Mathematics
Bachelor of Science  BS
 Foundation in mathematical skills and logical reasoning
 Develop mathematical understanding, efficiency and analytical skills
 Computer competency for mathematical problemsolving
Students in this 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;
 Be able to build mathematical models of real world situations;
 Have competency in the use of computers as a tool in mathematical problemsolving;
 Be able to work independently on problems in mathematics;
 Have an understanding of the origin and historical development of basic mathematical concepts.
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 Learn more about this program or visit the Mathematics and Computer Science website.
 College: Munley College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
 Courses: Available courses in this department
 Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:1
Zaixin Lu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Energy Efficient Wireless Sensor network, Wireless Data Communication, Social Network Analysis, and Computational Biology.
Office Hours
Summer I (51616 to 62916) or Summer II (7516 to 81716) by appointment
Thomas F. Kent, Ph.D.1
Chairperson, Associate Professor of Mathematics
Computability theory
Office Hours
Summer I (51616 to 62916) and Summer II (7516 to 81716) Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or by appointment
Dhanapati Adhikari, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations
Office Hours
Summer I (51616 to 62916) and Summer II (7516 to 81716) by appointment
Craig M. Johnson, Ph.D.
Professor of Mathematics
Topology
Office Hours
Summer I (51616 to 62916) or Summer II (7516 to 81716) by appointment
The analytical skills and the habit of independent rational thinking developed in our department at Marywood can serve you well in any number of possible careers  from business to research to teaching. Currently, a shortage of mathematicians exists both in industry and in the teaching profession at every level. Therefore, the job market is extremely good. Our graduates either continue their studies in graduate school or find an interesting and challenging job in their major within weeks of their graduation.
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
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 155  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
