ACADEMICS

  • Mathematics Courses

    MA 098 Arithmetic Developmental Math
    Whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, rates, ratios, proportions, word problems, graphs, tables, signed numbers, variables and expressions.
    Offered every semester. 3 remedial credits. Credits do not count towards graduation.
     
    MA 099 Elementary Algebra Developmental Math
    Prerequisite: Placement code 2 or MA 098
    Elementary algebra: including linear, quadratic, and rational equations, exponents, polynomials, graphing linear and simultaneous equations, factoring, and radicals.
    Offered every semester. 3 remedial credits. Credits do not count towards graduation.
     
    MA 105 Survey of Mathematics
    LASC—Quantitative Reasoning
    Prerequisite: Placement code 3 or above
    Financial management, probability theory, voting methods and other topics selected to improve the quantitative literacy of students.
    Offered every semester. 3 credits.

    MA 130 Number and Operations for Teachers
    LASC—Quantitative Reasoning
    Prerequisite: Placement code 5 or above
    Develops understanding of the mathematical content of number and operations at the deep level required for successful elementary and middle school teaching.
    Offered every semester. 3 credits.
     
    MA 131 Patterns, Functions and Algebra for Teachers
    LASC—Quantitative Reasoning
    Prerequisite: MA 130 with a grade of at least C
    Develops understanding of the mathematical content of patterns, functions and algebra at the deep level required for successful elementary and middle school teaching.
    Offered every year. 3 credits. Credit will not be awarded for MA180 (formerly MA110) and MA131.
     
    MA 132 Geometry, Measurement, Probability and Statistics for Teachers
    LASC—Quantitative Reasoning
    Prerequisite: MA 130 with a grade of at least C
    Develops understanding of the mathematical content of geometry, measurement, probability and statistics at the deep level required for successful elementary and middle school teaching.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    MA 150 Statistics I
    LASC—Quantitative Reasoning
    Prerequisite: Placement code 4 or above
    Descriptive techniques, elementary probability, and introduction to statistical inference.
    Offered every semester. 3 credits. Credit will not be awarded for both MA 150 and MA 302.
     
    MA 180 Introduction to Functions (Formerly MA 110 College Algebra)
    LASC—Quantitative Reasoning
    Prerequisite: Placement code 5 or above
    Properties and applications of linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions; systems of equations and inequalities; complex numbers.
    Offered every semester. 3 credits. Credit will not be awarded for both MA180 (formerly MA 110) and MA 131.
     
    MA 190 Precalculus
    LASC—Quantitative Reasoning
    Prerequisite: MA180 (formerly MA110) with a grade of at least C- or placement code 6 or above
    Analytic geometry; Review of exponential and logarithmic functions; trigonometric functions, identities and equations, systems of linear equations and inequalities, applications.
    Offered every semester. 4 credits.
     
    MA 193 Special Topics in Mathematics for First-Year Students
    All "193" courses are approved for LASC but may vary by section. See current course listing for specific LASC area approval.
    Prerequisite: Placement code 5 or above or permission of instructor
    Introductory level course covering topics of special interest to first-year students. Offered only as a First-Year Seminar.
    Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.
     
    MA 200 Calculus I
    LASC—Quantitative Reasoning
    Prerequisite: MA 190 with a grade of at least C- or Placement code 7
    Limits, continuity, differentiation and integration of functions, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, L'Hôpital's Rule, applications including related rates, optimization, and area.
    Offered every semester. 4 credits. Credit will not be awarded for both MA 200 & MA 202.
     
    MA 201 Calculus II
    LASC—Quantitative Reasoning
    Prerequisite: MA 200 with a grade of at least C-
    Techniques of integration, infinite sequences and series, power series, applications including area, volume, and functional approximation.
    Offered every semester. 4 credits.
     

    MA 202 Business Calculus
    Prerequisite: MA180 (formerly MA110) with a grade of at least C- or placement code 6 or above
    Limits, derivatives of algebraic functions, integration, business applications.
    Offered every year. 4 credits. Credit will not be awarded for both MA 200 & MA 202.
     
