Mathematics
Mathematicians untangle mysteries. With logic that is centuries old, or with brand new theories still waiting to be proven, mathematicians explore problems and develop solutions that change the world.
As a math major you’ll experience:
 A Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics, with options in teacher certification.
 Minors in general math, statistics, teacher education or mathematics technology.
 Community based internships and student teaching experiences.
 High quality preparation for a professional career as a teacher.
 A dedicated and talented faculty of mathematicians.
 Tutoring opportunities at the Math Activity Center.
 The Statistical Consulting Center, which provides resources for a variety of research projects.
The general purpose of this degree is to provide a program of study in mathematics fostering general mathematical reasoning and the development of the mathematical tools needed for success. Students wishing to pursue a career as a certified mathematics teacher should choose either the Middle School Teacher Certification or Secondary Teacher Certification option.
Options
Degree Requirements (120 Credits) 
Credits 

Courses required for the Option are shown in boldface.  
Mathematics Option core requirements  
MA 2400  Introduction to Formal Mathematics (MATH)  3 
MA 2550  Calculus I (QRCO)  4 
MA 2560  Calculus II (QRCO)  4 
MA 2700  Logic, Proofs, and Axiomatic Systems (WRCO)  3 
MA 3120  Linear Algebra  3 
MA 3200  Discrete Mathematics  3 
MA 3500  Probability and Statistics for Scientists  3 
MA 3510  Differential Equations  3 
MA 3540  Calculus III  4 
MA 4140  Abstract Algebra (WRCO)  3 
MA 4430  Numerical Analysis (TECO)  3 
MA 4510  Introduction to Analysis  3 
Total Mathematics Option core requirement credit  39  
Mathematics electives – complete 12 credits from the following  
MA 3130  Directed Research in Mathematics  3 
MA 3230  College Geometries (TECO) (WRCO)  4 
MA 3280  Regression Analysis  3 
MA 3460  History of Mathematics (GACO) (WRCO)  3 
MA 4220  Topics in Mathematics  3 
MA 4350  Probability Theory  3 
Total Mathematics elective credit  1213  
Computer Science elective – complete one of the following  
CS 2370  Introduction to Programming  4 
CS 2400  Scientific Programming  3 
CS 2470  Systems Programming in C/C++  2 
Total Computer Science elective credit  24  
General Education:  
EN 1200  Composition  3 
IS 1111  The First Year Seminar: Critical Thinking and the Nature of Inquiry  3 
CTDI  Creative Thought Directions  6 
PPDI  Past and Present Directions  6 
SIDI  Scientific Inquiry Directions  68 
SSDI  Self and Society Directions  6 
DICO  Diversity Connection  3 
GACO  Global Awareness Connection  3 
INCO  Integration Connection  3 
WECO  Wellness Connection  3 
Total General Education credit  4244  
Electives  2520  
Total credit  120  
Students must receive a grade of C or better in all MA courses required in their degree program. A grade of C or better must be earned in any MA prerequisite course before enrolling in the postrequisite course. 
*All course information is from the 20172018 Catalog.
All teacher candidates who interact with students in public school settings through courserelated field experiences, including Internship in Mathematics Teaching, are subject to New Hampshire state legislation that requires a full disclosure criminal records check. This may include fingerprinting. The processing of the criminal records check is conducted at the site school before the field experience begins. The fee for this processing is the responsibility of the teacher candidate and is paid directly to the school district. Each new site will require a separate fingerprinting and background check. Inquiries should be directed to the Coordinator of Internships in the Office of Educator Preparation.
In order for teacher candidates to participate in field experiences in diverse settings that are essential for their development as teachers, teacher candidates must be willing and able to travel outside of the Plymouth area beyond walking distances. All Internship in Teaching candidates should plan for and be able to secure their own transportation by the junior year.
Degree Requirements (120 Credit) 
Credits 

Courses required for the Option are shown in boldface.  
MA  Mathematics electives above MA 2100 [not MADI]  68  
MA 2120  Mathematics for Grades 46 Educators (QRCO)  4  
MA 2400  Introduction to Formal Mathematics  3  
Calculus – complete one sequence of (MA 2490 and MA 2500) or (MA 2550 and MA 2560):  8  


MA 2700  Logic, Proofs, and Axiomatic Systems (WRCO)  3  
MA 3050  Introduction to Mathematics Education  3  
MA 3200  Discrete Mathematics  3  
MA 3230  College Geometries (TECO) (WRCO)  4  
MA 3460  History of Mathematics (GACO) (WRCO)  3  
MA 3500  Probability and Statistics for Scientists  3  
MA 4020  The Cultural and Psychological Aspects of Mathematics Learning (DICO) (INCO)  3  
MA 4040  Teaching and Learning Mathematics for Secondary and Middle School  3  
MA 4965  Internship in Mathematics Teaching (58)  12  
MA 4985  Internship in Mathematics Teaching Seminar  1  
CD 3000  Philosophical and Historical Perspectives on the Child in Society (INCO) (WRCO)  3  
ED 2350  Human Development: Children, Health and Learning (WECO)  3  
ED 3350  Classroom Planning, Management, and Organization for Middle School and Secondary Educators (TECO) 
3  
SE 3090  Introduction to Special Education: Middle and Secondary  3  
General Education:  
EN 1200  Composition  3  
IS 1111  The First Year Seminar: Critical Thinking and the Nature of Inquiry  3  
CTDI  Creative Thought Directions  6  
PPDI  Past and Present Directions  6  
SIDI  Scientific Inquiry Directions  68  
SSDI  Self and Society Directions  6  
Electives  1915  
Students must receive a grade of C or better in all MA courses required in their degree program.
A grade of C or better must be earned in any MA prerequisite course before enrolling in the postrequisite course. Internship in Mathematics Teaching requires a 2.50 minimum cumulative grade point average. 
*All course information is from the 20162017 Catalog.
All teacher candidates who interact with students in public school settings through courserelated field experiences, including Internship in Mathematics Teaching, are subject to New Hampshire state legislation that requires a full disclosure criminal records check. This may include fingerprinting. The processing of the criminal records check is conducted at the site school before the field experience begins. The fee for this processing is the responsibility of the teacher candidate and is paid directly to the school district. Each new site will require a separate fingerprinting and background check. Inquiries should be directed to the Coordinator of Internships in the Office of Educator Preparation.
In order for teacher candidates to participate in field experiences in diverse settings that are essential for their development as teachers, teacher candidates must be willing and able to travel outside of the Plymouth area beyond walking distances. All Internship in Teaching candidates should plan for and be able to secure their own transportation by the junior year.
Please also visit plymouth.edu/office/educatorpreparation/.
Degree Requirements (120 Credits) 
Credits 

Courses required for the Option are shown in boldface.  
MA 2400  Introduction to Formal Mathematics (MATH)  3 
MA 2550  Calculus I (QRCO)  4 
MA 2560  Calculus II (QRCO)  4 
MA 2700  Logic, Proofs, and Axiomatic Systems (WRCO)  3 
MA 3050  Introduction to Mathematics Education  3 
MA 3120  Linear Algebra  3 
MA 3200  Discrete Mathematics  3 
MA 3230  College Geometries (TECO) (WRCO)  4 
MA 3460  History of Mathematics (GACO) (WRCO)  3 
MA 3500  Probability and Statistics for Scientists  3 
MA 3540  Calculus III  4 
MA 4020  The Cultural and Psychological Aspects of Mathematics Learning (DICO) (INCO)  3 
MA 4040  Teaching and Learning Mathematics for Secondary and Middle School  3 
MA 4140  Abstract Algebra (WRCO)  3 
MA 4975  Internship in Mathematics Teaching (712)  12 
MA 4985  Internship in Mathematics Teaching Seminar  1 
CD 3000  Philosophical and Historical Perspectives on the Child in Society (INCO) (WRCO)  3 
ED 2350  Human Development: Children, Health and Learning (WECO)  3 
ED 3350  Classroom Planning, Management, and Organization for Middle School and Secondary Educators (TECO)  3 
SE 3090  Introduction to Special Education: Middle and Secondary  3 
General Education:  
EN 1200  Composition  3 
IS 1111  The First Year Seminar: Critical Thinking and the Nature of Inquiry  3 
CTDI  Creative Thought Directions  6 
PPDI  Past and Present Directions  6 
SIDI  Scientific Inquiry Directions  68 
SSDI  Self and Society Directions  6 
Electives  1917  
Students must receive a grade of C or better in all MA courses required in their degree program. A grade of C or better must be earned in any MA prerequisite course before enrolling in the postrequisite course. Internship in Mathematics Teaching requires a 2.50 minimum cumulative grade point average. 
*All course information is from the 20162017 Catalog.
Minors
Requirements (17 Credits) 
Credits 

MA  Mathematics courses above MA3100  6  
Complete one of the following:  3  


Complete one of the following:  4  


Complete one of the following:  4  

*All course information is from the 20162017 Catalog.
Requirements (18 Credits) 
Credits 

MA 3050  Introduction to Mathematics Education  3  
MA 3230  College Geometries (TECO) (WRCO)  4  
MA 3500  Probability and Statistics for Scientists  3  
Complete one of the following:  4  


Complete one of the following:  4  

*All course information is from the 20162017 Catalog.
Requirements (18 Credits) 
Credits 

MA 2110  Mathematics for PreKGrade 3 Educators  4  
MA 2120  Mathematics for Grades 46 Educators (QRCO)  4  
MA 3050  Introduction to Mathematics Education  3  
Complete one of the following:  3  


Complete one of the following:  4  

*All course information is from the 20162017 Catalog.
Requirements (15 Credits) 
Credits 

MA 2550  Calculus I (QRCO)  4  
MA 2560  Calculus II (QRCO)  4  
Complete seven credits from the following:  7  


Note: 3000 and 4000 level courses listed in the minor have prerequisites. 
*All course information is from the 20162017 Catalog.