# Mathematics, Bachelor of Science (BS) - Liberal Studies

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.

## Program Learning Outcomes

- Students graduating with a degree in Mathematics will:
- Use mathematics knowledge to solve theoretical and applied problems.
- Apply rigorous deductive reasoning to prove mathematics results.
- Use technology to perform and interpret mathematics analyses.
- Communicate mathematics knowledge to both expert and non-technical audiences.
- Demonstrate professional integrity and accountability in the use and communication of mathematics

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## Curriculum Guide

### GPA Requirement

Major GPA: 2.0 or higher

Overall GPA: 2.0 or higher

### Summary*

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

Liberal Studies Requirements | 45-46 | |

Other Basic Requirements | 0-3 | |

Computer Competency | 0-3 | |

Major Requirements | 60 | |

Natural Science & Math College-Wide Requirements | 12 | |

Electives | 14 |

* All undergraduate degree programs require a minimum of 120 credits. Some courses meet multiple requirements, but are only counted once toward the 120 credit total required to graduate.

### Liberal Studies Requirements

See Liberal Studies Guide for Goal and Enrichment choices

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

Goal Course Requirements | ||

Complete Goal requirements as indicated below | ||

Basic Requirements | ||

ENGL 102 | Critical Writing | 3 |

ENGL 104 | Critical Reading | 3 |

COMM 200 | Civil Discourse: Theory & Practice | 3 |

The Arts | ||

Goal | 3 | |

Global Community | ||

Goal–Non-US | 3 | |

Goal–Non-US | 3 | |

Goal–US | 3 | |

Human Institutions/Interpersonal Relationships | ||

Goal | 3 | |

Science, Technology & Math | ||

Select nine to ten credits from the recommended courses below: | 9-10 | |

General Chemistry I ^{1} | ||

General Chemistry I Lab ^{1} | ||

General Physics I with Lab ^{1} | ||

Formal Logic | ||

Challenges of the Modern Age | ||

Goal | 3 | |

Subtotal | 36-37 | |

Enrichment Course Requirements | ||

Select one course from three of the following Enrichment Areas: | 9 | |

Global Community ^{2} | ||

Subtotal | 9 | |

Total Hours | 45-46 |

^{1} | Course can be counted as a Liberal Studies Requirement, but earns credit only once toward your 120-credits total. |

^{2} | |

^{3} | |

* | Some courses may require pre-requisites. Please see course descriptions to determine if there are any pre-requisites for that specific course. |

### Basic Math Requirement

Check with your adviser or a current degree audit report to see if you have been exempted from this course. The credit earned in this course will not be counted toward the 120 credit hour minimum needed to earn a degree.

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

Complete one of the following: | 0-3 | |

Meet required minimum SAT or ACT math score OR | ||

Beginning Algebra | ||

Total Hours | 0-3 |

### Computer Competency

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

Demonstrate "computer competency" by one of the following: | 0-3 | |

Pass Computer Competency Exam OR | ||

Select one of the following at SRU or another post-secondary institution: | ||

Introduction to Computing for Liberal Arts | ||

Computer Concepts | ||

Introduction to Computing and Programming | ||

Technology for Wellness | ||

Total Hours | 0-3 |

### Major Requirements

- 30 major credits must be taken at SRU or PASSHE
- 30 major credits must be taken at the 300 level or above
- 12 math credits must be taken at the 300-400 level at SRU

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

Mathematics Core Courses | ||

MATH 131 | Discrete Mathematics ^{1,2} | 3 |

MATH 230 | Calculus II ^{1,2} | 4 |

MATH 235 | Foundations of Mathematical Proof ^{1,2} | 3 |

MATH 231 | Calculus III ^{1} | 4 |

MATH 301 | Differential Equations I ^{1} | 3 |

MATH 309 | Linear Algebra ^{1} | 3 |

MATH 313 | Introductory Analysis I ^{1} | 3 |

MATH 325 | Abstract Algebra I ^{1} | 3 |

STAT 352 | Mathematical Statistics I ^{1} | 3 |

MATH 491 | Mathematics Seminar ^{1} | 1 |

Subtotal | 30 | |

Required Electives | ||

Choose five additional MATH/STAT courses ^{3} | 15 | |

Subtotal | 15 | |

Mathematics Sequences | ||

Two sequences are required - credits earned from these courses will be applied to above requirements. | ||

Select two of the following sequences | ||

Differential Equations I and Differential Equations II ^{1} | ||

Differential Equations I and Partial Differential Equations ^{1} | ||

Deterministic Models of Operations Research and Stochastic Models of Operations Research ^{1} | ||

Introductory Analysis I and Introductory Analysis II ^{1} | ||

Abstract Algebra I and Abstract Algebra II ^{1} | ||

Mathematical Statistics I and Mathematical Statistics II ^{1} | ||

Approved Minors | ||

Select at least one of the following minors: ^{4} | 15 | |

Actuarial Science | ||

Biology | ||

Chemistry | ||

Computing | ||

Environmental Science | ||

Geology | ||

Geophysics | ||

Meteorology | ||

Philosophy | ||

Physics | ||

Psychology | ||

Public Health | ||

Secondary School Mathematics | ||

Statistics | ||

Total Hours | 60 |

^{1} | Course counts for 50% of Major requirements and Major GPA |

^{2} | Minimum grade of C required to register for 300-400 level math |

^{3} | At most one at 200 level, other 300 level or above (except MATH 210, MATH 225, MATH 310, STAT 350) |

^{4} | Must compete at least 15 credits distinct from courses selected above (MATH 225 will not count as a distinct course). |

* | Some courses may require pre-requisites. Please see course descriptions to determine if there are any pre-requisites for that specific course. |

### Natural Science and Math College-Wide Requirements

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

CHEM 107 | General Chemistry I | 3 |

CHEM 111 | General Chemistry I Lab | 1 |

MATH 225 | Calculus I | 4 |

PHYS 211 | General Physics I with Lab | 4 |

### Computer Programming Language

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

Competency in an approved Computer Programming Language is Required - See Advisor Approval | ||

CPSC |

### Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. *The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University*.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

MATHEMATICS - BS (6152)

This program is effective as of Fall 2019.

Revised 11-2019

UCC 10.15.2019