placed in MA 122 in the first semester and MA 222 in the second semester. Credit will be given for MA 121.

A student who achieved a score of 4 or better on the College Board Advanced Placement Calculus BC Examination should be placed in MA 222 in the first semester consider taking MA 201 in the second semester. Credit will be given for both MA 121 and MA 122.

Students considering a Mathematics major should not take MA 105 or MA 117.

All Mathematics majors should take a 4-credit math course every semester, even if they have AP or transfer credit for one or more calculus courses.

A C- or better is required to advance from MA 121 to MA 122 and from MA 122 to MA 222.

*MA 301 and MA 421 are offered alternating years (MA 301 in odd years. MA 421 in even years.). Students are advised to take them during their Junior or Senior year.

**MA 332 is offered even-numbered years. MA 331, MA 441, MA 425, and MA 341 are offered odd-numbered years.

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