
20232024 Undergraduate Bulletin
Mathematics, B.A.


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Program Learning Outcomes
1) Students will be able to analyze problems and formulate appropriate mathematical models in a variety of areas of Mathematics.
2) Students will be able to select and utilize appropriate mathematical technology with which to analyze mathematical problems in a wide variety of areas.
3) Students will be able to make rigorous mathematical arguments including how to both prove and disprove conjectures.
4) Students will critically read mathematics.
5) Students will be able to use the concepts of Analysis in solving problems. The fundamental concepts include sets, numbers, functions, and convergence.
6) Students will be able to use the concepts of Algebra in solving problems. The fundamental concepts include equations, numbers, and algebraic structures.
7) Students will be able to express themselves in writing in an articulate, sound, and wellorganized fashion.
8) Students will be able to express themselves orally in an articulate, sound, and wellorganized fashion.
General Education Requirements (3046 Credits)
Prerequisite coursework may be required to satisfy certain General Education courses and will count as elective credit.
Total Credits Required to Complete Major: 3640
Basic Requirements (24 Credits)
Required Options (9 Credits)
Research and Presentation Requirement (01 Credits)
Note:
*The MATH 348 requirement may be waived if a student has:
1. Made an oral presentation on a 300level mathematical topic that has been assessed with the mathematics department rubric and found satisfactory;
And
2. Produced a researched paper that has been assessed with the mathematics department rubric and found satisfactory;
And
3. Evaluated a public mathematical talk using the mathematics department rubric. Forms and permission for such a waiver are available from the mathematics department chair.
Elective Requirements: (6 Credits)
Two additional 3 credit courses at the 300level.
Math Minimum Competence Requirement
A grade of C or better is required for ALL courses submitted in fulfillment of all major in Mathematics. Students may not enroll in any course having prerequisites unless the minimum grade of C has been earned in the prerequisites or unless special permission has been granted in writing by the course instructor. Prerequisite courses may not be taken after successful completion of any subsequent course.
A student may repeat MATH 223 , MATH 230 , MATH 233 , or MATH 239 only once for major credit, and it is recommended that the course be taken at the next offering of the class. After the repeat, there may be one appeal to the Chair of the Mathematics Department to take the course once more. If a student does not earn at least a “C” on the second taking of the class (or third taking if the appeal is approved), then they will not be able to complete the major.
Math Mandatory Advisement
In addition to any Mandatory advisement required by the college, during their second year at Geneseo all math majors are required to attend one of the sophomore advisement sessions offered each semester by the Mathematics Department prior to registration. If for some reason, a student has not attended one by the second semester of their sophomore year, then they will have to meet with their advisors in order to have the mandatory hold removed.
Math Department Writing Requirement
MATH 239 and MATH 324 are two required courses in which mathematical writing is emphasized and taught. Writing opportunities (homework, quizzes, exams) will be graded for clear, precise exposition as well as for mathematical content. The department’s writing requirement is satisfied by successfully completing both of these courses.
Sample Course Map
For students who Matriculated prior to Fall 2022: please select the bulletin year in which you entered the college (matriculated) at the top right of this page.
Curriculum Map
 First Year
 Fall  16 Credits
 Spring  14 Credits
 Second Year
 Fall  15 Credits
 Spring  15 Credits
 MATH 233  Linear Algebra I
 MATH 3xx Elective  Credit(s): 3
 Global Society: DPP  Credit(s): 3
 Global Society: SST  Credit(s): 3
 Elective  Credit(s): 3
 Third Year
 Fall  15 Credits
 Spring  15 Credits
 Fourth Year
 Fall  15 Credits
 MATH 3xx Elective  Credit(s): 3
 Electives  Credit(s): 12
 Spring  15 Credits
 MATH 3xx Elective  Credit(s): 3
 Electives  Credit(s): 12
Footnotes
*Notes: Majors are required to take MATH 324 and five 300level mathematics electives, including three courses from MATH 326 , MATH 330 , MATH 333 , MATH 345 , (MATH 341 or MATH 360 ), MATH 371 .
Note: Variation in the order of courses is possible, depending upon prereqisties. Consult course information in the bulletin or your academic advisor to customize your eight semester plan.
KEY  Participation in a Global Society (PGS)
Attributes:
Sub Areas
Abbreviation 
Definition 
DPP 
Diversity, Pluralism, Power 
WCV 
World Cultures & Values 
CGC 
Contemporary Global Challenges 
CAI 
Creativity & Innovation 
SST 
Sustainability 
Learning Areas
Abbreviation 
Definition 
ARTS 
Arts 
HUMA 
Humanities 
SOSC 
Social Science 

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