MATHEMATICS
The need for the knowledge of mathematics is pervasive throughout
society. From the simple task of balancing a checkbook
to the more complex tasks of analyzing statistics or systems, the
skills of logic and critical reasoning acquired through the study
of mathematics are vital.
The Mathematics Program begins with an acquisition of fundamental
knowledge and skills in calculus, analytic geometry, and algebra,
to enable students to understand the ideas, methods, and language
of modern mathematics. While developing mathematical techniques
and an appreciation for the mathematical values of form and structure,
students also explore the history of mathematics and its relationship
to other human achievements.
A mathematics diagnostic examination is required at the time of entrance
to the School of Arts and Sciences. This examination determines
placement in the Mathematics Program should the student elect or be
required to enroll in a Mathematics course.
REQUIREMENTS
In addition to the requirements of the School of Arts and Sciences,
the Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics requires precollege mathematics
through trigonometry and a total of 41 credits in mathematics/Physics. These
courses must include:
 Calculus I
 Calculus II
 Calculus III
 Differential Equations
 Analysis
 Linear Algebra
 Abstract Algebra
 Numerical Analysis
 Mathematical Statistics
 Discrete Mathematics
 Seminar in Mathematics
 General College Physics I
 General College Physics II
Students majoring in Mathematics
may select the Bachelor of Science degree by taking a minimum
of 60 credits in Science and/or Mathematics.
MODEL
FRESHMAN PROGRAM
FALL 

The Self in
Context 
3.0
cr. 
Calculus I 
3.0
cr. 
General College
Physics I 
4.0
cr. 
Writing (by
placement) 
3.0
cr. 
Liberal Arts
Core 
3.0
cr. 
Physical Education 
0.0
cr. 

16.0
cr. 
SPRING 

American Perspectives 
3.0
cr. 
Calculus II 
3.0
cr. 
General College
Physics II 
4.0
cr. 
Writing 
3.0
cr. 
Computer Science 
3.0
cr. 
Physical Education 
0.0
cr. 

16.0
cr. 
