Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics

Core Curriculum

All degree programs require completion of the Core Curriculum. A complete description of the core and its requirements is available in the Core Curriculum section of the Daemen catalog. Courses which satisfy a portion or complete a core requirement will have such designation indicated after the course title.

Required Courses of All Mathematics Majors

  1. MAJOR: 34 CREDITS

    • MTH144 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (3) — CT; QL
    • MTH145 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II (3) — CT; QL
    • MTH246 Linear Algebra (3)
    • MTH254 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III (3)
    • MTH255 Calculus and Analytic Geometry IV (3)
    • MTH264 Discrete Mathematics (3)
    • MTH307 Introduction to Abstract Algebra I (3)
    • MTH407 Advanced Calculus I (3)
    • MTH414 Elementary Theory and Probability (3)
    • MTH415 Theory of Mathematical Statistics (3)
    • MTH459 Introduction to Mathematical Research (1)
    • MTH460 Mathematics Capstone (3) — ILIT; RP; WI
  2. CORE : 9 CREDITS

    • CMP101 English Composition (3) — CS; ILIT; WI
    • CSC201 Introduction to Computer Science I (3) — CT
    • IND101 Sustainable & Critical Relationships (3)

Additional Requirements for the BA, Mathematics

  1. MAJOR: 3 CREDITS

    • Mathematics Elective: 3 credits to be taken at the 200 level or higher, suggested to be selected from the following:
      • MTH416 Numerical Analysis (3)
      • MTH430 Mathematics Reading List & Proseminar (3)
      • MTH457 Independent Study/Research (3)
  2. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS OUTSIDE OF THE MAJOR: 11 CREDITS

    • CSC212 Introduction to Computer Science II (3)
    • PHY151/L General Physics I (4)
    • PHY152/L General Physics II (4)
  3. CORE : 36 CREDITS

    • FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND CORE ELECTIVES: 36 CREDITS

    • FOREIGN LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT:

      Students must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language through the intermediate level. The requirement may be satisfied through the completion of college level coursework or the successful completion of a proficiency examination. A complete description of the requirement is available in the Foreign Language section of the Daemen catalogue.

  4. FREE ELECTIVES: 30 CREDITS

    Courses used to fulfill the free electives may but are not required to have a competency. A maximum of 6 credits may be taken in Mathematics courses.

TOTAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS = 123 CREDITS

 

Additional Requirements for the BA, Adolescence Education: Mathematics

All Adolescence Education: Mathematics majors must be admitted into the Education Department through the Upper Division application process. No student may pursue this major without meeting the Education Department’s requirements.

  1. MAJOR: 6 CREDITS

    • MTH310 Methods in Teaching Secondary and Middle School Mathematics (3)
    • MTH351 Modern Geometry (3)
  2. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS OUTSIDE OF THE MAJOR: 37 CREDITS

    • NOTE: A student who has earned a B- or less in EDU237/L in his/her first two attempts will not be allowed to pursue the teacher certification program.
    • EDU203 Learning Theory (3)
    • EDU237/L Instructional Design: Theory & Practice (3/1)
    • EDU313 Foundations of Education (3)
    • EDU314 Promoting English Language Arts Across the Content Areas (3)
    • EDU327 Teaching to the Standards (3) — ILIT
    • EDU336 Language/Literacy Development for the Adolescent Learner (3)
    • EDU402 Methods in Classroom Management in Secondary Education (3)
    • EDU479-480 Student Teaching & Seminar at Early Secondary and Secondary Level (6/6)
    • SED270 Nature & Educational Needs of Students with Disabilities (3)
  3. CORE: 36 CREDITS

    • PSY103 Introduction to Psychological Science (3) — CI
    • PSY214 Psychology of Adolescence (3) — CT; UD; WI
    • SOC243 Child Welfare Policy & Services (3)
    • Science studies (with laboratory): 8 credits in ONE science area to be selected from the options below. NOTE: If the Biology sequence is selected, the courses will satisfy core requirements; selection of the chemistry or physics options will count as free electives, thereby requiring the student to complete additional core electives. Select from the following:
      • BIO109/L-110-L General Biology I-II(4/4) — CT
      • CHE110/L-111/L Chemistry I-II (4/4)
      • PHY151/L-152/L General Physics I-II (4/4)
    • FOREIGN LANGUAGE

      This teacher certification program requires successful completion of a minimum of 6 credits in one foreign language, in which the student must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language through the intermediate level. A complete description of the requirement is available in the Foreign Language section of the Daemen catalogue.

