Trinity Logo
Students  Alumnae/i  Faculty/Staff

Academic Catalog '12-'13 | Mathematics

Mathematics

Faculty

Dr. Kerry Luse, Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Mathematics (program chair)
Dr. Lee Chiang, Associate Professor of Mathematics
Dr. Sita Ramamurti, Professor of Mathematics

The mathematics program is also supported by a dedicated team of Instructional Specialists.

Description

The study of mathematics is an integral part of a liberal arts education. All students need to develop critical skills in problem solving and analytical thinking. The mathematics program at Trinity serves the community at large and offers mathematics students many opportunities to explore both inside and outside the classroom.

The mathematics major enables students to build a solid theoretical and technical foundation and to develop an appreciation of the nature of mathematics in the liberal arts tradition. Students gain technological expertise through the use of mathematical/statistical software packages and computer languages. As seniors, majors work on individual projects and communicate their work both through speaking and writing.

Mathematics students are involved in many activities outside the classroom such as serving as mentors and tutors to students in introductory courses.

The Women in Math and Science (TWMS) is an organization for students pursuing majors in math, science or in applications of these areas. The goal of TWMS is to expose students to available career opportunities, and to inform about summer programs, internships, and graduate programs. The club sponsors talks with professional scientists employed in a variety of academic and nonacademic settings and arranges trips to technical companies and industrial/governmental firms.

The Mathematics Program supports a major and a minor in mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences. The major prepares students for graduate school and professional positions in government, business, and industry. Majors may adopt a theoretical or applied focus through their selection of electives ranging from number theory and history of mathematics to mathematical modeling and differential equations.

Major Requirements

To earn the bachelor's degree in mathematics, students must complete 52 credits distributed among required courses and supplemental requirements. MATH 431 Real Analysis I is strongly recommended for students who plan to attend graduate school.

Required Courses (32 credits)

ALL of the following mathematics courses:

MATH 125 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
MATH 225 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
MATH 301 Linear Algebra
MATH 325 Multi-Variable Calculus
MATH 331 Introduction to Abstract Mathematics
MATH 315 Mathematical Probability and Statistics
MATH 403 Abstract Algebra I
MATH 499 Senior Seminar in Mathematics
CMSC 111 Introduction to Programming

Supplemental Requirements (20 credits)

BOTH of the following physics courses:

PHYS 111 General Physics I
PHYS 112 General Physics II

ONE course chosen from between the following:

MATH 431 Real Analysis I
MATH 437 Complex Variables

ONE additional course at the 200-level or above

TWO additional courses at the 300-level or above

Minor Requirements

Minor in Mathematics:

Required Courses (23 credits)

ALL of the following courses:

MATH 125 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
MATH 225 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
MATH 331 Introduction to Abstract Mathematics

TWO additional courses at the 200-level or above

TWO additional courses at the 300-level or above

Minor in Applied Statistics:

Required Courses (19 credits)

ALL of the following courses:

MATH 110 Introduction to Statistics
MATH 125 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
MATH 210 Statistical Inference
MATH 310 Applied Statistical Methods

TWO more courses (at least 6 credits) chosen from:

CMSC 111 Introduction to Programming
MATH 315 Mathematical Probability and Statistics
MATH 410 Special Topics in Applied Statistics
MATH 345 Operations Research

Program Policies

Advanced Placement:
Students who score 4 or 5 on the calculus AB or BC exam will receive credit for MATH 125 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I. Students who score 4 or 5 on the BC calculus exam may receive credit for MATH 225 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II at the discretion of the program chair.

CLEP Policy:
A satisfactory score on the CLEP exam in college algebra will be accepted in lieu of MATH 103. A satisfactory score on the CLEP exam in calculus will be accepted in lieu of MATH 125 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I.

Cross-tallied Courses:
Courses that are cross-tallied represent identical courses offered with a different program prefix. Students may not enroll in or receive credit for more than one iteration of a cross-tallied course even in different semesters.

Grades in Major and Minor Courses:
Students are required to earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in all courses counted to fulfill requirements for the major or the minor. To declare the mathematics major, a student must receive a "B" or better in MATH 125 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I and MATH 225 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II or the approval of the program chair.

Pass/No Pass:
No major or minor courses may be taken pass/no pass.

Senior Assessment:
Every mathematics major must successfully complete MATH 499 Senior Seminar in Mathematics.

TELL Policy:
TELL credits are accepted toward the Trinity degree based on the approval of program faculty. TELL credits do not count toward the major in mathematics.

Transfer Credits:
Students wishing to transfer credits must consult the Program Chair.

Course Descriptions

MATH 491 Internship in Mathematics
MATH 498 Independent Study
MATH 210 Statistical Inference
MATH 225 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
MATH 299H Math Across Cultures: Ethnomathematics - HONORS
MATH 301 Linear Algebra
MATH 310 Applied Statistical Methods
MATH 499 Senior Seminar in Mathematics
MATH 433 Number Theory
MATH 435 Geometry
MATH 437 Complex Variables
MATH 410 Special Topics in Applied Statistics
MATH 431 Real Analysis I
MATH 403 Abstract Algebra I
MATH 341 Discrete Mathematics and Mathematical Modeling
MATH 345 Operations Research
MATH 371 History of Mathematics
MATH 331 Introduction to Abstract Mathematics
MATH 315 Mathematical Probability and Statistics
MATH 325 Multi-Variable Calculus
MATH 327 Differential Equations
MATH 109 Foundations of Mathematics
MATH 110 Introduction to Statistics
MATH 111 Applied Mathematical Skills
MATH 123 Pre-Calculus
MATH 125 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
MATH 101S Introductory Algebra with Suppl Instruction
MATH 102 Intermediate Algebra
MATH 105 Mathematical Problem Solving
MATH 108 Finite Mathematics
MATH 030 Pre-Algebra
MATH 060 Elementary Algebra
MATH 100 Introduction to Pre-Algebra
MATH 101 Introductory Algebra


Trinity reserves the right to change, without prior notice, any policy or procedure, tuition or fee, curricular requirements, or any other information found on this web site or in its printed materials.

Questions may be directed to Virginia Broaddus, Ph.D., Provost at BroaddusV@trinitydc.edu.

For teacher education courses, check Continuing Education  Archived Course Descriptions and Schedules.

About

Visit

Getting to Campus

Directions to Campus

Parking on Campus

Campus Map

Shuttle from Brookland Metro

Hotels

Campus Tours & Open Houses

Prospective students can request a campus tour by calling 800-492-6882. Learn More

Online Campus Tour

Office of Admissions

Events at Trinity

Meeting & Conference Rentals

Room Rentals

Trinity Center

Calendar of Events

Fitness Center

Brookland residents: learn about discounted memberships at the Trinity Center.

 - Current Fitness Classes

 - Facilities

Schools

Special Programs

Billiart Center for Social Justice
Scholarship, Spirituality and Religiosity, and Service
Continuing Education
Professional development courses for educators
Trinity at THEARC
Earn your Associate's Degree in southeast Washington, DC

CAS Programs

EDU Programs

NHP Programs

SPS Programs

Academic Life

Offices

Student Life