2021-2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Office: MacQuarrie Hall 308
Bem Cayco-Gajic, Chair
Bee Leng Lee
Ho Kuen Ng
Julie Sliva Spitzer
One of the oldest intellectual disciplines, mathematics plays a key role in many fields: cryptography, computer graphics, operations research, engineering and science. Students majoring in mathematics learn to communicate mathematical ideas effectively and to use basic computational skills, mathematical models and technology to solve practical problems. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers both undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare our alumni to work in industry and to teach in secondary schools or community colleges. In addition to a BA in mathematics, we offer a BS in applied mathematics that trains students for more technical careers and incorporates student research projects at the Center for Applied Mathematics, Computation and Statistics (CAMCOS). We also offer four master’s degrees: an MS and an MA in mathematics.
The requirements for mathematics majors to graduate with departmental honors are: (1) at least a 3.0 G.P.A. overall, (2) at least a 3.5 G.P.A. in the major, (3) Completion of MATH 180H - Individual Studies for Honors .
Restriction on Enrollment for Credit
Enrollment for credit in MATH 10 , MATH 12 , MATH 18A , MATH 70 , MATH 71 , MATH 71X , MATH 101 , MATH 105 , MATH 106 , MATH 107A , and MATH 107B will not be allowed for students who have received credit in MATH 19 , MATH 30 , MATH 30X , MATH 31 , MATH 31X , MATH 32 , or MATH 32X , unless the particular course in question is required for the student’s major, minor or credential requirements.
Precalculus Proficiency Assessment (PPA)
Many students who wish to enroll in MATH 30 , MATH 30X , MATH 42 , MATH 42X , MATH 70 , MATH 71 or MATH 71X are required to take the Precalculus Proficiency Assessment (PPA). Information regarding the PPA can also be found in the Mathematics and Statistics Department website.
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