Mathematics

Bachelor of Science - BS

  • Foundation in mathematical skills and logical reasoning
  • Develop mathematical understanding, efficiency and analytical skills 
  • Computer competency for mathematical problem-solving

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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 problem-solving;
  • 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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Accomplished Math & Computer Science Faculty


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

Computational number theory


Thomas F. Kent, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Computability theory


Dhanapati Adhikari, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations


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

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

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 (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