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Grade Requirements for Graduation, Retention, and Transfer Into Major

Grade Requirements for:

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.
  • A 2.5 GPA in the required courses MAT 127, 128, 200, 205, 229 (and STA 215 for the Statistics specialization).
  • 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:

  • Students must meet the above graduation requirements and the following grade requirements to be retained in the major. If a student fails to meet the standard, students will have one year to meet the standard. Students concerned about the standards should speak with their advisor.
  • Majors must earn a C- in all courses that count towards the degree. A single grade of D or D+ may be earned in a s 300/400 MAT/STA courses that is not a prerequisite for a subsequent course.
  • A 2.5 GPA in the required courses MAT 127, 128, 200, 205, 229 (and STA 215 for the Statistics specialization).

# MAT 125 may be substituted for MAT 127 with permission of the chair.


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. In addition, if a student who is a major in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics does not pass any courses (with a C-) satisfying requirements for the major for a calendar year (2 regular semesters), s/he may 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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