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Mathematical Sciences (MA SC) - Archive

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Begin Date: Summer Session 2000
End Date: Summer Session 2001

Mathematical Sciences (MA SC) - Archive

PROFESSOR THANG N. BUI, Program Chair

The two options and the variety of the course offerings provide concentrations in various areas such as actuarial science, management science/operation research, 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. Mathematical modeling is emphasized and all students are required to take courses in statistics and computer science.

For a B. S. degree in Mathematical Sciences a minimum of 120 credits is required.
For a B. S. degree in Mathematical Sciences with the Secondary Education option a minimum of 123 credits is required.

Entry to Major Requirements:
Entry to the Mathematical Sciences major requires that the student has completed: MATH 140 GQ(4), MATH 141 GQ(4). A 2.00 or higher cumulative grade-point average is required. Entry to the Mathematical Sciences Secondary Education option requires a 2.5 or higher cumulative grade-point average.

Change of Assignment Recommendation:
Students should generally have completed most of their General Education requirements. A limited number of 001-200 level courses are offered at Penn State Harrisburg for students who meet entry to major requirements but need lower division courses.

Students should request a change-of-assignment to Penn State Harrisburg during their fourth semester, to be effective for the next semester of enrollment.

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(9 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)

INTERCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETENCE:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 6 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 78�81 credits
(This includes 9 credits of General Education courses: 3 credits of GWS courses; 6 credits of GQ courses.)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (BOTH OPTIONS): 45 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (38 credits)
MATH 140 GQ(4), MATH 141 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-2)
ENGL 202C GWS(3) (Sem: 3-4)
COMP 350(3), COMP 351(3) (Sem: 5-6)
MA SC 370(3)[1], MA SC 422(3), MA SC 440(3), MA SC 450(3)[1], MA SC 460(3)[1], MA SC 461(3)[1], MA SC 475 DF(3) (Sem: 5-6)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (7 credits)
Select 7 credits from the following: MATH 017 GQ(3), MATH 040 GQ(5), MATH 041 GQ(3), MATH 220 GQ(2), MATH 230(4), MATH 231(2), MATH 232(2), MATH 250(3), MATH 251(4), MATH 311W(3), or STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-4)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 33-36 credits

GENERAL MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES OPTION: 33 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (15 credits)
COMP 401(3)[1], MA SC 420(3), MA SC 423(3), MA SC 425(3), MA SC 477(3) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (18 credits)
Select 9 credits from: COMP 410(3), COMP 414(3), COMP 419(3) or MA SC 421(3), MA SC 427(3), MA SC 435(3), MA SC 436(3), MA SC 437(3), MA SC 441(4), MA SC 445(3), MA SC 455(3), MA SC 457(3), MA SC 465(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 9 credits of 300-400 level courses in consultation with an academic adviser and in support of the student's interests. (Sem: 5-8)

SECONDARY EDUCATION IN MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES OPTION: 36 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (33 credits)
EDUC 314(3), EDUC 315 DF(3) (Sem: 5-6)
MA SC 445(3) (Sem: 5-6)
EDUC 417(3), EDUC 385(3), EDUC 395(1-12)[2] (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (3 credits)
Select 3 credits from MA SC 425(3) or MA SC 477(3) (Sem: 7-8)

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

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2000

Blue Sheet #: 28-04-053

Review Date: 1/11/00

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