Sep 20, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Mathematics, B.S.


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The major in Mathematics is based on the program recommended by the Mathematical Association of America. It is designed to prepare students for either a career in mathematics or a mathematics-related field, or to continue their studies in graduate school. We encourage undergraduate research experiences and/or industry internships to help our students prepare for their postgraduate careers.

Requirements for Graduation:

To be eligible for graduation, students majoring in Mathematics must complete a minimum of 120 credits, achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.0, satisfy the College’s residency requirements, and complete the General Education Requirements of the College. A minimum grade of 2.0 is required for First Year Seminar and all courses taken as part of Foundations. Courses used to complete General Education Requirements may not be taken on a pass/fail basis.

The General Education Requirements of the college require students to successfully complete a First Year Seminar, Foundations, Disciplinary Perspectives, and a Constellation. Students who enter the college with 30 credit hours completed will not take a First Year Seminar course and therefore must take an additional 3 credits for graduation. Transfer students that are awarded 60 or more credits upon acceptance to York College will not be required to complete a Constellation.

In addition, students majoring in Mathematics must earn a 2.0 or greater in all major courses.

General Education Requirement


First Year Seminar


Foundations Requirement


Disciplinary Perspectives Requirement


Constellation Requirement


The Constellation requirement is met when a student completes four courses from a minimum of three disciplines within the Constellation requirements.  Transfer students that are awarded 60 or more credits upon acceptance to York College will not be required to complete a Constellation except for Education majors.

Suggested Course Sequence:


Freshman Year (30 credits)


Fall Semester (16 credits):


  • 3 credit hours
  • 4 credit hours
  • Foundations - American Citizenship OR Global Citizenship course 3 credit hours
  • Disciplinary Perspectives course 3 credit hours
  • Elective course 3 credit hours

Spring Semester (14 credits):


Sophomore Year (32 credits)


Fall Semester (16 credits):


Spring Semester (16 credits):


Junior Year (30 credits)


Fall Semester (15 or 16 credits):


Spring Semester (14 or 15 credits):


Senior Year (28 credits)


Fall Semester (13 credits):


Spring Semester (15 credits):


  • Mathematics electives 9 credit hours
  • Constellation courses 6 credit hours

Career-Oriented Tracks:


The student may choose to complete courses from one of the following career-oriented tracks:

Computer Science Track with Minor in Computer Science


Government Track


12 credits of a Foreign Language of choice (six credits fulfill Global Citizenship requirement)

Pure Math/Graduate School Track


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