Information about requirements in the mathematics major and the computer science-mathematics interdisciplinary major can be found at the Mathematics home page and in the Catalog under Disciplinary Majors and Minors and Interdisciplinary Majors and Minors.
Students working toward teaching certification in secondary mathematics are required to major in mathematics and complete additional coursework in education. These students should contact the secondary education advisor, Louanne Jacobs (firstname.lastname@example.org), as early as possible. Further information about the teacher education program can be found at the Education home page.
Information about mathematics placement and the algebra proficiency exam can be found at the mathematics placement information page or by contacting mathematics placement coordinator, Doug Riley, email@example.com.
Information for Non-Majors
Recommended courses and advice for non-majors. The mathematics faculty suggests non-majors enroll in an entry-level course, as determined by personal interest or the requirements of the student's major, in one of three areas: modeling, statistics, or calculus. Within an area, students should enroll in a course appropriate to their level of skill and experience as determined by their placement. Students must demonstrate proficiency in algebra before enrolling in any other mathematics course. Information about each student's placement and algebra proficiency will be provided to advisors prior to registration.
MA 150 Introduction to Mathematical Modeling is not open to students who have had calculus. Students with some calculus experience who are interested in mathematical modeling courses should enroll in MA 250 Mathematical Modeling.
Students who wish or need to take calculus may require MA 124 Pre-Calculus Mathematics prior to enrollment in calculus courses, as determined by their mathematics placement. MA 124 is specifically designed as a preparation for calculus, and is not a prerequisite for modeling or statistics courses.
Information for Majors
Explorations curriculum requirement in Connectivity. All students must complete a scholarly senior seminar, Exploration term, or independent study as deemed appropriate by disciplinary faculty in the major. Mathematics satisfies this requirement through MA 499 Senior Project in Mathematics.
All majors at the College require a senior conference. Mathematics satisfies this requirement through the presentation of student research at the Science and Mathematics Senior Conference.