Dec 07, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin

Applied Mathematics, B.S.

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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 well-organized fashion.
8)  Students will be able to express themselves orally in an articulate, sound, and well-organized fashion.

General Education Requirements (30-46 Credits)

Prerequisite coursework may be required to satisfy certain General Education courses and will count as elective credit.

First Year Math Students

During the first semester at the College, incoming first year mathematics majors are advised to register in MATH 101 .

Total Credits Required to Complete Major: 49-52


*The MATH 348  requirement may be waived if a student has:

1. Made an oral presentation on a 300-level mathematical topic that has been assessed with the mathematics department rubric and found satisfactory;
2. Produced a researched paper that has been assessed with the mathematics department rubric and found satisfactory;
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.

Additional Requirements: (18 Credits)

Six courses from the 300-level mathematics course offerings, chosen in consultation with the faculty advisor. Four of these must be chosen from two of the areas below, i.e., for two selected areas, take two of the courses listed for the area.*

1. Probability and Statistics

5. Discrete Mathematics


*A course within the additional requirements may be replaced by a chair approved offering of MATH 380  with the appropriate content.

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


Total Credit Hours: 120


* Students must select these six courses in consultation with their academic advisor so that the Additional Requirements and Elective Requirements sections are completed.

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.  

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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
HUMA Humanities
SOSC Social Science


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