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Grade Requirements for Graduation, Retention, and Transfer Into Major

Grade Requirements for:

 


Graduation Requirements:

A minimum of twenty-one credits in the major must be earned in the department. A minimum of fifteen of the final twenty-one credits must be earned in the department.

In courses offered by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, a grade of C- or better must be earned in the courses that satisfy a graduation requirement, with the following exception. Students may count one D or D+ grade in a 300 or 400 level course.  A grade of at least C- must be earned in any required course that is a prerequisite for another course which is subsequently taken. Students must satisfy the retention requirements for their major to graduate.

Seminar Requirement: All students are required to attend four departmental seminars in their junior and/or senior year before they can take the capstone course.   Both department seminars and School of Science colloquia (in which mathematics or statistics is presented) will count.

In addition to these general requirements, there are additional requirements for the following majors and specializations:

Mathematics major: Applied Math Specialization:

  • A grade of C- or better must be earned in the Computer Science Correlate course.

Mathematics Teaching and Mathematics Secondary Education majors:

  • Overall 2.75 grade point average to meet the state certification requirements.

 


Retention Standards:

I. To be retained as a mathematics or statistics major, a student must earn a a grade of C- or better  in courses that satisfy a graduation requirement and are offered by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.  There is one exception: students may count one D or D+ grade in a 300 or 400 level course.

If a student earns a grade lower than a C- in a course at the 100 or 200-level, or earns a grade lower than a C- in more than one course at the 300 or 400-level, s/he will have one year to retake the course(s) and earn a grade of C- or higher.  If such a grade is not earned within a year, the student may be dismissed from the major.

II. In addition to these general requirements, there are additional grade requirements for the specific majors/specializations:

  1. A. Mathematics major: Mathematics Specialization
    • a. B- or better in either MAT 127 or MAT 128*, and
    • b. C or better in MAT 200 or MAT 205.
  2. B. Mathematics major: Applied Mathematics Specialization
    • a. B- or better in either MAT 127 or MAT 128*
    • b. C or better in either MAT 200 or MAT 205
    • c. C or better in MAT 326
  3. C. Mathematics major: Statistics Specialization
    • a. B- or better in either MAT 127 or MAT 128*#; and
    • b. C or better in STA 215; and
    • c. C or better in MAT 316.
  4. D. Mathematics Secondary Education, or Mathematics Teaching majors
    • a. B- or better in MAT 127 or MAT 128*, and
    • b. C or better in MAT 200 or MAT 205.
    • c. In addition, students must meet the following requirements as prerequisites to the field placements:
      • (i). 2.5 for JFE (Junior Field Experience)
      • (ii). 2.75 GPA and a C+ in MTT 390 for student teaching and graduation.

*AP credit satisfies the B- requirement.
# MAT 125 may be substituted for MAT 127 with permission of the chair.


Dismissal Policy

At the end of the semester, if a major in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics has not met one or more of the department’s retention standards, he/she will be given notice that they must meet the standard(s) within one calendar year in order to continue in the major.  If the standard has not been satisfied within one calendar year the student will be dismissed from the major. In addition, if a student who is a major in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics does not pass any courses satisfying requirements for the major for a calendar year (2 regular semesters), he/she may be dismissed from the major.


Requirements to Transfer Into Major

In order to transfer into the major, a student must meet the following grade requirements and be approved by the chair(s):

  1. For Mathematics (Mathematics Specialization) majors
    • a. B- or better in at least one of MAT 125, MAT 127, and MAT 128; and
    • b. C or better in MAT 200 or MAT 205
  2. For Mathematics (Applied Mathematics Specialization) majors:
    • a. B- or better in either MAT 127 or MAT 128
    • b. C or better in either MAT 200 or MAT 205
  3. For Mathematics (Statistics Specialization) majors:
    • a. B- or better in at least one of MAT 125, MAT 127, and MAT 128, and
    • b. C or better in STA 215; and
    • c. C or better in MAT 316.
  4. For Mathematics Secondary Education,or Mathematics Teaching majors:
    • a. B- or better in at least one of MAT 125, MAT 127, and MAT 128; and
    • b. C or better in MAT 200 or MAT 205.

Prerequisites

If a student has not met the exact prerequisites of a course as stated in this bulletin, but believes that the requirements have been satisfied through equivalent experiences, the student may gain admission to the course with the approval of the department chair.


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