# 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

**Special Topics Courses:** MATH 184 284, 384, 484

MATH 299 - (Q,W) Introduction to Mathematical Proof

MATH 310 - Applied Probability and Mathematical Statistics

MATH 325 - (W) History and Philosophy of Mathematics

MATH 330 - Actuarial Mathematics

MATH 341 - Differential Equations

MATH 371 - Applied Combinatorics

MATH 410 - Introduction to Stochastic Processes

MATH 441 - Partial Differential Equations

MATH 463 - Topics in Biomathematics

MATH 479 - The Art of Problem Solving

MATH 493 - Undergraduate Mathematics Research & MATH 494 - Undergraduate Mathematics Research## Courses for Non-Majors

MATH 101 - (Q) Mathematics Discovery

MATH 102 - (Q) Fundamentals of Numerical Mathematics

MATH 103 - (Q) Pre-Calculus Mathematics

MATH 105 - (Q) Fundamentals of Geometric Mathematics

MATH 106 - (Q) Quantitative Methods I

MATH 107 - (Q) Quantitative Methods II

MATH 108 - Quantitative Methods III

MATH 142 - (Q) Discrete Structures

## 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:

Choose one of the following Analysis courses:

Choose one of the following Algebra/Geometry courses:

Math 449 Modern Algebra II Variables

Choose one of the following Applied courses:

MATH 310 - Applied Probability and Mathematical Statistics

MATH 341 - Differential Equations

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

MATH 325 - (W) History and Philosophy of Mathematics

MATH 330 - Actuarial Mathematics

MATH 410 - Introduction to Stochastic Processes

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.