2009-2010 Catalog 
    
    Nov 13, 2019  
2009-2010 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics


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Faculty

Professors: Gene Abrams, Robert Carlson, Sarbarish Chakravarty, James Daly, Greg Morrow (Chair), Rinaldo Schinazi, and Yu Zhang; Professor Emeriti: Keith Phillips and Kulumani Rangaswamy; Assistant Professors: Radu Cascaval, Barbara Prinari, and Seung Son; Senior Instructor: Shannon Michaux.

Degree Programs

The Department of Mathematics at UCCS offers a wide range of courses, degrees, and programs to meet the needs of a diverse constituency in the Pikes Peak Region. The degree programs include a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics  (including a secondary teaching option), Bachelor of Science in Mathematics , and Master of Science in Applied Mathematics .

Mathematics and mathematics teaching options are also available through the Letters, Arts, and Sciences Master of Sciences Degree Program (MSc)  offered through the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences.

The department offers minors in both Mathematics  and Statistics . In addition, the department supports the Certificate Program in Industrial Mathematics  and the Certificate Program in CATME  (Center for Applications and Technology in Mathematics Education).

Mathematics Learning Center

The Mathematics Learning Center (MLC) is located in the EAS Building. The MLC began operation in the fall of 1990 as part of a federally funded Title III initiative known as Project Excel. The Math Learning Center provides drop-in mathematics tutoring for students, supports the individualized mathematics courses offered through the Extended Studies program, and provides computer access to mathematical software. As the role of computer technology in the classroom continues to grow, so too does the importance of the MLC as a vital student resource.

Mathematics Academic Policies

Prerequisite Policy

For the courses Math 104, 105, 111, 112, and 135, students must meet the entrance requirements for the course. For all other courses, listed prerequisites are advisory only. If a student has not achieved a passing grade in a listed prerequisite course, the student must demonstrate that he/she possesses an appropriate level of competence in the prerequisite topics before enrolling in the subsequent course. Such students must satisfactorily complete either the Algebra Diagnostic Exam or Calculus Readiness Exam as warranted. Students enrolled in any one of the courses Math 104, 105, 111, 112, 135 who have not met either the course prerequisite or the exam prerequisite by the second week of the semester must disenroll from the course.

Students who are interested in enrolling in any of Math 104, 105, 111, 112, or 135 are strongly encouraged to take the appropriate placement exam well before the start of the semester, for pedagogical, advising and administrative purposes. To make an appointment to take a placement exam, or for more information, contact the Career Center at (719) 255-3340.

Calculator Policy

Calculator usage on exams is limited to a basic scientific calculator with a minimal number of storage registers and no graphing capability.

Outcomes, Mathematics, BA/BS

  • Be able to analyze problems and formulate appropriate mathematical models
  • Understand mathematical techniques and how they apply
  • Recognize phenomena and be able to abstract, generalize and specialize these patterns in order to analyze them mathematically
  • Be able to express oneself in writing and orally in an articulate, sound and well-organized fashion
  • Program reinforces mathematical inspiration among women and men alike
  • Be able to use, verify, and check well-known techniques of calculation
  • Demonstrate employment status or graduate degree status in a mathematically related area

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