Program Contact:

Craig Johnson, Ph.D.
Center for Natural and Health Science (CNHS) building, Room 319

(570) 348-6211 ext. 6291

Administrative Assistant:

Marcie Gaughan
Center for Natural and Health Science (CNHS) building, Room 320 A 
(570) 348-6265

Amberly Warner

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Class of 2013

I work as a mathematics teacher. I was a co-valedictorian of my graduating class. During my speech, I will never forget looking out at the audience. I could clearly see two of my math professors. The expressions on their faces made it clear that, aside from my parents, they were some of the proudest people in the room. In turn, it made me proud to represent the math department.

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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)

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.

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.

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.

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.