Jul 02, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Mathematics - Major


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 42 credits of mathematics, including Real Analysis, Abstract Algebra and Mathematical Programming.  Students also take one semester of physics.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will reason, construct and evaluate mathematical arguments.
  2. Students will know, understand, and apply the process of mathematical problem solving.
  3. Students will communicate their mathematical thinking orally and in writing to peers, faculty, and others.
  4. Students will demonstrate a positive disposition toward mathematical processes and mathematical learning.
  5. Students will demonstrate their knowledge of specific mathematics concepts and procedures.
  6. Students will use technology to learn mathematics.

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:

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: