Undergraduate Catalog: 2019-20

Mathematics BS

The mathematics program features integration between theoretical math and problem solving. Coursework includes traditional math as well as history, logic, physics and technology-based problem-solving.

The demand today is great for individuals with strong analytical, problem solving and logical reasoning skills. The U.S. is experiencing a chronic shortage of qualified professionals with a strong math knowledge: teachers, researchers, statisticians, actuaries, commodities traders, quantitative analysts, bank analysts, appraisers, designers, pollsters, epidemiologists, simulators and other specialists with mandatory mathematical background.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation with a B.S. degree in Mathematics, USF students will:

  • learn to apply precise, logical reasoning to mathematical problem solving
  • develop persistence and skill in exploration, conjecture, and generalization
  • apply mathematics through math modeling
  • read and communicate mathematics with understanding and clarity
  • understand the nature of mathematics

Degree Requirements

The B.S. in Mathematics degree requires 120 credit hours:

  • 48-50 credit hours of general education courses
  • 55-57 credit hours in the major core
  • elective courses as needed

The Mathematics – Applied minor requires 18 credit hours of prescribed mathematics courses.

Program of Study

The B.S. in Mathematics requires

  • Major core, 55-57 credit hours: MATH 223, MATH 224, MATH 246, MATH 270, MATH 271, MATH 275, MATH 302, MATH 306, MATH 315, MATH 316, MATH 330, MATH 345, MATH 422, MATH 446, MATH 476, MATH 496, SCIE 257, SCIE 258, SCIE 450, PHIL 312 or 313

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet University of Saint Francis admission requirements.

Progression Requirements

Mathematics majors must maintain a GPA of at least 2.7. Mathematics majors and minors must maintain a grade of “C” or better in all mathematics courses.

Graduation Requirements

Mathematics majors must meet USF graduation requirements, maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.7, and earn a grade of “C” or better in all mathematics courses.