Undergraduate Catalog 20092011
Mathematical Sciences
Faculty
J. McGowan, Chair; F. Bensics, R. Bilisoly, N.
Castaneda, Y. Chen, R. Crouse, D. Dzuida, I. Gotchev, S. L. Gould, P. Halloran,
C. Jin, S. Jones, R. S. Kalder, D. T. Larose, F. Latour, S. Lesik, E.
Makover, A. Miller, D. S. Miller, M.
Mitchell, O. Perdomo, L. RecoderNúñez, T. Roman, K. Saha, R. Schwell, C. D.
Smith, R. Vogeler, C. Waiveris (Dept.
phone: 8608322835)
Department Overview
The Department of
Mathematical Sciences has 30 fulltime faculty members with expertise in
mathematics, mathematics education, developmental mathematics, actuarial
science, statistics, data mining, and mathematical physics. Our programs
prepare students for teaching, business, industry, and research. In addition,
we provide students in the Schools of Engineering and Technology, Business, and
Educational and Professional Studies, as well as in other departments within
the School of Arts and Sciences, with the mathematics and statistics courses
needed for success in their fields.
Programs
Major
in Mathematics, BA (38 credits)
MATH 152 
Calculus I 
4 
MATH 218 
Discrete Mathematics 
4 
MATH 221 
Calculus II 
4 
MATH 222 
Calculus III 
4 
MATH 228 
Introduction to Linear Algebra 
4 
MATH 366 
Introduction to Abstract Algebra 
4 
MATH 377 
Introduction to Real Analysis 
4 
MATH 450 
Seminar in Proof 
4 



and
6 credits selected from: 

MATH 250 
Symbolic Computation 
4 
MATH 300 
Mathematics Internship 
3 
MATH 355 
Introduction to Differential Equations with Applications 
4

MATH 383 
College Geometry 
3 
MATH 398 
Independent Study in Mathematics 
13 
MATH 421 
History of Mathematics 
3 
MATH 440 
Selected Topics in Mathematics 
13 
MATH 455  Introductions to Partial
Differential Equations with Applications  4 
MATH 468 
Symbolic Logic 
3 
MATH 469 
Number Theory 
3 
MATH 470 
Mathematical Methods in Operations Research 
3 
MATH 477 
Numerical Analysis 
3 
MATH 491 
Advanced Calculus 
3 
STAT 315 
Mathematical Statistics I 
3 
STAT 416 
Mathematical Statistics II 
3 
STAT 425 
Loss and Frequency Distributions and Credibility Theory 
3

STAT 455 
Experimental Design 
3 
STAT 456 
Fundamentals of SAS 
3 
STAT 465 
Nonparametric Statistics 
3 
STAT 476 
Topics in Statistics 
3 
ACTL 335 
Theory of Interest 
3 
ACTL 465 
Actuarial Models I 
4 
ACTL 480 
Topics in Actuarial Science 
13 
ACTL 481 
ReviewSOA/CAS Course I 
3 
ACTL 482 
ReviewSOA/CAS Course II 
3 



In
addition, two laboratory science courses are required. 



Note:
CS 151 is strongly recommended. 

 
Major in Mathematics with Specialization in Actuarial
Science, BA (58 credits)
Core (40 credits)
MATH 152 
Calculus I 
4 
MATH 218 
Discrete Mathematics 
4 
MATH 221 
Calculus II 
4 
MATH 222 
Calculus III 
4 
MATH 228 
Introduction to Linear Algebra 
4 
STAT 315 
Mathematical Statistics I 
3 
STAT 416 
Mathematical Statistics II 
3 
STAT 425 
Loss and Frequency Distributions and Credibility Theory 
3

ACTL 335 
Theory of Interest 
3 
ACTL 465 
Actuarial Models I 
4 
ACTL 466 
Actuarial Models II 
4 
Directed Electives (18 credits, as
approved by advisor)
612 credits from:
ACTL 480 
Topics in Actuarial Science 
13 
ACTL 481 
ReviewSOA/CAS Course I 
3 
ACTL 482 
ReviewSOA/CAS Course II 
3 
MATH 300 
Mathematics Internship 
3 
and
612 credits from the following:
AC 211 
Financial Accounting 
3 
AC 212 
Managerial Accounting 
3 
CS 151 
Computer Science I 
3 
CS 152 
Computer Science II 
3 
CS 213 
Applications of Computing I 
3 
CS 473 
Simulation Techniques 
3 
ECON 460 
Economic Forecasting 
3 
FIN 295 
Managerial Finance 
3 
FIN 320 
Financial Markets and Institutions 
3 
FIN 410 
Securities Analysis 
3 
FIN 420 
Bank Management 
3 
LAW 250 
Legal Environment of Business 
3 
MGT 295 
Fundamentals of Management 


and Organizational Behavior 
3 
Note: ECON 200 and
201 are strongly recommended.
Note: No minor is
required for students selecting this major.
Major in Mathematics with
Specialization in Statistics, BA (58 credits)
MATH 152 
Calculus I 
4 
MATH 218 
Discrete Mathematics 
4 
MATH 221 
Calculus II 
4 
MATH 222 
Calculus III 
4 
MATH 228 
Introduction to Linear Algebra 
4 
MATH 366 
Introduction to Abstract Algebra 
4 
or 


