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

1           Indicates student may not take a credit-bearing math course at Framingham State University. Student must first complete MATH 095 General Mathematics or similar remedial course at another college.

2           Indicates student may enroll in non-algebraic math courses: MATH 110 College Mathematics I (for Coordinate majors in Education), MATH 117 Introduction to Statistics, and MATH 119 Math for the Liberal Arts.

3           Indicates remedial coursework equivalent of MATH 095 General Mathematics accepted as transfer coursework and student may take any 100-level math course listed above, as well as MATH 123 College Algebra.

4           Indicates student may take any 100-level math course listed above, as well as MATH 123 College Algebra.

5           Indicates student may enroll in MATH 200 Precalculus or, after consultation with the Mathematics Department, MATH 219 Calculus I; or any 100-level mathematics course appropriate for the student’s major discipline.

 


 

Requirements for the Major in Mathematics

All students must complete the following ten (10) core courses:

  • MATH 215 Finite Mathematics
  • MATH 219 Calculus I
  • MATH 220 Calculus II
  • MATH 221 Calculus III
  • MATH 226 Linear Algebra and Applications
  • MATH 231 Euclidean Geometry
  • MATH 310 Number Theory
  • MATH 319 Abstract Algebra
  • One (1) computer science course
  • One (1) course in probability and statistics:
    • MATH 107 Business Statistics
    • MATH 117 Introduction to Statistics
    • MATH 208 Biostatistics
    • MATH 307 Intermediate Statistics

 

Concentrations

Concentration in Mathematics General Studies (UMAG):

In addition to the ten (10) core requirements above, each student must complete:

  • MATH 222 Differential Equations
  • MATH 317 Higher Geometry
  • MATH 427 Real Analysis
  • One (1) elective in mathematics at the 300-level or above
  • Six (6) electives from mathematics (at the 200-level or above), physics, computer science, or an approved minor

 

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

In addition to the ten (10) core requirements above, each student must complete:

  • MATH 222 Differential Equations
  • MATH 317 Higher Geometry
  • MATH 427 Real Analysis
  • One (1) elective in mathematics 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 222 Sheltered English Immersion
    • EDUC 300 Professional Preparation II: Special Needs and Educational   Technology
    • EDUC 315 Professional Preparation and Field Study II: General and Discipline-Specific Methods for High School
    • EDUC 410 Student Teaching Practicum and Seminar I: High School (2 course-credits)
    • EDUC 411 Student Teaching Practicum and Seminar II: High School (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 222 Sheltered English Immersion
    • EDUC 300 Professional Preparation II: Special Needs and Educational   Technology
    • EDUC 316 Professional Preparation and Field Study II: General and Discipline-Specific Methods for Middle School
    • EDUC 414 Student Teaching Practicum and Seminar I: Middle School (2 course-credits)
    • EDUC 415 Student Teaching Practicum and Seminar II: Middle School (2 course-credits)
    • PSYC 200 Psychology of Development

Note: Mathematics Department prerequisites for EDUC 315 Professional Preparation and Field Study II - High School and EDUC 316 Professional Preparation and Field Study II - Middle School are completion of:

  • All required mathematics courses except:
  • MATH 319 Abstract Algebra
  • MATH 427 Real Analysis

Prerequisites for EDUC 410 Student Teaching Practicum and Seminar I: High School and EDUC 411 Student Teaching Practicum and Seminar II: High School or EDUC 414 Student Teaching Practicum and Seminar I: Middle School and EDUC 415 Student Teaching Practicum and Seminar II: Middle School are completion of all department requirements and completion of EDUC 300 Professional Preparation II: Special Needs and Educational Technology and EDUC 315 Professional Preparation and Field Study II: Methods, Special Education and Technology for High School or EDUC 316 Professional Preparation and Field Study II: Methods, Special Education and Technology for Middle School, depending on the level.

 

Concentration in Mathematics with Coordinate Major in Early Childhood or Elementary Education (UMAE)

Mathematics requirements

In addition to the twelve (10) core requirements listed above, each student must complete:

  • MATH 110 College Mathematics I
  • Two (2) electives in mathematics:
    • One (1) at the 200-level or above
    • One (1) at the 300-level or above

It is strongly recommended that students select MATH 301 Problem Solving and Modeling in Mathematics as one of the two mathematics electives among the core courses.

  • Choose Option A or B:
  • Option A: Coordinate Major in Early Childhood Education (Pre-K-Grade 2 Licensure)
    • PSYC 200 Psychology of Development
    • EDUC 200 Education in American Society with Field Study I
    • EDUC 222 Sheltered English Immersion
    • EDUC 320 The Young Child: Emerging Literacy with Field Study II
    • EDUC 374 Early Childhood Curriculum: Mathematics and Science with Field Study III
    • EDUC 376 Early Childhood Curriculum: Reading, Social Studies, and Special Needs
    • EDUC 431 Early Childhood Professional Practicum A (2 Course-credits)
    • EDUC 432 Early Childhood Professional Practicum B (2 Course-credits)
  • Option B: Coordinate Major in Elementary Education (Grades 1 - 6 Licensure)
    • PSYC 200 Psychology of Development
    • EDUC 222 Sheltered English Immersion
    • EDUC 200 Education in American Society with Field Study I
    • EDUC 322 The Child and Literacy with Field Study II
    • EDUC 341 Elementary Curriculum: Mathematics with Field Study III
    • EDUC 346 Elementary Curriculum: Science, Social Studies, and Special Needs
    • EDUC 437 Elementary Professional Practicum A (2 Course-credits)
    • EDUC 438 Elementary Professional Practicum B (2 Course-credits)