Department Chairperson:Hsinhao Su Office: Duffy Academic Center 231 Phone: 5085651242hsu@stonehill.edu
The B.A. in Mathematics is intended for students planning a career in elementary or secondary education.
The B.A. in Mathematics requires the completion of 16 courses.
Complete Twelve Required Courses
Code  Course  Credits 

MTH 125 
Calculus IOffered: Fall and Spring Semesters Calculus of a single variable: functions, limits, derivatives, differentiation rules, applications of derivatives, integrals, techniques of integration, applications of integration, infinite sequences and series, first and second order differential equations. May not receive credit for both MTH 125 and MTH 119.

4 
MTH 126 
Calculus IIOffered: Fall and Spring Semesters Calculus of a single variable: functions, limits, derivatives, differentiation rules, applications of derivatives, integrals, techniques of integration, applications of integration, infinite sequences and series, first and second order differential equations.
Prerequisite(s): Prerequisite for MTH 126: MTH 125. 
4 
MTH 191 
The Language of Mathematics (WID)Offered: Fall Semester Covers basic concepts, reasoning patterns, and the language skills which are fundamental to higher mathematics. These skills include the ability to read and write mathematics, employ common patterns of mathematical thought, and read the write proofs.
Prerequisite(s): MTH 126 or consent of the instructor. 
4 
MTH 251 
Linear AlgebraOffered: Spring Semester The development of the methods and underlying ideas for solving systems of linear equations. Topics include: vectors, matrices, linear transformations, determinants and eigenvectors. Use of mathematical software MAPLE, in applications.
Prerequisite(s): MTH 261. 
4 
MTH 261 
Multivariable CalculusOffered: Fall Semester Continuation of the sequence begun in Calculus I and II. Functions of several variables, analytic geometry, vectors, partial derivatives, multiple integration.
Prerequisite(s): MTH 126. 
4 
MTH 270 
Discrete MathematicsOffered: Spring Semester Sets operations, Countability, Functions, Number Theory, Equivalence Relations, Recurrence Relations, Graphs, Combinatorics, Probability.
Prerequisite(s): MTH 191 or instructor permission. 
3 
CSC 103 
Computer Science IOffered: Fall Semester An introduction to programming and problem solving using Java. Topics include: Input and Output; Selection; Repetition; Methods; Recursion; Arrays; Classes and Objects. Course may be applied to the Data Science program. 
4 
PHY 121 
Physics IOffered: Fall Semester Brief introduction to vectors and basic concepts of calculus; kinematics; Newton’s laws, force, work and power; conservative forces, potential energy; momentum, collisions; rotational motion, angular momentum, torque; oscillations, simple harmonic motion; gravitation and planetary motion; fluid dynamics; kinetic theory of gases, thermodynamics; heat capacity and transport.
Corequisite(s): MTH 125. 
4 
PHY 122 
Physics IIOffered: Spring Semester Brief introduction to the basic concepts of vector calculus, such as line and surface integrals, integral version of Gauss’ theorem and Stokes’ theorem; Coulomb’s law, insulators and metals; electrostatic induction, potential energy; capacitance; currents, resistance, basic circuits, batteries; magnetism and currents; Ampere’s law; motion of free charges in magnetic fields, mass spectroscopy; magnetic induction, Faraday’s law; Maxwell’s equations, electromagnetic waves; geometric and wave optics; light as photons, photoelectric effect.
Prerequisite(s): MTH 125 
4 
MTH 351 
Abstract Algebra IOffered: Fall Semester Groups, rings, fields, rings of polynomials, extension fields, automorphisms of fields, splitting fields, Galois theory.
Prerequisite(s): MTH 270 
3 
MTH 361 
Real Analysis IOffered: Fall Semester Rigorous development of the theory of calculus of one variable. Topics include: properties of the real line, sequences, series, limits, continuity and uniform continuity. Additional topics from differential and integral calculus of one or more variables.
Prerequisite(s): MTH 261 and MTH 191 
3 
MTH 363 
Modern GeometryOffered: Fall Semester The axiomatic approach of Hilbert to Euclid’s Elements. Geometry from the viewpoint of rigid transformations. NonEuclidean Geometry. The roles of coordinates, both global and local. Geometrizations of low dimensional manifolds.
Prerequisite(s): MTH 251, MTH 261. 
3 
Complete Three of the Following Elective Courses
Code  Course  Credits 

