Mathematics
Minor
 Discover the power, beauty & impact of mathematics
 Expand/complement your major
 18 credit minor program
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 Learn more about this program or visit the Mathematics & Computer Science website.
 College: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Accomplished Math & Computer Science Faculty
Zaixin Lu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
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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/K12  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 K12 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.