
MathematicsBachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science James Conklin, Associate Professor and Chair The Department of Mathematics offers a curriculum with sufficient depth and flexibility to provide a sound program of study for a wide range of mathematical interests. General interest courses are offered for students interested in studying mathematics for their own information and enjoyment. The department offers programs that lead to the bachelor's degree in mathematics, mathematicseconomics, mathematicsphysics, and mathematicscomputer science. Requirements 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. Final approval for honors is decided by a department vote. Honors in mathematics are awarded only upon recommendation of the department faculty. Math Placement GroupsDepartmental Policies on Math Placement GroupsA prerequisite for entrance into mathematics 31310000, 31310500, 31310600, 31310700, 31310800, 31311100, 31313100, 31313200, 31313500, 31314400, 31315200, 31315500, 31316100, 31318000, 31324300 (also has a course prerequisite), and 31325200 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 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 course. Passing 31310000 or 31318000 with a C or better places the student in group 3. Group 3  The student may take mathematics courses 31310500, 31310600, 31310700, 31313100, 31313500, 31315200, and 31315500. Completion of 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 31313100, and in addition may take  and is encouraged to take  at least one of 31310200, 31310800, 31313200, 31314400, 31316100, and 31325200. Instructor's approval in 31313200 places the student in group 1. Group 1  The student may take any course in the mathematics offerings other than 31310000, 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. 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. No more than one passing grade below C in mathematics courses may be used. Requirements for Mathematics  B.A. with Teaching OptionCredits in the major
Restricted electives in the major department
Core education requirements
Additional core 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
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. 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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