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2021 - 2022 Catalog 
2021 - 2022 Catalog

Mathematics Major

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Program Chair: Dr. Robert Willenbring

Degree Types: Bachelor of Science (default) or Bachelor of Arts (alternative)


The mission of the Mathematics Program is to promote academic excellence in a Benedictine environment by offering thorough, relevant courses and programs that prepare students to function as leaders in their communities and as professionals in their chosen careers. We provide service to all University of Mary students requiring mathematics for general education or for their major, and we provide a program for students who will teach mathematics or work in careers using mathematical skills.

The Mathematics major is a four-year program leading to the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree. This major is designed to prepare students for professional work or graduate study in mathematics. Depending on their previous coursework, students generally start in MAT 103 , MAT 153  or MAT 209  unless they already have college credit for Calculus.

Program Outcomes

Mathematics graduates will:

  • exhibit analytical, critical thinking, and problem solving skills
  • be able to interpret and analyze data using quantitative reasoning skills
  • be able to use technology to aid in the solving of problems and analysis of data
  • be able to communicate in the formal language of proof-based mathematics
  • demonstrate a broad background in both pure and applied mathematics
  • be competitive in securing employment requiring either an undergraduate degree in mathematics or significant quantitative reasoning skills, or gaining admittance to programs of advanced study.

Major Requirements

Required Courses:

A total of 40 semester credits in mathematics at the 200 level or higher, with at least 20 semester credits at the 300 level or higher, including:

Recommended Courses:

Students are encouraged to take more than the minimum two (2) mathematics electives and/or to consider a minor in another area of interest to strengthen the major.

Total: 124 Semester Credits

Program length: 4 academic years / 128 weeks

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