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Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

Mathematics

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College (MTHBD)

PROFESSOR ROGER F. KNACKE, in charge

This major builds a foundation in mathematics with emphasis on the applications of mathematics and to the development of problem-solving skills. The major has five options that share a common core of mathematics courses for the first two years. The options are Applied Mathematics, Business, Computer Science, General Mathematics, and Mathematics Education Pre-Certification. They allow students to concentrate on developing mathematical skills suitable either for entry level positions in areas including applied mathematics, actuarial sciences, statistics, computer programming, and education, or for graduate studies in mathematics and related fields. Students, with the assistance of a faculty adviser, should select an option in their sophomore year.

For the B.S. degree in Mathematics, a minimum of 120 credits is required. Each student must earn at least a grade of C in each 300- and 400-level course in the major field.

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(17-23 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION course selections)

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

ELECTIVES: 0-11 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 87-94 credits
(This includes 17-23 credits of General Education courses: 8 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GQ courses; 0-6 credits of GS courses; 3 credits of GWS courses.)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 51 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (43 credits)
CMPSC 121 GQ(3)[1], MATH 140 GQ(4)[1], MATH 141 GQ(4)[1] (Sem: 1-2)
CMPBD 127(1), CMPSC 122 GQ(3)[1], MATH 311W(4) (Sem: 3-4)
STAT 301(3) (Sem: 3-6)
MATH 220 GQ(2-3)[1], MATH 230(4)[1], MATH 251(4)[1] (Sem: 3-8)
ENGL 202C GWS(3) (Sem: 5-6)
MATH 401(3), STAT 402(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (8 credits)
Select 8 credits in one of the following sequences:
a. BIOL 110 GN(4), BIOL 220W GN(4)(Sem: 1-4)
b. CHEM 110 GN(3), CHEM 111 GN(l), CHEM 112 GN(3), CHEM 113 GN(l) (Sem: 1-4)
c. PHYS 211 GN(4), PHYS 212 GN(4) (Sem: 1-4)
d. PHYS 250 GN(4), PHYS 251 GN(4) (Sem: 1-4)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 36-43 credits

APPLIED MATHEMATICS OPTION: (36 credits)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (27 credits)
Select 15 credits from MATH 411(3), MATH 412(3), MATH 449(3), MATH 455(3), MATH 456(3), MIS 430(3), STAT 414(3), STAT 415(3), STAT 461(3), STAT 462(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 6 credits from: CMPSC 335(3), CMPSC 360(3), CMPSC 437(3), CMPSC 459(3), CMPSC 461(3), CMPSC 465(3), CMPSC 474(3) (Sem: 3-8)
Select 6 credits from MATH 421(3), MATH 435(3), MATH 429(3), MATH 441(3) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (9 credits)
Select 9 credits from a school-approved list (Sem: 3-8)

BUSINESS OPTION: (42 credits)
(A maximum of 30 credits through the School of Business may be used to fulfill this requirement. This includes all courses taken for General Education, prescribed, additional, supporting and related areas, and electives.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (12 credits)
ACCTG 211(4), ECON 002 GS(3), ECON 004 GS(3) (Sem: 1-6)
MIS 204(2) (Sem: 3-6)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (24 credits)
Select 6 credits from ECON 481(3), FIN 301(3), INS 301(3), MGMT 301(3), MGMT 331(3), MGMT 341 US(3), or MKTG 301(3), SCM 310(3) (Sem: 3-8)
Select 6 credits from CMPSC 109(3), CMPSC 312(3), CMPSC 335(3), CMPSC 409(3), CMPSC 437(3), CMPSC 455(3), CMPSC 456(3), CMPSC 461(3) (Sem: 3-8)
Select 6 credits from MIS 336(3), MIS 430(3), MIS 435(3), MIS 440(3), MIS 445(4), STAT 461(3), STAT 462(3) (Sem: 3-8)
Select 6 credits from MATH 421(3), MATH 427(3), MATH 429(3), MATH 435(3), MATH 441(3), MATH 482(3) (Sem: 3-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (6 credits)
Select 6 credits from a school-approved list (Sem: 3-8)

COMPUTER SCIENCE OPTION: (36 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (15 credits)
CSE 231(3), CMPSC 360(3) (Sem: 3-6)
CMPSC 461(3), CMPSC 456(3), CMPSC 465(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (9 credits)
Select 9 credits from CMPSC 335(3), CMPSC 437(3), CMPSC 456(3), CMPSC 459(3), CMPSC 474(3) (Sem: 3-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (12 credits)
Select 12 credits from a school-approved list (Sem: 3-8)

GENERAL MATHEMATICS OPTION: (36 credits)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (24 credits)
Select 18 credits from CMPSC 360(3), MATH 411(3), MATH 412(3), MATH 421(3), MATH 427(3), MATH 429(3), MATH 435(3), MATH 441(3), MATH 455(3), MATH 456(3), MATH 465(3), MATH 482(3), STAT 414(3), STAT 415(3), STAT 461(3), STAT 462(3) (Sem: 3-8)
Select 6 credits from MATH 421(3), MATH 435(3), MATH 429(3) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (12 credits)
Select 12 credits from a school-approved list (Sem: 3-8)

MATHEMATICS EDUCTION PRE-CERTIFICATION OPTION: (43 credits)
(This option is designed especially for students who are interested in pursuing further studies with emphasis on education, or plan to enter a teacher certificate program. Current affiliation is with Mercyhurst College, Erie, PA.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (16 credits)
PSYCH 100 GS(3), PSYCH 212 GS(3), or HD FS 129 GS(3) (Sem 3-8)
MATH 427(3), MATH 428(1), MATH 455(3), MATH 482(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (18 credits)
Select 12 credits from MATH 411(3), MATH 412(3), MATH 421(3), MATH 429(3), MATH 435(3), MATH 441(3), MATH 456(3), MATH 465(3), STAT 414(3), STAT 415(3), STAT 461(3), STAT 462(3) (Sem: 3-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (9 credits)
Select 9 credits from a school-approved 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 2000

Blue Sheet Item #: 28-07-023

Review Date: 4/8/03

UCA Revision #1: 8/9/06
UCA Revision #2: 7/30/07

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