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
An essential preparation for living responsibly in a world increasingly dependent on quantitative methods in decision-making 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 problem-solving;
- 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.
All students must complete at least one course in Mathematics. Courses designed to satisfy this requirement are MATH 110, 120, 201, 202, 216.
Credits required for Mathematics
Total to Graduate: 126
Credits required for Mathematics / Secondary Education
Major: 44 + 35
Total to Graduate: 126
I. (28 credits) All courses in this list:
|CS 142||Programming in C++||
|MATH 201||Calculus with Analytic Geometry I||
|MATH 202||Calculus with Analytic Geometry II||
|MATH 203||Calculus with Analytic Geometry III||
|MATH 204||Calculus with Analytic Geometry IV||
|MATH 220||Introduction to Probability and Statistics||
|MATH 216||Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences||
|MATH 271||Transition to Advanced Mathematics||3|
|MATH 321||Abstract Algebra||
|MATH 322, 322L||Linear Algebra||
|MATH 495||Senior Seminar||
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||
|MATH 324||College Geometry||
|MATH 420||Discrete Mathematics||
|MATH 456||Mathematical Statistics||
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||
|MATH 430||Real Analysis||
|MATH 440||Complex Variables||
|EDUC 000||Field Experience (every semester)||0|
|EDUC005D||Practicum IV Secondary/K-12||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 K-12 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.
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.
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 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|
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|
|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|
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.
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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