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Mathematics, BS

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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. Repeated courses in the major or minor require specific approval.

Note: Students planning 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.

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

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 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 BS degree consists of the core and elective courses listed below.

  CST 150 Computer Science I .....4
  MATH 231 Calculus I .....4
  MATH 232 Calculus II .....4
  MATH 233 Calculus III .....3
  MATH 290 Mathematical Reasoning OR Approved Proof Course .....3
  MATH 300 Linear Algebra .....3
  MATH 352 Analysis .....3

Electives for the Math B.S.

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

Students planning to teach math at the secondary level take these electives:

  MATH 217 Introduction to Probability and Statistics OR MATH 347 Probability and Statistics I .....3
  MATH 280 Mathematical Modeling OR one approved courses from MATH 307, MATH 328, MATH 332, and MATH 339 .....3
  MATH 316 History of Mathematics .....3
  MATH 317 Geometry .....3
  MATH 318 Number Theory OR MATH 320 Introduction to Abstract Algebra .....3

In addition, a minor or a supporting sequence of at least 15 semester hours in a science is required. Approved areas for the BS degree are:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Physics
  • Psychology

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. 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 and all courses presented for the major and the minor must be completed with grades of C- or higher.

Requirements

Students choosing this concentration must complete the 24 semester hour core requirements listed above. Five additional courses are required as follows: Requirements for a major in mathematics leading to the BS degree with a concentration in Statistics consists of the core mathematics courses, courses for the statistics concentration, and a minor in a scientific discipline that uses statistics.

  CST 150 Computer Science I .....4
  MATH 231 Calculus I .....4
  MATH 232 Calculus II .....4
  MATH 233 Calculus III .....3
  MATH 290 Mathematical Reasoning OR Approved Proof Course .....3
  MATH 300 Linear Algebra .....3
  MATH 352 Analysis .....3

Courses required for the Statistics Concentration

  MATH 347 Probability and Statistics I .....3
  MATH 348 Probability and Statistics II .....3
  MATH 349 Regression and Time Series .....3

Electives

Choose two from the following list:
  MATH 280 Mathematical Modeling .....3
  MATH 339 Baseball Statistics .....3
  MATH 357 ANOVA and Experimental Design .....3
  MATH 376 Loss Models .....3
  MATH 377 Survival Models .....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 BS degree with a concentration in statistics are:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Physics
  • Psychology