Mathematics

Transfer Major

Decisions on the transferability of courses are made by the four-year colleges and differ from school to school. Students enrolled in this major should contact the Transfer Services Office early in their academic program to determine which courses will transfer to the college of their choice.

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Department
Founders 112 • Phone (215) 968-8305
Curriculum Code No. 1006

This major prepares students for upper division course work leading to a bachelor's degree in mathematics or a mathematics-related area. Upon completion of the appropriate bachelor's degree, graduates are qualified for entry-level positions in actuarial science, statistics, applied mathematics, operations research, economic forecasting, teaching, and graduate study.

Graduates of this program are able to

  • accurately interpret and translate pictorial and descriptive information into mathematical statements;
  • solve problems quantitatively and communicate results clearly;
  • demonstrate understanding of functions, limits, differentiation and integration, as appropriate;
  • demonstrate computational skills in areas of applied mathematics.

Although students completing this degree typically transfer to a 4-year institution with the intention of completing a Bachelor's program, they may be employed as teaching assistants or science technicians.

Degree Course Requirements*

CISC115 Computer Science I F 4
CHEM121 Chemistry I A,F
or
PHYS121 Physics I F 4
COMP110 English Composition I A,F,13
COMP111 English Composition II F,23
COMM110 Effective Speaking F,3 3
MATH140 Calculus I A,F,4 4
MATH141 Calculus II F 4
MATH242 Calculus III F 4
MATH260 Linear Algebra F 3
Cultural Perspectives B 3
Electives E 15
INTG285 Integration of Knowledge D,F,5 3
Mathematics Elective C 3
Personal Health B 2
Social Perspectives B 3
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Recommended Semester Sequence

The recommended course sequence is designed for full-time students who average 15 credit hours per semester and who are not enrolled in developmental courses. All other students will need more time to complete major requirements. This additional time will entail some adjustments to the sequence recommended.

First Semester

CISC115 Computer Science I F 4
COMM110 Effective Speaking F,3 3
COMP110 English Composition I A,F,13
MATH140 Calculus I F 4
Personal Health B 2
16

Second Semester

COMP111 English Composition II F,23
MATH141 Calculus II F 4
CHEM121 Chemistry I A,F
or
PHYS121 Physics I F 4
Social Perspectives B 3
14

Third Semester

MATH242 Calculus III F 4
MATH260 Linear Algebra F 3
Cultural Perspectives B 3
Electives E 6
16

Fourth Semester

INTG285 Integration of Knowledge D,F,5 3
Mathematics Elective C 3
Electives E 9
15

A Placement testing required.
B Consult the list of courses approved for this subcategory . Any course may be chosen.
C Any of the following may be chosen: MATH101, MATH115, MATH125, MATH250.
D Any INTG course may be chosen.
E Pre-college level courses do not meet this requirement.
F Course requires prerequisite.

1 Satisfies College Writing Level I.
2 Satisfies College Writing Level II.
3 Satisfies Creative Expression.
4 Satisfies College Level Mathematics or Science.
5 Satisfies Writing Intensive requirement.