

Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________  Catalog: 2024  2025 College Catalog Degree Requirement: Mathematics, BS Minimum Credits Required:__________________  
Mathematics, BSView Math Department website The mathematics major is designed to prepare students for graduate work in mathematics, for teaching mathematics in secondary school, and for a variety of careers in mathematicsrelated fields in government, business, or industry. All students are expected to learn methods and techniques of problemsolving and to develop facility in the mathematical mode of thinking. They are expected to become acquainted with the major areas of current interest in mathematics, with the great achievements of the past, and with the fundamental problems of number, space, and infinity. The minor in Applied Mathematics is designed for students majoring in any discipline that uses mathematical tools to enhance that field of study, especially physics, economics, biology, chemistry or any social science with a quantitative focus. The minor will introduce students to calculus, linear algebra, differential equations and mathematical modeling. A student with a major or minor in Mathematics may not also minor in Applied Mathematics. Learning Outcomes


Degree Requirements  
General College RequirementsGeneral College Requirements (see Curriculum section), including the following requirements to satisfy the major  
Required Mathematics Courses  
Course Name  Credit Hours:  Term Taken  Grade  Gen Ed 

MATH 151  Calculus I  Credit Hours: 4  
MATH 152  Calculus II  Credit Hours: 4  
MATH 255  Vector Calculus  Credit Hours: 4  
MATH 256  Linear Algebra  Credit Hours: 4  
MATH 281  Foundations of Mathematics  Credit Hours: 4  
MATH 312  Differential Equations  Credit Hours: 4  
MATH 321  Abstract Algebra I  Credit Hours: 4  
MATH 351  Analysis I  Credit Hours: 4  
Elective Mathematics CoursesA student completing a 4credit experience for their capstone requirement will be required to complete an additional seniorlevel mathematics* course for a total of two seniorlevel mathematics* courses beyond the required MATH 422 or MATH 452.  
Course Name  Credit Hours:  Term Taken  Grade  Gen Ed 
MATH 422  Abstract Algebra II  Credit Hours: 4  
OR  
MATH 452  Analysis II  Credit Hours: 4  
 
Capstone ExperienceAll students must select one of the following three options as the capstone experience of their education: The requirement may also be satisfied by completing a St. Mary’s Project in another area. If a student wishes to do a project in another area, the approval of the department must be secured in advance. * Seniorlevel mathematics courses carry the designation “MATH 4xx”. “. COSC 440 (Theory of Computation) or COSC 455 (Graph Theory) can be taken in place of a seniorlevel mathematics course.  
Course Name  Credit Hours:  Term Taken  Grade  Gen Ed 
 
MATH 490  Senior Topics Seminar in Mathematics  Credit Hours: 4  
MATH 495  Senior Project in Mathematics  Credit Hours: 4  
Minimum Grade and GPA RequirementsStudents must earn a grade of C or better in all courses required for the major and maintain an overall GPA of 2.0 or better in these required courses.  
RecommendationsStudents who are interested in graduate studies in theoretical mathematics should add at least two seniorlevel courses in theoretical mathematics to their schedules and should take both Abstract Algebra II and Analysis II. It is also recommended that all students majoring in mathematics develop a proficiency in programming during their studies. This may be obtained by taking the course COSC 120. Acquiring skills with a mathematics software package such as Maple or Mathematica is desirable.  
Requirements for Teacher CertificationA Master of Arts in Teaching Program is available at St. Mary’s College of Maryland after completion of the baccalaureate degree. Students who are interested in becoming teachers should contact the chair of the Department of Educational Studies or an education adviser in their major field of study for suggested coursework in educational studies, and their specific major. These consultations should take place during the first semester of the sophomore year. It is recommended that such students take statistics (MATH 221).  
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