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Mathematics

Learning objectives

Le Moyne College expects its mathematics graduates will:

  • Have a well-rounded introduction to the main branches of modern mathematics that keeps an appropriate balance between theoretical and applied mathematics.
  • Have the training and knowledge necessary to appreciate and apply modern mathematics and to find rewarding careers in mathematics related fields, or to pursue further education.
  • Have an understanding of the tools required to be able to quantitatively analyze and understand the natural and social world.
  • Have the ability to solve problems, think analytically, and reason quantitatively.
  • Have the ability to access and communicate mathematical information.
  • Have an appreciation of the concept of formal mathematical proof and the ability to write simple proofs.
  • Participate actively in mathematics related events.

As a result of these objectives, students will be qualified to:

  • Undertake advanced studies in the mathematical sciences.
  • Become qualified teachers of mathematics.
  • Pursue careers in any of the numerous areas where mathematics is applied or quantitative reasoning is needed.

To support the objectives, the curriculum is composed of a variety of concentrations. These permit the student to emphasize those areas of mathematics which are most closely related to one's career goals while maintaining the traditions of pure mathematics.


Core requirements

All undergraduate students at Le Moyne College must take the core required courses.  These courses provide a solid foundation in humanities and the sciences, and help each student prepare for a meaningful and productive life. Learn more about the core...


Major requirements

A student must successfully complete the following courses to earn a bachelor of arts in mathematics.

Major Course

Credit Hours

Course Offered

Prerequisite

MTH 145 Calculus I 4 Fall 4 years HS math
MTH 146 Calculus II 4 Spring MTH 145
MTH 245 Calculus III 4 Fall MTH 146
MTH 261 Linear Algebra 3 Fall MTH 145 & 146
MTH 311 Introduction to Probability Theory 3 Fall MTH 245
MTH 332 Analysis I 4 Spring MTH 245 & 261
MTH 341 Algebraic Structures 3 Fall MTH 261
MTH 495 Senior Research Project 3 Fall & Spring Senior MTH majors
CSC 171 Introduction to Algorithms and Program Development 4 Fall None
CSC 172 Introduction to Algorithm Analysis and Data Structures 4 Spring CSC 171
Concentration Requirements 12-36    
    

The requirements for each concentration are identified in the Typical Program.

 

Major support requirements

In addition, a student must successfully complete a two-course sequence in a natural science and in a foreign language to earn a bachelor of arts in mathematics.

Two-course Sequences

Hours

PHY 105-106 General Physics and Lab (103-104) 8
CHM 151-152 Chemical Principles 8
BIO 191-192 General Biology 8
Foreign Language (intermediate or advanced level recommended)*  6

 

Typical Program

The typical four year program for each of the four mathematics concentrations is shown below.

Pure Mathematics

Four additional mathematics courses approved by the department chair and nine free electives. Normally the four mathematics courses would come from among the following: MTH 303, MTH 306, MTH 307, MTH 361, MTH 370, MTH 431, MTH 470, and MTH 481.

First Semester Hours Second Semester Hours

Freshman Year

     
MTH 145  4  MTH 146  4
 CSC 171  4  CSC 172  4
 ENG 102  3  PHL 101  3
 Foreign Language  3  Foreign Language  3
 HST 101/103  3  HST 102/104   3
 AVS 101 (only 1st year students)  1    

 Sophomore Year

     
 MTH 245  4  MTH Concentration  3
 MTH 261  3  MTH 332  4
 ENG 200  3  REL 200  3
 PHL 201  3  Social Science  3
 Elective  3  Elective  3

 Junior Year

     
 MTH 311  3  MTH Concentration  3
 Science Elective  4  Science Elective  4
MTH 341  3  Religious Studies  3
 ENG 300  3  Philosophy  3
 Elective  3  Elective  3

 Senior Year

     
 MTH Concentration  3   PHL or REL Seminar  3
 ENG or HST Seminar  3   MTH 495  3
 MTH Concentration  3   Elective  3
 Elective  3   Elective  3
 Elective  3   Elective  3
       

 

Statistics

MTH 312 and MTH 313 are required along with two additional mathematics courses approved by the departmental chair. Normally the two mathematics courses would come from the following:  MTH 421, MTH 431, and MTH 470.

First Semester Hours Second Semester Hours

Freshman Year

     
MTH 145  4  MTH 146  4
 CSC 171  4  CSC 172  4
 ENG 102  3  PHL 101  3
 Foreign Language  3  Foreign Language  3
 HST 101/103  3  HST 102/104   3
 AVS 101 (only 1st year students)  1    

 Sophomore Year

     
 MTH 245  4  MTH Concentration  3
 MTH 261  3  MTH 332  4
 ENG 200  3  REL 200  3
 PHL 201  3  Social Science  3
 Elective  3  Elective  3

 Junior Year

     
 MTH 311  3  MTH Concentration  3
 Science Elective  4  Science Elective  4
MTH 341  3  Religious Studies  3
 ENG 300  3  Philosophy  3
 Elective  3  Elective  3

 Senior Year

     
 MTH Concentration  3  PHL or REL Seminar  3
 ENG or HST Seminar  3  MTH 495  3
 MTH Concentration  3   Elective  3
 Elective  3   Elective  3
 Elective  3   Elective  3
       

 

Actuarial Science

MTH 313 is required along with three additional mathematics courses approved by the department chair, ECO 113-114, ACT 203, FIN 301, FIN 401, and three free electives. Normally the three mathematics courses would come from the following: MTH 303, MTH 312, MTH 370, MTH 421, and MTH 470. The following courses are approved for VEE credits by SOA, CIA and CSA: MTH 313, FIN 301, FIN 401, ECO 113 and ECO 114.

