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Mathematics, BA

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Standards

Courses taken as pass/fail will be given a pass only for work at or above the C- level. The average grade for all courses taken in mathematics must be C- or higher. All courses presented for the major and the minor(s) must be completed with grades of C- or higher with an overall GPA of 2.0 in the major. A maximum of two grades of C- may be presented for the major. Repeated courses in the major or minor require specific approval.

Note: Students who wish to teach math at the secondary level need a minimum grade of C (2.0) in their mathematics courses, as well as a grade point average in their major of 2.7 or higher.

Prerequisites

All students who plan to major or minor in mathematics must see a math advisor before registering. Some students may need prerequisite courses. Advanced placement in mathematics is possible for well-prepared students. All prerequisite courses must be completed with grades of C- or higher.

Requirements

All credit must be approved by the mathematics faculty to be applied toward the major. At least four of the courses beyond MATH 233 must be completed at Roosevelt University. Once a student begins taking math classes at Roosevelt, any additional courses taken outside of the university must get pre-approval in writing from the department chair in order to apply them to the math major.

Requirements for a major in mathematics leading to the BA degree consists of the core and elective courses listed below.

This major has 39 credits. Note that a student transferring in four-credit calculus 1 and 2 and a three-credit introductory proof courses may have only 36 credits.

  CST 150 Computer Science I .....4
  MATH 231 Calculus I .....5
  MATH 232 Calculus II .....5
  MATH 233 Calculus III .....3
  MATH 246 Linear Algebra .....3
  MATH 352 Analysis .....3

Introduction to Proof

  MATH 245 Discrete Structures (take Math 290 concurrently) .....3
  MATH 290 Mathematical Reasoning (must be taken concurrently with MATH 245) .....1

Math B.A. Electives

  Four electives above MATH 233 including at least two at the 300 level .....12

Detailed information about requirements for the Secondary Education program is available here

Concentration in Secondary Education

Standards

Courses taken as pass/fail will be given a pass only for work at or above the C- level. The average grade for all courses taken in mathematics must be C- or higher. In order to satisfy state teacher requirements, all courses presented for the major and the minor(s) must be completed with grades of C or higher with an overall GPA of 2.7 in the major. Repeated courses in the major or minor require specific approval.

Prerequisites

All students who plan to major in mathematics must see a math advisor before registering. Some students may need prerequisite courses. Advanced placement in mathematics is possible for well-prepared students. All prerequisite courses and all courses presented for the major and the minor must be completed with grades of C- or higher.

Requirements

All credit must be approved by the mathematics faculty to be applied toward the major. At least four of the courses beyond MATH 233 must be completed at Roosevelt University. Once a student begins taking math classes at Roosevelt, any additional courses taken outside of the university must get pre-approval in writing from the department chair in order to apply them to the math major.

Requirements for a major in mathematics leading to the BA degree consist of the core and elective mathematics courses listed below.

Specific additional courses required for students intending to teach math at the secondary level are listed below.

  CST 150 Computer Science I .....4
  MATH 231 Calculus I .....4
  MATH 232 Calculus II .....4
  MATH 233 Calculus III .....3
  MATH 246 Linear Algebra .....3
  MATH 352 Analysis .....3

An Introduction to Proof

  MATH 245 Discrete Structures (Take MATH 290 concurrently) .....3
  MATH 290 Mathematical Reasoning (Must take MATH 245 concurrently) .....1

Courses required for the SEED Concentration

  MATH 316 History of Mathematics .....3
  MATH 317 Geometry .....3
One course in Algebraic Structures
  MATH 318 Number Theory .....3
  MATH 320 Introduction to Abstract Algebra .....3
One course in Modeling
  MATH 280 Mathematical Modeling .....3
  MATH 307 Differential Equations/Modeling .....3
  MATH 328 Linear Programming and Optimization .....3
  MATH 339 Baseball Statistics .....3
One course in Probability and Statistics
  MATH 217 Elementary Statistics .....3
  MATH 238 Applied Probability and Statistics .....3
  MATH 347 Probability Theory .....3

Detailed information about requirements for the Secondary Education program is available here.

