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Mathematics

Department Faculty: Bruce Blaine, Daniel Cass, Carol Freeman, Ryan S. Gantner, Kris H. Green, Nadine Hanebutte, W. Scott Harrison, Erica Johnson, Elizabeth Leboffe, Mark McKinzie, Donald L. Muench, Bernard Ricca, Rebecca Tiffin, Gerald Wildenberg, Erik Winarski

Requirements | Typical Schedule | Minors in Math | Math Activities

Mathematics majors will develop the logical thought process that is the foundation of mathematical reasoning. With logical thinking, students will be able to apply their knowledge, using creative problem solving techniques, to the area of theoretical mathematics as well as numerous other quantitative disciplines. The combination of mathematical reasoning, logical organization, and problem solving makes a Mathematics major attractive to potential employers from various fields.

The Mathematics major aims to:

  • Expose the students to the development and problems of classical mathematics, as well as the structure and theory of modern mathematics.
  • Adequately prepare students to pursue mathematics as a career either through graduate work, secondary school certification, or work in industry.
  • Endow the students with logical reasoning and problem solving skills valuable for various careers in business and industry.
  • Give students who also major in disciplines other than mathematics the mathematical reasoning skills to pursue the theory and practice of those fields.
  • Equip majors with the ability to analyze and solve quantitative problems using technology.

The major on Mathematics may lead to either the B.A. or the B.S. degree.

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Requirements for the B.S. in Mathematics
+ Mathematics Core courses:   (42)
MATH 120C-Calculus I (4)
MATH 122C-Calculus II (4)
MATH 170-Introduction to Mathematical Modeling (3)
MATH 200C-Discrete Structures (3)
MATH 221C-Calculus III (4)
MATH 222-Differential Equations (3)
MATH 232-Linear Algebra (3)
MATH 301-Mathmatical Statistics I (3)
MATH 325-Abstract Algebra (3)
MATH 391C-Numerical Analysis I (3)
MATH 421-Principles of Real Analysis I   (3)
MATH 422-Principles of Real Analysis II (3)
MATH 480-Mathematics Capstone Course (3)

+ Mathematics elective: (3)
One MATH course at or beyond the 300-level  

+ ONE of the following Options: (15)

Five additional MATH courses at or beyond the
300-level.
Five additional CSCI courses (excluding CSCI 140C, 150, 170, 220, 250, 260).
PHYS 131C and 132C and three additional courses in Biology, Chemistry or Physics at or beyond the 200-level.
Five courses in Biology, Chemistry or Physics, three of which must be at or beyond the 200-level.

Total:   (60)

Requirements for the B.A. in Mathematics
+ Mathematics Core courses:  (39)
MATH 120C-Calculus I (4)
MATH 122C-Calculus II (4)
MATH 170-Introduction to Mathematical Modeling (3)
MATH 200C-Discrete Structures (3)
MATH 221C-Calculus III (4)
MATH 222-Differential Equations (3)
MATH 232-Linear Algebra (3)
MATH 301-Mathematical Statistics I (3)
MATH 325-Abstract Algebra (3)
MATH 421-Principles of Real Analysis I (3)
MATH 422-Principles of Real Analysis II (3)
MATH 480-Mathematics Capstone Course (3)
+ Mathematics elective: (9)
Three MATH courses at or beyond the 300-level

Total: (48)

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree must also declare a minor in another discipline. Students should meet with their Mathematics advisor to select an appropriate minor.


Additional Requirements for Mathematics Majors seeking Adolescence Teaching Certification

Students pursuing teaching certification are advised to pursue the B.A. in Mathematics program and must complete the following specific requirements:

  • Adolescence Education students are not required to take MATH 480, but must instead take a 300/400-level math course (selected with approval of the mathematics advisor).
  • Adolescence Education students must take MATH 417 and MATH 470 as two of their three required electives.
  • Adolescence Education Major (43 credits)
    The major includes Education courses, field experiences and student teaching. See an advisor in the School of Education for details.
It is also strongly recommended that students double majoring in Mathematics and Adolescence Education also take PHYS 131C and CSCI 161.

For students majoring in Mathematics, only courses designated as mathematics (MATH) courses are included in the determination of the grade point average in the major.

Note: Students intending to major in mathematics who have not had the equivalent of advanced algebra in high school are advised to take MATH 119C- 120C and 170 in their first year, and MATH 122C, 200C, 222, and 232 in their second year.


Recommended progression of courses required for a B.A. Mathematics major. Students should consult "Core Requirements" for a complete description of the College's core curriculum.

  Fall   Spring  
   
Credit Hours
 
Credit Hours
FR MATH 120C
4
MATH 122C
4
  MATH 170
3
 
         
SO MATH 221C
4
MATH 222
3
  MATH 232 3 MATH 200C 3
         
JR MATH 301
3
MATH 421
3
  MATH 325
3
MATH Elective 3-4
         
SR MATH 422
3
MATH 480
3
  MATH Elective
3-4
MATH Elective
3-4

Recommended progression of courses required for a B.S. Mathematics major. Students should consult "Core Requirements" for a complete description of the College's core curriculum.

  Fall   Spring  
   
Credit Hours
 
Credit Hours
FR MATH 120C
4
MATH 122C
4
  MATH 170
3
MATH 200C
3
         
SO MATH 221C
4
MATH 222
3
  MATH 232
3
MATH 232
3
         
JR MATH 301
3
MATH 421
3
  MATH 325
3
MATH391C
3
  MATH Elective
3
MATH Option 3
         
SR MATH 422
3
MATH 480
3
  MATH Option
3-4
MATH Option
3-4
  MATH Option
3-4
MATH Option
3-4


Minors available in Math
Minors related to Math available to Fisher students include the Mathematics Minor


Academic Activities related to Math
Mathematics students regularly participate in the Math Club, work in the Math Center and attend lectures and talks in their field. For additional information visit the Activities Page.

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