Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Mathematics & Statistics

Contact Info
ChairSecretaryLocationDepartment Phone
Dr. Richard MarchandTBA200 Vincent Science Center724-738-2061

Department Web Site URL
Department Fact Sheet URL

Faculty

James Anthony
Instructor
Mathematics & Statistics

Jana Asher
Assistant Professor
Mathematics & Statistics
Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University
M.S., Carnegie Mellon University
B.A., Wellesley College

Joshua Ballew
Assistant Professor
Mathematics & Statistics
Ph.D., University of Maryland College Park
B.A., St. Mary's College of Maryland

Boris Brimkov
Assistant Professor
Mathematics & Statistics
Ph.D., Rice University
M.A., Rice University
B.S., State University of New York at Buffalo

Danielle Dumbeck
Instructor
Mathematics & Statistics
M.E., Slippery Rock University
B.S., Slippery Rock University

Amanda Goodrick
Instructor
Mathematics & Statistics
M.S.M., Youngstown State University
B.S., Slippery Rock University

Elise Grabner
Professor
Mathematics & Statistics
Ph.D., Ohio University
M.S., Ohio University
B.S., Ohio University

Nicholas Hurl
Assistant Professor
Mathematics & Statistics
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
B.S., Kent State University

Woosuk Kim
Associate Professor
Mathematics & Statistics
Ph.D., University of Cincinnati
M.S., University of Cincinnati
M.S., Texas A &M University
B.S., Pusan National University Institution Korea

Richard Marchand
Professor
Mathematics & Statistics
Ph.D., University of Virginia
B.S., Clarion University

Kirk McDermott
Assistant Professor
Mathematics & Statistics
Ph.D., Oregon State University
M.S., Oregon State University
B.A., Earlman College

J Lyn Miller
Assistant Professor
Mathematics & Statistics
Ph.D., University of Maryland
B.S., Slippery Rock University

Jeffrey Musyt
Assistant Professor
Mathematics & Statistics
Ph.D., University of Oregon
M.S., University of Oregon
B.S., University of Scranton

Dilrukshika Singhabahu
Associate Professor
Mathematics & Statistics
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
B.S., Slippery Rock University

Programs

All first-year students who enter SRU in the Summer and Fall terms of 2019 and after will follow Rock Studies. Students who entered SRU before Spring 2019 will follow Liberal Studies. All new transfer students beginning Summer 2019 and after will follow Liberal Studies. We anticipate that transfer students will begin to enter under Rock Studies during the Summer/Fall term of 2021.

Liberal Studies

Rock Studies

Minors

Courses

MATH Courses 

MATH 113 -  Mathematics as a Liberal Art  

A cultural enrichment course, which introduces topics and applications from different branches of mathematics.

Prerequisites: ACSD 110C or minimum score of 18 in 'Math ACT Exc 2 - EX110-PL MATH' or minimum score of 421 in 'Math SAT Exc 2 - EX110-PL MATH'
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Every Term

MATH 115 -  Financial Mathematics  

Methods of solving problems arising from the growth of money through simple and compound interest. Savings accounts, loans, financing, mortgages, depreciation, bonds, pensions and life insurance are included.

Prerequisites: ACSD 110C or minimum score of 18 in 'Math ACT Exc 2 - EX110-PL MATH' or minimum score of 421 in 'Math SAT Exc 2 - EX110-PL MATH'
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Thematic Thread(s): Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Positive Change, Transfer Thread Completion Course

MATH 117 -  Quantitative Reasoning  

Quantitative reasoning is the application of basic mathematical skills to the analysis and interpretation of real-world quantitative information to draw conclusions that are relevant to people in their daily lives. In this course, students will explore various quantitative models and their interpretations in a way that emphasizes mathematical and statistical reasoning skills. Conceptual understanding will be stressed over manipulative skills. Students will learn to create sophisticated arguments supported by quantitative evidence and clearly communicate them in a variety of formats (using words, tables, graphs, mathematical equations, etc.) as appropriate. Technology, such as spreadsheets, will also be used. This course satisfies the Quantitative Reasoning requirement in the Rock Studies Program. This course is graded A, B, C, NC.

Prerequisites: ACSD 110C or minimum score of 18 in 'Math ACT Exc 2 - EX110-PL MATH' or minimum score of 421 in 'Math SAT Exc 2 - EX110-PL MATH'
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

MATH 118 -  Elementary Geometry  

A survey of Euclidean geometry and related elementary geometrical concepts.  This course is not appropriate for those planning to teach geometry at the secondary level, but would be an excellent choice for those who will be teaching mathematics in the elementary school.

