# Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

#### The Program

The Marian University Bachelor of Science in Mathematics program offers courses focusing on analytical and critical thinking skills required to solve both theoretical and real-world problems, in addition to mathematical knowledge and skills to pursue further study in mathematics.

**General Education Courses**

As a bachelor’s level student, you are required to take about 30 credits of general education courses as part of the 120 credits required for a bachelor’s degree. Gen eds are required regardless of your major.

*All students take 10.5 to 17 credits in these areas:*

**Mathematical Reasoning****Argumentative and Research Writing****Introduction to Christian Theology****Interpersonal Communication****Introduction to Ethical Reasoning****First Year Studies**

**Core Courses**

*Math majors will take courses covering topics such as:*

**Calculus****Abstract mathematics****Linear algebra****Advanced algebra and trigonometry****Mathematical statistics**

For more details regarding this program, view Marian’s Academic Bulletin.

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**General Education Program**

30-35 credits of General Education requirements. MAT 201 satisfies Math Reasoning.

**38 credits as follows:**

**26 credits: **

**Prerequisites: **

A first course in the calculus treating functions of one variable. Topics include limits, continuity, derivatives, and integrals of polynomial rational functions. A major emphasis of this course is the application of these concepts to problems arising out of industry, economics, business, and the sciences.

**Prerequisites: **

A continuation of MAT 201. Topics include the study of transcendental functions, techniques of integration, analytic geometry, polar coordinates, and parametric equations.

**Prerequisites: **

A survey course designed to acquaint the prospective mathematics student with topics and techniques common to the study of advanced mathematics such as algebra, analysis, geometry, and statistics. Major topics of the course include symbolic logic, methods of proof, set theory, relations, functions, and structure in mathematics. Examples will be drawn from various branches of mathematics to illustrate the topics presented.

**Prerequisites: **

A continuation of MAT 201/202. Topics include vectors in Cartesian two-and three-dimensional spaces, functions of several variables, partial differentiation, multiple integration, and elementary differential equations.

**Prerequisites: **

A study of elementary probability theory, discrete and continuous random variables, the Central Limit Theorem, sampling theory, estimation, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing.

**Prerequisites: **

A study of vector spaces, determinants, linear transformations, matrices, linear independence and bases, systems of linear equations, and elementary linear programming techniques. The course emphasizes the application of these topics to problems selected from business, industry, and the sciences.

**Prerequisites: **

A study of set theory, mappings and algebraic structures to include groups, rings, integral domains, fields; homomorphisms and isomorphisms; theorems of Cayley and Lagrange; and characteristic properties of the rational, real, and complex fields.

**12 credits: **

Mathematics/middle-secondary education double majors must include MAT 314: Modern Geometry, 4 cr., in these electives.

**47–52 credits: **

**Mission:**

A command of mathematics underlies much of the innovation in modern technologies. This is why the critical thinking skills ingrained in practitioners of mathematics, coupled with the broad background of knowledge, compassion, and understanding provided by the liberal arts, are fundamental characteristics of the BS in Mathematics program.

The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics program is responsible for providing developmental math courses for those students needing to meet the pre-requisites for college-level mathematics courses and provides the general education math courses required of most majors. Second, the program offers BS degrees with majors and minors in mathematics as well as a major in secondary mathematics education and a minor in mathematics education.

As graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics program, students find career success in a variety of settings. Recent mathematics graduates have found career success at Agnesian Healthcare; School Districts of Beloit, Muskego, Oostburg and Waupun; BMO Harris Bank; Epic Systems Corporations; Milwaukee PC; Staples; Clearly Building Corp; Alta Resources, and Wisconsin Title Insurance Company.

The BS in Mathematics program contributes significantly to the development of critical thinking skills, highlighted in the General Education program. Students enrolled in Gen Education math courses consistently demonstrate they meet or exceed expectations in both Critical Thinking and Knowledge Acquisition.

For those students progressing through the Marian University Bachelor of Science in Mathematics program, assessments of the Learning Outcomes are indicative of the Mathematics Program’s success. The following outcome goals were all met at the benchmark or higher for 2019-2020:

Outcome 1: 92.9% meet expectations on all assessments of appreciating and understanding axiomatic systems in development of mathematics.

Outcome 2: 100% meet expectations on all assessments of being prepared for graduate admission exams and licensing exams.

Outcome 3: 100% meet expectations on all assessments of applying math modeling to given circumstances and clearly summarizing the results.

Outcome 4: 92.9% meet expectations on all assessments of communicating logical math justifications.

Outcome 5: 100% meet expectations on all assessments of using appropriate software effectively.

*Benchmark – At least 80% of students must meet expectations

Marian University is accredited by the **Higher Learning Commission**.

Faculty in the School of Arts, Sciences, and Letters prepare students to achieve their goals through a classroom experience centered on a personal, applied approach. The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics program provides the foundation and qualifications students need to enroll in graduate or professional school, and the experiences necessary to enter the field.

All math majors must achieve an average GPA of 2.50 in their mathematics courses applicable to the degree (MAT 201 and above) before graduation. Transfer students must complete one-half of their major credits and one-third of their minor credits as Marian University.

**Andrea Krahenbuhl**

Spring 2019 Graduate

Math teacher at Berlin High School

**Brandon Ruis**

Spring 2019 Graduate

National Exchange Bank and Trust

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

**Brady Huenink**

Fall 2017 Graduate

Math teacher at Waupun Junior-Senior High School

**Kristine Westphal**

Fall 2017 Graduate

Math teacher at Beaver Dam Unified School District

**Elizabeth Herman**

Spring 2015 Graduate

Ph.D. candidate in Applied Mathematics at North Carolina State University

**Devon Garcia**

Fall 2015 Graduate

Programmer at Acuity Insurance

Sheboygan, Wisconsin

**Linda Krueger, M.S.**

Assistant Professor

920.923.8739

lkkrueger64@marianuniversity.edu

**Laramie Paxton, Ph.D**.

Assistant Professor

920.923.7647

lspaxton43@marianuniversity.edu

**Linda Uselmann, M.S.**

Instructor

920.923.7175

lmuselmann06@marianuniversity.edu

Students in the Marian University Bachelor of Science in Mathematics program have the opportunity to apply knowledge gained in class to solving real-world problems by participating in internships and cooperative work experiences, allowing them to link classroom knowledge with practical field experience.

For more information, please contact:

Office of Admission

920.923.7650

admission@marianuniversity.edu

Linda Krueger, M.S.

Assistant Professor

920.923.8739

lkkrueger64@marianuniversity.edu