Mathematics

Program Requirements

Advanced Placement Opportunity:

CLEP examinations are available in College Algebra; however, credit by examination in these introductory courses does not necessarily fulfill entrance requirements for advanced mathematics courses. Therefore, students should consult with the Chair of Science & Technology for proper placement.

Program Requirements for Math Major:

  • Completion of the Bonaventure Program and requirements for undergraduate degrees.
  • MAT 242, 243, 244, 260, 329, 450, 485, and 497. Majors seeking secondary licensure must take MAT 300, 400, and 6 additional hours of mathematics electives at the 200-400 level. MAT 353 and 380 are recommended for majors seeking secondary licensure. All other majors must take MAT 346 and 6 additional hours of electives at the 200-400 level. MAT 440 is strongly recommended for students intending to pursue graduate work.
  • Required support courses: CSC 150 and 160. It is recommended that these be taken within the first two years.
  • Students must take PHY 223 Principles of Physics I to fulfill their general education requirement in the physical sciences.
  • No more than one grade below a “C” is permitted in courses applicable to the major. Majors seeking secondary licensure must earn grades of “C” or better in courses applicable to the major.

Teacher Licensure Program:

  • Math majors requesting licensure as secondary education teachers are required to take MAT 300, MAT 400, and to meet the requirements for licensure on pp. 84-86.

Requirements for a Minor:

  • Core courses: MAT 242 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I, MAT 243 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II, and MAT 244 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III.
  • Nine (9) additional credit hours of Mathematics electives at the 200-400 level. MAT 329 is highly recommended. Must also meet minimum University requirements for a minor.
  • A grade of “C” or better is required in all courses applicable to the minor.

Pre-Actuarial Science Program:

  • This pre-major program is supported by course offerings in Mathematics and is designed to prepare students to enter the actuarial profession. The program consists of a two-year residency at Quincy University (QU) followed by two years of degree fulfillment in residence at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). For additional information, see p. 150.

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