Objectives  Program Requirements  Academic Major  Plan of Study  Academic Minor  Teaching Major  Teaching Minor  Placement  Course Descriptions
1.  Critical, Analytical, and Integrative Thinking  
a. b. c. d. 
To become effective problem solvers. In more advanced courses, to learn to read and construct valid mathematical proofs. To learn appropriate uses of technology at all levels. For majors, to acheive competency in the core curriculum of mathematics sufficient for success in a graduate program. 

2.  Creative and Reflective Capacities  
a. b. 
To gain an understanding of the historical development of mathematics
and its role in the history of human civilization. To gain a greateer appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics. 

3.  Writing and Other Communication Skills  
a.  To learn how to effectively communicate one's mathematical ideas, both in writing and orally.  
4.  Leadership, Collaboration, and Teamwork  
a.  To offer curricular and cocurricular opportunities for student leadership and collaboration.  
5.  Career Planning  
a.  To learn about career opportunities in mathematics and related fields.  
6.  Global Consciousness, Social Responsibility, and Ethical Awareness  
a.  To engage the community through service learning and other opportunities. 
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 at Westminster meets the needs of students preparing to teach mathematics, students planning on graduate studies, 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 thinking.
Students must maintain a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA in courses (excluding the foreign language requirement) required for both the academic major and minor and the teaching major and minor. Also for the teaching major and minor, each course grade must be at least C. No more than six (6) credit hours from May term courses may be applied to the elective upper division mathematics requirement for the academic major. 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 Students enrolled in mathematics courses without the required prerequisites may be withdrawn by the instructor.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.
Liberal Education Courses  Credit Hours 
The Physical Sciences LE requirement is fulfilled by PHYS 211 but not by AP Physics credit. 
Requirement Description 
Credit Hours  
I.  Foreign Language Requirement  8 
Mathematics majors must complete eight credit hours in a single foreign language.  8  
II.  Lower Division Mathematics Courses  16 
MATH 201 Calculus I MATH 202 Calculus II MATH 203 Multivariate Calculus MATH 204 Linear Algebra and Differential Equations MATH 210 Discrete Mathematics I 
(4) 4 4 4 4 

III.  Upper Division Mathematics Courses  11 
MATH 312 Abstract Algebra MATH 321 Advanced Calculus MATH 340 History of Mathematics MATH 385 ETS Exam 
4 4 3 0 

IV.  Electives  16 
Additional upper division mathematics coursework Students may apply at most six credits of May term hours toward the upper division elective requirement. 

V.  Required Courses from Other Programs  8 
CMPT 201 Introduction to Computer Science PHYS 211 Physics for Scientists and Engineers and Lab I (or 4 or 5 on the AP Physics Exam) 
4 4 

TOTAL HOURS FOR THE ACADEMIC MAJOR  59 
Listed below is a suggested plan of study for completing the mathematics course requirements. Students should check with their advisors at least once a year as course offerings may change from what is listed. Students must also meet collegewide requirements for graduation. See the appropriate section of this catalog for details.
Fall Semester  Spring Semester  
Freshman Year  MATH 201 (if needed) CMPT 201 
MATH 202 MATH 210 
Sophomore Year  MATH 203 PHYS 211 
MATH 204 MATH elective (upper division) 
Junior Year  MATH elective (upper division) 
MATH 312 MATH elective (upper division) 
Senior Year  MATH 321 MATH elective (upper division) 
MATH 340 MATH 385 
Requirement Description 
Credit Hours  
I.  Required Courses  19 
MATH 201 Calculus I (if needed) MATH 202 Calculus II MATH 203 Multivariate Calculus MATH 204 Linear Algebra and Differential Equations MATH 210 Discrete Mathematics MATH 340 History of Mathematics 
(4) 4 4 4 4 3 

II.  Electives  7 
Additional upper division mathematics course work  7  
TOTAL HOURS FOR THE ACADEMIC MINOR  26 
Liberal Education Courses  Credit Hours 
There are no LE requirements included as part of the Mathematics teaching major. 
Requirement Description 
Credit Hours  
I.  Foreign Language Requirement  8 
Mathematics Teaching majors must complete eight credit hours in a single foreign language.  8  
II.  Lower Division Mathematics Courses  16 
MATH 201 Calculus I (if needed) MATH 202 Calculus II MATH 203 Multivariate Calculus MATH 204 Linear Algebra and Differential Equations MATH 210 Discrete Mathematics 
(4) 4 4 4 4 

III.  Upper Division Mathematics Courses  21 
EDUC 387 Methods of Teaching Secondary School Math MATH 310 Probability and Statistics MATH 312 Abstract Algebra MATH 314 Foundations of Geometry MATH 321 Advanced Calculus MATH 340 History of Mathematics MATH 385 ETS Exam 
3 4 4 4 4 3 0 

IV.  Electives  2 
Additional upper division Mathematics course work  2  
V.  Required Courses from Other Programs  4 
CMPT 201 Introduction to Computer Science  4  
TOTAL HOURS FOR THE TEACHING MAJOR  52 
Listed below is a suggested plan of study for completing the mathematics course requirements. Students should check with their advisors at least once a year as course offerings may change from what is listed. Students must also complete school of education and collegewide requirements for graduation. See the appropriate section of this catalog for details.
Fall Semester  Spring Semester  
Freshman Year  MATH 201 (if needed) CMPT 201 
MATH 202 MATH 210 
Sophomore Year  MATH 203 MATH 314 or MATH 310 
MATH 204 
Junior Year  EDUC 387 MATH 314 or MATH 310 
MATH 312 MATH 340 
Senior Year  MATH 321 MATH elective (upper division) 
MATH 385 
Requirement Description 
Credit Hours  
I.  Required Courses  27 
EDUC 387 Methods of Teaching Secondary School Math MATH 201 Calculus I (if needed) MATH 202 Calculus II MATH 204 Linear Algebra and Differential Equations MATH 210 Discrete Mathematics MATH 310 Probability and Statistics MATH 312 Abstract Algebra MATH 314 Foundations of Geometry 
3 (4) 4 4 4 4 4 4 

TOTAL HOURS FOR THE TEACHING MINOR  27 
A member of the mathematics faculty should be consulted for any questions about placement in mathematics courses.
Proper placement in mathematics is critical, especially for students registering for a freshmanlevel mathematics course. Information about placement in the beginning courses (MATH 095–MATH 141) is contained in the Undergraduate Degree Requirements section of this catalog. Placement testing through the START Center may be helpful for proper placement.
Mathematics courses listing MATH 105 as a prerequisite may be satisfied in a variety of ways as described in the Undergraduate Degree Requirements section of this catalog.
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 
45  MATH 141 and 201  
Calculus BC  3  MATH 141 and 201 
45  MATH 201 and 202 