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Mathematics Major

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.

Graduates of Cabrini with a degree in mathematics will have a firm understanding of single-variable and multivariable calculus, an understanding of mathematical structures and operations and their properties, the ability to construct clear and concise proofs and 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, and a familiarity with technological tools used in mathematics.

Required Courses for the Mathematics Major
(all courses 3 credits unless noted)

  • MAT 131 - Calculus II (4 credits)
  • MAT 201 - Introduction to Linear Algebra
  • MAT 215 - Discrete Mathematics
  • MAT 221 - Introduction to Mathematical Proofs
  • MAT 222 - History of Mathematics
  • 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
  • MAT 470 - Capstone
  • CIS 195 - Introduction to Programming
  • PHY 112 - University Physics II (4 credits)
  • Mathematics Elective (3 credits) - One mathematics course of at least 3 credits at the 200 level or higher.
  • Electives from any department (33–44 credits)

Total Credits for Major: 48

Students must take MAT 130 as their Quantitative Literacy requirement for the Core, unless they place into a higher-level course.

Students must take PHY 111 with the laboratory as their Scientific Literacy requirement for the Core.

Special Requirements

  • Overall GPA of 2.0 in all required courses.
    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.