# Mathematics, Bachelor of Science (BS) - Rock 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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If you are a Liberal Studies student, please click here for your Curriculum Guide.

## Curriculum Guide

### GPA Requirement

Major GPA: 2.0 or higher

Overall GPA: 2.0 or higher

### Summary*

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

Rock Studies Requirements | 45 | |

Basic Math Requirement | 0-3 | |

Computer Competency | 0-3 | |

Major Requirements | 60 | |

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

Electives | 15 |

* 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.

### Rock Studies Requirements

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

The Rock | ||

SUBJ 139 | University Seminar ^{1} | 3 |

ENGL 102 | Critical Writing | 3 |

ENGL 104 | Critical Reading | 3 |

MATH 225 | Calculus I | 4 |

Select one of the following: | 3 | |

Civil Discourse: Theory & Practice | ||

Ethics and Civil Discourse | ||

Civil Discourse and Democracy | ||

Subtotal | 16 | |

Integrated Inquiry | ||

Creative and Aesthetic Inquiry | ||

Select 3 Credits | 3 | |

Humanities Inquiry | ||

Select 3 Credits | 3 | |

Social Science Inquiry | ||

Select 3 Credits | 3 | |

Natural Sciences Inquiry | ||

CHEM 107 & CHEM 111 | General Chemistry I and General Chemistry I Lab | 4 |

Physical Sciences Inquiry | ||

PHYS 211 | General Physics I with Lab | 4 |

Subtotal | 17 | |

Thematic Thread | ||

Select 12 Credits ^{2} | 12 | |

Total Hours | 45 |

^{1} | Course offered in multiple subjects; cannot take course in first major subject. |

^{2} | From at least 3 categories; no more than 6 credits from one department; 6 credits must be 300-level or above. |

### 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 | |

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) |

^{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 |

Total Hours | 12 |

### Computer Programming Language

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

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

CPSC |

MATHEMATICS - BS (6152)

This program is effective as of Fall 2019.

Revised 11-2019

UCC 10.15.2019

### 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

## Recommended Rock Studies Four-Year Plan

First Year | ||
---|---|---|

Fall | Hours | |

MATH 225 | Calculus I | 4 |

STAT 152 | Elementary Statistics I | 3 |

PHIL 113 | Formal Logic | 3 |

General Education Elective | 3 | |

INDS 101 | FYRST Seminar | 1 |

Hours | 14 | |

Spring | ||

MATH 230 | Calculus II | 4 |

MATH 131 | Discrete Mathematics | 3 |

PHYS 211 | General Physics I with Lab | 4 |

CPSC 146 | Programming Principles | 3 |

Hours | 14 | |

Second Year | ||

Fall | ||

MATH 231 | Calculus III | 4 |

STAT 352 | Mathematical Statistics I | 3 |

CHEM 107 & CHEM 111 |
General Chemistry I and General Chemistry I Lab |
4 |

General Education Elective | 3 | |

General Education Elective | 3 | |

Hours | 17 | |

Spring | ||

MATH 235 | Foundations of Mathematical Proof | 3 |

MATH 301 | Differential Equations I | 3 |

200/300 level MATH/STAT elective | 3 | |

General Education Elective | 3 | |

General Education Elective | 3 | |

Hours | 15 | |

Third Year | ||

Fall | ||

MATH 313 | Introductory Analysis I | 3 |

MATH 309 | Linear Algebra | 3 |

General Education Elective | 3 | |

General Education Elective | 3 | |

Elective | 3 | |

Hours | 15 | |

Spring | ||

MATH 325 | Abstract Algebra I | 3 |

300 level MATH elective | 3 | |

General Education Elective | 3 | |

General Education Elective | 3 | |

Elective | 3 | |

Hours | 15 | |

Fourth Year | ||

Fall | ||

300 level MATH elective | 3 | |

300 level MATH elective | 3 | |

General Education Elective | 3 | |

General Education Elective | 3 | |

Elective | 3 | |

Hours | 15 | |

Spring | ||

300 level MATH elective | 3 | |

MATH 491 | Mathematics Seminar | 1 |

Elective | 3 | |

Elective | 3 | |

Elective | 3 | |

Hours | 13 | |

Total Hours** | 118 |

* | Students are encouraged to take INDS 101 as a Free Elective. |

Major Code: 6152

Revised date: 9-2019

*** This document is meant to serve as a guide. Some planners may show more than 120 credits because faculty have created flexibility in choosing courses. However, only 120 credits are required to obtain a degree. Please consult with your academic adviser and refer to your curriculum guide prior to registering for courses. This plan should be reviewed, and verified, by you and your academic adviser at least once each academic year. *