Prerequisites: ACSD 110C or minimum score of 18 in 'Math ACT Exc 2 - EX110-PL MATH' or minimum score of 421 in 'Math SAT Exc 2 - EX110-PL MATH'
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall & Spring Terms

Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Early Childhood Ed (PK-4), Early Childhood Educ-Int'l Ed, School Wellness Education, Health-Physical Educ Teaching, Health and Physical Education, Early Child-Spec Ed-Intnl Ed, Early Child/Spec Ed(PK-4)PK-8), Sec Education-English(7-12), Sec Education-French (K-12), Mid Level-Engl&Lang Arts (4-8), Mid Level-Mathematics (4-8), Mid Level-Social Studies (4-8), Middle Level-Science (4-8), Sec Ed-Social Stud-Hist (7-12), Secondary Educ-Spanish (K-12), Music Education (K-12), Music Educ-Voice (K-12), Music Educ-Saxophone (K-12), Music Educ-Instrumental (K-12), Music Educ-Piano (K-12), Elementary School Mathematics, Middle School Mathematics or Art With Certification (K-12).

MATH 120 -  Intermediate Algebra  

Linear functions, equations, inequalities, polynomials, algebra of functions, rational exponents, quadratic equations and inequalities, systems of equations.

Prerequisites: ACSD 110C or minimum score of 18 in 'Math ACT Exc 2 - EX110-PL MATH' or minimum score of 421 in 'Math SAT Exc 2 - EX110-PL MATH'
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall, Spring, & Summer

MATH 122 -  Finite Mathematics with Matrices  

The algebra of matrices with applications in linear optimization, algebraic and graphical solutions.

Prerequisites: MATH 120D or MATH 199D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

MATH 123 -  Introduction to Applied Calculus  

The course is compatible with the background and interests of students not majoring in the physical sciences or mathematics. The theorem-proof approach of differential calculus is replaced with the explanation-example approach. The course includes an introduction to exponential and logarithmic functions, limits, derivatives, maxima/minima, and Lagrange multipliers, and applications from business, economics, and finance. Problem-solving with mathematical software will also be emphasized.

Prerequisites: MATH 120D or MATH 111D or MATH 199D or MATH 125D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

MATH 125 -  Precalculus  

A bridge between high school algebra and calculus involving polynomial, trigonometric, logarithmic, exponential functions, complex numbers, and the conic sections.

Prerequisites: MATH 120D or MATH 199D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 4

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall, Spring, & Summer

MATH 131 -  Discrete Mathematics  

Topics include propositional calculus, set theoretic concepts, relations and functions, mathematical induction, counting techniques, recursion, graphs and trees.

Prerequisites: MATH 125D or MATH 225D or MATH 230D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall & Spring Terms

MATH 139 -  University Seminar  

University Seminar serves as the entry point to the Slippery Rock University general education program. With its strong faculty-student interaction, the course promotes intellectual inquiry, critical and creative thinking, and academic excellence. Through varied content, the course introduces students to academic discourse and information literacy while exploring topics such as diversity and inclusion and global awareness. This course will set students along the path to becoming engaged with issues and scholarship important to a 21st century education while they learn about themselves and their place in the world.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Freshman 1 or Freshman 2.
Enrollment limited to students with the ROCK STUDIES STUDENT attribute.

MATH 180 -  Introduction to Mathematical Software  

An introduction to the appropriate use of mathematical software with emphasis on problem solving. Topics will include mathematical concepts from calculus, linear algebra, and differential equations.

Prerequisite: MATH 225 (may be taken concurrently)D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 1

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

MATH 190 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

MATH 195 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

MATH 198 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

MATH 210 -  Elementary Mathematics I  

This course explores the development of the number system through the integers, using a problem solving approach. Emphasis on place-value and arithmetic operations is essential if these future teachers are to engage their students in higher levels of mathematics.

