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Programs

The Mathematics Program in the Rosary College of Arts and Sciences is designed to advance the university mission by conveying an appreciation for and understanding of mathematical thought and abstraction, and to increase the awareness of the application, breath, history, and current developments of mathematics.

The Mathematics Department offers two majors:

  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics and computer science

Additionally, Dominican offers a joint engineering program with the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) through a formal agreement. 

The five-year program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree from Dominican (in mathematics, mathematics and computer science or chemistry) and a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from IIT.

Mathematics Major

Dominican’s mathematics program is designed to appeal to students who have varied interests. Majors must complete at least 15 mathematics courses, including: 

  • Analytic Geometry and Calculus I and II
  • Multivariable Calculus
  • Linear Algebra
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Introduction to Proof Techniques
  • Abstract Algebra
  • Methods of Real Analysis
  • History of Mathematics
  • Three additional mathematics courses at the 280 level or above
  • Computer Programming
  • Service Learning
  • Senior Capstone Seminar (New for 2011)

Additionally, mathematics majors also take courses in languages, literature, history, philosophy, theology and the natural and social sciences to gain a breadth of a true liberal arts education. 

Many students also choose courses in education, business, economics, accounting or computer science to support their professional preparation.

Actuarial Studies Concentration

Actuaries have interesting and highly rated careers in the insurance and risk management industry. To become an SOA (Society of Actuaries) certified actuary, one must pass a number of actuarial examinations over a number of years and earn validated educational experiences (VEE) in economics, corporate finance, and applied statistics. This program is designed to prepare students for exam (P) and to earn VEE credit in economics, corporate finance, and the regression analysis portion of the applied statistics requirement.

For course requirements, refer to the undergraduate bulletin.

Mathematics and Computer Science

The mathematics and computer science major appeals to students who enjoy both disciplines because of the broad exposure it allows. 

Majors complete 16 courses in mathematics and computer science, including: 

  • Analytic Geometry and Calculus I and II
  • Multivariable Calculus
  • Linear Algebra
  • Discrete Structures
  • Two additional mathematics courses at the 280 level or above
  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Programming II: Data Structures
  • Advanced Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis
  • Service Learning
  • Five additional three-credit computer science courses

Mathematics Minor

Many students in a wide array of fields find that a mathematics minor challenges them intellectually and provides added depth to their career preparation. 

Students have wide latitude in selecting mathematics courses that complement their major field of study. Requirements include: 

  • MATH 251 Calculus of Transcendental Function or MATH 261 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
  • MATH 262 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II
  • Ten semester hours of elective mathematics courses, including at least one at the 300 level. Service learning is excluded from the minor.