## Mathematics & Computer Science

## Mathematics Requirements

### Major Requirements:

Required courses:

- MTH 121 Calculus I
- MTH 122 Calculus II
- MTH 223 Calculus III
- MTH 226 Linear Algebra
- MTH 240 Transition to Abstract Mathematics
- Five additional mathematics courses chosen from among MTH 227 Differential Equations and courses numbered 300 or above and to include:
- Any 100 level Computer Science course
- Mathematics CUE Option (described below)

A major must maintain a 2.000 grade point average in the courses for the major.

### Mathematics CUE Options:

The CUE in mathematics provides each student with the opportunity to engage in an intellectually rigorous experience that draws upon knowledge acquired within the major, while allowing students flexibility to select the type of experience they pursue. Each student who majors in mathematics will select one of the following three options for a senior CUE experience:

a) The successful completion of the course: MTH 353 CUE: Landmarks of Mathematics.

b) The successful completion of the course: MTH 370 CUE: The Art of Problem Solving.

c) The design, execution, and completion of an appropriate research project, involving at most two students, to be supervised by a department faculty member. A project can involve original research initiated at Muhlenberg or it may be a follow-up independent study to extend summer work completed during a Research Experiences for Undergraduates program at another institution. A CUE project must be formally proposed by the student(s) and approved by the department by the end of spring semester of the junior year.

Project requirements will include (but are not limited to) a paper detailing the mathematical work completed and a presentation at an appropriate local/regional/national mathematics meeting outside of Muhlenberg.

Whichever option is chosen, the CUE must be completed during the student’s last two semesters in which he or she registered for classes on campus. A student who takes MTH 353 or MTH 370 previous to these last two semesters will not be able to count such a course as fulfilling the CUE requirement for the major.

For Information about the CUE Research Options click here.

### Honors Program:

At commencement, the Department awards honors in mathematics to qualified students.

The requirements for honors are:

- A GPA in the mathematics major of at least 3.5
- An overall GPA of at least 3.3
- Successful completion of at least two of the following courses:
- Successful completion of at least one 300 level course beyond the major requirements

### Teacher Certification:

Required courses for students seeking certification for teaching mathematics in the secondary schools:

- MTH 121 Calculus I
- MTH 122 Calculus II
- MTH 223 Calculus III
- MTH 226 Linear Algebra
- MTH 240 Transition to Abstract Mathematics
- MTH 326 Abstract Algebra
- MTH 331 Mathematical Statistics I
- MTH 342 Advanced Geometry
- Two electives in mathematics chosen from among MTH 227 Differential Equations and courses numbered 300 or above.
- MTH 351 CUE: Landmarks of Greek Mathematics (0.5 course unit) or MTH 352 CUE: Landmarks of Modern Mathematics (0.5 course unit)
- Any 100-level computer science course
- Mathematics CUE Option (described above)

The student must maintain a 2.50 GPA in courses used to complete the major in order to meet teacher certification requirements.

### Minor Requirements:

Required courses:

At least three more courses chosen from among the following:

- Any 100-level Computer Science course, MTH 119 Statistical Analysis or Mathematics courses numbered 200 or above

Only one of these three courses may be at the 100-level.

The student must maintain a 2.000 grade point average in courses for the minor.