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Mathematics (MTHBS) - Archive

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Begin Date: Summer Session 1996
End Date: Spring Semester 1999

Mathematics (MTHBS) - Archive

PROFESSOR GEORGE ANDREWS, Chair, Department of Mathematics

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

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 46 credits
(6-12 of these 46 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 80-90 credits
(This includes 6-12 credits of General Education courses: 6 credits of GQ courses. In addition, the Teacher Certification option includes 6 credits of GS courses.)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 27-28 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (24 credits)
CSE 103 GQ(4)[53] (Sem: 1-2)
MATH 140 GQ(4)[53], 141 GQ(4)[53] (Sem: 1-4)
MATH 220 GQ(2)[53], 230(4), 311W(3)[1], 312(3)[1] (Sem: 3-4)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (3-4 credits)[53]
MATH 250(3) or 251(4) (Sem: 3-4)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 52-62 credits

ACTUARIAL MATHEMATICS OPTION: 52-53 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (33 credits)
I E 425(3), INS 301(3), 410(3), 411(3), 412(3), MATH 414(3) [1], 415(3)[1], 416(3)[1], 451(3)[1], 484(3)[1], STAT 460(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (3 credits)[1]
Select 3 credits from 400-level MATH courses except MATH 401(3), 405(3), 406(3), 441(3), 470(3), 471(4) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (16-17 credits)
Select 8 credits in a foreign language (proficiency demonstrated by examination or course work to the level of the second semester; if fewer than 8 credits are needed to reach the required proficiency, students choose selections from department list to total 8 credits) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 8-9 credits from department list (Sem: 1-8)

APPLIED ANALYSIS OPTION: 52-53 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (9 credits)[1]
MATH 403(3), 421(3), 436(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (17 credits)[1]
MATH 414(3) or 418(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 6 credits from MATH 411(3), 412(3), or 417(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select one of the following sequences (8 credits): (Sem: 1-4)
a. BIOL 110 GN(4), 220W GN(4)
b. CHEM 012 GN(3), 013 GN(3), 014 GN(1), 015 GN(1)
c. PHYS 201 GN(4), 202 GN(4)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (26-27 credits)
Select 8 credits in a foreign language (proficiency demonstrated by examination or course work to the level of the second semester; if fewer than 8 credits are needed to reach the required proficiency, students choose selections from department list to total 8 credits) (Sem: 1-4)
Select an approved sequence of 12 credits in an area of application; possible areas include engineering and the physical, earth, or biological sciences (Sem: 1-8)
Select 6-7 credits from department list (Sem: 1-8)

COMPUTATIONAL MATHEMATICS OPTION (52-53 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (21 credits)
CSE 120(3), 231(3) (Sem: 3-4)
MATH 414(3)[1], 415(3)[1], 455(3)[1], 456(3)[1], 484(3)[1] (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (12 credits)[1]
MATH 467(3) or 469(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits from MATH 411(3), 412(3), or 417(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 6 credits from CSE 468(3), MATH 310(3), 459(3), 468(3), 483(3), or 485(3) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (19-20 credits)
Select 8 credits in a foreign language (proficiency demonstrated by examination or course work to the level of the second semester; if fewer than 8 credits are needed to reach the required proficiency, students choose selections from department list to total 8 credits) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 11-12 credits from department list (Sem: 1-8)

GENERAL MATHEMATICS OPTION: 52-53 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSE (3 credits)[1]
MATH 403(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (15 credits)[1]
MATH 414(3) or 418(3); 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 MATH 401(3), 405(3), 406(3), 441(3), 470(3), 471(4) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (34-35 credits)
Select 8 credits in a foreign language (proficiency demonstrated by examination or course work to the level of the second semester; if fewer than 8 credits are needed to reach the required proficiency, students choose selections from department list to total 8 credits) (Sem: 1-4)
Select an approved sequence of 12 credits in MATH or a related area or an area of application (Sem: 1-8)
Select 14-15 credits from department list (Sem: 1-8)

GRADUATE STUDY OPTION: 52-53 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (18 credits)[1]
MATH 403(3), 404(3), 421(3), 429(3), 435(3), 436(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (12 credits)[1]
MATH 414(3) or 418(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 9 credits of 400-level MATH courses except MATH 401(3), 405(3), 406(3), 441(3), 470(3), 471(4) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (22-23 credits)
Select 8 credits in a foreign language (proficiency demonstrated by examination or course work to the level of the second semester; if fewer than 8 credits are needed to reach the required proficiency, students choose selections from department list to total 8 credits) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 14-15 credits from department list (Sem: 1-8)

MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS OPTION: 52-53 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (24 credits)
MATH 403(3)[1], 414(3)[1], 415(3)[1], 416(3)[1], 436(3)[1], STAT 460(3), 462(3), 464(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (9 credits)[1]
Select 6 credits from MATH 310(3), 451(3), 484(3), 485(3), or 486(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits of 400-level MATH courses except MATH 401(3), 405(3), 406(3), 441(3), 470(3), 471(4) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (19-20 credits)
Select 8 credits in a foreign language (proficiency demonstrated by examination or course work to the level of the second semester; if fewer than 8 credits are needed to reach the required proficiency, students choose selections from department list to total 8 credits) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 11-12 credits from department list (Sem: 1-8)

SYSTEMS ANALYSIS OPTION: 52-53 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (12 credits)[1]
MATH 414(3), 415(3), 436(3), 484(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (9 credits)[1]
Select 6 credits from MATH 310(3), 451(3), 485(3), or 486(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits from 400-level MATH courses except MATH 401(3), 405(3), 406(3), 441(3), 470(3), 471(4) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (31-32 credits)
Select 8 credits in a foreign language (proficiency demonstrated by examination or course work to the level of the second semester; if fewer than 8 credits are needed to reach the required proficiency, students choose selections from department list to total 8 credits) (Sem: 1-4)
Select an approved sequence of 12 credits in an area of application; possible areas include business, economics, industrial engineering, social sciences (Sem: 1-8)
Select 11-12 credits from department list (Sem: 1-8)

TEACHER CERTIFICATION OPTION: 62 credits[54]
This option helps prepare individuals for mathematics education teaching positions in secondary schools. It includes the academic requirements for the Mathematics Education Instructional I certificate issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (see also Teacher Education Programs).

PRESCRIBED COURSES (53 credits)
EDPSY 014(3)[53], EDTHP 115(3) (Sem: 1-2)
HD FS 239 GS(3)[53], PSY 002 GS(3) (Sem: 1-2,5-6)
C I 295(2)[53], 412W(3)[53], 495C(3)[53][56], 495E(15)[53], MATH 427(3)[1], 435(3)[1], 436(3)[1], MTHED 411(3)[53], 412(3)[53], 427(3)[53] (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (9 credits)
MATH 310[1] or 483(3)[1]; MATH 414(3)[1] or 418(3)[1] (Sem: 3-8)
Select 3 credits from 400-level EDTHP courses[53] (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.
[53] A grade of C or better per course is required for teacher certification.
[54] Mathematics majors who wish to teach in public schools must schedule the teacher certification requirements prescribed by the College of Education as shown on this page. In addition, they must file an application in the Certification and Education Services Office, 181 Chambers Building, prior to the end of the second semester. At that time, they will be assigned an adviser in the College of Education to help them schedule the appropriate professional course work.
[56] Offered only for Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading.


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 1996

Blue Sheet Item #: 24-06-053

Review Date: 6/2/99 (General Education Update)

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