Mathematics (minor)

What you will study

The study of functions is foundational to all your work in mathematics. You analyze the behavior of functions from multiple perspectives, including graphical, numeric, and symbolic, employing computational tools such as graphing calculators and mathematical software as appropriate. Central to your coursework is the investigation of problems.

Introductory courses in the mathematics sequence build the foundation for understanding functions as models of relationships in realistic problems.

Intermediate courses introduce you to mathematical theorems and methods of proof.

In upper-level courses you expand your analytic thinking through the study of abstract systems. You integrate your knowledge and skills as you work with more advanced concepts and engage in research.

For 130 years, Alverno College has been dedicated to the education of women, preparing them for lives of personal and professional distinction and meaningful engagement with the world. Alverno extends this mission to men as well, through graduate and adult classes. We are a Catholic, liberal arts college with a curriculum so unique, educators from around the world come to Alverno to learn how we teach. Alverno’s abilities-based approach to learning ensures our graduates will learn more in class and retain knowledge longer. Students do not receive traditional grades, rather, they are assessed by faculty, community assessors, peers and themselves. Our small class sizes ensure students receive uncommon access to faculty. With an average student to teacher ratio of 10:1, you are guaranteed an individualized learning experience.

Math Support Prerequisites 1
MT-123College Algebra3
MT-124Trigonometry2
MT-148Functions & Modeling3
Math Support Beginning
MT-152Calculus 14
MT-253Calculus 24
Math Support Intermediate
MT-255Linear Algebra4
Math Support Advanced
Take three courses of Math Electives 2
1

 Required as prerequisites for future courses in the support if student does not have necessary math background.

2

At least one course at the 300 level or higher taken at Alverno