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:

- the ability to analyze numerical data and draw logical conclusions
- the ability to solve multi-step problems using sequential reasoning and critical thinking
- the ability to communicate mathematical ideas in written form clearly to others
- familiarity with the technological tools used in mathematics

**Required Courses for the Mathematics Major**(3 credits unless specified)

- MAT 130 - Calculus II (4 credits)
- MAT 201 - Introduction to Linear Algebra
- MAT 215 - Discrete Mathematics
- MAT 221 - Introduction to Mathematical Proofs
- MAT 225 - Introduction to Technology in Mathematics (1 credit)
- MAT 230 - Calculus III (4 credits)
- MAT 231 - Differential Equations (4 credits)
- MAT 301 - Abstract Algebra
- MAT 313 - Probability and Statistics (4 credits)
- MAT 410 - Real Analysis
- IST 195 - Introduction to Programming

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 Requirements**A 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.