First Semester Hours Second Semester Hours

Freshman Year

     
 MTH 145  4  MTH 146  4
 CSC 171  4  CSC 172  4
 ENG 102  3  PHL 101  3
 Foreign Language  3  Foreign Language  3
 HST 101/103  3  HST 102/104   3
 AVS 101 (only 1st year students)  1    

 Sophomore Year

     
 MTH 245  4  MTH Concentration  3
 MTH 261  3  MTH 332  4
 ENG 200  3  REL 200  3
 PHL 201  3  Elective  3
 ECO 113  3  ECO 114  3

 Junior Year

     
 MTH 341  3  MTH Concentration  3
 Science Elective  4  Philosophy  3
MTH 311  3  Science Elective  4
 ENG 300  3  Religious Studies  3
 ACT 203  3  FIN 301  3

 Senior Year

     
 MTH Concentration  3   PHL or REL Seminar  3
 ENG or HST Seminar  3   MTH 496  3
 FIN 401  3   Elective  3
 Elective  3   Elective  3
 MTH Concentration  3   Elective  3
       

 

Education

MTH 361 and MTH 370 are required along with two additional mathematics courses approved by the department chair. For courses required for teacher certification, refer to the Department of Education. Normally the two mathematics courses would come from the following:  MTH 303, MTH 306, MTH 307, MTH 312, and MTH 470. For ENG 300, students must register for Shakespeare.

The typical program for the education concentration when the student wants to teach in grades 7-12 is shown below.

First Semester Hours Second Semester Hours

Freshman Year

     
 MTH 145  4  MTH 146  4
 CSC 171  4  CSC 172  4
 ENG 102  3  PHL 101  3
 Foreign Language  3  Foreign Language  3
 HST 101/103  3  HST 102/104   3
 AVS 101 (only 1st year students)  1    

 Sophomore Year

     
 MTH 245  4  Science Elective  4
 MTH 261  3  MTH 332  4
 Science Elective  3  REL 200  3
 PHL 201  3  Math Concentration  3
 EDU 105  3  EDU 215  3

 Junior Year

     
 MTH 341/Math Concentration  3  ENG 300  3
 Philosophy  3  Math Concentration  3
 MTH 311  3  Math Concentration  3
 ENG 200  3  Religious Studies  3
 EDU 303  3  EDU 325  3
EDU 315  3  EDU 335  3

 Senior Year

     
 MTH 495  3  EDU 120  0
 ENG or HST Seminar  3  EDU 405  3
 PHL or REL Seminar  3  EDU 440  3
 MTH 341/Math Concentration  3  EDU 450  3
 EDU 401  4    
       

 The typical program for the education concentration when the student wants to teach in grades 1-6 is shown below.

First Semester Hours Second Semester Hours

Freshman Year

     
 MTH 145  4  MTH 146  4
 CSC 171  4  CSC 172/EDU 105  4
 ENG 102  3  PHL 101  3
 Foreign Language  3  Foreign Language  3
 HST 101/103  3 HST 102/104   3
 AVS 101 (only 1st year students)  1    

 Sophomore Year

     
 MTH 245  4  EDU 205/Science Elective  4
 MTH 261  3  MTH 332  4
 Science Elective  3  REL 200  3
 PHL 201  3  Math Concentration  3
 EDU 105/EDU 205  3  EDU 225  3

 Junior Year

     
 MTH 341  3  ENG 300  3
 Philosophy  3  Math Concentration  3
 MTH 311  3  Math Concentration  3
 ENG 200  3  EDU 365  3
 EDU 303  3  EDU 375  6
 EDU 315  3    

 Senior Year

     
 EDU 120  0  Religious Studies  3
 EDU 405  3  MTH 495  3
 EDU 430  6  Math Concentration  3
 EDU 431  6  ENG or HST Seminar  3
     PHL or REL Seminar  3
       

 

 


More Resources

For information about major requirements and course descriptions, please see the Le Moyne College catalog.

For information about the Core Curriculum, please visit the Core webpage.

For information about the Integral Honors program, please visit the Honors Program webpage.

For information about study abroad and internship opportunities, please visit the Career Advising and Development webpage.

For information about student research opportunities at Le Moyne and the annual Student Scholars Day, please visit the Student Research webpage.

For more information about academic advising and new student orientation, please visit the Office for Academic Advising and Support webpage.

For more information about academic calendars and registration procedures, please visit the Office of the Registrar webpage.

For information about the Division of Arts & Sciences, please visit the Arts and Sciences homepage.