Mathematics - BA
St. Kate's mathematics majors will study mathematics in an environment that stresses close student-faculty interaction and individual support. Faculty members will encourage students to take an active role in their educational experiences and will foster a cooperative learning environment. Students will have the opportunity to work as a tutor or teaching assistant in the Mathematical Sciences Department and collaborate with faculty members on research and projects in both mathematics and computer science. Students will also have opportunities to participate in mathematics contests such as the Putnam, the NCS-MAA team competition, and the Konhauser team competition.
The curriculum includes courses in mathematics and computer science. If a student decides to pursue a B.S., she will be required to take one full year of either physics or chemistry.
Mathematics majors have become lawyers, senior research associates, statistical consultants, vice presidents of corporations, teachers, programmers, analysts, actuaries, physicists, engineers, and Fulbright scholars.
This major is offered in the College for Women only.
|MATH 1130||Calculus I||4|
|MATH 1140||Calculus II||4|
|MATH 2000||Career Explorations and Readiness||2|
|MATH 2050||Linear Algebra||4|
|MATH 2060||Calculus III||4|
|MATH 4XXXW||Senior Seminar||4|
|Select four 3000-level or 4000-level courses from:||16|
Two MATH courses with the "Proof-Based" classification
One MATH course with the "Discrete-Focused" classification
One MATH course with the "Continuous-Focused" classification
|Required Supporting Courses (must be taken for a letter grade)|
|CSCI 1110||Algorithms and Computer Programming I with Lab 1||8|
|One of the following:||4|
|General Chemistry I with Lab|
|Principles of Microeconomics|
|Principles of Macroeconomics|
|Introductory Physics I|
Must be completed by the end of the sophomore year or the first year for a student transferring as a junior
Course work in physics, economics and logic (philosophy department) is recommended.
Mathematics majors satisfy the Writing Requirement for Majors by completing MATH 4XXXW Senior Seminar. They complete the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core Writing Requirement with three other writing-intensive courses (CORE 1000W The Reflective Woman, CORE 3990W Global Search for Justice, and any other writing-intensive course in another department).
|MATH 1130||4||MATH 1140||4|
|MATH 2050||4||MATH 2060||4|
|MATH 2850 (update to MATH 2000 for 2024 catalog)||2|
|MATH 3010 or 4994||4||MATH 2600 (update to 3000 level course for 2024 catalog||4|
|MATH 3130 or 4994||4|
|MATH 4850W or 4952 (update to 4 credit in 2024 catalog)||2||MATH 4682||2|
|Total Credits: 38|
Other courses approved by the division chair