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2010-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
2010-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics (BS)

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 Mathematics Department


Students seeking state certification in secondary education must also complete requirements for a Master of Education degree, a one-year program at SRU.  All of our programs are designed to steadily develop the quantitative, deductive and inductive reasoning skills that mathematicians must have.  

College-Wide Requirements:

Requirements for the Major - Credits: 58

Required Courses

  • MATH 131 - Discrete Mathematics Credits: 3
  • (* see footnote)

  • MATH 230 - Calculus II Credits: 4
  • (* see footnote)

  • MATH 231 - Calculus III Credits: 4
  • MATH 235 - Modern Concepts of Mathematics Credits: 3
  • (* see footnote)

  • MATH 240 - Linear Algebra and Differential Equations Credits: 3
  • MATH 309 - Linear Algebra Credits: 3
  • MATH 313 - Introductory Analysis I Credits: 3
  • MATH 314 - Introductory Analysis II Credits: 3
  • MATH 325 - Abstract Algebra I Credits: 3
  • MATH 491 - Mathematics Seminar Credits: 1
  • (two one-hour seminar courses)

  • Competency in an approved computer language, and at least 12 additional hours selected from approved mathematics courses numbered above 300. The program must include one of the following sequences: 325-326; 307-308;301-302;320-325;311-335;309-315, 352-353. In addition, the requirements in one of several special interest areas, ranging from 14 to 16 hours, must be completed or the student has the option of taking a minor if available in the area of special interest. The special interest areas are Actuarial Science, Biology, Chemistry, Public Health, Computer Science, Economics, Finance, Environmental Geosciences, Mathematics Graduate School, Philosophy, Physics, Pre-masters of Business Administration, Secondary Education, Psychology, and Statistics. Hours in special interest areas may be included among the required liberal studies courses. The College of Health, Environment, and Science requires that a candidate for the B.S. degree complete CHEM 107/111, MATH 225, and PHYS 211. Students must complete Math 131, 225, 230, and 235 with a grade of at least C before being allowed to register for upper division courses.


* Minimum grade of C required.

Residency Requirement for Mathematics Majors

To earn a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics, all students must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours of mathematics courses at the 300 level or above at Slippery Rock University.

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