Overview
Kris H. Green, Chair
Bruce Blaine, Daniel Cass, Ryan Gantner, Anne K. Geraci, Scott Harrison, Erica Johnson, Elizabeth Leboffe, Mark McKinzie, Donald L. Muench, Bernard Ricca, Erik Winarski
The Department of Mathematical and Computing Sciences offers majors in mathematics, computer science, and statistics. This administrative department and its majors emphasize critical thinking, problemsolving, and communication while stressing interdisciplinary learning.
The mathematics major aims to:
 Offer all students the opportunity to make contact with classical and modern mathematics.
 Allow students who elect mathematics as a major to prepare adequately for graduate work in mathematics or applied mathematics, secondary school teaching certifications, or employment in business or industry such as work in the actuarial sciences.
 Provide background courses in areas of pure and applied mathematics.
The major in mathematics may lead to either the B.A. or the B.S. degree. For the B.S. degree there are two different options: mathematics or actuarial mathematics.
Learning Outcomes
Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes
Goal #1: Students will use logic and insight to analyze problems, develop solution strategies, implement their strategies, interpret their results, and reflect on the entire process to see how it might be improved and generalized.
 Students solve practical, quantitative problems and reflect upon the process
 Analytical, numerical, visual, and verbal strategies are applied to problem solving
 Technology is used appropriately
 Students solve abstract mathematical problems and reflect upon the process
Goal #2: Students will extend their abilities to develop, refine, and prove mathematical conjectures.
 Students prove mathematical conjectures using mathematical argument
 Student use appropriate notation and language
 Students critique their proofbased thinking
Goal #3: Students have an understanding of connections between mathematics courses, among topics within single courses, and between mathematics and other disciplines, particularly the natural and social sciences.
 Student cite and explain connections between mathematics courses, among topics within single courses, and between mathematics and other disciplines, particularly the natural and social sciences
 Individual and teams build and evaluate mathematical models to deepen their understanding of the mathematics and gain insight into the application area
 After building and evaluating models, students generalize their results to consider their implications and impacts
Minor
Mathematics Minor
A minor in mathematics consists of the following:
MATH 120C 
P4 Calculus I 
(4) 
MATH 122C 
P4 Calculus II 
(4) 
Four 3–or–4 credit courses chosen from: MATH at or beyond the 200 level (at least two of the MATH courses must be at or beyond the 300 level) 
(1213) 
Total 

(2021) 
Note: A grade point average of 2.00 is required for all courses taken in residence that may be applied to the minor.
The department administers mathematics skills assessments in MATH 111C, 112C, 114C, 119C, 120C, 122C. For information, see: www.sjfc.edu/campusservices/mathcenter/assessment.dot.
Program Requirements
Requirements for the B.S. in Mathematics
Mathematics Modeling 
(18) 
MATH 120C 
P4 Calculus I 

MATH 122C 
P4 Calculus II 

MATH 221C 
Calculus III 

MATH 222 
SQ Introduction to Dynamical Systems 

MATH 301 
Mathematical Statistics I 

Mathematics Reasoning and Proof 
(12) 
MATH 200C 
Discrete Structures 

MATH 232 
Linear Algebra 

MATH 325 
Abstract Algebra 

MATH 421 
Principles of Real Analysis I 

Mathematics as a Profession 
(3) 
MATH 201 
Sophomore Mathematics Seminar (1) 

MATH 300 
Junior Mathematics Seminar (1) 

MATH 401 
Senior Mathematics Seminar (1) 

Mathematics Elective 
(3) 
One MATH course at or beyond the 300 level 

Computational Mathematics 
(6) 
MATH 391 
Numerical Analysis I 

Choose one Programming course 
CSCI 161 Foundations of Computer Science I 

DIGC 158 P4 Introduction to Computational Media 

STAT 275 Statistical Computing 

One of the following options 
(1819) 
Choose one: 
Actuarial Mathematics Option: MATH 302, 410, 460 (1), 461; STAT 210; ECON 106; plus either MATH 480 Capstone (3) or STAT 490 Internship (3) 
Mathematics Option: Five additional 3credit MATH courses at or beyond the 300 level, plus MATH 480 Capstone (3) 
Total 

(60  61) 
Requirements for the B.A. in Mathematics
Note: The requirements for the mathematics major are more specific for students who are also majoring in inclusive adolescence education.
Mathematics Modeling courses 
(18) 
MATH 120C 
P4 Calculus I 

