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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics - Major

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The mathematics major is designed for students who want a solid mathematical background for a broad range of career options and graduate work. Many math majors have minors or double majors. This program consists of 37 credits of mathematics, including Real Analysis and Abstract Algebra. Students also take one semester of physics (calculus-based) and one semester of mathematical programming.

Students are officially accepted into the mathematics major after completion of MTH 220, Introduction to Mathematical Structures, with a grade of C or better. All mathematics majors must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0, both in the major and overall.

Core Curriculum Requirements

All Nazareth students complete Core Curriculum coursework as part of their degree requirements. The Core provides a foundation in the liberal arts and sciences while guiding students to pose and explore their own intellectual questions. See Academic Policies and Procedures  for specific core curriculum requirements. 

Mathematics Core

The Mathematics core provides the foundation for all of our programs. Students take 6 courses (18 credits) listed below. The individual programs add mathematical depth and breadth. The Senior Comprehensive Problem Solving Seminar engages the student in integrating and applying a broad range of skills and concepts.

Required Courses for Mathematics Majors

In addition to the Mathematics core, students in the Mathematics major are required to take the 13 credits listed below.

Mathematics Senior Experience

The comprehensive experience evaluates student mastery in mathematical thinking.  Students are actively involved in investigating collections of non-routine problems from a variety of sources. Students will be required to demonstrate their understanding and application of fundamental concepts, processes, representations and communication of mathematics.

Mathematics Sample Program

Freshman Year

  • Modern Foreign Language Credits: 6
  • Perspectives Enduring Questions (PEQ) Credits: 6

As well as:

Sophomore Year

  • Perspectives Enduring Questions (PEQ) Credits: 9
  • Integrative Studies (IS) Credits: 6

As well as:

Junior Year

  • Elective Credits: 12
  • Integrative Studies (IS) Credits: 3
  • Math Elective Credits: 6 - 9
  • Core Milestone Experience (CME) Credits: 0
  • Experiential Learning (EL) Pathway

As well as:

Senior Year

  • Elective Credits: 18
  • Math Elective Credits: 6 - 9

As well as:

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