Program Requirements

Hours: 77

Major Courses –  36 hours

MTH 191Calculus I (3) MA/CMA

MTH 192Calculus II (3) MA

MTH 195Introduction to Math Computing (3)

MTH 220Discrete Mathematics (3) MA

MTH 255Introduction to Linear Algebra (3) MA

MTH 291Calculus III (3) MA

MTH 292Calculus IV (3) MA

MTH 301Mathematical Modeling (3) MA

MTH 402The Pinnacle and Beyond: Math, Computer Science, the Mount, and Society (1) CAP

MTH 400Senior Research (1)

(2 hours of MTH 400 taken over two semesters is required)

Choose two courses from the following - 6 hrs

MTH 310Differential Equations (3) MA

MTH 320Probability/Statistics (4) MA

MTH 325Numerical Analysis (3) MA

Choose one from the following - 3 hrs

MTH 305College Geometry (3) MA

MTH 315Number Theory (3) MA

MTH 361Abstract Algebra (3) MA

MTH 391Advanced Calculus (3) MA

Cognate Courses - 41 hours

CHE 111General Chemistry I (3) N/CN

CHE 111AGeneral Chemistry I (LAB) (1) N/CN

CHE 112General Chemistry II (3) N

CHE 112AGeneral Chemistry II (LAB) (1) N

CHE 200Chemistry Sophomore Seminar (1)

CHE 211Organic Chemistry I (3) N

CHE 211AOrganic Chem I (LAB) (1) N

CHE 212Organic Chemistry II (3) N

CHE 212AOrganic Chemistry II (LAB) (1) N

CHE 314Intermediate Analytical Chem (3) N

CHE 314AIntermediate Analy Chem (LAB) (1) N

CHE 350Physical Chemistry I (3) N

CHE 350APhysical Chemistry I (LAB) (1) N

PHY 201General Physics I (3) N

PHY 201AGen Physics I (LAB) (1) N

PHY 202General Physics II (3) N

PHY 202AGen Physics II (LAB) (1) N

Choose two from the following - 8 hrs

CHE 315Instrumental Analysis (3) N

CHE 315AInstru Analysis (LAB) (1) N

CHE 355Physical Chemistry II (3) N

CHE 355APhys Chemistry II (LAB) (1) N

CHE 360Intermediate Inorganic Chem (3) N

CHE 360AInt Inorganic (LAB) (1) N

Admission Requirements

Math: Three years of college preparatory high school mathematics including functions.
Chemistry: College preparatory high school chemistry or the successful completion of a placement test.

Program Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the mathematics/chemistry major will be able to:

  • Independently read and understand mathematics.
  • Understand the processes in mathematics, methods of formal proof, problem solving techniques and strategies, and applications of computers in mathematics.
  • Apply mathematics to solving problems in chemistry.
  • Demonstrate foundational knowledge of scientific theories and competence in laboratory techniques.
  • Generate scientific data using appropriate and ethical disciplinary protocols and laboratory techniques, including proper use of equipment, instruments and materials.
  • Analyze and interpret scientific data based on sound scientific reasoning.
  • Assess scientific questions, and design methods to answer them.
  • Research, understand and cite scientific literature.
  • Describe scientific results using clear, concise language, and observe technical conventions in written and oral reports.

***Effective July 1, 2014, the College of Mount St. Joseph became Mount St. Joseph University. Any reference within the catalog to the College will be understood to be a reference to Mount St. Joseph University after July 1, 2014, unless otherwise noted.***