Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2011

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. Recoder-Núñez, T. Roman, K. Saha, R. Schwell, C. D. Smith, R. Vogeler, C. Waiveris (Dept. phone: 860-832-2835)


Department Overview

The Department of Mathematical Sciences has 30 full-time 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 1-3
MATH 421 History of Mathematics 3
MATH 440 Selected Topics in Mathematics 1-3
MATH 455Introductions to Partial Differential Equations with Applications4
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 1-3
ACTL 481 Review-SOA/CAS Course I 3
ACTL 482 Review-SOA/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)

6-12 credits from:

ACTL 480 Topics in Actuarial Science 1-3
ACTL 481 Review-SOA/CAS Course I 3
ACTL 482 Review-SOA/CAS Course II 3
MATH 300 Mathematics Internship 3

and 6-12 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 Review-SOA/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 1-3
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 30-credit program consisting of:

SPED 315 Introduction to Educating Learners with Exceptionalities 3
EDTE 316 Principles of Learning (Sec/K-12) 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 3-9
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 (21-22 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 (11-12 credits)

MATH 110 Finite Mathematics 3
MATH 115 Trigonometry 3
MATH 116 Pre-Calculus Mathematics (formerly MATH 121) 3
MATH 119 Pre-Calculus 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 1-3
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 (Non-teaching, 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 (24-26 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 Pre-Calculus 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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