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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 I
General Physics I Lab
PHYS 304
General Physics II
General Physics II Lab

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.