The Mathematics curriculum provides 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.
The requirements below are for students entering Fall 2012 and after. All others should consult with department chair or the Undergraduate Catalog from the year they entered Cabrini.
MAT 130 or higher will fulfill the core curriculum's quantitative literacy requirement.
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.
For teaching certification, 36 credits (including MAT 489) are required in professional education courses. Specific requirements are found in the secondary education section.
*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, IST 200 and IST 285. Students not seeking secondary certification may not take MAT 489 as a mathematics elective.
**Must be a mathematics course of at least 3 credits at the 200 level or higher.
***Four mathematics courses of at least 3 credits each at the 200 level or higher, excluding MAT 489.
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.
Mathematics Honors ProgramStudents who submit an application for Honors and meet the following mathematics department requirements will graduate with Honors in the major: