Mathematics

Minor

  • Discover the power, beauty & impact of mathematics
  • Expand/complement your major
  • 18 credit minor program

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Accomplished Math & Computer Science Faculty


Craig M. Johnson, Ph.D.
Professor of Mathematics

Topology


Dhanapati Adhikari, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations


Chaogui Zhang, Ph.D.
Chair, Associate Professor of Mathematics

Computational number theory


Zaixin Lu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Energy Efficient Wireless Sensor network, Wireless Data Communication, Social Network Analysis, and Computational Biology.

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation

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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/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.

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.