# Mathematics

## Faculty

Dr. Kerry Luse, Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Mathematics (program chair)

Dr. Lee Chiang, Associate Professor of Mathematics

Dr. Sita Ramamurti, Professor of Mathematics

The mathematics program is also supported by a dedicated team of Instructional Specialists.

## Description

The study of mathematics is an integral part of a liberal arts education. All students need to develop critical skills in problem solving and analytical thinking. The mathematics program at Trinity serves the community at large and offers mathematics students many opportunities to explore both inside and outside the classroom.

The mathematics major enables students to build a solid theoretical and technical foundation and to develop an appreciation of the nature of mathematics in the liberal arts tradition. Students gain technological expertise through the use of mathematical/statistical software packages and computer languages. As seniors, majors work on individual projects and communicate their work both through speaking and writing.

Mathematics students are involved in many activities outside the classroom such as serving as mentors and tutors to students in introductory courses.

The Women in Math and Science (TWMS) is an organization for students pursuing majors in math, science or in applications of these areas. The goal of TWMS is to expose students to available career opportunities, and to inform about summer programs, internships, and graduate programs. The club sponsors talks with professional scientists employed in a variety of academic and nonacademic settings and arranges trips to technical companies and industrial/governmental firms.

The Mathematics Program supports a major and a minor in mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences. The major prepares students for graduate school and professional positions in government, business, and industry. Majors may adopt a theoretical or applied focus through their selection of electives ranging from number theory and history of mathematics to mathematical modeling and differential equations.

## Major Requirements

To earn the bachelor’s degree in mathematics, students must complete 52 credits distributed among required courses and supplemental requirements. MATH 431 Real Analysis I is strongly recommended for students who plan to attend graduate school.

**Required Courses (32 credits)**

ALL of the following mathematics courses:

MATH 125 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

MATH 225 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II

MATH 301 Linear Algebra

MATH 325 Multi-Variable Calculus

MATH 331 Introduction to Abstract Mathematics

MATH 315 Mathematical Probability and Statistics

MATH 403 Abstract Algebra I

MATH 499 Senior Seminar in Mathematics

CMSC 111 Introduction to Programming

## Supplemental Requirements (20 credits)

BOTH of the following physics courses:

PHYS 111 General Physics I

PHYS 112 General Physics II

ONE course chosen from between the following:

MATH 431 Real Analysis I

MATH 437 Complex Variables

ONE additional course at the 200-level or above

TWO additional courses at the 300-level or above

## Minor Requirements

**Required Courses (23 credits)**

ALL of the following courses:

MATH 125 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

MATH 225 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II

MATH 331 Introduction to Abstract Mathematics

TWO additional courses at the 200-level or above

TWO additional courses at the 300-level or above

Required Courses (19 credits)

ALL of the following courses:

MATH 110 Introduction to Statistics

MATH 125 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

MATH 210 Statistical Inference

MATH 310 Applied Statistical Methods

TWO more courses (at least 6 credits) chosen from:

CMSC 111 Introduction to Programming

MATH 315 Mathematical Probability and Statistics

MATH 410 Special Topics in Applied Statistics

MATH 345 Operations Research

## Program Policies

**Advanced Placement:**

Students who score 4 or 5 on the calculus AB or BC exam will receive credit for MATH 125 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I . Students who score 4 or 5 on the BC calculus exam may receive credit for MATH 225 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II at the discretion of the program chair.

**CLEP Policy:**

A satisfactory score on the CLEP exam in college algebra will be accepted in lieu of MATH 103. A satisfactory score on the CLEP exam in calculus will be accepted in lieu of MATH 125 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I .

**Cross-tallied Courses:**

Courses that are cross-tallied represent identical courses offered with a different program prefix. Students may not enroll in or receive credit for more than one iteration of a cross-tallied course even in different semesters.

**Grades in Major and Minor Courses:**

Students are required to earn a grade of “C” (2.0) or better in all courses counted to fulfill requirements for the major or the minor. To declare the mathematics major, a student must receive a “B” or better in MATH 125 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I and MATH 225 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II or the approval of the program chair.

**Pass/No Pass:**

No major or minor courses may be taken pass/no pass.

**Senior Assessment:**

Every mathematics major must successfully complete MATH 499 Senior Seminar in Mathematics .

T**ELL Policy:**

TELL credits are accepted toward the Trinity degree based on the approval of program faculty. TELL credits do not count toward the major in mathematics.

**Transfer Credits:**

Students wishing to transfer credits must consult the Program Chair.

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