    MA 220 Discrete Mathematics
    LASC—Quantitative Reasoning
    Prerequisite: MA180 (formerly MA110) with a grade of at least C- or placement code 6 or above
    Sets, algorithms, directed graphs, relations, matrices, equivalence relations, partial orders, functions, logic, mathematical induction.
    Offered every year. 4 credits Credit will not be awarded for both MA 220 and MA 240.
     
    MA 240 Theory of Proof
    Prerequisite: MA 200 with a grade of at least C- (may be taken concurrently with permission of the department)
    Logic, set theory, mathematical induction, relations, functions, sequences and convergence, limits and continuity, congruence, introduction to groups.
    Offered every year. 3 credits. Credit will not be awarded for both MA 220 and MA 240.
     
    MA 260 Linear Algebra
    Prerequisite: MA 220 or MA 240 with a grade of at least C-
    Solutions of simultaneous equations by means of matrices and determinants, vector spaces, linear transformations. Optional topics: characteristic values, bilinear and quadratic forms.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    MA 290 Discrete Mathematics II
    Prerequisite: MA 220 or MA 240 with a grade of at least C-
    Counting techniques, permutations, combinations, factorization, modular arithmetic, binary numbers, Boolean algebra, recursion and recurrence relations, graphs and trees, elementary linear algebra.
    Offered every year. 4 credits.
     
    MA 302 Probability and Statistics
    Prerequisite: MA 200 with a grade of at least C-
    Descriptive statistics, probability theory including an introduction to calculus based probability theory, combinatorics, correlation, regression and inference techniques.
    Offered every year. 3 credits. Credit will not be awarded for both MA 150 and MA 302.
     
    MA 303 Mathematical Modeling
    Prerequisite: MA 201 with a grade of at least C-
    The development and application of deterministic and probabilistic mathematical models from the physical, social and life sciences.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    MA 304 Data Analysis
    Prerequisites: MA 302 and CS 265 with grades of at least C-
    Case studies combining applied statistics, mathematical statistics, mathematics, computing, and communications to simulate work experience of a practicing statistician.
    Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.
     
    MA 310 Calculus III
    Prerequisite: MA 201 with a grade of at least C-
    Vectors, parametric equations, polar, cylindrical and spherical coordinates, multivariable functions, properties and applications, partial derivatives, multiple integrals.
    Offered every year. 4 credits.
     
    MA 320 Ordinary Differential Equations
    Prerequisite: MA 310 (may be taken concurrently) with a grade of at least C-
    Techniques for solving first and higher order differential equations, Laplace transforms, Fourier series and power series solutions.
    Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.
     
    MA 340 Modern Geometry
    Prerequisite: MA 220 or MA 240 with a grade of at least C-
    Topics from Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    MA 360 Number Theory
    Prerequisite: MA 220 or MA 240 with a grade of at least C-
    Divisibility properties of integers, prime numbers, the Euclidean algorithm, the unique factorization theorem, congruence, Diophantine equations, number theoretic functions.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    MA 380 Probability
    Prerequisite: MA 310 with grade of at least C-.
    Continuous and discrete probability concepts including: conditional probability, independence, moments of univariate and multivariate random variables. This is the first course in a two course sequence that prepares students for the
    first Actuarial exam.
    Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.
     
    MA 381 Probability Theory for Actuarial Science
    Prerequisite: MA 380 with grade of at least C-.
    Probabilities, conditional probabilities, moment-generating functions, moments and expectations of specific parametric distributions including Poisson, geometric, hypergeometric, exponential, and normal.
    Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.
     
    MA 405 Abstract Algebra
    Prerequisite: MA 260 with a grade of at least C-
    Sets, mathematical systems, groups, rings, fields.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    MA 410 Real Analysis
    Prerequisites: MA 240 and MA 310 with grades of at least C-
    Rigorous treatment of sequences, topology of the real numbers, limits and continuity.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    MA 470 Capstone Experience
    Prerequisite: Senior standing in the mathematics major.
    Students complete an independent mathematics research/problem-solving project, including oral presentations and a final written paper.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.