    • CORE ELECTIVES: 13 CREDITS

  4. FREE ELECTIVES: 6 CREDITS

    Courses used to fulfill the free electives may but are not required to have a competency. A maximum of 6 credits may be taken in Mathematics courses.

NOTE: Students may be required to complete PSY103 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits) as prerequisite to PSY214 Psychology of Adolescence, and should consult the Psychology Chair. If the course is required, it may be taken as part of the Free Electives.

TOTAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS = 128 CREDITS

 

Admission Requirements

Three high school units of college preparatory mathematics, though trigonometry.

Admission To Upper Division Requirements (Mathematics major)

  1. An overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or better for all completed courses.
  2. A grade point average (GPA) of 2.55 or better in Mathematics courses.
  3. A minimum grade of C in: CSC201; MTH124; MTH134; MTH144; MTH145; MTH246; MTH264.
  4. Students must compile and submit a portfolio for review by the Mathematics Department during the Spring semester of the Sophomore year.

Admission to Upper Division Requirements (Adolescence Education: Mathematics)

  1. An overall grade point average of 2.75 or better for all completed college courses.
  2. A grade point average of 2.75 or better in all education courses (ECSE, EDU & SED prefix). Please go to https://www.college-scholarships.com/online_college_gpa_calculator.htm to calculate.
  3. A Dispositional Interview.
  4. Compile and submit, for Education Department faculty review, a comprehensive emerging e-portfolio, the contents of which include the following exhibits: artifacts, facsimiles, projects, grades. Projects must be the scanned originals submitted to the professors and, therefore, include the professors’ comments/corrections/annotations.
  • A researched, scholarship-based paper submitted for EDU 203.
  • An outline of an instructional unit, including a fully designed 3-lesson learning segment, prepared for EDU 237.
  • A researched, scholarship-based paper submitted for SED 270.
  • A written emerging professional resume.
  • A written emerging philosophy of education
  • A written emerging comprehensive reflective narrative detailing perception of current status, skills gained during coursework, targets or goals for continuing professional development, and expectations for the future (i.e., intended career choice).
  • A completed Disposition Self-Assessment (DSA) containing narrative reflection showing examples to support the ranking of each of the criteria.

Absence of any of these items or an overall GPA lower than 2.75 will constitute an incomplete submission, and the portfolio will not be accepted for review. If you are missing assignments, please see your advisor before the submission date to seek advice about your options.

  1. Traditionally admitted students (non-transfer students) who are seeking admission to upper division status must apply by March 19th of the second year of study.
  2. Transfer students must apply by March 19th during the semester in which they are completing EDU 267 or ECSE 280. Transfer students who enter Daemen College with an Associate degree must submit a portfolio which includes an emerging professional resume, a written emerging philosophy of education, a comprehensive reflective narrative, and, if available, artifacts from comparable courses taken at other institutions, indicating where they were taken and the grade earned.
  3. In the event of a resubmission due to extenuating circumstances approved by the department chair, the GPA will be considered as closed as of the end of the spring semester. The review process will be complete by August 31st before the start of the new fall semester.

Requirements For Student Teaching

  1. An overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.75
  2. A grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 in all courses in the major
  3. Apply for Student Teaching, usually at the end of the third year
  4. Be recommended for student teaching by the Chairs of the Education and Mathematics departments

Graduation Requirements

  1. An overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.00
  2. A grade point average (GPA) of 2.55 in all courses in the major.
  3. ADOLESCENCE EDUCATION PROGRAM: Minimum GPA of 2.75.

Suggested Course Sequence

Access the suggested course sequence for the BA, Mathematics, BA, Adolescence Education: Mathematics, from the Mathematics Department web page or the Program Plans site on the Registrar’s web page.