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Mathematics, B.S.



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Program Description


The mathematics major at Springfield College offers students a broad and solid background in the field, preparing them to immediately pursue a professional career in government, business, and various industries that require mathematical discipline. Students also have the option to proceed to graduate school for further study in mathematics, statistics, or applied mathematics.

Offerings in mathematical analysis, linear algebra, discrete mathematics, and probability theory are supplemented by courses in abstract algebra, geometry, and mathematics seminar. Mathematics majors have the opportunity to complete a minor, including computer science, computer programming, business management, and economics. All students are assigned an academic advisor who assists them in the development of their course of study.

Program Highlights


Degree: Bachelor of Science

Required Credits: 120

School: School of Arts and Sciences

Department: Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science

Modality: On-Ground

Locations: Main Campus (Springfield)

Additional Information: https://springfield.edu/programs/mathematics

Advanced Standing and Program Standards


In order to continue in the mathematics major, students must qualify for advanced standing during the spring semester of their sophomore year, prior to registration for junior-level classes. (Students seeking secondary teacher licensure must also meet certain standards to be accepted into the teacher preparation program. More information about those requirements can be found on page 118). In order to qualify for advanced standing as a mathematics major, students must:

  1. Achieve at least a 2.500 cumulative GPA.
  2. Achieve at least a 2.500 GPA in their program requirements.
  3. Complete all program requirements with a grade of C- or better. Courses in which unsatisfactory grades were received must be repeated.
  4. Be making satisfactory progress toward the completion of their program of study, as determined by the academic advisor and the department.
  5. 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.

Undergraduate Curriculum Overview


The Academic Advising Center provides the following repositories of sequencing and curriculum guides for all undergraduate majors and minors to assist with course planning:  

Additional Notes:

  • There may be circumstances where credit totals do not reflect coursework that is eligible to count towards Core Curriculum and Major Requirement sections of a major simultaneously.
  • Degree requirements are subject to change. 

I. Core Curriculum (40 credits)


This Core Curriculum is faithful to the Springfield College mission and further strengthens the Humanics philosophy of educating students in spirit, mind, and body. It is a cornerstone of a Springfield College education. Regardless of one’s major, it provides a strong, developmental, and holistic foundation for leaders in service to humanity. Upon completion, all graduates will be prepared to learn, lead, and serve in diverse, multicultural, and global contexts as well as in any career path they may choose. They will have the knowledge, habits of the mind, skills, and abilities to face unexpected situations and challenges, the values and attitudes for self-motivation and a vision of service that stems from hope, optimism and making a difference, as well as the self-determination to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.

View the Core Curriculum Requirements (40 credits)  section for a complete list of the domains and courses therein.

II. Major Requirements (46* credits)


Students who have a deficiency in their mathematics preparation may be required to take MATH 115: College Algebra and/or MATH 125: Precalculus before taking MATH 140: Calculus I.

*Coursework listed within the Mathematics major requirements section also satisfies the Quantitative Reasoning domain of the Core Curriculum.  There are 42 unique credits required in the Mathematics major.

III. Electives (to complete a minimum of 120 credits)


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