The Science and Mathematics Department will be recognized as a center of excellence for pedagogical innovation.

**FOR INFORMATION contact**

Ken Williams, Ph.D.

Liberal Arts Building, Room 327

Direct: (313) 927-1318

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**PROGRAMS OFFERED**

Bachelor of Science, Mathematics Major (B.S.)

Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics Major (B.A.)

Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics Major for Elementary Teaching (B.A.)

Mathematics Minor

Mathematics Minor for Elementary Teaching

Elementary and Secondary Teacher Certification

FACULTY

Jana Abolins, Ph.D.

Charles Brian Crane, Ph.D.

Marylyn Russ, IHM, M.Ed.

Ken Williams, Ph.D.

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**CAREER INFORMATION**

The demand for graduates with good mathemati¬cal and analytical skills is always strong. Marygrove graduates are currently working as teachers, systems analysts and computer programmers. If you decide to pursue a career or graduate studies after graduation, your mathematical knowledge will be invaluable.

The department of mathematics offers undergraduate courses for students interested in a variety of careers. You might become an elementary or secondary teacher or work with computers. You might pursue a career in the natural or physical sciences, continue with graduate studies or, with additional statistics courses, become an actuary.

**POTENTIAL CAREERS**

Computer programmer • Systems Analyst • Statistician • Researcher • Engineer • Teacher • Actuary • Mathematician

**GENERAL INFORMATION**

The Mathematics Program offers undergraduate courses in mathematics, a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in mathematics, a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in mathematics for elementary teaching, a minor in mathematics, and a minor in mathematics for elementary teaching. You may take courses designed to build basic math skills, as well as calculus, differential equations, discrete mathematics, linear algebra, probability and statistics, and college geometry.

**SPECIFIC INFORMATION**

The Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in mathematics prepares you to be a problem solver and a part of the answer for tomorrow’s problems. Whether you are interested in solving the problems of the nuclear industry, population growth, natural resources, education or the stock markets, mathematics is an essential element. The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in mathematics for elementary teaching prepares you to be a leader in mathematics curriculum and mathematics teaching in the elementary schools.

The mathematics major (B.S. or B.A.) consists of 35 credit hours in mathematics, and the mathematics major for elementary teaching consists of 31 credit hours in mathematics.

The minor in mathematics will complement any major area of study. A total of 21 credit hours in mathematics is required for a minor. A minor in mathematics will provide you with the knowledge required for advanced study in computer science, economics or any of the natural or physical sciences. The minor is particularly useful as a secondary teaching minor and as an effective complement to a major in computer information systems.

The minor in mathematics for elementary teaching requires 23 credits in mathematics and is designed to be an elementary teaching minor.

**SPECIAL ELEMENTS OF THE PROGRAM**

*Program Scheduling*

The B.S or B.A. in mathematics programs are primarily day programs, although some courses are offered in the evening on a rotating schedule.

*Transfer Student Information:*

The department accepts transfer credits according to the college guidelines. However, major coursework older than 10 years, from time of admittance, will be transferred in as elective credit and may not be applied to the major. Students may petition to the department chair for the older credits to be applied towards the major.

*Credit for Prior Learning*

Learning derived from life experiences and from individual study is of significant academic value and can often be equated with college-level studies. Students may earn credit by examination, tutorial study and cooperative work experience. Permission of the department chair is required to select these options. Not more than four credit hours in cooperative work experience may be counted within the 128 credit hours required for a degree.

*Academic Performance Standard*

Only required courses with a grade of C or better can be applied to fulfill the Mathematics major or minor.

*Computer Literacy Requirement*

Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) must be achieved prior to graduation. Students’ computer literacy will be evaluated and assessed through the MTH 325, and Senior seminar course sequence.Writing Intensive Requirement

All mathematics majors must take MTH 265 as their writing intensive course.

*Senior Seminar Requirement*

Students must successfully complete MTH 496A and MTH 496B in order to graduate with a Mathematics Degree (B.A or B.S.).Internship/Cooperative Education

It is strongly encouraged that students participate in a summer undergraduate research experience either with a Marygrove College faculty member, or by securing an off-campus internship or fellowship before they graduate. Students may receive elective credit for an internship through MTH 388, MTH 488, and/or MTH 491.

*Sigma Zeta National Honor Society*

Sigma Zeta is a national science and mathematics honor society. It was founded at Shurtleff College, in Alton, Illinois in 1926. Today, more than sixty local chapters are active in colleges and universities across the United States. The society encourages and fosters achievement of greater knowledge in the fields of science and mathematics. Outstanding scholastic achievement in the fields is recognized through membership in this society.

*Awards*

Students may be eligible to win the following departmental awards based on their scholarly work and academic performance. The Maria Kostecke Murphy Scholarship is given to a deserving woman majoring in mathematics. The Antoinette Joiner Award is given to an outstanding graduating senior majoring in mathematics.

The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in mathematics for elementary teaching requires completion of the following components‚ including a minimum of 31 credit hours in mathematics.

**A. General Education Requirements**

See page 56.