MATH 122C 
P4 Calculus II 

MATH 221C 
Calculus III 

MATH 222 
SQ Introduction to Dynamical Systems 

MATH 301 
Mathematical Statistics I 

Mathematics Reasoning and Proof courses 
(12) 
MATH 200C 
Discrete Structures 

MATH 232 
Linear Algebra 

MATH 325 
Abstract Algebra 

MATH 421 
Principles of Real Analysis I 

Mathematics as a Profession 
(6) 
MATH 201 
Sophomore Mathematics Seminar (1) 

MATH 300 
Junior Mathematics Seminar (1) 

MATH 401 
Senior Mathematics Seminar (1) 

MATH 480 
Mathematics Capstone 

Mathematics electives 
(6) 
Two MATH courses at or beyond the 300 level 

Total 

(42) 
For students majoring in mathematics, all courses that may be applied to the major requirements are included in the determination of the grade point average in the major.
The department administers mathematics skills assessments in MATH 111C, 112C, 114C, 119C, 120C, 122C. For information, see: www.sjfc.edu/campusservices/mathcenter/assessment.dot.
Students Seeking Adolescence Teaching Certification in Mathematics
Students pursuing teaching certification are advised to complete the B.S. inclusive adolescence education major and the B.A. requirements in mathematics as well as the following specific requirements:
 Inclusive adolescence education students are not required to take MATH 480 but may instead substitute MATH 470.
 Inclusive adolescence education students must take MATH 417 as one of their two required 300+ level elective.
 Inclusive adolescence education major (46)
 The major includes education courses, field experiences, student teaching, and courses for certification in students with disabilities (712) and middle school extension in the content area (5–6). See Inclusive Adolescence Education for details. It is strongly recommended that students doublemajoring in inclusive adolescence education and mathematics also take PHYS 131C and CSCI 161.
Recommended Progression
B.A. Mathematics
Recommended progression of courses required for a B.A. mathematics major. Students should consult Core Requirements for a complete description of the College Core.

FALL 
SPRING 
FR 
MATH 120C (4) 
MATH 122C (4) 
SO 
MATH 201 (1) MATH 200C (3)* MATH 221C (4) 
MATH 222 (3) MATH 232 (3) 
JR 
MATH 300 (1) MATH 301 (3) MATH 325 or 421 (3) 
MATH Elective (3/4) MATH Elective (3/4) 
SR 
MATH 401 (1) MATH 325 or 421 (3) 
MATH 480 (3) 


*Please note that 200–level and above math courses are not offered every semester, so it is important to consult a mathematics advisor when constructing a longrange plan.
B.A. Mathematics with Inclusive Adolescence Education
Recommended progression of mathematics courses required for a B.A. mathematics major in pursuit of adolescence teaching certification in mathematics. Refer to Students Seeking Adolescence Teaching Certification in Mathematics and the specific recommended progression below. Students should consult Core Requirements for a complete description of the College Core.

FALL 
SPRING 
FR 
MATH 120C (4) 
MATH 122C (4) 
SO 
MATH 201 (1) MATH 200C (3)* MATH 221C (4) 
MATH 222 (3) MATH 232 (3) 
JR 
MATH 300 (1) MATH 301 (3) MATH 325 or 421 (3) 
MATH 417 (3) MATH Elective (3) 
SR 
MATH 401 (1) MATH 325 or 421 (3) MATH 470 (3) 
Student Teaching 


*Please note that 200–level and above math courses are not offered every semester, so it is important to consult a mathematics advisor when constructing a longrange plan.
B.S. Mathematics
Recommended progression of courses required for a B.S. mathematics major. Students should consult Core Requirements for a complete description of the College Core.

FALL 
SPRING 
FR 
MATH 120C (4) 
MATH 122C (4) 
SO 
MATH 201 (1) MATH 200C (3)* MATH 221C (4) 
MATH 222 (3) MATH 232 (3) Programming Elective (3) 
JR 
MATH 300 (1) MATH 301 (3) MATH 325 or 421 (3) B.S. Option (3) 
MATH Elective (3/4) MATH 391(3) B.S. Option (3) 
SR 
MATH 401 (1) MATH 325 or 421 B.S. Option (3) 
MATH 480 (3)** B.S. Option (3) B.S. Option (3) 


*Please note that 200–level and above math courses are not offered every semester, so it is important to consult a mathematics advisor when constructing a longrange plan.
**If the chosen option for this program is actuarial mathematics, MATH 480 –or– STAT490 may to taken to meet the capstone requirement.