Department Information

Chair:
Isa Jubran
Moffett Center, Room 129
Phone: 607-753-4326
Fax: 607-753-2971

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Program Details

Mathematics [MAT] (Major)

The liberal arts program in the Mathematics Department provides broad background in both pure and applied mathematics. The B.S. option is more appropriate for students interested in scientific and technical applications of mathematics.

Career Potential

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A. Required MAT and MCS Courses: 27 credit hours
  • MAT 135 - Calculus I (4 cr. hr.)
  • MAT 224 - Mathematical Reasoning and Proof (3 cr. hr.)
  • MAT 236 - Calculus II (4 cr. hr.)
  • MAT 237 - Calculus III (4 cr. hr.)
  • MAT 272 - Linear Algebra (3 cr. hr.)
  • MAT 370 - Algebraic Structures I (3 cr. hr.)
  • MAT 420 - Intermediate Analysis (3 cr. hr.)
  • MCS 186 - Introductory Programming (3 cr. hr.) Cross-listed with PHY 186
B. Additional MAT or MCS electives:
  • For the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.): Nine credit hours of any MAT or MCS courses at the 300 level or above.
  • For the Bachelor of Science (B.S.): 15 credit hours, (nine credit hours of any MAT or MCS courses at the 300 level or above; and six credit hours of MAT or MCS excluding the following: MAT 101, 102, 105, 111, 115, 201 or 499).
C. Additional Requirements (for the B.S. only): 7-11 credit hours
  • Foreign Language: 0-3 credit hours
  • Physical Science Courses: 7-8 credit hours
    Two courses must be chosen from the courses listed below. These courses may also simultaneously satisfy the requirements for the General Education Natural Science Category, providing seven additional elective credit hours.
  • CHE 221 - General Chemistry I (4 cr. hr.)
  • CHE 222 - General Chemistry II (4 cr. hr.)
  • GLY 261 - Physical Geology (4 cr. hr.)
  • GLY 262 - Historical Geology (4 cr. hr.)
  • PHY 150 - Astronomy (3 cr. hr.)
  • PHY 201 - Principles of Physics I (4 cr. hr.)
  • PHY 202 - Principles of Physics II (4 cr. hr.)
D. Additional Requirements (for the B.A. only): 0-12 credit hours
  • Foreign Language Courses: 0-12 credit hours
E. Additional General Education Courses: 30-37 credit hours

F. Free Electives or Minor

G. Other Requirements

In addition to the College's residency requirement (see Degree Requirements), at least half of the credit hours in areas A and B must be successfully completed at Cortland.

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 120