Apr 21, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog, Volume 80 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog, Volume 80 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics Department

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Meet the Mathematics Faculty
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The Mathematics Department, following recommendations by the Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics of the Mathematical Association of America, offers its majors a basic grounding in calculus, modern algebra and real analysis. Students are introduced to the language of mathematics, learn to formulate and solve mathematical problems, and develop a facility with advanced mathematical technique and abstraction. A wide choice of elective courses allows students to pursue varied career goals. Our students are well prepared to choose graduate education, secondary teaching certification or to enter the work force directly.

For students interested in engineering, the Mathematics Department participates in a cooperative engineering program. For details, see the Special Programs  section of the catalog, and the Cooperative Engineering Program requirements section below.

Students can earn college credit for either Calculus I (MATH 110 .) or Calculus I and Calculus II (MATH 120 .) by scoring a four or a five on the Advanced Placement (AP) examinations.

Education Certification: Siena mathematics majors seeking initial teaching certification (grades 7-12) must be approved by both the Mathematics Department and the Education Department. It is the responsibility of the student to understand and fulfill the various requirements of Siena College, the major department, Education Department, and the state to which they plan to apply for teacher certification. In particular, students must maintain at least a 2.75 in Mathematics as well as an Education and overall GPA of 3.0. In addition, only courses with a grade of C or above are acceptable toward meeting content core and pedagogical core requirements for teacher certification in the State of New York. See https://www.siena.edu/departments/education/teacher-certification-program/ for details on the teacher certification program. New York State requires that all prospective teachers study a language other than English at the college level. To be approved the student must demonstrate strong communication skills, and successfully complete the requirements for the BA or BS degree in Mathematics, including the courses Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry and Probability for Statistics. Students returning to or continuing their education at Siena College for purposes of certification must meet the requirements above. Mathematics majors interested in Siena’s teacher preparation program are encouraged to contact members of the Education Department for further information.


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