Mathematics & Computer Science


Mathematics Requirements


Major Requirements:

Required courses:

A major must maintain a 2.000 grade point average in the courses for the major.


Mathematics CUE Options:

The CUE in mathematics provides each student with the opportunity to engage in an intellectually rigorous experience that draws upon knowledge acquired within the major, while allowing students flexibility to select the type of experience they pursue. Each student who majors in mathematics will select one of the following three options for a senior CUE experience:

a) The successful completion of the course: MTH 353 CUE: Landmarks of Mathematics.

b) The successful completion of the course: MTH 370 CUE: The Art of Problem Solving.

c) The design, execution, and completion of an appropriate research project, involving at most two students, to be supervised by a department faculty member. A project can involve original research initiated at Muhlenberg or it may be a follow-up independent study to extend summer work completed during a Research Experiences for Undergraduates program at another institution. A CUE project must be formally proposed by the student(s) and approved by the department by the end of spring semester of the junior year.
Project requirements will include (but are not limited to) a paper detailing the mathematical work completed and a presentation at an appropriate local/regional/national mathematics meeting outside of Muhlenberg.

Whichever option is chosen, the CUE must be completed during the student’s last two semesters in which he or she registered for classes on campus. A student who takes MTH 353 or MTH 370 previous to these last two semesters will not be able to count such a course as fulfilling the CUE requirement for the major.

For Information about the CUE Research Options click here.


Honors Program:

At commencement, the Department awards honors in mathematics to qualified students.

The requirements for honors are:



Teacher Certification:

Required courses for students seeking certification for teaching mathematics in the secondary schools:

The student must maintain a 2.50 GPA in courses used to complete the major in order to meet teacher certification requirements.



Minor Requirements:

Required courses:

At least three more courses chosen from among the following:

Only one of these three courses may be at the 100-level.

The student must maintain a 2.000 grade point average in courses for the minor.