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  Sep 21, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2017-2018

Mathematics, Statistics Concentration, BS


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Department: Mathematics  

The concentration in statistics provides course work in both statistical methodology and theory that prepares students for well-paying and highly satisfying jobs in a wide array of industries and academia. After completing a core of foundational mathematics courses, students in the statistics concentration begins a sequence of courses that provide experiences in thinking about and applying statistical methodologies in concrete settings. In upper level course work, students are introduced to the mathematical theory that underlies the theory of statistics. In these upper level courses, students will use calculus to see that the procedures they learned in the lower level courses were selected because those procedures make optimal use of the available data.

Students seeking licensure as a teacher of Mathematics (grades 5-8 or 8-12) must also complete a second major in Secondary Education.

Course Requirements


Cognate courses (11 credits)


The cognate requirement is met by completing one course in computer science and a two-course sequence in the sciences.
 

Note:


Majors preparing for secondary school teaching careers with high school licensure (grades 8-12) must take MATH 301 - Abstract Algebra I  and MATH 325 - Foundations of Geometry . Majors preparing for secondary school teaching careers with middle school licensure (grades 5-8) must take MATH 301 - Abstract Algebra I  and MATH 325 - Foundations of Geometry  and MATH 408 - History of Mathematics .

Total minimum credits: 57


Core Curriculum Requirements


A minimum of 120 earned credit hours is required for graduation. These earned hours include the Core Curriculum Requirements as specified in the Undergraduate Academic Programs  section of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum website, www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation requirements, see the Undergraduate Academic Policies and Procedures  section of this catalog.

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