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Mathematics: Mathematics

The Mathematics Specialization is a specialization of the Mathematics major that offers students the opportunity to study all areas of mathematics from pure mathematics to applied mathematics. The Undergraduate Bulletin contains the official list of major requirements. However, students will meet all their requirements by completing the major requirements listed in the checklist, meeting the department’s retention and GPA requirements, and completing TCNJ’s liberal learning requirements. Below are additional program documents and other information about the specialization. For more information, please contact your advisor or the department chair.

Program Documents for the Mathematics Specialization:

  • Mathematics Specialization Checklist: 2020-21 (pdf version), 2020-21 (Word version).
  • Program Planner:
  • The four-year Planner gives a suggested schedule plan for taking the courses in your major:
  • General Advising Information for Math Majors.
  • Science requirements:
  • Graduation and Retention Requirements:
    • Must earn a grade of C- or higher in all courses for the major. A grade of C- must be earned in any course that is a prerequisite for another math/stat course before that course can be taken. A grade of D or D+ may be earned in one 300/400 course that is not a prerequisite for a subsequent course.
    • Must also earn a 2.5 GPA in the foundational courses (MAT 127, 128, 200, 205, 229) that are taken at TCNJ.
    • Must make progress in the major by earning a C- or higher in at least one major course every two semesters.
    • Students who fail to meet these requirements will have one year to meet them or face possible dismissal from the major.

Honors: An Honors program is available for Mathematics majors. More information can be found at Honors.

Mathematics Specialization Learning Goals

Students will demonstrate the following:

  1. The ability to understand and write mathematical proofs at the advanced undergraduate level
  2. The ability to bring together concepts from various areas of mathematics to solve mathematical problems
  3. The ability to effectively communicate mathematical ideas to their peers, both orally and in writing
  4. The ability to use technology appropriately to investigate mathematical problems
  5. Engagement in mathematics as a discipline