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
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:
Choose one of the following Analysis courses:
Choose one of the following Algebra/Geometry courses:
Choose one of the following Applied courses:
Choose remaining electives from the unchosen courses above or from the following courses:
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.