Dylan Helliwell, PhD, Chair
The Mathematics Department offers several types of degree options. Some degree options–namely, the Bachelor of Arts degree and the standard Bachelor of Science degree–are flexible to provide for work in a secondary field. The Bachelor of Science degree includes an option to specialize in actuarial science, pure math, or applied math. The pure and applied specializations prepare students for advanced study and professional work in mathematics, while the actuarial specialization prepares students for work in fields related to statistics or financial math.
Advanced Placement in Calculus
Students who have completed a college-level course in calculus in high school and have taken the advanced placement test in calculus of the College Entrance Examination Board may petition the department for placement on the basis of their test results. Advanced placement and credit may be granted to students whose test scores are 3 or above. Advanced placement may also be obtained through departmental testing.
Proper Sequence for Taking Courses
The normal sequence of elementary mathematics courses is MATH 1000 ; MATH 1010 or MATH 1021 ; MATH 1130 , MATH 1230 , or MATH 1334 . A student who has received a 2.00 or better in any course of this sequence or its equivalent cannot subsequently receive credit for a course that appears before it in the sequence. A student may not receive credit for more than one course from each of the following groups: MATH 1010 and MATH 1021 ; MATH 1130 , MATH 1230 , and MATH 1334 ; MATH 1210 and MATH 2310 ; MATH 2310 and MATH 3411 . A student who has taken MATH 1130 or MATH 1230 and, due to a change of major, is required to take MATH 1334 as preparation for MATH 1335 will receive credit for both MATH 1130 (or MATH 1230 ) and MATH 1334 . In these cases, credit for MATH 1334 will be contingent on completing MATH 1335 with a 2.00 or better.