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Mathematics Program Requirements

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)
    • DIGC/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 credit), 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.


Inclusive Adolescence Education/Mathematics Dual Major

Students pursuing teaching certification in inclusive adolescence education (mathematics) may dual major in inclusive adolescence education and mathematics (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 Mathematical and Computing Sciences in conjunction with the education department, has outlined the following requirements for certification in mathematics:

  • 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 131C 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 Mathematical and Computing Sciences, 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:

  • MATH 120C – P4 Calculus I (4)
  • MATH 122C – P4 Calculus II (4)
  • MATH 200C – Discrete Structures (3)
  • MATH 221C – Calculus III (4)
  • MATH 232 – Linear Algebra (3)
  • MATH 301 – Mathematical Statistics I (3)
  • MATH 310 – Number Theory (3)
  • MATH 325 – Abstract Algebra (3)
  • MATH 350 – History of Mathematics (3)
  • MATH 421 – Principles of Real Analysis I (3)
  • MATH 417 – Geometry (3)

Total: 36 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 (49-52 credits: see Inclusive Childhood Education for details). If an inclusive childhood education major wishes to complete a concentration in mathematics, the Department of Mathematical and Computing Sciences 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:

  • 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 221C – Calculus III (4)
  • MATH 232 – Linear Algebra (3)
  • MATH 301 – Mathematical Statistics I (3)
  • MATH 310 – Number Theory (3)
  • MATH 350 – History of Mathematics (3)
  • MATH 417 – Geometry (3)

Total: 36 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 information here is provided for informational purposes only. For exact requirements as well as course descriptions, visit the Undergraduate Catalog.