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Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education

Mathematics

The Mathematics concentration is designed to increase the mathematical understanding of students by acquainting them with a broad range of math courses that emphasize concepts, procedures, and problem solving, including algebra and analysis.

Concentration Requirements:

A concentration designated as Mathematics may be established in one of two ways:

Option 1:

Required Courses:

Calculus 1 3cr
Calculus 2 3cr
Calculus 3 3cr
Linear Algebra 3cr
Abstract/Modern Algebra 3cr
Real Analysis, Complex Analysis or Variables,
or Advanced Calculus
3cr
Upper level electives 6cr

Must include at least two upper level sequential courses in the same area, such as Real Analysis and Complex Analysis;   Geometry, Topology or Graph Theory; Calculus-Based Probability and Statistics.

 
Math Electives 9cr
Capstone 3cr

 

Option 2:

The GRE Subject Test in Mathematics, evaluated at 24 credits (15 lower, 9 upper), plus 12 credits beyond the freshman level to include at least 3 upper level credits which may be selected from such areas as analysis, Calculus-Based Probability and Statistics, Abstract or Modern Algebra, Topology, and Set Theory, plus capstone.

Recommended:

History of Mathematics
Knowledge of computer spreadsheet packages, especially Excel

Prerequisites or Co-requisites:

Computer language
Laboratory-based science

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with a concentration in Mathematics will be able to:

  1. demonstrate knowledge of subject matter across the full range of mathematics curriculum;
  2. demonstrate depth of knowledge in one specific area of mathematics by completing at least two sequential upper level courses;
  3. develop competence in writing formal mathematical proofs;
  4. develop an awareness of the historical evolution of mathematics and the role mathematics plays in society;
  5. demonstrate basic skill or ability in at least one computer programming language;
  6. demonstrate awareness of math concepts in a lab-based science.

Students planning to go on to graduate school in mathematics should consult catalogs of colleges which they plan to attend. Because of the diversity in programs, prerequisites vary. For instance, undergraduate courses in calculus-based statistics and geometry are required for graduate courses in these areas.