Courses in Mathematics

The Mathematics Placement Test (MPT) is a tool used to determine the first mathematics course for students entering the University of Scranton.  The test is usually administered during one of the oreintation sessions.  All entering students without an approved mathematics transfer credit are required to take the test.  Adhering to the MPT placement recommendations is stronlgy advised to assure the most optimal path to fulfill a student's major requirements.  Additionally, many mathematics courses have prerequisites utilizing the MPT scores (see the University Undergraduate Catalog).  Students not meeting a course prerequisite will not be able to register for that course.  Any questions related to the mathematics placement process should be directed to one of the MPT coordinators:  Dr. Jasinski or Dr. Plotka

Courses for Majors

Courses for Non-Majors

Elective Courses

Elective Courses

In addition to the required courses the mathematics major takes an additional 21 credits of mathematics electives. The student is free to select any 21 credits of 300-400 level mathematics courses as long as they meet the following criteria.

Choose one of the following courses:

Math 447 Real Analysis II

MATH 449 - Modern Algebra II

Choose one of the following Analysis courses:

MATH 447 - Real Analysis II

MATH 460 - Topology

MATH 461 - Complex Variables

Choose one of the following Algebra/Geometry courses:

MATH 345 - Geometry

MATH 346 - Number Theory

Math 449 Modern Algebra II Variables

Choose one of the following Applied courses:

MATH 310 - Applied Probability and Mathematical Statistics

MATH 341 - Differential Equations

MATH 360 - Coding Theory

MATH 361 - Numerical Analysis

Choose remaining electives from the unchosen courses above or from the following courses:

MATH 320 - Chaos and Fractals

MATH 325 - (W) History and Philosophy of Mathematics

MATH 330 - Actuarial Mathematics

MATH 410 - Introduction to Stochastic Processes

MATH 462 - Vector Calculus

MATH 463 - Topics in Biomathematics

MATH 493 - Undergraduate Mathematics Research

MATH 494 - Undergraduate Mathematics Research

Physics 350 Applied Engineering Mathematics (also listed as PHYS 350)

Physics 351 Mathematical Physics II (also listed as PHYS 351)

The mathematics major is required to take Elements of Physics I and II and Computer Science I. An additional fifteen credits of cognate (=supporting) coursework must be taken to fill a minor, a second major, teaching certification, or a pre-approved cognate package.