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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Mathematics

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College (MTHBD)

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 four options that share a common core of mathematics courses for the first two years. The options are Applied Mathematics, Business, Computer Science, and Pure Mathematics. They allow students to concentrate on developing mathematical skills suitable either for entry level positions in areas including applied mathematics, actuarial sciences, statistics and computer programming, 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. In addition, students are strongly encouraged to participate in faculty supervised research.

Entrance to Major Requirements
In order to be eligible for entrance to the Mathematics major, a student must have: 1) attained at least a 2.00 cumulative grade point average; and 2) completed MATH 140 GQ(4) and MATH 141 GQ(4) and earned a grade of C or better in each of these courses.

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

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(18-24 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 REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR or 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: 7-11 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 85-92 credits
(This includes 18-24 credits of General Education courses: 9 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): 49 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (40 credits)
CMPSC 121 GQ(3)[1], MATH 140 GQ(4)[1], MATH 141 GQ(4)[1] (Sem: 1-2)
CMPSC 122 GQ(3)[1], MATH 311W(4)[1] (Sem: 3-4)
STAT 301(3)[1] (Sem: 3-6)
MATH 220 GQ(2)[1], MATH 230(4)[1], MATH 251(4)[1] (Sem: 3-8)
ENGL 202C GWS(3) (Sem: 5-6)
MATH 312(3)[1], STAT 401(3)[1] (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (9 credits)
Select 1 credit of GN designated course and 8 additional 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[1]

APPLIED MATHEMATICS OPTION: (36 credits)[1]

ADDITIONAL COURSES (27 credits)
Select 6 credits from: CMPSC 221(3) or higher, except CMPSC 360 (Sem: 3-8)
Select 15 credits from MATH 310(3), MATH 412(3), MATH 449(3), MATH 455(3), MATH 456(3), MATH 482(3), STAT 414(3), STAT 461(3), STAT 462(3), STAT 464(3), STAT 466(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 6 credits from MATH 421(3), MATH 426(3), MATH 427(3), MATH 429(3), MATH 435(3), MATH 436(3), MATH 465(3) (Sem: 5-8)

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

BUSINESS OPTION: (43 credits)[1]
(A maximum of 30 credits through the School of Business may be used to fulfill General Education, Major Requirements and Option Requirements.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (13 credits)
ACCTG 211(4), ECON 102 GS(3), ECON 104 GS(3) (Sem: 1-6)
MIS 204(3) (Sem: 3-6)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (24 credits)
Select 6 credits from ECON 481(3), ECON 485(3), FIN 301(3), FIN 405(3), FIN 420(3), FIN 427(3), MGMT 301(3), MGMT 331(3), MGMT 341(3), MKTG 301(3), SCM 310(3) (Sem: 3-8)
Select 6 credits from CMPSC 221(3) or higher, except CMPSC 360, and MIS 336(3) (Sem: 3-8)
Select 6 credits from MATH 482(3), MIS 336(3), MIS 430(3), MIS 435(4), MIS 445(3), STAT 414(3), STAT 461(3), STAT 462(3), STAT 464(3), STAT 466(3) (Sem: 3-8)
Select 6 credits from MATH 421(3), MATH 426(3), MATH 427(3), MATH 429(3), MATH 435(3), MATH 436(3), MATH 465(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)[1]

PRESCRIBED COURSES (6 credits)
CMPSC 455(3), CMPSC 465(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (18 credits)
CMPSC 221(3) or SWENG 311(3) (Sem: 3-6)
CMPSC 312(3) or CMPEN 351(3) (Sem: 3-6)
Select 12 credits from CMPSC courses at the 300- and 400-level (Sem: 3-8)

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

PURE MATHEMATICS OPTION: (36 credits)[1]

ADDITIONAL COURSES (27 credits)
Select 18 credits from MATH 310(3), MATH 412(3), MATH 421(3), MATH 426(3), MATH 427(3), MATH 429(3), MATH 435(3), MATH 436(3), MATH 455(3), MATH 456(3), MATH 465(3), MATH 482(3), STAT 414(3), STAT 461(3), STAT 462(3), STAT 464(3), and STAT 466(3) (Sem: 3-8)
Select 9 credits from MATH 403(3), MATH 421(3), MATH 429(3), MATH 435(3) (Sem: 5-8)

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: Spring Semester 2013

Blue Sheet Item #: 42-01-023

Review Date: 08/20/13

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

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