Begin Date: Summer Session 1998
End Date: Spring Semester 1999
PROFESSOR GEORGE ANDREWS, 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, mathematical statistics, 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.
To begin the fifth semester, a student is required to have a 2.50 grade-point average. A student who wants to transfer into the program must satisfy this requirement at the time of transfer.
For the B.A. degree in Mathematics, a minimum of 120 credits is required.
MATHEMATICS MINOR: Students must take MATH 140 GQ(4), 141 GQ(4); select 6-8 credits from MATH 220 GQ(2), 230(4), 231(2), 232(2), 250(3), 251(4), 310(3), 311W(3), or 312(3); and select 12 credits from 400-level MATH courses. A total of 26-28 credits is required for the minor. For successful completion of the minor a candidate must receive a grade of C or better in each of the four 400-level courses.
Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)
GENERAL EDUCATION: 46 credits
(6 of these 46 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)
BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(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.)
ADDITIONAL COURSES (15-16 credits)
MATH 250(3) or 251(4) (Sem: 3-4)
MATH 435(3) or 436(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits from MATH 411(3), 412(3), 417(3), 419(3), or 421(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 6 credits of 400-level MATH courses except 401(3), 405(3), 406(3), 441(3), 470(3), 471(4) (Sem: 5-8)
SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (13-14 credits)
Select 13-14 credits from department list (Sem: 3-8)
 A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.
The Pennsylvania State University ©1998
The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.
Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1998
Blue Sheet Item: 26-05-037
Review Date: 6/2/99 (General Education Update)