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Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2020-2021 
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Mathematics, BS

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Department: Mathematics 

Students who are contemplating majoring in mathematics should be aware of the sequential nature of the course offerings. In order for students to plan their programs so that degree requirements may be completed within a four-year period, students should consult with the chairperson of the department or their advisor as soon as possible.

Students seeking licensure as a teacher of mathematics (grades 5-8 or 8-12) must also complete a second major in Secondary Education. Students should consult the Educator Preparation and Licensure Policies and Procedures  section of this catalog for professional education admission and retention information and important institutional deadlines.


Learning Outcomes   

Course Requirements

Electives (9 credits)

Complete nine credits of any math (MATH) course at the 300-level or higher, with the exception of MATH 318 - Quantitative Methods for Management  and MATH 356 - Statistical Programming in R .


PHYS 403 - Mathematical Physics  may be taken to meet one of the elective requirements.

Only three credits in total from the following courses can be applied to the program: MATH 485 - Honors Thesis in Mathematics  or MATH 499 - Directed Study in Mathematics .

Majors preparing for secondary school teaching careers with high school licensure (grades 8-12) must take MATH 325 - Foundations of Geometry MATH 403 - Probability Theory  and MATH 416 - Applied Mathematics . Majors preparing for secondary school teaching careers with middle school licensure (grades 5-8) must take MATH 325 - Foundations of Geometry , MATH 403 - Probability Theory  and MATH 408 - History of Mathematics . COMP 145 - Computing for Mathematics Educators  or COMP 150 - Programming and Computer Algebra  is recommended for majors preparing for elementary, early childhood or special education teaching careers.

Total minimum credits: 40

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 Core Curriculum 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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