Lauren Thorne/Roote

Class of 2013

I currently work at Scranton Preparatory School as an algebra and geometry teacher. My college math courses made me aware of the bigger picture in mathematics. They helped me to not only grasp each individual subject on a higher level, but also to understand their connection to one another so I can convey their practical relationships and importance in the greater field of mathematics to my high school students.

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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)

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.

PHYS 303 General Physics I 3
PHYS 303L General Physics I Lab 1
PHYS 304 General Physics II 3
PHYS 304L General Physics II 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.

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.

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 120 credits to graduate. Math majors must take enough general elective credits to meet this minimum before graduation.