Prerequisites: ACSD 110D or minimum score of 18 in 'Math ACT Exc 2 - EX110-PL MATH' or minimum score of 421 in 'Math SAT Exc 2 - EX110-PL MATH'
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall & Spring Terms

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1 may not enroll.
Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Early Childhood Ed (PK-4), Early Childhood Educ-Int'l Ed, School Wellness Education, Health-Physical Educ Teaching, Health and Physical Education, Early Child/Spec Ed(PK-4)PK-8), Sec Education-English(7-12), Sec Education-French (K-12), Mid Level-Engl&Lang Arts (4-8), Mid Level-Mathematics (4-8), Mid Level-Social Studies (4-8), Middle Level-Science (4-8), Sec Ed-Social Stud-Hist (7-12), Secondary Educ-Spanish (K-12), Music Education (K-12), Music Educ-Voice (K-12), Music Educ-Saxophone (K-12), Music Educ-Instrumental (K-12), Music Educ-Piano (K-12), Elementary School Mathematics, Middle School Mathematics or Art With Certification (K-12).

MATH 225 -  Calculus I  

Limits, continuity. Differential calculus for algebraic and transcendental functions of one variable with applications. Introduction to integration.

Prerequisite: MATH 125C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 4

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall, Spring, & Summer

MATH 230 -  Calculus II  

Integral calculus for functions of one variable. Definite integrals, techniques of integration, and applications. Infinite series.

Prerequisite: MATH 225C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 4

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall, Spring, & Summer

MATH 231 -  Calculus III  

Differential and integral calculus for functions of several variables and vector fields.

Prerequisite: MATH 230C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 4

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall & Spring Terms

MATH 235 -  Foundations of Mathematical Proof  

This course provides a foundation for writing mathematical proofs. Students will work common proof techniques such as direct proof, proof by contrapositive, and proof my contradiction, along with the logical bases supporting them. In developing their proof-writing skills, students will work with foundational mathematical concepts such as basic set theory, induction, relations between sets, and functions.

Prerequisites: MATH 225D and MATH 131D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall & Spring Terms

MATH 240 -  Linear Algebra and Differential Equations  

Computational aspects of matrices, determinants, systems of linear equations, vector spaces, linear dependence, Wronskian, characteristic values, elementary differential equations, separable and exact equations, linear differential equations with constant coefficients.

Prerequisite: MATH 230D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall & Spring Terms

MATH 280 -  Theory of Interest  

A rigorous, calculus based treatment of the Theory of Interest, including simple and compound interest, annuities, bonds, yield rates, amortization schedules and sinking funds, yield curves, and practical applications.  This course is intended to prepare students for the Society of Actuaries examination on the theory of interest.

Prerequisite: MATH 230D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

MATH 281 -  Actuarial Exam Preparation I  

The purpose of this course is to prepare students for The Society of Actuaries'' (SOA) first professional examination. Topics will be selected from the SOA syllabus which currently includes general probability theory, univariate and multivariate probability distributions (discrete and continuous), applications involving insurance and risk analysis, and supporting topics from Calculus.

Credits: 1

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

MATH 282 -  Actuarial Exam Preparation II  

The purpose of this course is to prepare students for The Society of Actuaries'' (SOA) second professional examination. Topics will be selected from the SOA syllabus which currently includes time value of money, yield rates, methods of loan repayment, annuities, asset/liability management, immunization, duration, convexity, bonds, stocks, mutual funds, capital budgeting, short sales, spot and forward rates, options, derivatives, futures, and arbitrage.

Prerequisite: MATH 280D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 1

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

MATH 290 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

MATH 295 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

MATH 298 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

MATH 301 -  Differential Equations I  

First and second order differential equations, existence and uniqueness theorems, Laplace transforms, systems of linear ordinary differential equations.

Prerequisite: MATH 230D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall & Spring Terms

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

MATH 302 -  Differential Equations II  

A continuation of MATH 301. Series solutions of ordinary differential equations, non-linear systems and stability, partial differential equations.

Prerequisite: MATH 301D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms Even

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

MATH 304 -  Geometric Structures  

Finite and infinite axiomatic systems, including Euclidean and projective geometrics.

Prerequisite: MATH 235D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms Odd

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

MATH 309 -  Linear Algebra  

Matrices and systems of linear equations, determinants, vector spaces, linear transformations, linear dependence, eigenvalues and eigenvectors.

Prerequisite: MATH 230D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall & Spring Terms

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

MATH 310 -  Elementary Mathematics II  

This course finishes exploring the development of the number system by looking at the rational and real numbers and then looks at measurement, statistics, and probability. This course will not count as an upper division course for mathematics majors.

