Mathematics Major

College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) – Department of Mathematics

 

The General Education Requirement

All students must satisfy a general education requirement consisting of ten (10) courses outside of the major department. The General Education Domain II-A (Analysis, Modeling, and Problem Solving) requirement is satisfied through the completion of the Mathematics major.

Course Prerequisites

Courses may have specified conditions for enrollment, such as prior completion of less advanced courses, permission of the instructor, or appropriate placement test scores. Students should refer to course descriptions in the department listings for prerequisite requirements.

Placement Testing

Each incoming student must take placement examinations in writing, mathematics, and reading, which are administered prior to orientation for new students. Information regarding Placement Testing dates and times may be found at http://www.framingham.edu/studentaffairs/placement.htm. Contact the Office of First Year Programs located in the Center for Academic Support and Advising (CASA) for reservations.

Mathematics Code Interpretation

Code                        Explanation

  • 0.0                        Eligible for 100-level math course with co-requisite Math Emporium Lab
  • 1.0                        Completed math placement test; must take 100-level math course with co-requisite Math Emporium Lab
  • 0.5, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5    Eligible for any 100-level math course, Math Emporium Lab not required.
  • 3.0                        Transfer Course equivalent to the Math Emporium Lab requirement.
  • 4.0, 4.5                 May take any 100-level Math course; Math Emporium Lab not required.
  • 5.0, 5.5                 May take any 100-level or 200-level math course; Math Emporium Lab not required.
  • 9.0                        Indicates college-level math course has been accepted in transfer.
 

Requirements for the Major in Mathematics

All students must complete the following eight (8) core courses:

  • MATH 206 Discrete Mathematics I
  • MATH 219 Calculus I
  • MATH 220 Calculus II
  • MATH 221 Calculus III
  • MATH 226 Linear Algebra and Applications
  • MATH 319 Abstract Algebra\
  • STAT 157 Probability and Statistics
  • One (1) computer science course

 

Concentrations

Concentration in Mathematics General Studies (UMAG):

In addition to the eight (8) major core requirements, each student must complete:

Concentration core (11):

  • MATH 427 Real Analysis

Five (5) mathematics or statistics electives from the following:

  • MATH 215 Finite Mathematics
  • MATH 222 Differential Equations
  • Any mathematics or statistics courses at the 300-level or above.

 

Concentration in Mathematics Teaching with Minor in Secondary Education (UMAT):

In addition to the eight (8) major core requirements, each student must complete:

Concentration core (6):

  • MATH 317 Higher Geometry
  • MATH 322 History of Mathematics
  • MATH 427 Real Analysis
Three (3) mathematics or statistics electives from the following:
  • MATH 215 Finite Mathematics
  • MATH 222 Differential Equations
  • Any mathematics or statistics courses at the 300-level or above.
Choose Option A or B:
  • Option A: Minor in Secondary Education – Middle School (Grades 5-8)
    • EDUC 200 Education in American Society with Field Study I
    • EDUC 246 Sheltered English Immersion in Secondary Education
    • EDIL 302 Secondary Methods with Field Study II: Special Needs and Educational Technology
    • EDIL 323 Secondary Methods with Field Study II: Mathematics Grades 5-8/8-12
    • EDPS 423A Secondary Professional Practicum A: Mathematics Grades 5-8 (2 course-credits)
    • EDPS 423B Secondary Professional Practicum B: Mathematics Grades 5-8 (2 course-credits)
    • PSYC 200 Psychology of Development
  • Option B: Minor in Secondary Education – High School (Grades 9-12)
    • EDUC 200 Education in American Society with Field Study I
    • EDUC 246 Sheltered English Immersion in Secondary Education
    • EDIL 302 Secondary Methods with Field Study II: Special Needs and Educational Technology
    • EDIL 323 Secondary Methods with Field Study II: Mathematics Grades 5-8/8-12
    • EDPS 424A Secondary Professional Practicum A: Mathematics Grades 8-12 (2 course-credits)
    • EDPS 424B Secondary Professional Practicum B: Mathematics Grades 8-12 (2 course-credits)
    • PSYC 200 Psychology of Development

 

Effective as of the 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog