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  Dec 14, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin

Mathematics


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Professors Eisenberg (emeritus), McGivney, Noonburg (emerita)
Associate Professors Benardete, Bugl (emeritus), Decker, Haruta, Kagan, McGivney-Burelle, Pollina, Turpin, Williams, Xue
Assistant Professors Demirkaya-Ozkaya, Schroeder

The department offers three different degree programs in mathematics and related areas:

  1. B.A. in Mathematics
  2. B.A. in Mathematics with Certification in Secondary Education
  3. B.S. in Mathematics

Complete program listings for the three degrees follow. A minor in mathematics is also available to students interested in mathematics but who major in other areas (see Mathematics Minor ).

The term upper-level courses used in the following text refers to courses having numbers beginning with 2, 3, or 4.

The Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics combines a fundamental core of required mathematics courses with the flexibility to choose a number of mathematics electives that help prepare a student for a career in business, education, or technology.

The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics consists of a broad range of mathematics courses as well as a sequence of three courses in physics. The degree is designed to give students an appreciation of the applications of mathematics to the sciences and would serve students interested in graduate work in mathematics or careers in engineering, mathematics, or science.

Students who successfully complete the program in Secondary Mathematics Education earn a B.A. in mathematics and recommendation for certification to teach mathematics in grades 7 through 12 in Connecticut.

The Secondary Mathematics Education program at the University of Hartford features a solid mathematics preparation in addition to professional education course work and successively challenging and diverse school-based experiences under the supervision and guidance of University and K-12 faculty.

Mathematics Honors Program

A candidate for honors in mathematics must be a major in mathematics who has completed 18 credit hours of upper-level mathematics courses, and who has achieved a GPA of at least 3.25 in the major and 3.0 overall. In addition, a candidate must also complete the equivalent of a semester’s work on an approved topic not covered in the existing curriculum. An Honors Committee appointed by the chairman and consisting of at least two faculty members reviews the work and administers an oral and/or written examination. The final decision on the granting of honors rests with this committee.

Grade Requirements for a Major or Minor

All required courses, including science and business requirements, must be completed with a minimum overall average of C+. Each of these courses must be taken for a letter grade, and may not be taken on a Pass/No Pass basis.

Experiential Education Program

The University’s Experiential Education program is open to mathematics majors. Students must complete the first year with at least a 2.5 GPA and have permission from the department’s co-op faculty coordinator to be eligible for the program.

All co-op students work either full time or part time during at least two terms, including summer terms. Academic credit is awarded and applied toward degree requirements as unrestricted elective courses. Co-op is graded on a Pass/No Pass basis.

For more information, contact the department’s co-op faculty coordinator or the Experiential Education office.

Writing Requirement

In all upper-level mathematics courses, problems are collected and read. These problems are checked for correctness and clarity of presentation.

Graduate Courses

The following graduate-level courses are open to qualified students:

M 500 Cooperative Education Program (variable credits)
M 515 Methods of Applied Mathematics 3 credit(s)
M 517 Applied Engineering Statistics 3 credit(s)

For a detailed descriptions of the above courses, please see the Graduate Bulletin.

 

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