### Department Chair:

Chaogui Zhang, Ph.D.

czhang@marywood.edu

Science Center, Room 320

(570) 961-4598

### Secretary:

Marcia Gaughan

mgaughan@marywood.edu

Science Center, 3rd floor

(570) 348-6265

## B.S. in Mathematics -- Curriculum Guide (PDF)

Students in the B.S. in Mathematics program will:

- Develop
**attitudes of mind**and**analytical skills**required for the efficient use and understanding of mathematics. - Be able to
**abstract from the particular to the general**and understand how to construct a proof of a mathematical statement. - Be able to build mathematical models of
**real world situations.** - Have competency in the use of
**computers**as a tool in mathematical problem-solving. - Be able to
**work independently**on problems in mathematics. - Have an understanding of the
**origin and historical development**of basic mathematical concepts.

Course Requirements

### I. All courses in this list (28 credits)

Course | Title | Credits |
---|---|---|

CS 142 | Programming in C++ | 3 |

MATH 201 | Calculus with Analytic Geometry I | 3 |

MATH 202 | Calculus with Analytic Geometry II | 3 |

MATH 203 | Calculus with Analytic Geometry III | 3 |

MATH 204 | Calculus with Analytic Geometry IV | 3 |

MATH 220 (or 216) | Introduction to Probability and Statistics | 3 |

MATH 271 | Transition to Advanced Mathematics | 3 |

MATH 321 | Abstract Algebra | 3 |

MATH 322, 322L | Linear Algebra | 3 |

MATH 495 | Senior Seminar | 1 |

### II. Cognate requirement (8 credits)

Mathematics majors must take PHYS 303, 303L, 304, and 304L. These courses satisfy Category III of the Liberal Arts Core Requirements.

Course | Title | Credits |
---|---|---|

PHYS 303 |
General Physics |
3 |

PHYS 303L |
General Physics Lab |
1 |

PHYS 304 |
General Physics |
3 |

PHYS 304L |
General Physics Lab |
1 |

### III. Electives

Students must take two courses from List A and two from List B.

### List A (6 credits)

Mathematics majors must choose two courses from this list.

Course | Title | Credits |
---|---|---|

CS 314 | Mathematical Modeling | 3 |

MATH 323 | Theory of Numbers | 3 |

MATH 324 | College Geometry | 3 |

MATH 420 | Discrete Mathematics | 3 |

MATH 456 | Mathematical Statistics | 3 |

### List B (6 credits)

Mathematics majors must choose two courses from this list.

Course | Title | Credits |
---|---|---|

MATH 311 | Differential Equations | 3 |

MATH 425 | Topology | 3 |

MATH 430 | Real Analysis | 3 |

MATH 440 | Complex Variables | 3 |

### General Elective

All Marywood undergraduate students must have a minimum of 126 credits to graduate. Math majors must take enough general elective credits to meet this minimum before graduation.