The mathematics curriculum provides the majors with a solid foundation in both applied and theoretical mathematics. It develops in students correct and effective reasoning and problem-solving skills for use in business, industry, teaching, or graduate work in mathematics.
Graduates of Cabrini College with a degree in Mathematics will have a firm understanding of single-variable and multi-variable calculus, an understanding of mathematical structures and operations and their properties, and the ability to construct clear and concise proofs and an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of mathematical concepts.
Mathematics majors also develop an awareness of the many areas of applications of mathematics and an ability to use mathematics as a tool in problem-solving and the modeling of physical phenomena.
In addition, graduate have:
Required Courses for the Mathematics Major(3 credits unless specified)
Mathematics Electives (9 credits*)
Electives from any department (33–44 credits)
Total credits for major: 44
*Two courses must be mathematics courses of at least 3 credits at the 200 level or higher. The third may be selected from a mathematics course of at least 3 credits at the 200 level or higher, or, with the permission of the Mathematics Department chair, IST 200 and IST 285.
Students not seeking secondary certification may not take MAT 489 as a mathematics elective.
Students must take MAT 130 as their quantitative literacy requirement unless they place into a higher-level course.
A student majoring in mathematics must take PHY 101 with the laboratory as one of the science core courses and is strongly encouraged to take PHY 102 with the laboratory as the other science core course.
Special RequirementsA student must maintain an overall GPA of 2.0 in all required courses for the major or minor. If the GPA falls below this, the student is placed on probation by the department and has one semester to increase the GPA to the minimum standard.
Failing this, the student will be dismissed from the program unless he or she gets an extension from the department chair.
No grade lower than a 'C-' in a mathematics course will count toward fulfilling the requirements of the major or minor.
Learning OutcomesMathematics majors will demonstrate:
a firm understanding of single and multivariable calculus, the foundation courses for higher-level mathematics
an understanding of mathematical structures and operations and their properties
the ability to construct clear and concise proofs and possess an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of mathematical concepts
an awareness of the many areas of applications of mathematics and an ability to use mathematics as a tool in problem solving and the modeling of physical phenomena
an ability to analyze numerical data and draw logical conclusions
an ability to solve multistep problems using sequential reasoning and critical thinking
an ability to communicate mathematical ideas in written form clearly to others
a familiarity with technological tools used in mathematics