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Grade Requirements for Prerequisites, Graduation, Retention and Transfer into the Major

Prerequisites

All mathematics, mathematics education, and statistics majors must earn a grade of C- in all prerequisite courses before taking  a mathematics or statistics course.


Graduation Requirements:

  • A minimum of six course units in the major must be earned in the department. A minimum of four of the final six course units in the major must be earned in the department.
  • Students must satisfy the retention requirements for their major to graduate.
  • In courses offered by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, a grade of C- or better must be earned in the courses that satisfy a graduation requirement, with the following exception. Students may count one D or D+ grade in a 300 or 400 level course.
  • In addition to these general requirements, there are additional requirements for the following majors and specializations:

Mathematics major: Applied Math Specialization

  1. A grade of C- or better must be earned in the Computer Science Correlate courses.

Mathematics Teaching and Mathematics Secondary Education majors

  1. Overall 3.0 grade point average to meet the state certification requirements.
  2. A 2.75 GPA in order to enroll in Clinical Practice I (SED 399, MTT 390 and RAL 328)
  3. A 3.0 GPA and a B- in all Clinical Practice I courses in order to enroll in Clinical Practice II (MTT 490)
  4. Students must meet the State of New Jersey’s Basic Skills requirement before applying for Clinical Practice I and II.
  5. B- or better in MTT 490 (Student teaching).

Retention Standards:

In order to be retained in the major, a student must meet the following grade requirements:

  • C- or better in MAT 200
  • C- or better in MAT 229

In addition, Mathematics Secondary Education majors in both 4- and 5-year programs must meet the following grade requirements:

  • After attempting 8 units at the college, if the cumulative GPA is 2.75 or
    below, a student will be placed on probation for the major. They are expected to consult
    with their advisor to come up with plan to get to an overall GPA of 3.0 and submit the
    plan to the Math Education Coordinator. If by end of 2 subsequent (regular) semesters,
    the overall GPA does not rise above 3.0, the department reserves the right to dismiss the
    student from the program.
  • Non-matriculated and provisional students are immediately subject to the policy at time
    of matriculation if GPA below 2.75.

Dismissal Policy

At the end of the semester, if a major in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics has not met one or more of the department’s retention standards, he/she will be given notice that they must meet the standard(s) in order to continue in the major.  If the standard has not been satisfied within a year the student will be dismissed from the major.


Requirements to Transfer Into Major

In order to transfer into all Mathematics majors, a student must meet the following grade requirements and be approved by the chair(s):

  1. C- or better in MAT 127
  2. C- or better in MAT 200

For the Mathematics Secondary Education or Mathematics Teaching majors, students must also meet:

  1. Praxis Core Basic Skills Test passing score (or equivalent)
  2. Additional requirements for the respective Education department.

 



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