Prerequisite: MATH 210D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall & Spring Terms

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.
Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Early Childhood Ed (PK-4), Early Childhood Educ-Int'l Ed, School Wellness Education, Health-Physical Educ Teaching, Health and Physical Education, Early Child/Spec Ed(PK-4)PK-8), Sec Education-English(7-12), Sec Education-French (K-12), Mid Level-Engl&Lang Arts (4-8), Mid Level-Mathematics (4-8), Mid Level-Social Studies (4-8), Middle Level-Science (4-8), Sec Ed-Social Stud-Hist (7-12), Secondary Educ-Spanish (K-12), Music Education (K-12), Music Educ-Voice (K-12), Music Educ-Saxophone (K-12), Music Educ-Instrumental (K-12), Music Educ-Piano (K-12), Elementary School Mathematics, Middle School Mathematics or Art With Certification (K-12).

MATH 311 -  Deterministic Models of Operations Research  

Topics include deterministic methods in operations research. Linear programming, duality, integer programming, dynamic programming, nonlinear programming, inventory theory, transportation and assignment and network theory.

Prerequisites: MATH 231C or MATH 240C or (MATH 122C and MATH 230C)
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

MATH 312 -  Stochastic Models of Operations Research  

Decision making under uncertainty. Probability, Markov Chains, Poisson processes, Survival Analysis, Queueing Systems, Random Walk, Branching.

Prerequisites: MATH 231C or MATH 240C or (MATH 122C and MATH 230C)
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms Odd

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

MATH 313 -  Introductory Analysis I  

This course begins the rigorous mathematical study of the real numbers. Topics include cardinality of sets; sequences of real numbers; completeness of the real numbers; topology of the real line including open sets, closed sets, and compact sets; and continuous, real-valued functions. Students will be expected to communicate using mathematical proofs throughout the course.

Prerequisites: MATH 231C and MATH 235C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

MATH 314 -  Introductory Analysis II  

This course continues the rigorous mathematical treatment of the real numbers that begins in MATH 313. The concepts of differentiation and Riemann integration of real-valued functions on the real line from calculus are explored and made rigorous. Additionally, series of functions are explored, including convergence (pointwise and uniform) and Taylor series. Students will be expected to communicate using mathematical proofs throughout the course.

Prerequisite: MATH 313D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

MATH 315 -  Numerical Mathematics  

The mathematics of computation and approximation, interpolation, calculating the roots of equations, curve fitting linear systems, numerical differentiation and integration and error analysis.

Prerequisites: MATH 240D or MATH 230D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms Odd

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.
Enrollment limited to students with the SPECIAL APPROVAL attribute.

MATH 316 -  Advanced Methods of Operations Research  

Topics include Brownian motion, stationary processes, weak convergence of stochastic processes, regenerative phenomena, random walks, simulations.

Prerequisite: MATH 312C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

MATH 317 -  Complex Variables  

Complex numbers, analytic functions, complex integration, convergence of sequences and series, and applications.

Prerequisite: MATH 231D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms Even

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

MATH 320 -  Theory of Numbers  

A study of the properties of natural numbers and number theoretic functions.

Prerequisite: MATH 235D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

MATH 325 -  Abstract Algebra I  

An introduction to groups. Topics include integers mod n, cyclic groups, permutation groups, normal subgroups, isomorphisms, finite Abelian groups.

Prerequisite: MATH 235D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

MATH 326 -  Abstract Algebra II  

An introduction to rings. Topics include integral domains, fields, polynomial rings.

Prerequisite: MATH 325D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

MATH 331 -  Mathematical Methods of Physics  

Applications in physical science and engineering of the following: vector analysis, complex variables, Fourier and Laplace transforms, linear algebra, and some boundary value problems. Cross-linked as PHYS 331. This course may be counted as a physics course or as a mathematics course, but not both.

Prerequisites: PHYS 211D and MATH 240D and MATH 231*D (may be taken concurrently).
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

MATH 335 -  Mathematical Modeling  

A general introduction to mathematical modeling involving optimization, dynamic and probabilistic models.  Specific topics selected from dimensional analysis, optimization techniques, continuous and discrete modeling, stability analysis, linearization, eigenvalue methods, qualitative analysis, Markov chains, regression models, simulation techniques, and others as time permits.

Prerequisite: MATH 231D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

MATH 390 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

MATH 395 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

MATH 398 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

MATH 403 -  Elementary Topology  

Topological properties of the real line.

Prerequisites: MATH 309D and MATH 313D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

MATH 406 -  Intermediate Analysis  

Selected topics.

Prerequisite: MATH 314D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

MATH 411 -  Partial Differential Equations  

This course in partial differential equations has wide-ranging applications in a variety of fields such as engineering and physics. Topics include first order equations and the method of characteristics; an introduction to Fourier series; second order equations including the heat, wave, and Laplace equations; numerical methods for computing solutions; conservation laws.

