Chatham University

Mathematics Curriculum

Major Requirements (B.S. Degree)
19 courses, including:
CMP 202
Introduction to Programming
3 Credits
An introduction to programming using C++ for students with no previous computer programming experience. Includes introduction to algorithms and object-oriented programming techniques. Three hours of lecture per week.

Prerequisite(s): CMP 140 or permission of the instructor
IND 350
Scientific Research Methods
2 Credits
No description available.
MTH 110
Elementary Statistics
3 Credits
Topics include statistical measures and distributions, decision making under uncertainty, application of probability to statistical inference, linear correlation, introduction to nonparametric statistical methods, and application to problems drawn from the natural and social sciences. Three hours of class per week.

Prerequisite(s): Two years of college-preparatory mathematics.
MTH 151
Calculus I
4 Credits
This is the first course in the calculus sequence. Topics include differential and integral calculus for algebraic and trigonometric functions with applications. Three hours of class per week.

Prerequisite(s): MTH 105 and 106, or MTH 108, or equivalent.
MTH 152
Calculus II
4 Credits
This is the second course in the calculus sequence. Topics include differential and integral calculus for the transcendental functions, advanced methods of integration, and infinite sequences and series. Four hours of class per week.

Prerequisite(s): MTH 151
MTH 221
Linear Algebra
3 Credits
Topics include finite dimensional vector spaces, geometry of R, linear functions, systems of linear equations, and theory of matrices and determinants. Three hours of class per week.

Prerequisite(s): MTH 152
MTH 222
Multivariate and Vector Calculus
3 Credits
An introduction to multivariate calculus using vector spaces, partial differentiation and multiple integration, calculus of vector functions, applications to extremum problems, and differential equations. Three hours of class per week.

Prerequisite(s): MTH 152
MTH 327
Advanced Analysis
3 Credits
Foundations for abstract analysis, real and complex number systems, elements of point set topology and limits, continuity, and derivatives. Three hours of class per week.

Prerequisite(s): MTH 222 or equivalent.
MTH 341
Abstract Algebra
3 Credits
Introduction to elements of modern abstract algebra, including rings, groups, and fields. Three hours of class per week.

Prerequisite(s): MTH 221 or equivalent.
MTH 498
Tutorial: Mathematics
4 Credits
No description available.
MTH 499
Tutorial: Mathematics
4 Credits
No description available.
PHY 251
Principles of Physics I
4 Credits
Introduction to the concepts, laws, and structure of physics. This is the first course in a calculus-based sequence that focuses on classical mechanics. Topics include vector analysis, kinematics, Newton’s laws, work, conservation of energy and momentum, collisions, gravity, harmonic motion, and wave phenomena. Four hours of class per week.

Prerequisite(s): Prerequisite or Co-requisite: MTH 151.
PHY 252
Principles of Physics II
4 Credits
Introduction to the concepts, laws, and structure of physics. The second course in a calculus-based physics sequence. Topics include thermodynamics, fluids, electricity, circuit analysis, magnetism, Maxwell’s equations, properties of light, and optics. Four hours of class per week.

Prerequisite(s): PHY 251
PHY 255
Physics Laboratory I
1 Credits
Experimental techniques of classical mechanical physics. Three hours of laboratory per week.

Prerequisite(s): PHY 251

Additional Fee(s): Laboratory fee.
PHY 256
Physics Laboratory II
1 Credits
Experimental techniques of classical physics with applications to electricity, magnetism, sound, and optics. Three hours of laboratory per week.

Prerequisite(s): Prerequisite or Co-requisite: PHY 252.

Additional Fee(s): Laboratory fee.
1 course from the following:
BIO 143
The Cell
3 Credits
This course is designed to provide a broad overview of current biological concepts, including cell structure, function, division, and basic genetics. Biologically important molecules also are presented. This course is a prerequisite for all upper-level biology courses. Three hours lecture per week.
BIO 144
The Organism
3 Credits
This course provides a general survey of animals and plants at the organismic level, with emphasis on their evolution and various physiological processes such as respiration, circulation, digestion, and reproduction. This course is a prerequisite for all upper-level biology courses. Three hours of lecture per week.
CHM 105
General Chemistry
3 Credits
This course covers the same material as Chemistry 107 below, but is specifically structured for students who have had little or no previous chemistry experience, or who need extra help with algebraic problem solving. Three hours of lecture and one hour of recitation per week.

Prerequisite(s): Co-requisite: CHM 109
CHM 109
Chemistry I Laboratory
1 Credits
Introduction to the basic experimental procedures and laboratory techniques in chemistry. Experiments are correlated with the lectures in Chemistry 105 and Chemistry 107. Three hours of laboratory per week.

Prerequisite(s): Co-requisite: CHM 105 or 107.

Additional Fee(s): Laboratory fee.
CHM 107
Chemistry I
3 Credits
This course begins with a study of atomic structure, then expands to cover chemical naming, patterns of reactivity, thermochemistry, the interaction of light and matter, atomic orbitals, ionic and covalent bonding, and molecular shapes. This class concludes with an introduction to organic chemistry and biochemistry. Three hours of lecture per week.

Prerequisite(s): Co-requisite: CHM 109
CHM 109
Chemistry I Laboratory
1 Credits
Introduction to the basic experimental procedures and laboratory techniques in chemistry. Experiments are correlated with the lectures in Chemistry 105 and Chemistry 107. Three hours of laboratory per week.

Prerequisite(s): Co-requisite: CHM 105 or 107.

Additional Fee(s): Laboratory fee.
  • 4 additional 200-level or above mathematics courses approved in advance.