Certificate Program
Department: Mathematics

CIP Code: 27.0101

MCC Program Code: MC01

NYSED Code (BRI): 32455

NYSED Code (DCC): 32456

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The Mathematics Certificate is for students who wish to demonstrate a high level of preparation in Mathematics to 4-year schools. A student who obtains this certificate will have completed courses forming a foundation towards a 4-year degree in Mathematics or a related field. A student who has AP or Transfer Credit for Calculus I (MTH 210) and Calculus II (MTH 211) can complete this certificate in 2 semesters. Otherwise, it will take up to 2 years to complete the certificate.
(Housed in the Mathematics Department)

Program Learning Outcomes

1) Formulate mathematical arguments.
2) Express mathematical ideas in various ways such as symbolically graphically numerically or verbally.
3) Analyze quantitative information in various problem solving situations.
4) Develop mathematical models of applications in various disciplines.
5) Use mathematical models to solve problems in various disciplines.
6) Use appropriate technologies to explore mathematical concepts.

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Requirements for Program Entrance

Four years of High school Mathematics (83 or higher each required);including Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, and one year of Precalculus, or MTH 175 with a grade of C or higher.

Distribution RequirementsCredit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER: 7-8 Credit hours
MTH 210 Calculus I 4
SECOND SEMESTER: 4 Credit hours
MTH 211 Calculus II 4
Total 4
THIRD SEMESTER: 7 Credit hours
MTH 212 Calculus III 4
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
Total 7
FOURTH SEMESTER: 6-8 Credit Hours
MTH 161 Statistics II* OR
MTH 220 Discrete Mathematics OR
MTH 225 Differential Equations OR
MTH 230 Linear Algebra
MTH 220 Discrete Mathematics OR
MTH 230 Linear Algebra
Total 6-8

* MTH 160 (Statistics I) is the prerequisite for MTH 161 (Statistics II). Students chosing MTH 161 as part of this certificate must first take the MTH 160 as an elective, unless MTH 160 has previously been completed.