
20042005 Mathematics Program
2004  2005 Mathematics Program (MATH)
Program Goals  Objectives
 Program Requirements  Academic
Major  Academic Minor  Teaching
Major  Teaching Minor  Placement
 Course Descriptions
Faculty: Bill Bynum, Carolyn Connell, Tyler Evans, Liz Herrick, Richard Wellman,
Janine Wittwer
Program Goals
 To gain an understanding of the historical development of the subject.
 To achieve competency in the core curriculum of mathematics, including calculus
(single and multivariable), linear algebra, differential equations, and probability/statistics.
 To pursue in depth one field of mathematics, either pure or applied.
 To become logical thinkers, able to construct a valid mathematical proof.
 To become effective problemsolvers, and to learn how to effectively communicate
one's results, orally and in writing.
Objectives
The Mathematics Program offers an academic and a teaching major leading to
a Bachelor of Science degree, as well as an academic and teaching minor. The
curriculum in mathematics meets the needs of students preparing to teach mathematics,
students desiring to pursue nonteaching degrees in mathematics, students majoring
in other academic disciplines who need a mathematics foundation, and students
desiring practice in the art of logical and accurate thinking.
Program Requirements
Students must maintain a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA in courses required for
the academic or teaching majors and minors. Prerequisite courses must be satisfied
with a grade of C or better. Students enrolled in mathematics courses without
the required prerequisites may be withdrawn by the instructor.
For course prerequisites, please refer to the course description.
Academic Major
Liberal Education Courses


There are no LE requirements included as part of the Mathematics major.

Requirement Description


I.

Foreign Language Requirement



Mathematics majors must complete eight credit hours in a single foreign
language.


II.

Lower Division Mathematics Courses



MATH 201 Calculus I
MATH 202 Calculus II
MATH 204 Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
MATH 210 Discrete Mathematics


III.

Upper Division Mathematics Courses



MATH 303 Multivariate Calculus
MATH 312 Abstract Algebra
MATH 321 Advanced Calculus
MATH 340 History of Mathematics


IV.

Electives



Additional upper division mathematics course work


V.

Required Courses from Other Programs



CMPT 201 Introduction to Computer Science I
PHYS 211 Physics for Scientists and Engineers and Lab I


TOTAL HOURS FOR THE ACADEMIC MAJOR


Academic Minor
Requirement Description


I.

Required Courses



MATH 201 Calculus I
MATH 202 Calculus II
MATH 204 Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
MATH 210 Discrete Mathematics
MATH 303 Multivariate Calculus
MATH 340 History of Mathematics


II.

Electives



Additional upper division mathematics course work


TOTAL HOURS FOR THE ACADEMIC MINOR


Teaching Major
Liberal Education Courses


The following courses, which fulfill LE requirements, are required for
the Mathematics Teaching major.
MATH 150 Elementary Statistics, LE


Requirement Description


I.

Foreign Language Requirement



Mathematics Teaching majors must complete eight credit hours in a single
foreign language.


II.

Lower Division Mathematics Courses



MATH 150 Elementary Statistics, LE
MATH 201 Calculus I
MATH 202 Calculus II
MATH 204 Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
MATH 210 Discrete Mathematics


III.

Upper Division Mathematics Courses



MATH 303 Multivariate Calculus
MATH 312 Abstract Algebra
MATH 314 Foundations of Geometry
MATH 340 History of Mathematics
MATH 350 Teaching Methods, Secondary
MATH 321 Advanced Calculus


IV.

Electives



Additional upper division Mathematics course work


V.

Required Courses from Other Programs



CMPT 201 Introduction to Computer Science I


TOTAL HOURS FOR THE TEACHING MAJOR


Teaching Minor
Requirement Description


I.

Required Courses



MATH 150 Elementary Statistics, LE
MATH 201 Calculus I
MATH 202 Calculus II
MATH 204 Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
MATH 210 Discrete Mathematics
MATH 312 Abstract Algebra
MATH 314 Foundations of Geometry
MATH 350 Teaching Methods, Secondary


TOTAL HOURS FOR THE TEACHING MINOR


Placement in Mathematics Courses
Proper placement in mathematics is critical, especially for students registering
for a first collegelevel mathematics course. Information about placement in
the beginning courses (MATH 085  MATH 105) is contained in the Undergraduate
Degree Requirements section of this catalog. Placement testing through the START
Center may be helpful in determining proper placement.
For mathematics courses listing a MATH 105 prerequisite, that requirement may
be satisfied in a variety of ways as described in the Undergraduate Degree Requirements
section of this catalog. A member of the Mathematics faculty should be consulted
for questions about mathematics placement.
Students receiving scores of 3, 4, or 5 on one of the calculus advanced placement
examinations receive the following Westminster credit:
Exam

Score

Credit Given

Calculus AB

3

MATH 141 and 4 hours elective credit


4  5

MATH 141 and 201

Calculus BC

3

MATH 141 and 201


4  5

MATH 201 and 202

