Mathematics Undergraduate
Programs
Programs Director: Teresa
Magnus, Ph.D.,TEL: (603) 8978462; Email:
tmagnus@rivier.edu)
Mathematics
courses in the core help students develop quantitative,
algebraic, and reasoning abilities which enable them to function
better in their personal and professional lives.
The Mathematics programs are designed to
provide an undergraduate curriculum that is both challenging
enough to prepare students for entry into graduate programs in
mathematicsrelated disciplines and broad enough to meet the
needs of all students in learning to think clearly and
logically, to analyze problems, to understand and use the
language, theory, and techniques of mathematics, and to develop
the skills and acquire the principles and tools needed in the
application of mathematics. The courses offered give mathematics
majors a solid background for graduate study and professional
employment in business, industry, engineering, and other fields.
A major in mathematics is one of the most flexible options at
Rivier College because it provides ample opportunity for
students to explore other areas of interest.
Students in all majors are
encouraged to minor in mathematics. Employers and
graduate schools look favorably on students who have taken extra
mathematics courses.
Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics
Competencies
Students completing the Bachelorâ€™s degree in
mathematics should be able to:

Use mathematical
operations and procedures correctly.

Use mathematical
concepts, methods, functions, and models to solve real world
problems and write mathematical proofs.

Communicate
mathematical ideas in a clear and competent manner.
Assessment
Assessment methods include homework assignments, tests, class
participation, oral and written presentations, individual and
group projects, and dialogues with students.
Students who complete the internship program are evaluated in a
professional setting
Requirements
for the Major
MA 160
or 165

Calculus I or Calculus I
with lab 
MA 161 or 166 
Calculus II or Calculus
II with lab 
MA 205 
History
of Mathematics 
MA 210 
Linear Algebra 
MA 220 
Multivariable Calculus 
MA 230 
Differential Equations 
MA 310 
Discrete Mathematics 
MA 317 
Mathematical Problem Solving and Modeling 
MA 320 
Geometric Models 
MA 330 
Mathematical Statistics 
MA 420 
Abstract Algebra 
MA 445 
Real Analysis 
MA 490 
Mathematics Seminar/Research 
MA/CS 
Elective 
MA 495 or
MA/CS 
Internship or
Elective 
Recommended Electives:
MA305 
Linear Programming/Game Theory 
MA315 
Complex Variables 
MA 401 
Numerical Methods 
MA 410 
Formal Languages 
MA455 
Topics in Mathematics 
MA 460 
Topology 
Requirements fulfilled within the Core Curriculum:
Additional Requirements:

Remainder of Core
Curriculum

Electives to complete
program

One credit in
servicelearning (day students only)
Transfer Policy
A minimum of
seven courses, 21 credits, in Mathematics and Computer Science
must be completed at Rivier College.
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Minor in Mathematics
Requirements for the Minor:
MA 160 or 161 
Calculus I or
Calculus I with lab 
MA 165 or 166

Calculus II
or Calculus II with lab 
MA 210 
Linear
Algebra 
MA 310 
Discrete
Mathematics 
MA 330 
Mathematical
Statistics 
MA 200400 
Elective 
Transfer Policy:
A minimum of
three courses, nine credits, in Mathematics and Computer science
must be completed at Rivier College.
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Mathematics Education Programs
Director:
Teresa Magnus, Ph.D. (TEL:6038978462; Email:tmagnus@rivier.edu)
The
Mathematics Education program cultivates in its students a
knowledge of mathematics and its applications, an
appreciation of the beauty of mathematics, the ability to
communicate mathematical ideas and a disposition to
question.
Students majoring in mathematics education develop an
ability to teach the secondary mathematics curriculum with
an understanding of adolescent development of various
learning styles, and of current research in mathematics
education.
Mathematics Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics
Education
This program prepares students for
teacher certification in Mathematics. In addition to satisfying
all the competencies of the Mathematics major,
students
develop
goals and standards identified in NH K  12 Mathematics
Curriculum Frameworks.
Competencies
Students
completing the B.A. in Mathematics Education should be able to:

Solve real world
problems using mathematical concepts, methods, and models.

Communicate
mathematical ideas, connections, and their historical
context.

Apply their
understanding of National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
(NCTM) standards and
NH K  12 Mathematics Curriculum Frameworks
guidelines to develop and deliver lesson plans for secondary
mathematics classes.
Assessment:
Assessment methods include homework assignments, tests, class
participation, oral and written presentations, individual and
group projects, dialogues with students, and lesson plans.
During their prestudent teaching and student teaching
experiences, Rivier College faculty and their cooperating
teachers evaluate students in the professional setting.
Requirement for the Major:
MA 160 or 165 
Calculus I or Calculus I
with lab

MA 161 or
166 
Calculus II
or Calculus II with lab 
MA 205 
History of
Mathematics 
MA 210 
Linear
Algebra 
MA 220 
Multivariable
Calculus 
MA 310 
Discrete
Mathematics 
MA 317 
Mathematical
Problem Solving and Modeling 
MA 320 
Geometric
Models 
MA 330 
Mathematical
Statistics 
MA 350 
Teaching
Secondary Mathematics Using Technology 
MA 420 
Abstract
Algebra 
MA 445 
Real Analysis 
Educational Requirements:
HD 200* 
Introduction
to Human Exceptionality 
HD 260 
Development
and Education of the PreAdolescent and Adolescent 
MA 322* 
Methods of
Teaching High School Mathematics 
ED 150* 
Foundations
of Secondary Education 
ED 350 
Managing
Preadolescent and Adolescent Behavior: Classroom
Strategies and Skills for Secondary School Teachers 
ED 420 
Practice
Teaching and Seminar 
*A total of 75 hours of
PreStudent Teaching Experience is required prior to ED 420.
These hours are Normally completed in HD 200, MA 322, and ED
150.
Requirements fulfilled within the Core
Curriculum:
HIS 101 or
102 
U.S. History
I or U.S. History II 
PHI
204 
Philosophy of
Education 
PHY 211 
Physics I 
PSY 101 
General
Psychology 
Additional Requirements:
Remainder of Core
Curriculum
One credit in servicelearning (day students only)
Transfer Policy
A minimum of six courses,
18 credits, in Mathematics and Computer Science must be
completed at Rivier College.
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Bachelor of Arts in Human
Development/Interdisciplinary Education
Students in either the General Special Elementary
or Early Childhood Education programs may elect the Human
Development/Interdisciplinary major with a Mathematics content
area. Refer to Education Department Teacher Certification
section.
MA 127 
Intuitive
Geometry 
MA 160 or MA
165 
Calculus I or
Calculus I with lab 
MA 161 or MA
166 
Calculus II
or Calculus II with lab 
MA
205 
Linear Algebra 
Transfer Policy:
A minimum of six courses,
18 credits, in Mathematics and Computer Science, must be
completed at Rivier College.
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