
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 20172018
Mathematics, B.S.


Return to: List of Majors, Minors, Certificates and Special Programs The Department of Mathematics offers a program intended to develop a student’s capacity to undertake intellectually demanding mathematical tasks by emphasizing general mathematical reasoning through mastery of varied subject matter. Upon successful completion of the program, the student should be well prepared for graduate studies in mathematics and related disciplines, for teaching at the secondary level and for immediate employment by industry in a position which makes use of the talents and abilities of one trained in the mathematical sciences.
Mathematicians continue to be in demand to fill both traditional and developing roles in society. Opportunities abound for researchers in all areas of mathematics. Engineering, computer science, and the physical sciences require individuals with mathematical training. The applications of statistics are increasingly widespread. Those in the economics as well as other social and health sciences, in the business community, and in the field of law are aware of the value of mathematics, not only as a tool for problem solving, but also for developing critical and analytical skills.

Requirements for the Mathematics Major
Core Curriculum Requirements:
4863 Credit Hours dependent on courses taken, including:
Sciences:
To fulfill the Scientific Perspectives and Natural Sciences Elective requirements, select one of the following three combinations of lecture and lab courses:
Mathematics:
 Requirement included within the major.
Major Requirements:
45 credit hours, as follows 3 hours of computer sciences from:
9 hours of core electives from:
6 hours of additional electives from:
Note(s):
 A 2.000 cumulative average must be attained in these mathematics and computer science courses.
 Students are required to complete the MFT (Major Field Test) in Mathematics.
 Senior project requires a substantial paper on research under the guidance of a member of the principal faculty and an oral presentation to the department.
 The mathematics electives should be chosen under the guidance of the student’s advisor. Any student wishing to major in mathematics should consult the chair of the department before registration.
TOTAL Minimum Hours Required for Degree: 120 Semester Hours
B.S. Mathematics
This block schedule serves as a guideline for progress toward a degree. See your academic advisor.
First Semester
 MATH 170  Calculus I
 CSCI 170  Computer Science I
 Second Language I
 ENGL 101  English Composition or ENGL 115  Rhetoric
 CORE 100  First Year Seminar
 CORE 101  First Year CoCurricular Program I (GOA)
Total (16)
Second Semester
 MATH 171  Calculus II
 MATH 225  Foundations Of Higher Math
 Second Language II
 PHIL 100  Ethics as Intro to Philosophy
 THEO 111  Theological Foundations
 CORE 102  First Year CoCurricular Program II (GOA)
Total (16)
First Semester
 MATH 220  Calculus III
 Historical Perspectives
 Literature & Moral Imagination
 PHIL 200  Philosophical Perspectives
 Writing Flag
Total (16)
Second Semester
 MATH 240  Linear Algebra
 MATH Elective
 Creative Perspectives
 Theological Perspectives
 Quantitative Reasoning Flag
Total (15)
First Semester
 MATH 340  Abstract Algebra I
 MATH Elective
 Scientific Perspectives, Lecture & Lab (4)
 Oral Communication Flag
 Elective
Total (16)
Second Semester
 MATH 370  Real Analysis
 MATH Elective
 MATH 391  Mathematics Seminar I
 Natural Sciences Elective, Lecture & Lab (4)
 Elective
Total (14)
First Semester
 MATH Elective
 MATH 392  Mathematics Seminar 2
 Social Science Elective
 E/RS Elective
 Elective
 Elective
Total (16)
Second Semester
 MATH 393  Mathematics Seminar 3
 Humanities Elective
 DCR Elective
 MATH Elective
 Elective
Total (14)

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