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Mount Saint Mary College    
  Jul 23, 2017
Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics, B.A.

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Hegis Code 1701


Mathematics courses are designed to engender general interest and professional competence in the field. They will prepare students who wish to become professional mathematicians or use mathematical concepts in their own field of study. Students majoring in mathematics may also qualify for certification in childhood or adolescence education. An appropriate selection of courses will provide the background and skills requisite for mathematical applications in the sciences, social sciences and business areas. The demands of a technological society present many career opportunities for qualified students who can interpret and implement computer-based information.

Proficiency in fundamental mathematical skills is a prerequisite for all science courses and credit-bearing math courses. A mathematics proficiency examination will be given to the students before registration for these courses. The score on that examination, along with SAT scores and high school performance, will be used to determine the level of the student’s mathematical skill. The level of proficiency expected and the passing score will be stated for each examination. Each science or mathematics course lists the level of mathematics proficiency required to enter the course. Those students judged to be deficient in mathematical skills must remedy the deficiency or obtain the permission of the appropriate department to enter the above mentioned course.

Program Requirements for Mathematics Major

A student majoring in mathematics must complete


Elementary or childhood education students may take

  and    toward the 9 credit electives. Students pursuing certification in Adolescent Education are required to take either    or  

Students preparing for a career in applied mathematics are encouraged to take up to 6 credits in a related area (e.g.

  ,   ,    , or    . ) A student planning to qualify to teach at the elementary or secondary level follows a similar program with appropriate requisites for certification and subject to advisement.

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