Oct 14, 2019
Springfield College’s mathematics and computer technology major provides students with a basic program of study in mathematics, computer science, and digital art that will prepare students for entry-level positions that require skills in those areas. Mathematics and computer technology majors may also opt to seek licensure as an elementary (grades 1-6) and/or special education teacher.
Students enrolled in the major are required to complete a core curriculum consisting of computer science, digital art, and mathematics courses plus one of three concentrations: computer science, mathematics, or mathematics and computer technology learning applications. Students not seeking teacher licensure are encouraged to pursue internship opportunities through the Career Center in order to gain on-the-job experience.
To view a major program sequence to assist with course planning, click here.
Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.S.) with a major in Mathematics and Computer Technology
(120 credit hours) Requirements are subject to change.
For more information about the Mathematics and Computer Technology major, contact Dr. James O’Brien, chairperson of the Mathematics/Physics/Computer Science Department, at (413) 748-3754 or the Admissions Office at (800) 343-1257.
General Education Program (40 - 46 credits)
The General Education program at Springfield College is informed by its century-old Humanics tradition of educating the whole person in spirit, mind, and body, for leadership in service to humanity. These requirements have the goal of developing literate, thoughtful, socially responsible students, and instilling in them a spirit of inquiry into the nature of humankind and the universe. Towards those ends, the requirements emphasize and encourage: the acquisition of knowledge, understanding, and competency essential for the improvement of the human condition in a diverse society; a search for personal and spiritual values; and the development of an understanding and appreciation of physical well-being.
For specific requirements, see the General Education Program - Traditional Undergraduate Students (40 - 46 credits) section.
B. Concentration Requirements
Select one of the following concentrations:
3. Mathematics and Computer Technology Learning Applications
Students who follow this concentration typically seek elementary education licensure and must also complete the Arts and Sciences requirements and Elementary Teacher Professional Preparation requirements in order to satisfy the requirements for licensure as an elementary teacher (grades 1-6).
III. Electives (to complete a minimum of 120 credits)
Advanced Standing and Program Standards
In order to continue in the mathematics and computer technology major, students must qualify for advanced standing during the spring semester of their sophomore year, prior to registration for junior-level classes. (Students seeking elementary licensure must also meet certain requirements to be accepted into the teacher preparation program. In some cases, those requirements are higher than the standards listed below.) In order to qualify for advanced standing, all mathematics and computer technology majors must:
- Achieve at least a 2.500 cumulative GPA.
- Achieve at least a 2.500 GPA in their program requirements.
- Complete all program requirements with a grade of C- or better. Courses in which unsatisfactory grades were received must be repeated.
- Be making satisfactory progress toward the completion of
their program of study, as determined by the academic advisor
and the department.
- Have completed or be in the process of completing any program requirements in which an incomplete was received.
(Incomplete grades in program requirements must be completed by the end of the semester following the receipt of the incomplete, unless an extended deadline has been negotiated.) Students who do not meet these minimum standards are placed on departmental probationary status for a period of not more than one year. A student will be removed from departmental probationary status if and only if the minimum standards for advanced standing have been met. A student who is unable to meet the minimum standards during the probationary period will be subject to being dropped from the major. Once achieved, advanced standing must be maintained in order to continue in the major and complete the program.