Prerequisites: MATH 231C and MATH 301C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms Odd

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

MATH 482 -  Actuarial Mathematics  

Interest rate models, including the Vasicek and Cox-Ingersoll-Ross bond price models, rational valuation of derivative securities, simulation and risk management techniques.

Prerequisites: MATH 231D and MATH 280D and (MATH 353D or STAT 353D)
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms Even

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

MATH 484 -  Life Contingencies  

An introduction to survival models, individual life insurance and life annuities including determining premiums and reserves using a stochastic approach. It will include multiple life theory, binomial models, geometric Brownian motion and simulation in option pricing. It will develop a theoretical basis of contingent payment models and the application of those models to insurance risk.

Prerequisites: MATH 231D and MATH 280D and MATH 353D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

MATH 490 -  Independent Study  

Supervised study in advanced area. Prerequisites: Two 300-level mathematics courses, a 3.000 QPA in major, permission of the instructor, departmental chairperson, and dean of the college where the study will be conducted. Independent Study courses give students the opportunity to pursue research and/or studies that are not part of the university's traditional course offerings. Students work one on one or in small groups with faculty guidance and are typically required to submit a final paper or project as determined by the supervising professor.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

MATH 491 -  Mathematics Seminar  

Designed to broaden the students' backgrounds by investigating topics in mathematics not usually taught in the regular curriculum. Students may elect to take course up to three times.

Prerequisite: MATH 235D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 1

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

MATH 495 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

MATH 498 -  Selected Topics  

The in-depth examination of a specific topic. The nature of the topic selected and its treatment determined in consultation with the instructor. A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

STAT Courses

STAT 124 -  Introduction to Survey Methods  

Introduction to Survey Methods: A 100 level course that introduces students to aspects of how surveys work. Students learn about he design, and interpretation of survey data. A range of survey strategies (e.g., telephone, face-to-face, mail and internet surveys) within the broader context of a research or evaluation project are introduced. topics include formulation of research goals, developing an appropriate questionnaire design, protection of human subjects and proper conduct of research, sample size calculation and sample design, survey administration, construction of a survey report including basic data analysis techniques, and presentation of the results of a survey. Class topics are designed to convey practical knowledge of survey design.

Prerequisite: ACSD 110D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

STAT 139 -  University Seminar  

University Seminar serves as the entry point to the Slippery Rock University general education program. With its strong faculty-student interaction, the course promotes intellectual inquiry, critical and creative thinking, and academic excellence. Through varied content, the course introduces students to academic discourse and information literacy while exploring topics such as diversity and inclusion and global awareness. This course will set students along the path to becoming engaged with issues and scholarship important to a 21st century education while they learn about themselves and their place in the world.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Freshman 1 or Freshman 2.
Enrollment limited to students with the ROCK STUDIES STUDENT attribute.

STAT 152 -  Elementary Statistics I  

This is a course about how data inform every aspect of our lives. This course focuses on what data are collected, how they are collected, how they are summarized and interpreted, and how possible error in those data is quantified and understood. In this class, we will learn about ways in which statistics are used by businesses, governmental agencies, researchers, and practitioners to understand our world. Topics covered include descriptive statistics, bivariate and multivariate data, elementary probability, random variables, normal and binomial probability distributions, Central Limit Theorem, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, and simple linear regression.

Prerequisites: ACSD 110C or minimum score of 18 in 'Math ACT Exc 2 - EX110-PL MATH' or minimum score of 421 in 'Math SAT Exc 2 - EX110-PL MATH'
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Every Term

Thematic Thread(s): 21st Century Healthcare, Transfer Thread Completion Course

STAT 153 -  Elementary Statistics II  

Review of Elementary Statistics I, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing of means, proportions, and standard deviations of two populations, nonparametric methods, multinomial experiments, linear regression and correlation, and one-way ANOVA. MINITAB will be used.

Prerequisites: MATH 152D or STAT 152D or MATH 114D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall & Spring Terms

STAT 190 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

STAT 195 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

STAT 198 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

STAT 252 -  Introduction to Statistical Modeling  

What do we mean when we talk about "statistical modeling"? How can statistical models be used to provide evidence for scientific or social theories? In this course, we begin by reviewing hypothesis testing and learn how hypothesis testing is applied in a wide variety of statistical contexts. We then move on to the workhouse of statistical modeling, linear regression, and learn the complex methods used to determine the validity of regression models. We then touch on analysis of variance models, polynomial regression, and time series. R will be used for data analysis, but no prior knowledge of R is assumed.

