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Mathematics - ARCHIVE

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Begin Date: Summer Session 2001
End Date: Fall Semester 2006 - (Add integrative B.A. in Mathematics and Masters of Applied Staistics)

Mathematics - ARCHIVE

Altoona College (MTAAL)
University Park, Eberly College of Science (MTHBA)

PROFESSOR NIGEL D. HIGSON, Chair, Department of Mathematics

Two degrees are offered in mathematics: the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science. Both programs have a common core of mathematics courses; both programs prepare students for graduate work in mathematics. In addition, the Bachelor of Arts degree is oriented toward applications of mathematics in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The Bachelor of Science degree has a number of options. These options are oriented toward actuarial science, applied analysis, computational mathematics, graduate study, systems analysis, and teaching.

Many of the options are designed for students who want to use mathematics in industry, commerce, or government. In short, the degree requirements have the flexibility to fit many individual interests. The student, with the assistance of a faculty adviser, should select an option by the end of the sophomore year.

In order to be eligible for entrance to the Mathematics major, a student must have: 1) attained at least a 2.00 cumulative grade point average; and 2) completed MATH 140 GQ(4) and MATH 141 GQ(4) and earned a grade of C or better in each of these courses.

For the B.A. degree in Mathematics, a minimum of 120 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(6 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selections)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION or BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS course selections)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 0-1 credit

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(3 of these 24 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR, GENERAL EDUCATION, or ELECTIVES and 0-12 credits are included in ELECTIVES if foreign language proficiency is demonstrated by examination.)
(See description of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements in front of Bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 56 credits
(This includes 6 credits of General Education GQ courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (23-24 credits)
MATH 140 GQ(4)[1], MATH 141 GQ(4)[1], MATH 220 GQ(2), MATH 230(4), MATH 311W(3-4)[1], MATH 312(3)[1] (Sem: 1-4)
MATH 403(3)[1] (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (18-20 credits)
CSE 103 GQ(4) or CMPSC 101 GQ(3) or CMPSC 201C GQ(3) (Sem: 1-2)
MATH 250(3) or MATH 251(4) (Sem: 3-4)
MATH 435(3)[1] or MATH 436(3)[1] (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits[1] from MATH 411(3),MATH 412(3), MATH 417(3), MATH 419(3), or MATH 421(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 6 credits[1] of 400-level MATH courses except MATH 401(3), MATH 405(3), MATH 406(3), MATH 441(3), MATH 470(3), MATH 471(4) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (13-15 credits)
Select 13-15 credits from department list (Sem: 3-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2001

Blue Sheet Item #: 29-07-144

Review Date: 4/11/02

UCA Revision #1: 8/18/06

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