Concentration in Statistics

The concentration in statistics prepares graduates for diverse and vital areas that may include medical research, drug testing, environmental risk assessment, quality assurance, economic forecasting, and the exploration of space.

Standards

Courses taken as pass/fail will be given a pass only for work at or above the C- level. The average grade for all courses taken in mathematics must be C- or higher. All courses presented for the major and the minor(s) must be completed with grades of C- or higher with an overall GPA of 2.0 in the major. A maximum of two grades of C- may be presented for the major. Repeated courses in the major or minor require specific approval.

Prerequisites

All students who plan to major or minor in mathematics must see a math advisor before registering. Some students may need prerequisite courses. Advanced placement in mathematics is possible for well-prepared students. All prerequisite courses must be completed with grades of C- or higher.

Requirements

Students choosing this concentration must complete the 27 semester hour core requirements listed above. Five additional courses are required as follows:

  CST 150 Computer Science I .....4
  MATH 231 Calculus I .....5
  MATH 232 Calculus II .....5
  MATH 233 Calculus III .....3
  MATH 246 Linear Algebra .....3
  MATH 352 Analysis .....3

An Introduction to Proof

  MATH 245 Discrete Structures (Take MATH 290 concurrently) .....3
  MATH 290 Mathematical Reasoning (Must take Math 245 concurrently) .....1

Courses required for the Statistics Concentration

  MATH 347 Probability Theory .....3
  MATH 348 Mathematical Statistics .....3
  MATH 349 Regression and Time Series .....3

Electives

Choose two from the following list:
  MATH 280 Mathematical Modeling .....3
  MATH 307 Differential Equations/Modeling .....3
  MATH 309 Data Mining .....3
  MATH 323 Cooperation and Competition .....3
  MATH 328 Linear Programming and Optimization .....3
  MATH 339 Baseball Statistics .....3
  MATH 369 Models for Life Contingencies .....3
  MATH 388 Special Topics in Statistics .....3

In addition, a minor in a science that uses statistics is required. Approved minor areas for the BA degree with a concentration in statistics are:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

General Education Requirements

Academic Communities of Practice

  ACP 101 First-Year Seminar .....3
  ACP 110 Primary Texts .....3
  ACP 250 Grounds for Change .....3

English Composition (minimum grade of C- required)

  ENG 101 Composition I: Critical Reading and Writing .....3
  ENG 102 Composition II: Introduction to Academic Research .....3

Humanities

  Nine semester hours total required from these subject areas: African-American Studies, Art History, English (excluding 100, 101 and 102), History, Languages, Music, Philosophy, Theatre, Speech and Women's and Gender Studies .....9

Mathematics

  MATH 110 Math 110 or above (Math, Computer Science & Technology, and Science majors have different requirements -- see advisor). .....3

Non-Western requirement

  Non-Western course (can be used for Humanities or Social Sciences general education requirements) .....3

RU mission-related course (minimum grade of C- required)

  LIBS 201 Writing Social Justice .....3

Science

  One biological science and one physical science required; at least one must be a four-hour lab (not applicable for science majors) TOTAL: at least 7 science hours .....7-8

Social Sciences

  Nine semester hours total required from these subject areas: African-American Studies, Anthropology, Economics, History, Journalism, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and Women's and Gender Studies .....9

Total hours for general education

  .....46

These quantitative requirements also apply to degrees in the College of Arts and Sciences:

  • Students may apply no more than 60 semester hours of 100-level courses toward the degree.
  • Students must apply no fewer than 60 semester hours of 200- and 300-level courses toward the degree.
  • Students must have at least 18 semester hours (of the 60 semester hours above) at the 300 level.
  • Students may transfer in no more than 66 semester hours from community colleges.
  • Students must take their final 30 hours at Roosevelt University. Note that some majors have additional requirements for RU hours.
  • Students must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher to graduate. Note that some majors have additional GPA requirements.
  • Students must have a minimum of 90 hours in Arts and Sciences.