MATHEMATICS

Chair: William Harris                                                                            William_Harris@georgetowncollege.edu

Program Coordinator: Homer White                                                     Homer_White@georgetowncollege.edu

Based on the following: current plans for a major, math ACT sub-score, high school math courses and grades, the math faculty will make recommendations for placement in the following general education mathematics course:

 ___GSS105 Elements of Quantitative Reasoning

  • Required for students with Math ACT subscore below 19 (or its equivalent).
  • Does not fulfill Essential Proficiency Quantitative requirement.
  • Drop slips must be approved by the Department Chair or the Mathematics Program Coordinator.
  • Students must pass course with C or higher or pass a bypass examination before taking Essential

Proficiency Quantitative course.

 

The following courses have a prerequisite of one of:  ACT math subscore of 19, credit for GSS105, or bypass credit for GSS105.

___ MAT111 Elementary Probability and Statistics

  • Preferred math general education course for students who do not need calculus.
  • Required for biology majors. Required for business majors.  Highly recommended for social science and history majors.  Either MAT 111 or PSY 211 is required for all majors in the KHS department.

___CSC107 Introduction to Computer Science

  • Good choice for students who do not need calculus.
  • Highly recommended for art majors.

___MAT203/204 Math for Elementary Education I & II

  • Required for elementary education Majors; no other math courses are required.

___MAT107 College Algebra

  • Required for entrance into MAT109 or CHE111 if Math ACT subscore is below 22.
  • Recommended as preparation for MAT109.

___MAT123 Precalculus

  • Recommended as preparation for MAT125.

___ MAT109 Calculus for Business & the Social Sciences

  • This course or MAT125 are required for business majors; MAT125 is preferred for properly prepared students.

___MAT125 Calculus I

  • Required course for math, computer science, engineering, and physics majors.
  • Required for chemistry majors.
  • Preferred calculus course for business majors.

___MAT225 Calculus II

  • Preferred course for students with high math ACT and high school calculus experience.

 

Major

(B.A. degree) A total of thirty-three semester hours required including a minimum of thirty hours in mathematics including MAT 125, 225, 301, 310, 325, 415, and 431. The remaining nine hours may be chosen from courses numbered above 225. Allied course: CSC 115. (Secondary education mathematics majors are required to include MAT 331 and 335 in the major course selections. Total hours in mathematics and computer science required: 33.)

 

(B.S. degree) A total of thirty-nine semester hours required including minimum of thirty-six hours in mathematics including MAT 125, 225, 301, 310, 325, 415, 431 and 432. The remaining twelve hours are to be chosen from courses numbered above 225, and nine hours must be chosen from MAT 331, 332, 343, 345, 405 or MAT/CSC 327. Allied course: CSC 115.  (Secondary education mathematics majors are required to take MAT 331 and 335 in the major course selections. Total hours in mathematics and computer science required: 39.)


Minor

A minimum of eighteen hours in mathematics including MAT 125, 225, and 301. The remaining hours may be chosen from courses numbered above 301.

 

Recommended Sequence of Courses

First Year:

Fall SemesterCompletedSpring SemesterCompleted
MAT 125MAT 225

Second Year:

Fall SemesterCompletedSpring SemesterCompleted
MAT 325MAT 310
MAT 301CSC 115 (can take earlier)

Third Year:

Fall SemesterCompletedSpring SemesterCompleted
MAT 415 (even falls)Elective
MAT 431 (odd falls)
Elective

Fourth Year:

Fall SemesterCompletedSpring SemesterCompleted
MAT 415 (even falls)Elective
MAT 431 (odd falls)

 

Students beginning with MAT225 in their freshman fall should take MAT325 in the Spring and MAT301 in their Sophomore fall.  Due to the increasing importance of computing in mathematical work, the allied requirement CSC 115 should be completed before the end of the sophomore year.  Students planning to attend graduate school should take MAT431 and 432 and every other math course that they can fit in their schedule.  Students planning on an advanced applied degree or working immediately should include MAT331 Probability (even falls only) and MAT332 Statistics (odd springs only) as well as computer science courses.  Students interested in doing math at Oxford must begin with MAT225 or MAT325 and must complete MAT431 & 432 before attending Oxford.

 

Miscellaneous Policies

Students with strong backgrounds in mathematics will be placed at course levels commensurate with demonstrated ability.

A prerequisite must be taken before the course; a co-requisite may be taken before or concurrently with a course.

 

 

*updated 10/2013