Jul 16, 2018  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2018-2019 
  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2018-2019

Mathematics, B.S.


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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:


48-63 Credit Hours dependent on courses taken, including:

Mathematics:


  • Requirement included within the major.

Major Requirements:


45 credit hours, as follows

3 hours of computer sciences 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.

Freshman Year


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 Co-Curricular 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 Co-Curricular Program II (GOA)

Total (16)

Sophomore Year


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)

Junior Year


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)

Senior Year


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)

Scheduling Notes:


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