MATH 377 
Introduction to Real Analysis 
4 
STAT 215 
Statistics for Behavioral Sciences I 
3 
STAT 315 
Mathematical Statistics I 
3 
STAT 416 
Mathematical Statistics II 
3 
STAT 216 
Statistics for Behavioral Sciences II 
3 
or 


STAT 453 
Applied Statistical Inference 
3 



2
courses chosen from: 

STAT 425 
Loss and Frequency Distributions 


and Credibility Theory 
3 
STAT 455 
Experimental Design 
3 
STAT 456 
Fundamentals of SAS 
3 
STAT 465 
Nonparametric Statistics 
3 
STAT 476 
Topics in Statistics 
3 
ACTL 335 
Theory of Interest 
3 
ACTL 465 
Actuarial Models I 
4 
ACTL 466 
Actuarial Models II 
4 
ACTL 481 
ReviewSOA/CAS Course I 
3 
MATH 470 
Mathematical Methods in Operations Research 
3 
16 credits selected
from the courses listed above or from the following:
MATH 300 
Mathematics Internship 
3 
MATH 491 
Advanced Calculus 
3 
CS 151 
Computer Science I (strongly recommended) 
3 
CS 152 
Computer Science II 
3 
CS 253 
Data and File Structures 
3 
CS 473 
Simulation Techniques 
3 
BIO 405 
Ecology 
4 
ECON 460 
Economic Forecasting 
3 
ECON 485 
Econometrics 
3 
GEOG 476 
Advanced Cartography 
3 
PSY 222 
Research Methods in Psychology II 
4 
PSY 451 
Psychological Evaluation 
3 
Note: No minor is required for students choosing this major.
Note: CS 151 is strongly recommended.
Major
in Mathematics, BS (Certifiable for secondary teaching, 48 credits)
MATH 120 
Problem Solving I 
1 
MATH 152 
Calculus I 
4 
MATH 211 
Clinical Experience in Mathematics Education I 
1 
MATH 218 
Discrete Mathematics 
4 
MATH 220 
Problem Solving II 
1 
MATH 221 
Calculus II 
4 
MATH 228 
Introduction to Linear Algebra 
4 
MATH 313 
Number Systems from an Advanced Viewpoint 
3 
MATH 320 
Problem Solving III 
1 
MATH 327 
Curriculum & Technology in Secondary Mathematics I 
3

MATH 328 
Curriculum & Technology 


in Secondary Mathematics II 
3 
MATH 366 
Introduction to Abstract Algebra 
4 
MATH 377 
Introduction to Real Analysis 
4 
MATH 383 
College Geometry 
3 
STAT 314 
Introductory Statistics for Secondary Teachers 
3 



and
5 additional credits from: 

MATH 222 
Calculus III 
4 
MATH 250 
Symbolic Computation 
4 
MATH 311 
Clinical Experience in Mathematics Education II 
1 
MATH 344 
Mathematics in Diverse Cultures 
3 
MATH 355 
Introduction to Differential Equations with Applications 
4

MATH 411 
Clinical Experience in Mathematics Education III 
1 
MATH 421 
History of Mathematics 
3 
MATH 440 
Selected Topics in Mathematics 
13 
MATH 465 
Introduction to Fractal Geometry and Chaos 
3 
MATH 468 
Symbolic Logic 
3 
MATH 469 
Number Theory 
3 
MATH 470 
Mathematical Methods in Operations Research 
3 
MATH 477 
Numerical Analysis 
3 
MATH 491 
Advanced Calculus 
3 
STAT 315 
Mathematical Statistics I 
3 
STAT 416 
Mathematical Statistics II 
3 
STAT 453 
Applied Statistical Inference 
3 
STAT 455 
Experimental Design 
3 
STAT 456 
Fundamentals of SAS 
3 
STAT 465 
Nonparametric Statistics 
3 



In
addition, students are required to take: 

either 


CHEM 161 
General Chemistry I 
3 
CHEM 162 
General Chemistry Lab I 
1 
CHEM 163 
General Chemistry II 
3 
CHEM 164 
General Chemistry II Lab 
1 
or 


PHYS 125 
University Physics I 
4 
PHYS 126 
University Physics II 
4 



and 





either 


CS 151 
Computer Science I 
3 
or 


CS 213 
Applications of Computing I 
3 
Upon acceptance
into the professional program in teacher education students are required to
complete a 30credit program consisting of:
SPED 315 
Introduction to Educating
Learners with Exceptionalities 
3

EDTE 316 
Principles of Learning (Sec/K12) 
4 
RDG 440 
Literacy in Secondary School 
3 
EDF 415 
Educational Foundations 
3 
EDSC 425 
Principles of Secondary Education 
3 
MATH 413 
Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School 
4 
(taken
concurrently with EDSC 425 and RDG 440) 
EDSC 435 
Secondary Education Student Teaching 
39 
MATH 426 
Student Teaching Seminar 
1 
(taken
concurrently with EDSC 435) 

No minor is required for students with this major.
Major
in Mathematics, BS (Certifiable for elementary teaching, 33 credits)
Core (2122 credits)
MATH 113 
Structures of Mathematics I:
Number Systems 
3 
MATH 213 
Structure of Mathematics II: Probability & Geometry 
3

MATH 305 
Structure of Mathematics III: Number Patterns 
3 
MATH 306 
Structures of Mathematics IV: Development of Geometric Ideas 
3

MATH 409 
Mathematics through Computers 
3 
STAT 215 
Statistics for Behavioral Sciences 
3 
MATH 125 
Applied Calculus 
3 
or 


MATH 152 
Calculus I 
4 
Directed Electives (1112 credits)
MATH 110 
Finite Mathematics 
3 
MATH 115 
Trigonometry 
3 
MATH 116 
PreCalculus Mathematics (formerly MATH 121) 
3 
MATH 119 
PreCalculus with Trigonometry 
4 
MATH 120 
Problem Solving I 
1 
MATH 211 
Clinical Experience in Mathematics Education I 
1 
MATH 218 
Discrete Mathematics 
4 
MATH 221 
Calculus II 
4 
MATH 307 
Topics in Elementary Mathematics 
13 
MATH 344 
Mathematics in Diverse Cultures 
3 
STAT 216 
Statistics for Behavioral Sciences II 
3 
Note: Majors should
consult with the School of Education and Professional Studies concerning
additional education requirements.
Minor
in Mathematics (For students completing secondary certificates, 19
credits)
MATH 152 
Calculus I 
4 
MATH 218 
Discrete Mathematics 
4 
MATH 221 
Calculus II 
4 
MATH 228 
Introduction to Linear Algebra 
4 
or 


MATH 366 
Introduction to Abstract Algebra 
4 
STAT 314 
Introductory Statistics for Secondary Teachers 
3 
Note: For
certification in mathematics as a second teaching field, the state of
Connecticut requires a minimum of 30 credits in mathematics and an acceptable
score on the Praxis II examination.
Minor
in Mathematics (Nonteaching, 20 credits)
MATH 152 
Calculus I 
4 
MATH 221 
Calculus II 
4 
MATH 222 
Calculus III 
4 
and
two courses selected from: 

MATH 218 
Discrete Mathematics 
4 
MATH 226 
Linear Algebra and Probability for Engineers 
4 
MATH 228 
Introduction to Linear Algebra 
4 
MATH 250 
Symbolic Computation 
4 
MATH 355 
Introduction to Differential Equations with Applications 
4

MATH 366 
Introduction to Abstract Algebra 
4 
MATH 377 
Introduction to Real Analysis 
4 



Minor
in Statistics (21 credits) 

STAT 215 
Statistics for Behavioral Sciences I 
3 
STAT 216 
Statistics for Behavioral Sciences II 
3 
CS 151 
Computer Science I 
3 



and
9 credits from the following: 

MATH 110 
Finite Mathematics 
3 
MATH 470 
Mathematical Methods in Operations Research 
3 
STAT 455 
Experimental Design 
3 
STAT 456 
Fundamentals of SAS 
3 
STAT 465 
Nonparametric Statistics 
3 
STAT 476 
Topics in Statistics 
3 
and one course
chosen from the courses listed above or from:
CS 473 
Simulation Techniques 
3 
BIO 405 
Ecology 
4 
ECON 460 
Economic Forecasting 
3 
ECON 485 
Econometrics 
3 
GEOG 476 
Advanced Cartography 
3 
PSY 222 
Research Methods in Psychology II 
4 
PSY 451 
Psychological Evaluation 
3 
Note: No more than
one course may be used in both the student's major program and the minor in
statistics.
For Certification in Elementary Education, Primary Subject
Matter Area in Mathematics (2426 credits)
MATH 113 
Structure of Mathematics I:
Number Systems 
3 
MATH 213 
Structure of Mathematics II: Probability & Geometry 
3

MATH 305 
Structure of Mathematics III: Number Patterns 
3 
MATH 306 
Structure of Mathematics IV: Development of Geometric Ideas 
3

MATH 409 
Mathematics through Computers 
3 
STAT 215 
Statistics for Behavioral Sciences I 
3 
MATH 115 
Trigonometry 
3 
or 


MATH 119 
PreCalculus with Trigonometry 
4 
MATH 125 
Applied Calculus 
3 
or 


MATH 152 
Calculus I 
4 
Please consult with
the School of Education and Professional Studies concerning additional
requirements for dual subject programs and interdisciplinary majors.
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