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  Oct 23, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin

Mathematics


Anton R. Schep, Chair



Overview

The department offers a program leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in mathematics and a special five-year program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree in mathematics. In addition, the department serves many of the disciplines within the University through course offerings which provide basic mathematical skills necessary to the pursuit of studies in these disciplines.

General Mathematics Courses

MATH 111  is a course in basic mathematics intended for students who plan to take MATH 122  or MATH 170  and who need more thorough development in algebraic methods.

MATH 111I is an intensive version of MATH 111 . This course is intended for students who plan to take MATH 122  or MATH 170  and desire additional support–in the form of smaller classes and more contact hours–to develop the necessary algebraic skills.

MATH 112  is the basic trigonometry course for students who plan to take MATH 141  and have adequate preparation in algebra but need more thorough development in trigonometry. This course may not be used for mathematics credit in the College of Engineering and Computing.

MATH 115  is the basic precalculus course for students who plan to take MATH 141  and need more thorough development in algebra and trigonometry before entering MATH 141 . This course may not be used for mathematics credit in the College of Engineering and Computing.

MATH 122  is intended for students in business, the social sciences, pharmacy, and other disciplines which require an introduction to computational mathematics and calculus and is open to all interested students who satisfy the general requirements listed below.

MATH 141 , MATH 142 , MATH 241  constitute the normal calculus sequence for students in the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Engineering and Computing. These courses are open to all students who satisfy the general requirements listed below.

MATH 170  is a basic course in finite mathematics. It may be used to satisfy the University’s core requirements and is open to all interested students who satisfy the general requirements listed below.

Freshman Placement in Mathematics

MATH 111 : Qualification through placement.

MATH 111I: Qualification through placement.

MATH 112 : Qualification through placement or credit for MATH 111 , either by successful completion of the course with a grade of C or better, transfer credit from another university, or successful completion of the test in MATH 111 , available from the testing service.

MATH 115 : Qualification through placement.

MATH 122: Qualification through placement or credit for MATH 111 , either by successful completion of the course with a grade of C or better, transfer credit from another university, or successful completion of the test in MATH 111 , available from the testing service.

MATH 141 : Qualification through placement or credit for MATH 112  or MATH 115 , either by successful completion of the course with a grade of C or better, transfer credit from another university, or successful completion of the test in MATH 115 , available from the testing service.
Students who do not qualify for MATH 141  under paragraph 1 are strongly encouraged to try to obtain credit for MATH 115  either by taking the course or the examination during the summer preceding their first fall semester.

MATH 170 : Qualification through placement or credit for MATH 111  or MATH 115 , either by successful completion of the course with a grade of C or better, transfer credit from another university, or successful completion of the test in MATH 111  or MATH 115  which is available from the testing service.

Incoming students who wish to obtain bypass credit for certain mathematics courses may do so as follows:

MATH 111 : CLEP Subject Examination titled “College Algebra” available from the testing service.
MATH 112 : CLEP Subject Examination titled “Trigonometry” available from the testing service.
MATH 115 : CLEP Subject Examination titled “College Algebra-Trigonometry” available from the testing service.
MATH 141 : CLEP Subject Examination titled “Calculus with Analytic Geometry” available from the testing service.

Advanced Placement Test in Mathematics: The Advanced Placement Mathematics tests may be used to gain credit and advanced placement in calculus. Information is available from the testing service.

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