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Mathematics course catalog


A.B., Augustana; Ph.D., California (San Diego)

JON M. CLAUSS, Professor
B.A., Indiana; M.S., Ph.D., Oregon

LABIBA JAHAN, Assistant Professor
B.S. Shahjalal University of Science & Technology; M.S., Ph.D Florida International University

TAUHEED KHAN MOHD, Assistant Professor
B.Tech., Jamia Millia Islamia; M.B.A., IIM Calcutta; M.S., Ph.D., The University of Toledo

DIANE C. MUELLER, Adjunct Assistant Professor
B.A., Concordia; M.S., Illinois State

BROOKE RANDAZZO, Part-time Instructor
B.A., Augustana College; M.S., Ph.D. (expected), Northern Illinois University

STACEY A. RODMAN, Associate Professor, Chair
B.A. Gustavus Adolphus; M.A., Ph.D. Oregon

FORREST STONEDAHL, Associate Professor
B.A., Carleton College; M.S., Ph.D., Northwestern University

ANDREW SWARD, Associate Professor
B.S., Northeastern University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois

MAJOR IN MATHEMATICS. 34 credits at the Calculus level or above, including MATH 160, MATH 250, MATH 260, MATH 350, MATH 410, MATH 450, MATH 490 and two electives at least one of which must be at the 300 – 400 level. At most 2 credits of directed/independent study can count towards major.

Recommended supporting course: CSC 201

Recommended supporting course: PHIL 300

MAJOR IN APPLIED MATHEMATICS. 34 credits in MATH at the Calculus level or above, including MATH 160, MATH 220, MATH 250, MATH 260,MATH 320, MATH 340, MATH 460 and MATH 330 or MATH 350, plus one of MATH 360, MATH 410, MATH 430, MATH 440, MATH 450 or MATH 480. At most 2 credits of directed/independent study can count toward the major. In addition students must take CSC 201 and 8 additional credits from outside of MATH to provide an area of specialization.

Areas of Specialization for the Applied Math major

Accounting:  8 credits in ACCT including 4 credits from: ACCT 311 Accounting Information Systems, ACCT 321 Intermediate Accounting, ACCT 314 Tax Accounting

Biology:  8 credits in BIOL including 4 credits from: BIOL 310 Evolutionary Biology, BIOL 375 Molecular Biology, BIOL 386 Ecology, BIOL 387 Aquatic Biology

Business:  8 credits in BUSN including 4 credits from: BUSN 313 Operations Management, BUSN 324 Marketing Research Methods, BUSN 325 Digital Marketing and Analytics, BUSN 334 Security Analysis and Portfolio Management, BUSN 335 Options & Other Derivatives

Computer Science:  8 credits in CSC including 4 credits from: CSC 310 Database Systems, CSC 320 Principles of Artificial Intelligence, CSC 371 Algorithms & Computational Theory

Chemistry:  8 credits in CHEM including 4 credits from: CHEM 361 Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics and Kinetics, CHEM 365 Physical Chemistry II: Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy

Data Analytics:  8 credits in DATA including 4 credits from: DATA 340 Data Mining, DATA 350 Machine Learning

Economics:  8 credits in ECON including 4 credits from: ECON 301 Intermediate Macroeconomics, ECON 302 Intermediate Microeconomics

Geography:  8 credits in GEOG including 4 credits from: GEOG 372 Digital Cartography and Design, GEOG 375 Applied Environmental GIS, GEOG 475 Advanced GIS

Geology:  8 credits in GEOL including 4 credits from: GEOL 309 Geomorphology, GEOL 325, GEOL 330 Hydrogeology, GEOL 360 Petrology

Physics:  8 credits in PHYS including 4 credits from: PHYS 300 Optics, PHYS 313 Thermodynamics, PHYS 360 Classical Mechanics, PHYS 377 Electricity and Magnetism, PHYS 401 Introductory Quantum Physics

MAJOR IN MATHEMATICS FOR SECONDARY EDUCATION. 32 credits in MATH, including MATH 160, MATH 220, MATH 230, MATH 250, MATH 330, MATH 350, MATH 410, MATH 450 and MATH 470. Recommended supporting course: CSC201

MINOR IN MATHEMATICS. 20 credits at the Calculus level or above, including MATH 160, MATH 250, MATH 350, and two electives at least one of which must be at the 300-400 level. At most 2 credits of directed/independent study can count toward the minor. 

Students who received Calculus AP credit with a score of 4 or above will receive 4-6 credits toward the major or minor.

Commercially available software is integrated into most of our classes. A graphing calculator is generally required for MATH 140, MATH 160 and MATH 220. The department uses the Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus in MATH 140 and MATH 160 and the TI-89 Titanium in MATH 220 and other courses. (Students planning to take MATH 220 may use the TI-89 in MATH 140 and MATH 160, so need not purchase both.)

Grade Point Average Notation: All courses listed in the catalog as required courses for any major and/or minor, including those courses outside of the department or with a different subject coding, are considered part of the major and will count in the grade point average. Some departments may have additional grade requirements for the courses offered within their department. Recommended supporting courses that are optional and not required may also count in the major depending on the program. For more information see your department chair or the degree requirements for Bachelor of Arts and information on Majors/Minors.

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