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The major in Mathematics places a focus on the logic and critical thinking needed to solve difficult problems.
It is increasingly clear that many careers created by our technology-oriented society demand both the knowledge and skills possessed by trained mathematicians. The Mathematics major at Thiel College seeks to prepare students for the various occupations in academics, government, and industry available to mathematicians.
To satisfy the prerequisite for a particular course, the student must earn a grade of C- or higher in courses listed as prerequisites. Prerequisites may be waived at the discretion of the course instructor. Students are not permitted to enroll in a course for credit if the course serves as a prerequisite to a course which the student has already successfully completed.
A student who graduates from Thiel College with a degree in Mathematics will:
In order to complete the major in mathematics, a student must fulfill these requirements successfully:
1. Complete the required courses:
2. Complete one of the following sequences:
3. Complete one additional three or four credit mathematics course numbered 220 or above. PHYS 363 (Mathematical Physics) may be counted as a mathematics class for the purpose of this requirement. The Capstone Seminar, MATH 341, and MATH 342 may not be used to fulfill this requirement.
4. Complete a capstone project. The project can take the form of a supervised research experience (such as REU), an approved internship, or student teaching (for Education majors). Research projects should be reported on at an appropriate venue, such as a Thiel Forum or at the Thiel College Research Symposium, or professional conference.
5. Complete the support courses:
And one of:
Students planning on attending graduate school in mathematics should include PHYS 184, as well as:
in their course of study.