SPECIAL ELEMENTS OF THE PROGRAM (Mathematics)

General Information

Program Scheduling
The B.S or B.A. in mathematics programs are primarily day programs, although some courses are offered in the evening on a rotating schedule.

Transfer Student Information:
The department accepts transfer credits according to the college guidelines.  However, major coursework older than 10 years, from time of admittance, will be transferred in as elective credit and may not be applied to the major. Students may petition to the department chair for the older credits to be applied towards the major

Credit for Prior Learning
Learning derived from life experiences and from individual study is of significant academic value and can often be equated with college-level studies.  Students may earn credit by examination, tutorial study and cooperative work experience. Permission of the department chair is required to select these options. Not more than four credit hours in cooperative work experience may be counted within the 128 credit hours required for a degree.

Academic Performance Standard
Only required courses with a grade of C or better can be Only required courses with a grade of C or better can be applied to fulfill the Mathematics major or minor.

Computer Literacy Requirement
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) must be achieved prior to graduation. Students’ computer literacy will be evaluated and assessed through the MTH 325, and the senior seminar course sequence.

Writing Intensive Requirement
All mathematics majors must take MTH 265 as their writing intensive course. 

Senior Seminar Requirement
Students must successfully complete MTH 496A and MTH 496B in order to graduate with a Mathematics Degree (B.A or B.S.).

Internship/Cooperative Education
It is strongly encouraged that students participate in a summer undergraduate research experience either with a Marygrove College faculty member, or by securing an off-campus internship or fellowship before they graduate.  Students may receive elective credit for an internship through MTH 388, MTH 488, and/or MTH 491.

Sigma Zeta National Honor Society
Sigma Zeta is a national science and mathematics honor society.  It was founded at Shurtleff College, in Alton, Illinois in 1926.  Today, more than sixty local chapters are active in colleges and universities across the United States.  The society encourages and fosters achievement of greater knowledge in the fields of science and mathematics.  Outstanding scholastic achievement in the fields is recognized through membership in this society.

Awards
Students may be eligible to win the following departmental awards based on their scholarly work and academic performance. The Maria Kostecke Murphy Scholarship is given to a deserving woman majoring in mathematics.  The Antoinette Joiner Award is given to an outstanding graduating senior majoring in mathematics.

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