Mathematics and Computer Science
At Marywood, you'll find an inspiring environment for the study of mathematics:
 Small classes
 Close relationships with faculty and students
 Opportunities for independent research
 The latest in computer facilities and software
Goals
An essential preparation for living responsibly in a world increasingly dependent on quantitative methods in decisionmaking is familiarity with the mathematical sciences. Courses offered in fulfillment of the core curriculum mathematics requirement are designed to enable the student to apply mathematics in solving problems related to contemporary issues.
Mathematics — Students in this 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 problemsolving;
 be able to work independently on problems in mathematics;
 have an understanding of the origin and historical development of basic mathematical concepts.
Math/Secondary Education — In addition to the goals of Mathematics majors above, students in this program will:
 know and understand mathematics substantially beyond that which they may be expected to teach;
 be able to relate that mathematics to the world of the student;
 be able to make the pupil aware of the role of mathematics in our culture and of the relationship between mathematics and the natural and social sciences;
 be able to plan and implement a program of learning in mathematics for students of varying backgrounds and abilities;
 be able to evaluate the learning process through a variety of methods and set up an environment conducive to learning;
 recognize learning disabilities and know the appropriate measures to take in such cases.
General Requirements — All Students
All students must complete at least one course in Mathematics. Courses designed to satisfy this requirement are MATH 110, 120, 201, 202, 216.
Degree Requirements
Credits required for Mathematics
Major: 48
Core: 43/46
Electives: 35
Total to Graduate: 126
Credits required for Mathematics / Secondary Education
Major: 44 + 35
Core: 43/46
Electives: 4
Total to Graduate: 126
Curriculum Requirements — Majors and Minors
B.S. Mathematics or Mathematics/Secondary Education (40 credits)
I. (28 credits) All courses in this list:
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  Introduction to Probability and Statistics 
3

OR  
MATH 216  Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences 
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 (4 or 8 credits): (Satisfies Category III of the Core Requirements) Math/Secondary Ed majors must take PHYS 303 and PHYS 303L. Mathematics majors must take PHYS 303, 304 and PHYS 303L, 304L.
List A (6 credits) Mathematics majors must choose two courses from this list. Math/Secondary Ed majors must take MATH 323 and 324.
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/Secondary Ed majors need no courses from this list but must take MATH 219 and MATH 411B.
MATH 311  Differential Equations 
3

MATH 425  Topology 
3

MATH 430  Real Analysis 
3

MATH 440  Complex Variables 
3

Education Requirements for Math/Secondary Ed (35 credits):
EDUC 000  Field Experience (every semester)  0 
EDUC005D  Practicum IV Secondary/K12  1 
EDUC 100, 101  Introduction to Education  .5,.5 
PSY 252  Adolescent Psychology  3 
*EDUC 311  Educational Psychology  3 
*EDUC 411A  Effective Instruction in Secondary and K12 Education  3 
*EDUC 414  Social Foundations of Education  3 
EDUC 442L  Student Teaching  9 
SPED 100  Characteristics of Students with Disabilities  3 
**SPED 300  Curriculum Adaptations  3 
*SPED 367  Behavior and Classroom Management  3 
EDUC 461  Methods, Materials, and Assessment of ELL  3 
*requires upper level screening
**taken with student teaching
Students should consult the Education Department for a description of admission and retention criteria.
The curriculum requirements discussed in this section are subject to change, based on guidelines established by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
Minors
Mathematics Minor
A student may elect to minor in Mathematics by completing 18 credits in the department. A maximum of one course may be at the 100 level and a minimum of one course must be at the 300 level or above.
Computer Science Minor
A student may elect to minor in Computer Science by completing six courses (18 credits) from the following two lists. Each course in both lists is three credits. At least three courses must be taken from List A.
A. Department of Mathematical Sciences
CS 142  Programming in C++ 
CS 241  Machine Language with Assembler 
CS 245  Computer Data Structures (3) 
CS 341  Analysis of Algorithms 
CS 344  Operating System Principles 
MATH 420  Discrete Mathematics 
CS 463  Numerical Methods 
B. School of Business and Global Innovation
BUS 207  JAVA++ 
BUS 303  Database Management Systems 
BUS 304  System Analysis and Design 
BUS 305  Computer Networks and Data Communications 
BUS 307  Web Application Development 
BUS 400  Operating Systems 
BUS 401  Visual Basic 
BUS 405  Advanced Applications Development: COBOL 
Astronomy Minor
A student may elect to minor in Astronomy by completing these six courses (19 credits). Each course is 3 credits except PHYS 303, 303L, which is 4 credits (3 + 1).
MATH 115 or 170 or 201  Precalculus or Calculus  3 
MATH 216  Statistics  3 
PHYS 112  Introduction to Astronomy  3 
PHYS 303, 303L  Physics I and Physics I Lab  4 
ASTR 250  The Solar System  3 
ASTR 260  Galaxies, Relativity, and Cosmology  3 
Credit Transfer Policy
Major Programs
Students must maintain a 2.33 QPA in major courses. Transfer students who wish to complete a program offered by the department must take at least fifty percent of their major courses at Marywood University.
Minor Programs
Students must maintain a 2.33 QPA in minor courses. Transfer students who wish to complete a minor must take at least fifty percent of the minor requirements at Marywood.
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