Prerequisites: STAT 152D and ENGL 102D and (MATH 123D or MATH 125D or MATH 225D)
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

STAT 254 -  Nonparametric Statistics  

Statistical models in nonparametric settings. Theory and practice using techniques requiring less restrictive assumptions about the distribution of the data. Nonparametric analogues of t- and F-tests in one and two sample settings, ANOVA, regression and correlation will be discussed.

Prerequisites: MATH 125D and (MATH 153D or STAT 153D)
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

STAT 256 -  Statistical Computing  

A number of topics concerning computing and statistics will be covered. Basic statistical analysis packages (such as MINITAB, SPSS, R and SAS) will be discussed and compared. Background information and computational issues in various areas of statistics will be included.

Prerequisite: STAT 252D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

STAT 290 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

STAT 295 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

STAT 298 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

STAT 325 -  Advanced Statistical Methods  

Statistics is used in computer algorithms (machine learning) to enhance computer discision-making and prediction capabilities. this course will cover a wide variety of topics in statistical learning methods. Major statistical methods used in machine learning such as linear regression, survival analysis and others will be discussed. Additional topics include unsupervised learning and supervised techniques such as principal component analysis, nearest neighbor, random forest, support vector machines and neural networks. simulation methods, such as the EM algorithm, Metropolis-Hasting algorithm and the Markov Chain Monte Carlo method will also be discussed.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

STAT 350 -  Applied Statistics  

A calculus-based introduction to probability and statistical applications. Discrete and continuous probability and expected value. Confidence intervals and hypothesis testing for single populations. This course is not open to students who have credit for MATH 352. This course does not count as an upper division elective mathematics course for mathematics majors.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

STAT 352 -  Mathematical Statistics I  

An introduction to the mathematical foundations of probability theory including discrete and continuous probability distributions, random variables, mathematical expectation, momentuo, and moment generating functions.

Prerequisite: MATH 230D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

STAT 353 -  Mathematical Statistics II  

Functions of random variables, sampling distributions, introduction to mathematical theory of statistical inference, including methods of moments, estimators, maximum likelihood estimators, sufficient statistics, interval estimates, and hypothesis testing.

Prerequisites: MATH 352D or STAT 352D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

STAT 354 -  Mathematical Statistics III  

Stochastic processes and statistical inference including: Type I and Type II errors, MLE, Neyman-Pearson lemma, order statistics, Poisson processes, ANOVA, nonparametric tests, comparing models and Bayesian parameter estimation.

Prerequisites: MATH 231D and (MATH 353D or STAT 353D)
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms Odd

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

STAT 363 -  Statistical Learning  

The field of statistical learning encompasses the theory and data analytic techniques developed to process and make sense of evolving data challenges arising in the fields of data science and machine learning. This course will cover the theoretical underpinnings of supervised and unsupervised learning techniques, including generalized linear models, classification, dimension reduction, and cluster analysis. R and R-studio will be used for illustrative purposes. A working knowledge of linear algebra and multivariate calculus is assumed. Previous experience suing R software package is also assumed.

Prerequisites: MATH 309D and MATH 231D and STAT 252D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

STAT 372 -  Forecasting & Time Series  

An introduction to creating, solving, analyzing and interpreting real-world time-series and forecasting models. Topics include linear, autoregressive, moving average and other forecasting and time-series techniques, transfer functions, multivariate model building, stationary an d nonstationary techniques. Applications may include all areas where forecasting is required including transportation, finance, scheduling, networks and supply chains. Appropriate software tools for analyzing forecasting models including software such as SAS and spreadsheet software will be taught.

Prerequisites: MATH 252C or STAT 252C or MATH 350C or STAT 350C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms Even

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

STAT 373 -  Statistical Quality Control  

A comprehensive coverage of modern quality control techniques including the design of statistical process control systems, acceptance sampling and process improvement.

Prerequisites: MATH 230C and (STAT 252C or STAT 311C)
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

STAT 390 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

STAT 395 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

STAT 398 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

STAT 490 -  Independent Study  

Independent Study courses give students the opportunity to pursue research and/or studies that are not part of the university's traditional course offerings. Students work one on one or in small groups with faculty guidance and are typically required to submit a final paper or project as determined by the supervising professor.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

STAT 495 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

STAT 498 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.