MTH 352 
Abstract Algebra IIOffered: Spring Semester Groups, rings, fields, rings of polynomials, extension fields, automorphisms of fields, splitting fields, Galois theory.
Prerequisite(s): MTH 351. 
3 
MTH 362 
Real Analysis IIOffered: Spring Semester Rigorous development of the theory of calculus of one variable. Topics include: properties of the real line, sequences, series, limits, continuity and uniform continuity. Additional topics from differential and integral calculus of one or more variables.
Prerequisite(s): MTH 361. 
3 
MTH 364 
Differential Equations and DynamicsOffered: Alternate Years: Spring 2016, 2018 An introduction to qualitative and quantitative methods for ordinary differential equations. Topics include first and second order equations, existence and uniqueness of solutions, logistic models, planar linear systems (including phase portraits), regular singular points. Other topics selected from: flows, the stable manifold theorem, and Laplace transforms.
Prerequisite(s): MTH 261. 
3 
MTH 371 
Combinatorics and Graph TheoryOffered: Alternate Years: Fall 2015, 2017 Methods for determining, given some welldefined operation, the number of ways it can be performed. Networks of dots and lines.
Prerequisite(s): MTH 270. 
3 
MTH 377 
Number TheoryOffered: Alternate Years: Spring 2017, 2019 Mathematical induction, prime numbers, Diophantine equations, congruences, sums of squares.
Prerequisite(s): MTH 251 and MTH 270. 
3 
MTH 384 
Theory of ComputationOffered: Alternate Years: Fall 2016, 2018 For description and semester schedule see CSC 384.

3 
MTH 393 
Numerical AnalysisOffered: Alternate Years: Spring 2016, 2018 Both theoretical and practical problems in the computational aspects of mathematics: approximation of functions, numerical differentiation, solutions to algebraic and differential equations; topics in linear algebra.
Prerequisite(s): MTH 251 and MTH 261. 
3 
MTH 395 
Probability and Statistics IOffered: Alternate Years: Fall 2016, 2018 Mathematical theory of probability, axioms and basic properties, random variables; continuous and discrete distributions, moments, generating functions, special distributions, law of large numbers, central limit theorem. Use of mathematical software in applications.
Prerequisite(s): MTH 251 and MTH 261. 
3 
MTH 396 
Probability and Statistics IIOffered: Alternate Years: Spring 2017, 2019 Continuation of MTH 395. Theory and application of statistics; random sampling; organization of data; descriptive statistics; sample mean and additional special distributions, the theory of estimators, applications of estimation, hypothesis testing and Regression. Mathematical software is used in applications of statistics.
Prerequisite(s): MTH 395. 
3 
MTH 399 
Topics in MathematicsOffered: Not Offered 20152016

3 
MTH 490 
Directed Study 1Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters Opportunity for upper level students to do advanced work in a specialized area of mathematics. Permission of faculty member directing the project and the department chairperson required.

3 
MTH 496 
Independent Research 1Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters Students carry out an independent research project under the direction of a faculty member. The research may be part of an ongoing project being conducted by the faculty member, or the student and faculty member may develop an original project.
Prerequisite(s): Approval of the faculty member and the Department Chairperson. 
3 
MTH 497 
Senior ThesisOffered: Fall and Spring Semesters Students complete an independent scholarly work under the guidance of a faculty member, resulting in a substantial written work. A committee of three faculty members evaluate the thesis. The student also presents the thesis in a colloquium open to the college community.
Prerequisite(s): Senior standing in the department; approval of the faculty member and the Department Chairperson. 
3 
Complete a Capstone in Mathematics
Students who pursue the B.A. in Mathematics will fulfill their Senior Capstone requirement by successful completion of the student teaching practicum.
Code  Course  Credits 

EDU 430 
Practicum: Early Childhood EducationOffered: Spring Semester Supervised practicum leading to initial teaching licensure [Teacher: Early Childhood: Teacher of Students with and Without Disabilities, (PK2)]. Practicum hours in two settings (1) PK/K & (2) 1st /2nd grade. Evaluation based upon Massachusetts DESE Initial License Teaching Standards.
Prerequisite(s): Senior standing, completion of all Education requirements, minimum 3.0 GPA, passing scores on all MTEL subtests, and consent of Director of Licensure, Placement and Supervision. Must be taken concurrently with EDU 440 . 
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