Sarah A. Yeust


Class of 2013

I am currently a secondary mathematics teacher in the Blue Ridge School District. Attending Marywood University for my Mathematics/Secondary Education degree was an excellent decision. The friendships formed, as well as the small class size and personal attention, enriched my learning and made for a memorable four years!”

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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)

CourseTitleCredits
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.

CourseTitleCredits
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.

CourseTitleCredits
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.

CourseTitleCredits
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.