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Academic Programs / Science & Technology MathematicsDr. Omar Hijab, Chair Dr. Boris Datskovsky, Director of Undergraduate Studies Mathematics majors may select either the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) program or the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) program. The B.A. program is intended for those students who plan to seek employment in a mathematicsrelated field upon graduation. The program lays a solid mathematical foundation through its required courses and gives students an opportunity to pursue their mathematical interests through the choice of three electives. Several potential tracks include: 1). Students interested in teaching mathematics at a high school level should choose Math 3003: Theory of Numbers, Math 3061: Modern Geometry I, and Math 3032: Mathematical Statistics, as their electives 2). Students interested in applied mathematics should choose from Math 3043: Numerical Analysis I, Math 3044: Numerical Analysis II, Math 3032: Mathematical Statistics, and Math 4043: Applied Mathematics, and 3). Students interested in actuarial science or finance should choose Math 3043: Numerical Analysis I, Math 3032: Mathematical Statistics, and Math 4033: Introduction to Probability Models. Other choices of electives are also possible. Students who are interested in teaching mathematics at a high school after graduation should seriously consider the B.S. in Mathematics With Teaching program. This program provides solid mathematical foundation and pedagogical training necessary for success as a high school teacher and satisfies Pennsylvania’s teacher certification requirements. The B.S. degree is intended for those students who plan to pursue a graduate degree in mathematics or a mathematicsrelated field or are interested in learning mathematics in more depth. It is a more challenging alternative for the stronger math students. Either program can be combined with the department’s M.A. program leading to an M.A. degree after five years of study. The department offers joint programs with the Department of Physics and the Department of Computer and Information Science leading to a B.S. degree and a joint program with the Department of Economics leading to a B.A. degree. Students who wish to pursue careers as secondary math teachers may also choose a fiveyear interdisciplinary program, offered jointly with the College of Education, that leads to a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, a Master’s degree in Education, and teacher certification.
Major Requirements
Bachelor of Arts Major RequirementsOne of the following courses in Computer and Information Sciences: C+IN SC 1053, 1057 or C+IN SC 1068; Math 1041, 1042, 2043, 2101, 2196, 3031, 3096*, 3137, 3138, 4096 and three math electives 3000+; Physics 1061 and 1062.
Writing Intensive Requirement for Bachelor of artsStudents must take a minimum of two writingintensive courses as part of the major. Following is a list of courses that can be used to satisfy the writingintensive requirement: Math 2196, Math 3096*, or Math 4096.
*Pending course approval. Contact your academic advisor for more information.
Bachelor of Science major RequirementsOne of the following courses in Computer and Information Sciences: C+IN SC 1053, 1057 or C+IN SC 1068; Math 1041, 1042, 2043, 3031, 3045, 3051, 3098, 3101, 3141, 3142, 4051, 4096 and four math electives 3000+ (Math 2196 can count for one of the Math 3000+ electives, provided it is taken prior to Math 3098 and Math 3141); Physics 1061 and 1062.
Writing Intensive Requirement for Bachelor of ScienceStudents must take a minimum of two writingintensive courses as part of the major. Following is a list of courses that can be used to satisfy the writingintensive requirement: Math 2196, Math 3098 or Math 4096.
Intercollegial B.A. Degree in Mathematical EconomicsDr. Omar Hijab, Chair, Mathematics Dr. Boris A. Datskovsky, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Mathematics or Dr. William J. Stull, Chair, Economics Dr. Dimitrios Diamantaras, Advisor, Economics The Departments of Economics and Mathematics offer the Mathematical Economics program as a platform for systematic concentration in the mathematical approach to economics. Economics has progressed in the last several decades by making extensive use of mathematical techniques. As a result, students who wish to pursue graduate study in economics, finance, accounting and other disciplines that make an extensive use of economics need a thorough grounding in both economics and mathematics. The Mathematical Economics curriculum provides this grounding with a broad selection of courses that cover all important areas of economics and the mathematical tools required for a critical, deep mastery of these areas. This program is especially recommended for those students who intend to pursue graduate studies in Economics. The program and its requirements are described in full in the "Intercollegial Programs" section of this Bulletin.
Interdisciplinary B.S. Degree in Mathematics & PhysicsDr. Tao Rongjia, Chair, Physics Dr. Zbigniew Dziembowski, Undergraduate Faculty Advisor, Physics Dr. Omar Hijab, Chair, Mathematics Dr. Boris Datskovsky, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Mathematics The interdisciplinary program is jointly administered by the departments of Mathematics and Physics. For further discussion of the Interdisciplinary major requirements, please see Mathematics & Physics in this Bulletin.
FiveYear Master's Program
The Combined B.A. or B.S./M.A. ProgramTo participate in this fiveyear program, a mathematics major should be enrolled in either the B.A. or the B.S. program. Application to continue in the M.A. program must be made to the graduate chair of the department no later than the first semester of the senior year. To be accepted by the M.A. program, a student must have a GPA of at least 3.25 in Mathematics courses when the application is made. In addition to completing the B.A. or B.S. requirements, the student must complete four additional graduatelevel mathematics courses numbered 5000 and above by the end of her/his senior year. If the Core and College requirements have also been met, the student will be awarded the B.A. or B.S. degree at the conclusion of this portion of the program. All courses must be passed with a grade of C or better, and no more than two graduate courses can carry a grade less than B for the student to continue with the M.A. portion of the program. FifthYear Course RequirementsThe student will take a total of six graduatelevel courses, selected to conform to the M.A. requirements. At the end of the fifth year, the student must either write a master's thesis or pass one of the following examinations:
FiveYear Master’s/Secondary Education Certification ProgramThis is a combined program between the College of Science and Technology and the College of Education. For more information, see the following web site:
Minor Requirements
Distinction in MathematicsTo graduate with Distinction in Mathematics a student should meet the following requirements: 1. All requirements for the B.A. or B.S. degree in Mathematics must be met with a GPA of at least 3.50 in the Mathematics courses. 3. Bachelor of Arts students and students enrolled in TUteach  Mathematics Program must complete Math 3141, Math 3142 and Math 4051 instead of Math 3137 and Math 3138, as well as Math 3098 and Math 3101 instead of Math 3096 in order to qualify for a Distinction in Major. 
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