# Mathematics & Computer Science: Mathematics Program

## 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

## Jason Bugno

**Class of 2010**

I work for Scranton Preparatory School. The members of Marywood’s math department teach much more than math skills. They teach you how to think. They challenge you to discover and use new concepts and ideas to solve problems.

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## B.S. in Mathematics

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

### All Current Curriculum Guides

### 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 (32 credits)

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.