The math major at CSS can prepare students for graduate study in math & related STEM disciplines or for a career in math education or quantitative fields across a range of industries. The major strongly emphasizes applying mathematical skills & techniques to real-world situations through the use of course-based projects and a senior thesis. In their math coursework, students will also learn programming skills and use appropriate technology tools to enhance their understanding of mathematics and to solve problems. Math majors will also develop their written and oral communication skills so they can effectively communicate sound mathematical reasoning and understanding throughout their coursework and projects.
Upon completion of a mathematics degree at CSS, students will be able to:
- Fluently use the basic computational math techniques of Calculus, Discrete Math, Linear Algebra, and Statistics
- Apply mathematical knowledge to a variety of real-world problems
- Effectively communicate sound mathematical reasoning.
- Use appropriate technology to enhance their understanding of math, their communication of mathematical ideas, and their ability to apply mathematics to solve problems.
Students must achieve the following program requirements for all courses listed under "Program Required Courses" for the Mathematics major.
Major Credits: 46
Major Residency Credits: 16
Minimum GPA: 2.0
Minimum Grade: C
Program Required Courses
|MTH 2221||Calculus I||4|
|MTH 2222||Calculus II||4|
|MTH 2401||Discrete Mathematics I||4|
|MTH 2442||Introduction to Data Analysis and Applied Statistics||4|
|MTH 3321||Multivariable Calculus||4|
|MTH 3322||Linear Algebra||4|
|MTH 4332||Abstract Algebra I||4|
|MTH 4411||Probability and Statistics I||4|
|MTH 4500||Senior Seminar||2|
|Twelve additional upper-level MTH credits||12|
To graduate from the College of St. Scholastica, baccalaureate students must meet the following minimum degree requirements.
Total Credits: 128
Upper Division Credits: 42
Residency Requirement: 32
Minimum GPA: 2.0