Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics
All degree programs require completion of the Core Curriculum. A complete description of the core and its requirements is available in the Core Curriculum section of the Daemen catalogue. Courses which satisfy a portion or complete a core requirement will have such designation indicated after the course title.
Required Courses of All Mathematics Majors
MAJOR: 34 credits
- MTH144 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (3) -- CT; QL
- MTH145 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II (3) -- CT; QL
- MTH246 Linear Algebra (3)
- MTH254 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III (3)
- MTH255 Calculus and Analytic Geometry IV (3)
- MTH264 Discrete Mathematics (3)
- MTH307 Introduction to Abstract Algebra I (3)
- MTH407 Advanced Calculus I (3)
- MTH414 Elementary Theory and Probability (3)
- MTH415 Theory of Mathematical Statistics (3)
- MTH459 Introduction to Mathematical Research (1)
- MTH460 Mathematics Capstone (3) -- ILIT; RP; WI
CORE : 9 credits:
- CMP101 English Composition (3) -- CS; ILIT; WI
- CSC201 Introduction to Computer Science I (3) -- CT
- IND101 Sustainable & Critical Relationships (3)
Additional Requirements for the BA, Mathematics
MAJOR: 3 credits
- Mathematics Elective: 3 credits to be taken at the 200 level or higher, suggested to be selected from the following:
- MTH416 Numerical Analysis (3)
- MTH430 Mathematics Reading List & Proseminar (3)
- MTH457 Independent Study/Research (3)
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS OUTSIDE OF THE MAJOR: 11 credits
- CSC212 Introduction to Computer Science II (3)
- PHY151/L General Physics I (4)
- PHY152/L General Physics II (4)
CORE : 36 credits:
Foreign Language and Core Electives: 36 credits
Foreign Language Requirement: Students must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language through the intermediate level. The requirement may be satisfied through the completion of college level coursework or the successful completion of a proficiency examination. A complete description of the requirement is available in the Foreign Language section of the Daemen catalogue.
FREE ELECTIVES: 30 credits: Courses used to fulfill the free electives may but are not required to have a competency. A maximum of 6 credits may be taken in Mathematics courses.
TOTAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS = 123 CREDITS
Additional Requirements for the BA, Adolescence Education: Mathematics
MAJOR: 6 credits:
- MTH310 Methods in Teaching Secondary and Middle School Mathematics (3)
- MTH351 Modern Geometry (3)
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS OUTSIDE OF THE MAJOR: 36 credits:
- NOTE: A student who has earned a C- or less in EDU237 in his/her first two attempts will be dismissed from the teacher certification program.
- EDU203 Learning Theory (3)
- EDU237 Instructional Design: Theory & Practice (3)
- EDU313 Foundations of Education (3)
- EDU314 Promoting English Language Arts Across the Content Areas (3)
- EDU327 Teaching to the Standards (3) -- ILIT
- EDU336 Language/Literacy Development for the Adolescent Learner (3)
- EDU402 Methods in Classroom Management in Secondary Education (3)
- EDU479-480 Student Teaching & Seminar at Early Secondary and Secondary Level (6/6)
- SED270 Nature & Educational Needs of Children with Disabilities (3)
CORE: 36 credits:
- PSY103 Introduction to Psychology (3) -- CI
- PSY311 Psychology of Adolescence (3) -- CT; UD; WI
- SOC243 Child Welfare Policy & Services (3)
- Science studies (with laboratory): 8 credits in ONE science area to be selected from the options below. NOTE: If the Biology sequence is selected, the courses will satisfy core requirements; selection of the chemistry or physics options will count as free electives, thereby requiring the student to complete additional core electives. Select from the following:
- BIO109/L-110-L General Biology I-II(4/4) -- CT
- CHE110/L-111/L Chemistry I-II (4/4)
- PHY151/L-152/L General Physics I-II (4/4)
Foreign Language This teacher certification program requires successful completion of a minimum of 6 credits in one foreign language, in which the student must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language through the intermediate level. A complete description of the requirement is available in the Foreign Language section of the Daemen catalogue.
Core Electives: 13 credits
FREE ELECTIVES: 6 credits Courses used to fulfill the free electives may but are not required to have a competency. A maximum of 6 credits may be taken in Mathematics courses.
NOTE: Students may be required to complete PSY103 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits) as prerequisite to PSY311 Psychology of Adolescence, and should consult the Psychology Chair. If the course is required, it may be taken as part of the Free Electives.
TOTAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS = 127 CREDITS
Three high school units of college preparatory mathematics, though trigonometry.
Admission To Upper Division Requirements
- An overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or better for all completed courses.
- A grade point average (GPA) of 2.55 or better in Mathematics courses.
- A minimum grade of C in: CSC201; MTH124; MTH134; MTH144; MTH145; MTH246; MTH264.
- Students must compile and submit a portfolio for review by the Mathematics Department during the Spring semester of the Sophomore year.
Requirements For Student Teaching
- An overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.55
- A grade point average (GPA) of 2.55 in all courses in the major
- Apply for Student Teaching, usually at the end of the third year
- Be recommended for student teaching by the Chairs of the Education and Mathematics departments
- An overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.00
- A grade point average (GPA) of 2.55 in all courses in the major.
- ADOLESCENCE EDUCATION PROGRAM: Minimum grade of C in EDU237
Suggested Course Sequence
Access the suggested course sequence for the BA, Mathematics, BA, Adolescence Education: Mathematics, from the Mathematics Department web page or the Program Plans site on the Registrar's web page.