Jul 18, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Dylan Helliwell, PhD, Chair
Web: http://www.seattleu.edu/scieng/math/


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.


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