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(Archive) Mathematical Sciences (MA SC)

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Begin Date: Fall Semester 1998
End Date: Spring Semester 2000

Mathematical Sciences (MA SC) - (ARCHIVE)

PROFESSOR M. SUSAN RICHMAN, Program Coordinator

The various options and concentrations within the program provide options in actuarial science, management science/operations research, secondary education, statistics, and preparation for graduate studies.

Small classes, excellent faculty, opportunities to work with faculty on projects, and strong employment prospects are just some of the strengths of the program. Students will be helped to develop: a solid foundation in mathematical studies; an awareness of the utility of mathematics, statistics and computers; skills in translating practical problems into mathematical terms; a competency in the use of modern mathematical tools; problem-solving skills; and an awareness of the importance of mathematics in society.

The program is designed to prepare students for employment in business, industry, and government immediately after graduation, but graduate study in mathematics or related disciplines is also a viable alternative. Mathematics modeling is emphasized and all students are required to take courses in statistics and computer science.

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.)

Semester 1-4 completed at another location.
ENGL 015 GWS(3) or 030 GWS(3) (Sem: 1-2)
ENGL 202A-D GWS(3) (Sem: 1-2)
SPCOM 100 GWS(3) (Sem: 1-2)
ARTS GA (6 credits) (Sem: 1-8)
HUMANITIES GH (6 credits) (Sem: 1-8)
SOCIAL and BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE GS (6 credits) (Sem: 1-8)
HEALTH SCIENCES/PHYSICAL EDUCATION GHS/GPE (4 credits) (Sem: 1-4)
SCIENCES GN (9 credits) (Sem: 1-4)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 80 credits
(This includes 6 credits of General Education courses: 6 credits of GQ courses.)

QUANTIFICATION (15 credits)[98][1]
Select 4 credits from: MATH 140 GQ(4) or 140A GQ(4) (Sem: 3-4)
Select 4 credits from: MATH 141 GQ(4) or 141A GQ(4) (Sem: 3-4)
Select 7 credits from: MATH 230(4) or 231(2) or MATH 017 GQ(3) or 041 GQ(3) or 220 GQ(2) or MATH 250(3) or 251(4) or STAT 200(5) (Sem: 3-4)

MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES OPTIONS:

SECONDARY EDUCATION IN MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES OPTION

PRESCRIBED COURSES (24 credits)
MA SC 370(3)[1], 422[1](3) (Sem: 5-6)
MA SC 440(3), 445(3), 461(3), 475(3) (Sem: 5-8)
MA SC 450(3)[1], 460[1](3) (Sem: 5-6)

EDUCATION PRESCRIBED COURSES (24 credits)
EDUC 313(3) (Sem: 5-6)
EDUC 314(3), 315(3), 435(3) (Sem: 5-8)
EDUC 417(3), 395(12)[99](Sem: 7-8)

TECHNICAL ELECTIVES (6 credits)
MA SC 425(3) or 477(3) (Sem: 7-8)

COMPUTER SCIENCE ELECTIVE (3 credits)
Any COMP or EDUC 462(3) (Sem: 7-8)

ELECTIVES (8 credits) (Sem: 1-8)

GENERAL OPTION REQUIREMENTS (39 credits)
COMP 407(3), MA SC 370(3)[1] (Sem: 5-6)
COMP 401(3), MA SC 420(3)>[1] (Sem: 7-8)
MA SC 422(3), 423(3), (Sem: 5-8)
MA SC 425(3) (Sem: 7-8)
MA SC 440(3), 475(3) (Sem: 5-8)
MA SC 450(3)[1], 460(3)[1] (Sem: 5-6)
MA SC 461(3), 477(3) (Sem: 7-8)

TECHNICAL ELECTIVES (9 credits)
COMP 414(3) or MA SC 421(3) or MA SC 427(3) or MA SC 436(3) or 435(3) or 437(3) OR 441(3) or MA SC 445(3) or 465(3) or 457(3) or 455(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ELECTIVES (17credits) (Sem: 1-8)

[1]A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.
[98]Cum GPA 2.40 required
[99]A minimum average of 2.50 in all previous work is required for admission to EDUC 395.


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.

Effective Date: Fall Semester 1998

Review Date: 6/23/98

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