Feb 07, 2023  
2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Catalog [FINAL EDITION]

Mathematics, BS


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The mathematics major at Widener studies both pure and applied mathematics. This double thrust of the program gives the student knowledge of abstract mathematics and the ability to apply it to the various fields where mathematics are used. The study of mathematics may be profitably combined with the study of some aspects of computer science, engineering, physical science, operations research, accounting, economics, management, social and life sciences, or education. Students who wish to major in mathematics with a concentration in actuarial science should include MATH 273  (Intro. to Probability) and MATH 373  (Mathematical Statistics) among their electives.

Requirements


  1. There is no minimum SAT requirement for entering students; however, a combined score of at least 1100 is recommended.
  2. The first course taken from the following requires the minimum grade listed:
    1. MATH 120  requires an A
    2. MATH 131  requires a B
    3. Any other core calculus course (MATH 132 , MATH 133 , MATH 141 , MATH 142 , MATH 241 ) requires a C

A student who fails to meet this initial course grade requirement will be placed on probation beginning the next semester. Withdrawal from the course counts as failure to meet the requirement. To be taken off of probation, a student can retakethe course and satisfy the minimum grade requirement above, or elect to take the next course in the sequence and achieve the minimum grade requirement for that course instead. If this option is elected and the new minimum grade is not met, then the student must repeat one of the courses until the minimum grade requirement is met.

  1. In the core calculus classes—MATH 131 , MATH 132 , MATH 133 , MATH 141 , MATH 142 , MATH 241 —a maximum of one D grade is permitted. A student who has more than one D will need to repeat the appropriate course(s) to remove all but one D before being permitted to move on to 300-level MATH courses.
  2. A student having more than one D, or an F, or a W in the core calculus classes at the beginning of a semester will be placed on probation that semester.
  3. For students on the Mathematics: Secondary Education track, an overall GPA of 3.0 is required for entry into the junior year.
  4. All students are required to meet the minimum standards for academic progress (see Standards for Academic Progress and Conditions for Reduced Load and Overload  for more details).

If a student is on probation for more than two semesters, the Mathematics Department recommends consideration of another major for that student.

Curriculum Sequence


Freshman


Fall (14.5 Credits)


Spring (13.5 Credits)


  • 4 Credit(s)
  • HUM/SSCI Electives 6 Credit(s)
  • Elective 3 Credit(s) 
  • Physical Education Elective 0.5 Credit(s)

Sophomore


Fall (16 Credits)


Spring (16 Credits)


Junior


Fall (17 Credits)


  • MATH 300-level courses 8 Credit(s) *
  • HUM/SSCI Electives 3 Credit(s)
  • Elective 3 Credit(s)

Spring (17 Credits)


  • MATH 300-level courses 8 Credit(s) *
  • HUM/SSCI Elective 3 Credit(s)
  • Electives 6 Credit(s)

Senior


Fall (14 Credits)


Spring (14 Credits)


  • MATH 300-level courses 8 Credit(s) *
  • Electives 6 Credit(s)

Total Credits: 122


*A total of 32 credits, which must include MATH 331  and MATH 341  and any other 300-level MATH courses.

**CSCI 131 , CSCI 143 , or CSCI 144  can be substituted for CSCI 151 . 

The program of study that appears here applies to students who were admitted for the summer session of this catalog year and later.  Students admitted prior to that term should select the appropriate catalog year of their admission.  Choose previous catalogs from the Home, Graduate, or Undergraduate Catalog Page at http://Catalog.widener.edu.

Pathways Pre-OT and Pre-PT


Pre-Occupational Therapy Pathway


Majors who wish to apply for admission to Widener’s graduate occupational therapy program should take the following courses (note the most recent courses are factored into the prerequisite requirements):

Pre-Physical Therapy Pathway


Students who wish to apply for admission to Widener’s graduate physical therapy program should take the following courses (note the most recent courses are factored into the prerequisite requirements):

Please Note:


The program of study that appears here applies to students who were admitted for the summer session of this catalog year and later.  Students admitted prior to that term should select the appropriate catalog year of their admission.  Choose previous catalogs from the Home, Graduate, or Undergraduate Catalog Page at http://Catalog.widener.edu.

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