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

Corey Foote

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Class of 2013

I teach 8th grade mathematics at Carbondale Area High School. Marywood provided me with higher level math and problem solving skills that help me in the classroom. I believe that the deeper a teacher knows their subject, the better they can teach it.

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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)

CourseTitleCredits
CS 142 Programming in C++ 3
MATH 155 or 220 Statistics 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 219 History of 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 456 Mathematical Statistics 3

List B (6 credits)

Mathematics majors must choose two courses from this list.

CourseTitleCredits
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)

An additional 33 elective credits are needed to obtain a total of 120 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.