**B. Required Mathematics Courses**

MTH 110 Elementary Functions

MTH 251 Calculus I

MTH 265 Discrete Mathematics

MTH 300 College Geometry

MTH 310 Concepts in Elementary Mathematics I

MTH 311 Concepts in Elementary Mathematics II

MTH 325 Probability and Statistics

MTH 330 Teaching Probability and Statistics in

Grades K-8

MTH 496A Senior Seminar: Library Research

MTH 496B Senior Seminar: Conclusion

**C. With department approval, you may substitute MTH 270, Graph Theory, for one of the required courses.**

The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in mathematics requires completion of the following components‚ including a minimum of 35 credit hours in mathematics.

*A. General Education Requirements*

See page 48.

*B. Required Mathematics Courses*

MTH 110 Elementary Functions

MTH 251 Calculus I

MTH 252 Calculus II

MTH 254 Calculus III

MTH 265 Discrete Mathematics

MTH 300 College Geometry

MTH 325 Probability and Statistics

MTH 353 Linear Algebra

MTH 371 Differential Equations

MTH 496A Senior Seminar: Library Research

MTH 496B Senior Seminar: Conclusion

*C. With department approval, you may substitute MTH 270, Graph Theory, for one of the required courses.*

**D. Required for Secondary Teacher Certification Students:**

MTH 347 Methods in Teaching Secondary Mathematics

The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in mathematics requires completion of the following components‚ including a minimum of 35 credit hours in mathematics.

**A. General Education Requirements**

See page 56.

*B. Required Mathematics Courses*

MTH 110 Elementary Functions

MTH 251 Calculus I

MTH 252 Calculus II

MTH 254 Calculus III

MTH 265 Discrete Mathematics

MTH 300 College Geometry

MTH 325 Probability and Statistics

MTH 353 Linear Algebra

MTH 371 Differential Equations

MTH 496A Senior Seminar: Library Research

MTH 496B Senior Seminar: Conclusion

*C. With department approval, you may substitute MTH 270, Graph Theory, for one of the required courses.*

*D. You must take additional classes in mathemat¬ics and/or science courses to attain the required 48 credit hours for the Bachelor of Science degree.*

*E. Required for Secondary Teacher Certification Students: *

MTH 347 Methods in Teaching Secondary Mathematics

The mathematics minor for elementary teaching requires 23 credits in mathematics.

*A. Required Mathematics Courses*

MTH 110 Elementary Functions

MTH 300 College Geometry

MTH 310 Concepts in Elementary Mathematics I

MTH 311 Concepts in Elementary Mathematics II

MTH 325 Probability and Statistics

MTH 330 Teaching Probability and Statistics in Grades K - 8

*B. Choose one of the following:*

MTH 251 Calculus I

MTH 265 Discrete Mathematics

MTH 270 Graph Theory

The mathematics minor requires 21 credit hours in mathematics.

*A. Required Mathematics Courses*

MTH 110 Elementary Functions

MTH 251 Calculus I

MTH 252 Calculus II

MTH 265 Discrete Mathematics

MTH 300 College Geometry

MTH 325 Probability and Statistics

*B. Required for Secondary Teacher Certification Students:*

MTH 347 Methods in Teaching Secondary Mathematics

**MTH 099 Pre-Algebra 3 hours**

**MTH 100 Algebra 3 hours**

**MTH 103 Health Science Mathematics 3 hours**

**MTH 103 L Health Science Mathematics Recitation 1 hour**

This course will provide extended application of MTH 103.

**MTH 105 Intermediate Algebra 4 hours**

**MTH 110 Elementary Functions 4 hours**

**MTH 251 Calculus I 4 hours**

**MTH 252 Calculus II 4 hours**

**MTH 254 Calculus III 4 hours**

**MTH 265 Discrete Mathematics 3 hours**

**MTH 270 Graph Theory 3 hours**

**MTH 300 College Geometry 3 hours**

**MTH 310 Concepts in Elementary Mathematics I 3 hours**

**MTH 311 Concepts in Elementary Mathematics II 3 hours**

**MTH 325 Probability and Statistics 3 hours**

**MTH 330 Teaching Probability and Statistics in Grades K – 8 4 hours**Prerequisite: MTH 325; Math Major or Minor for Elementary Teaching; Term: Summer

Statistical graphs, centers and spreads of distributions, appropriate statistical software and student activities, explorations and investigations, and current issues in mathematics education.

**MTH 347 Methods in Teaching Secondary Mathematics 3 hours**

**MTH 353 Linear Algebra 3 hours**

**MTH 371 Differential Equations 3 hours**

**MTH 388 Cooperative Field Experience 1-4 hours**

**MTH 491 Independent Study 1-4 hours**

**MTH 496A Senior Seminar: Library Research 2 hours**Prerequisites: Senior standing in the major; completion of general education and writing requirements; completion of preliminary summer library research project; Term: 1

Investigation of a significant mathematical problem with the direction of a faculty member. Use of computer for library informational searches, scientific writing, data analysis and word processing. Oral presentation and paper required. If you intend to take MTH 496A, you must inform the department in the preceding winter semester.

**MTH 496B Senior Seminar: Conclusion 2 hours**