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Mathematics Program Requirements for 2020–2021

The major in mathematics may lead to either the B.A. or the B.S. degree. For the B.S. degree, there are two different options: mathematics or actuarial mathematics.

Note: The department administers mathematics skills assessments in MATH 111C, 112C, 114C, 119C, 120C, 122C, and 130C. For information, visit the Math Skills Assessment page.

B.S. in Mathematics

All courses that may be applied to the major requirements are included in the determination of the grade point average in the major.

Requirements

Mathematics Modeling Courses – 18 credits

  • MATH 120C – P4 Calculus I (4)
  • MATH 122C – P4 Calculus II (4)
  • MATH 221C – Calculus III (4)
  • MATH 222 – SQ Introduction to Dynamical Systems (3)
  • MATH 301 – Mathematical Statistics I (3)

Mathematics Reasoning and Proof Courses – 12 credits

  • MATH 200C – Discrete Structures (3)
  • MATH 232 – Linear Algebra (3)
  • MATH 325 – Abstract Algebra (3)
  • MATH 421 – Principles of Real Analysis I (3)

Mathematics as a Profession Courses – 3 credits

  • MATH 201 – Sophomore Mathematics Seminar (1)
  • MATH 300 – Junior Mathematics Seminar (1)
  • MATH 401 – Senior Mathematics Seminar (1)

Mathematics Elective – 3 credits

  • ONE MATH course at or beyond the 300 level

Computational Mathematics Courses – 6 credits

  • MATH 391 – Numerical Analysis I (3)
  • Choose ONE programming course from the following:
    • CSCI 161 – Foundations of Computer Science I (3)
    • COMM/CSCI 158 – P4 Introduction to Computational Media (3)
    • STAT 275 – Statistical Computing (3)

Mathematics/Actuarial Mathematics Option – 18-19 credits

  • Choose ONE option:
    • Actuarial Mathematics Option (19 credits):
      MATH 302, 410, 460 (1), 461; STAT 210; ECON 106; plus either MATH 480 Capstone or STAT 490 Internship
    • Mathematics Option (18 credits):
      FIVE additional 3-credit MATH courses at or beyond the 300 level, plus MATH 480 Capstone

Total: 60–61 credits


B.A. in Mathematics

All courses that may be applied to the major requirements are included in the determination of the grade point average in the major.

Requirements

Note: The requirements for the mathematics major are more specific for students who are also majoring in inclusive adolescence education. Please refer to these specific course requirements below.

Mathematics Modeling Courses – 18 credits

  • MATH 120C – P4 Calculus I (4)
  • MATH 122C – P4 Calculus II (4)
  • MATH 221C – Calculus III (4)
  • MATH 222 – SQ Introduction to Dynamical Systems (3)
  • MATH 301 – Mathematical Statistics I (3)

Mathematics Reasoning and Proof Courses – 12 credits

  • MATH 200C – Discrete Structures (3)
  • MATH 232 – Linear Algebra (3)
  • MATH 325 – Abstract Algebra (3)
  • MATH 421 – Principles of Real Analysis I (3)

Mathematics as a Profession Courses – 6 credits

  • MATH 201 – Sophomore Mathematics Seminar (1)
  • MATH 300 – Junior Mathematics Seminar (1)
  • MATH 401 – Senior Mathematics Seminar (1)
  • MATH 480 – Mathematics Capstone (3)

Mathematics Electives – 6 credits

  • TWO MATH courses at or beyond the 300 level

Total: 42 credits

Note: Mathematics majors may NOT minor in statistics.


B.A. in Mathematics with Inclusive Adolescence Education

Disclosure: This degree program is intended for students that are/will be part of the Noyce Inspire scholarship. Other students can enroll in this degree, however, only those that have applied and were selected by the Noyce Scholarship Committee will receive the scholarship. Visit the Noyce website for more details.

The B.A. in mathematics with inclusive adolescence education degree program is a dual certification program comprised of both the mathematics major and the inclusive adolescence education major with certification concentration in adolescence education – mathematics (7-12) and students with disabilities - generalist (7-12) certification. This program prepares teacher candidates to be highly capable and ethically responsible teachers who have the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to teach and reach all students effectively in adolescence education (grades 7-12).

Students in the B.A. in mathematics with inclusive education degree program must successfully complete the mathematics requirements as listed below as well as the inclusive adolescence education requirements (40 credits: see Inclusive Adolescence Education for details). Students must earn grades of "C" or higher in all courses in the content area.

  • Complete the B.A. requirements in mathematics as listed above
  • Substitute MATH 470 in place of MATH 480
  • Complete MATH 417 as one of the two required 300+ level electives.

Inclusive Adolescence Education/Mathematics Dual Major

Students pursuing teaching certification in inclusive adolescence education (mathematics) may dual major in inclusive adolescence education and mathematics (following B.A. requirements) and earn a Bachelor of Science degree. In addition to meeting all of the inclusive adolescence education requirements (40-43 credits: see Inclusive Adolescence Education for details) the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics, in conjunction with the Education Department, has outlined the following requirements for certification in mathematics. Students must earn grades of "C" or higher in all courses in the content area.

  • Complete the B.A. requirements in mathematics as listed above
  • Substitute MATH 470 in place of MATH 480
  • Complete MATH 417 as one of the two required 300+ level electives.
  • Strongly recommended completion of PHYS 141 and CSCI 161

Inclusive Adolescence Education Major with a Mathematics Concentration

Students pursuing teaching certification in inclusive adolescence education (mathematics) may choose to complete a concentration in mathematics instead of a major, resulting in a Bachelor of Science degree. In addition to meeting all of the inclusive adolescence education requirements (40-43 credits: see Inclusive Adolescence Education for details), the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics in conjunction with the Education Department, has outlined the following courses for the mathematics concentration which meet the New York state requirement for mathematics certification. Students must earn grades of "C" or higher in all courses in the content area.

  • MATH 120C – P4 Calculus I (4)
  • MATH 122C – P4 Calculus II (4)
  • MATH 200C – Discrete Structures (3)
  • MATH 232 – Linear Algebra (3)
  • MATH 301 – Mathematical Statistics I (3)
  • MATH 310 – Number Theory (3)
  • MATH 325 – Abstract Algebra (3)
  • MATH 421 – Principles of Real Analysis I (3)
  • MATH 417 – Geometry (3)
  • MATH elective at the 200 level or above (3-4)

Total: 32-33 credits


Inclusive Childhood Education Major with a Liberal Arts Major/Concentration in Mathematics

Students pursuing teaching certification in inclusive childhood education must declare either a second major or a concentration in a liberal arts field. Either choice results in a Bachelor of Science degree. Inclusive childhood education majors who wish to pursue a dual major with mathematics take all of the major requirements as listed above (B.A. or B.S. degree requirements) in addition to meeting all of the inclusive childhood education requirements (49-55 credits: see Inclusive Childhood Education for details). If an inclusive childhood education major wishes to complete a concentration in mathematics, the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics in conjunction with the Education Department, has outlined the following courses which meet the New York state requirement for a liberal arts concentration in this field. Students must earn grades of "C" or higher in all courses in the content area.

  • MATH 114C – P4 Math Explorations I (3)
  • MATH 115C – P4 Math Explorations II (3)
  • MATH 120C – P4 Calculus I (4)
  • MATH 122C – P4 Calculus II (4)
  • MATH 200C – Discrete Structures (3)
  • MATH 232 – Linear Algebra (3)
  • MATH 301 – Mathematical Statistics I (3)
  • MATH 310 – Number Theory (3)
  • MATH 417 – Geometry (3)
  • MATH elective at 200 level or above (3-4)

Total: 32-33 hours


Minor in Mathematics

A grade point average of 2.00 is required for all courses taken in residence that may be applied to the minor.

Requirements

  • MATH 120C – P4 Calculus I (4)
  • MATH 122C – P4 Calculus II (4)
  • FOUR 3- or 4-credit courses chosen from:
    MATH at or beyond the 200 level (at least two of the MATH courses must be at or beyond the 300 level) (12–13)

Total: 20–21 credits

Note: The department administers mathematics skills assessments in MATH 111C, 112C, 114C, 119C, 120C, 122C, and 130C. For information, visit the Math Skills Assessment page.


Note: The program requirements listed are for the current academic year. Past and future program requirements may differ. Visit the catalog website to access current and past catalogs.