# Mathematics

### Program Contact:

Craig Johnson, Ph.D.

johnsonc@maryu.marywood.edu

Center for Natural and Health Science (CNHS) building, Room 319

(570) 348-6211 ext. 6291

### Administrative Assistant:

Marcie Gaughan

mgaughan@marywood.edu

Center for Natural and Health Science (CNHS) building, Room 320 A

(570) 348-6265

### 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)

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

CS 142 | Programming in C++ | 3 |

MATH 211 | Calculus with Analytic Geometry I | 4 |

MATH 212 | Calculus with Analytic Geometry II | 4 |

MATH 213 | Calculus with Analytic Geometry III | 4 |

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 | 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.

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

CS 314 | Mathematical Modeling | 3 |

MATH 323 | Theory of Numbers | 3 |

MATH 324 | College Geometry | 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 420 | Discrete Mathematics | 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.