The mathematics curriculum provides the majors with a solid foundation in both applied and theoretical mathematics. It develops in students correct and effective reasoning and problemsolving skills for use in business, industry, teaching, or graduate work in mathematics.
Graduates of Cabrini College with a degree in Mathematics will have a firm understanding of singlevariable and multivariable calculus, an understanding of mathematical structures and operations and their properties, and the ability to construct clear and concise proofs and an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of mathematical concepts.
Mathematics majors also develop an awareness of the many areas of applications of mathematics and an ability to use mathematics as a tool in problemsolving and the modeling of physical phenomena.
In addition, graduate have:
 the ability to analyze numerical data and draw logical conclusions
 the ability to solve multistep problems using sequential reasoning and critical thinking
 the ability to communicate mathematical ideas in written form clearly to others
 familiarity with the technological tools used in mathematics
Required Courses for the Mathematics Major
(3 credits unless specified)
 MAT 130  Calculus II (4 credits)
 MAT 201  Introduction to Linear Algebra
 MAT 215  Discrete Mathematics
 MAT 221  Introduction to Mathematical Proofs
 MAT 225  Introduction to Technology in Mathematics (1 credit)
 MAT 230  Calculus III (4 credits)
 MAT 231  Differential Equations (4 credits)
 MAT 301  Abstract Algebra
 MAT 313  Probability and Statistics (4 credits)
 MAT 410  Real Analysis
 IST 195  Introduction to Programming
Mathematics Electives (9 credits*)
Electives from any department (33–44 credits)
Total Credits for Major: 44
*Two courses must be mathematics courses of at least 3 credits at the 200 level or higher. The third may be selected from a mathematics course of at least 3 credits at the 200 level or higher, or, with the permission of the Mathematics Department chair, IST 200 and IST 285.
Students not seeking secondary certification may not take MAT 489 as a mathematics elective.
Students must take MAT 130 as their quantitative literacy requirement unless they place into a higherlevel course.
A student majoring in mathematics must take PHY 101 with the laboratory as one of the science core courses and is strongly encouraged to take PHY 102 with the laboratory as the other science core course.
Special Requirements
A student must maintain an overall GPA of 2.0 in all required courses for the major or minor. If the GPA falls below this, the student is placed on probation by the department and has one semester to increase the GPA to the minimum standard.
Failing this, the student will be dismissed from the program unless he or she gets an extension from the department chair.
No grade lower than a 'C' in a mathematics course will count toward fulfilling the requirements of the major or minor.
Learning Outcomes
Mathematics majors will demonstrate:

a firm understanding of single and multivariable calculus, the foundation courses for higherlevel mathematics

an understanding of mathematical structures and operations and their properties

the ability to construct clear and concise proofs and possess an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of mathematical concepts

an awareness of the many areas of applications of mathematics and an ability to use mathematics as a tool in problem solving and the modeling of physical phenomena

an ability to analyze numerical data and draw logical conclusions

an ability to solve multistep problems using sequential reasoning and critical thinking

an ability to communicate mathematical ideas in written form clearly to others

a familiarity with technological tools used in mathematics