Mathematics

Mathematics is a powerful collection of tools for analyzing and solving problems.

It is also a rich field of study filled with imagination and creativity. Emmanuel's mathematics program provides a solid theoretical understanding of mathematics and an appreciation for the many applications of quantitative and analytical skills in science and other disciplines.

 

Major Requirements

View the 2016-2017 Academic Catalog to find course titles, numbers and descriptions.

Requirements for B.A. in Mathematics

  • MATH2101 Linear Algebra
  • MATH2103 Calculus III
  • MATH2109 Discrete Methods
  • MATH2113 Applied Statistics
  • MATH3101 Real Analysis
  • MATH3107 Abstract Algebra
  • MATH4157 Senior Seminar

At least three electives to be chosen from

  • MATH2104 College Geometry*
  • MATH2107 Differential Equations
  • MATH2111 Mathematical Modeling in the Sciences
  • MATH2115 Introduction to Programming with MATLAB
  • MATH3103 Probability
  • MATH3105 Advanced Statistics
  • MATH3113 Special Topics in Mathematics
  • MATH4101 Programming in SAS
  • MATH4178 Directed Study
  • MATH4194 Internship
    *Required for students seeking Teacher Licensure in Mathematics

Minor Requirements

View the 2016-2017 Academic Catalog to find course titles, numbers and descriptions.

Requirements for Minor

This minor provides a strong background in mathematics for a variety of majors. The program offers valuable support to the students in their post-Emmanuel careers and provides essential background for students pursuing graduate work.

  • MATH1111 Calculus I
  • MATH1112 Calculus II
  • MATH2103 Calculus III
  • MATH2101 Linear Algebra OR MATH2109 Discrete Methods 

Four electives to be chosen from:

  • MATH2101 Linear Algebra
  • MATH2104 College Geometry
  • MATH2107 Differential Equations
  • MATH2109 Discrete Methods
  • MATH2111 Mathematical Modeling in the Sciences 
  • MATH2113 Applied Statistics
  • MATH2115 Introduction to Programming with MATLAB
  • MATH3101 Real Analysis
  • MATH3103 Probability
  • MATH3105 Advanced Statistics
  • MATH3107 Abstract Algebra
  • MATH3113 Special Topics in Mathematics

Students exempt from Calculus I and/or Calculus II by placement will choose additional electives for a total of six courses.

Learning Goals + Outcomes

  1. Have a working knowledge of a common set of core mathematical concepts/skills/problems/theorems/ways of thought
  2. Be proficient in learning and using technology, especially any standard workplace tools for data visualization and analysis
  3. Be able to read and construct rigorous proofs across the discipline and develop critical-thinking skills through this process
  4. Have a knowledge of and appreciation for the history and traditions of mathematics
  5. Be able to independently learn and study mathematics
  6. Be able to effectively communicate mathematical ideas to others, including non-mathematicians
  7. Be able to analyze and apply mathematics to problems or situations arising in non-classroom contexts
  8. Be aware of contemporary applications of mathematics, including areas in which current research is being done

Teacher Licensure

Students must satisfactorily complete MATH2101 Linear Algebra or MATH2109 Discrete Methods before declaring a major in mathematics. Students seeking teacher licensure in mathematics must complete a major in mathematics as well as complete required education courses and student teaching.

Education requirements are available through the education department. Interested students should also consult the mathematics department regarding the optimal selection of electives. Students who are seeking teacher licensure in mathematics must select MATH2104 College Geometry as one of their electives.

Students seeking Initial Licensure in Massachusetts must pass the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL).