
MathematicsRequirements for Honors in MathematicsHonors in mathematics are awarded in recognition of excellent overall scholarship and the successful completion of an honorslevel capstone experience. Candidates need departmental approval based on mathematical maturity, creativity, and the ability to do independent work in order to register for 31349300 Honors Course. Final approval for honors is decided by a department vote. Honors in mathematics are awarded only upon recommendation of the department faculty. Departmental Policies on Math Placement GroupsA prerequisite for entrance into mathematics 31310000, 31310100, 31310200, 31310500, 31310600, 31310700 31310800, 31311100, 31313100, 31313200, 31313500, 31314400, 31315200, 31315500, 31316100, 31318000, 31324300 (also has a course prerequisite), and 31325200 and computer science 31210500, 31210600, 31211000, 31211500, and 31217100 is the appropriate classification of the student in Group 1, 2, 3, or 4. Math Placement Exam  All entering students must take the Math Placement Exam. Based on the results, students are initially assigned to one of the four placement groups. This determines where they can enter the mathematics and computer science curriculum. Students can move from one group to another as follows: Group 4  The student must take 31310000 Mathematics Fundamentals or 31318000 Mathematics Fundamentals with Computers before any other mathematics or computer science course other than 31315300. Passing 31310000 or 31318000 with a C or better places the student in Group 3. Group 3  The student may take the computer science courses 31210500, 31210600, 31211000, and the mathematics courses 31310100, 31310500, 31310600, 31310700, 31313100, 31313500, 31315200, 31315300, and 31315500. Completion of 31310100 with a C or better, 31310700 with a C or better, or instructor's approval in 31313100 places the student in Group 2. Group 2  The student may take any course that a Group 3 student may take, except 31310100 and 31313100, and in addition may take, and is encouraged to take, at least one of 31310200, 31310800, 31313200, 31314400, 31316100, and 31325200, and 31217100. Completion of 31310200 with a C or better or instructor's approval in 31313200 places the student in Group 1. Group 1  The student may take any course in the mathematics and computer science offerings other than 31310000, 31310100, 31310200, 31313100, 31313200, and 31318000 provided the course prerequisites are met. Students in Group 1 are encouraged to take courses with Group 1 or Group 2 prerequisites. Assistance is available for students with difficulties in courses. Departmental Policies on Specified ElectivesA course used to satisfy the mathematics/computer science elective requirement in a major offered by the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science cannot also be used as an elective in another major within the department. A course used to satisfy the mathematics/computer science elective requirement in a minor offered by the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science cannot also be used as an elective in another major or minor within the department. Courses required for both a major in any department and a minor in the mathematics/computer science department are waived for the minor. Requirements for the Major in Mathematics  B.A.The mathematics major prepares students for careers  in industry, government, and education  that require problem solving and creative thinking abilities. The curriculum is based on a core of required courses that provides a foundation leading to a number of upperlevel options. Credits in the major
An overall average of C (2.00) is required in mathematics courses that are being used to fulfill the minimum course requirements for the mathematics major and the mathematics and computing minors. Also, no more than one passing grade below C in mathematics courses may be used. Requirements for Mathematics B.A. with Teaching OptionThe program requirements below are for students who will graduate and apply for New York State teaching certification on or after February 2, 2004. Entering firstyear students in fall 2000 and thereafter will complete the following program. Any transfer student entering the College in the 20022003 academic year, who intends to graduate and apply for New York teaching certification on or before February 2, 2004, will meet the requirements for the B.A. in mathematics with teaching option found in the 20012002 Ithaca College Undergraduate Catalog, p. 132. Credits in the major
Restricted electives in the major department
Core education requirements
Additional core requirements 1. All teacher education students must successfully complete a year of collegelevel study in a language other than English. Students may test out of this requirement by taking the language placement test and placing at level 2 or above. 2. All teacher education students must successfully complete a writing course at the 106 level or above. 3. All teachingoption students must successfully complete the secondyear review and maintain a minimum 2.75 GPA in mathematics. If a student receives an unsuccessful review, or a review with stipulations, the student must participate in and successfully pass a second review the following year. Unsuccessful reviews and reviews with stipulations will be accompanied by a written statement outlining what must be done before the next review is complete. 4. Students must earn a grade of B or better in 32730810 and 32730510 to qualify for student teaching. A grade of B does not qualify. 5. Professional Semester in Education and Seminar on the Practical Issues of Teaching constitute a full course load during the studentteaching semester. No additional courses may be taken. 6. All candidates for initial certification must successfully complete all three sections of the New York State Teacher Certification Exam: the liberal arts and sciences test, the assessment of teaching skillswritten, and the content area exam. 7. The mathematics and computer science department chair and the coordinator of teacher education must approve any exceptions to the above requirements.
An overall average of C (2.00) is required in mathematics courses that are being used to fulfill the minimum course requirements for the mathematics major and the mathematics and computing minors. Also, no more than one passing grade below C in mathematics courses may be used. Requirements for MathematicsComputer Science, B.S. with Teaching OptionCredits in the major
Restricted electives in the major department
Core education requirements
Additional core requirements 1. All teachingoption students must successfully complete a year of collegelevel study in a language other than English. Students may test out of this requirement by taking the language placement test and placing at level 2 or above. 2. All teachingoption students must complete a writing course at the 106 level or above. 3. All teachingoption students must successfully complete the secondyear review and maintain a minimum 2.75 GPA in mathematics and computer science. If a student receives an unsuccessful review, or a review with stipulations, the student must participate in and successfully pass a second review the following year. Unsuccessful reviews and reviews with stipulations will be accompanied by a written statement outlining what must be done before the next review is complete. 4. Students must earn a grade of B or better in 32730810 and 32730510 to qualify for student teaching. A grade of B does not qualify. 5. Professional Semester in Education and Seminar on the Practical Issues of Teaching constitute a full course load during the student teaching semester. No additional courses may be taken. 6. All candidates for initial certification must successfully complete all three sections of the New York State Teacher Certification Exam: the liberal arts and sciences test, the assessment of teaching skillswritten, and the content area exam. 7. The mathematics and computer science department chair and the coordinator of teacher education must approve any exceptions to the above requirements.
An overall average of C (2.00) is required in mathematics courses that are being used to fulfill the minimum course requirements for the major. Also, no more than one passing grade below C in those courses may be used. Requirements for the Major in MathematicsComputer Science  B.S.This program is designed for students whose educational or career objectives combine mathematics and computer science. It provides the opportunity for and recognition of serious concentration in both fields, and prepares students for graduate study or career placement in either field.
An overall average of C (2.00) is required in mathematics and computer science courses being used to fulfill the minimum course requirements for the major. No more than one passing grade below C in those courses may be used. Requirements for the Major in MathematicsEconomics  B.A.The mathematicseconomics program provides quantitative background for students who wish to enter graduate school, industry, and government. It offers the mathematics student applications in the form of economic models and econometric studies, and the economics student foundations and analysis of mathematics necessary for a cogent exposition of quantitative economics. In general, the program places economics and mathematics into the broad context of rigorous analytical studies. Credits in the major
Electives
An overall average of C (2.00) is required in mathematics and computer science courses being used to fulfill the minimum course requirements for the major. No more than one passing grade below C in those courses may be used. Requirements for the Major in MathematicsPhysics  B.A.The mathematicsphysics major provides an option for students who want to concentrate on both areas equally, rather than majoring in one or the other. It also provides an option for those who are undecided between the two fields at the time of freshman registration. The student can move easily to either mathematics or physics at any time up to the middle of the junior year. Credits in the major
Electives
An overall average of C (2.00) is required in mathematics courses being used to fulfill the minimum course requirements for the major. No more than one passing grade below C in mathematics courses may be used. Minor in MathematicsThe mathematics minor program provides an option for nonmajors who wish to take mathematics courses, be guided in course selection, and receive recognition for their studies. Requirements for the minor
Students interested in a mathematics minor should consult a departmental adviser. An overall average of C (2.00) is required in mathematics courses being used to fulfill the minimum course requirements for the minor. No more than one passing grade below C in mathematics courses may be used. Advanced PlacementStudents can receive credit and advanced placement in Calculus I (31311100) by receiving a grade of 3, 4, or 5 on the calculus AB College Board Advanced Placement Examination. Students can receive credit and advanced placement in Calculus I (31311100) and Calculus II (31311200) by receiving a grade of 3, 4, or 5 on the calculus BC College Board Advanced Placement Examination. Ithaca College also provides its own placement examination for students who feel they have a knowledge of calculus but have not taken the College Board Advanced Placement Examination. Students can receive credit in 31324300 Statistics by receiving a grade of 3, 4, or 5 on the College Board Advanced Placement Examination. Students can receive credit and advanced placement in 31217100 Principles of Computing Science I if they have a grade of 4 or 5 on the College Board Advanced Placement Examination. Notes on PrerequisitesA grade of C or better is required for a course in mathematics to fulfill a prerequisite for another mathematics course. A student requires the permission of the mathematics department to take a mathematics course that is a prerequisite for a mathematics course for which he/she has previously received credit. 

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