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The recommended four-year plan is designed to provide a blueprint for students to complete their degrees within four years. These plans are the recommended sequences of courses. Students must meet with their Major Advisor to develop a more individualized plan to complete their degree.  This plan assumes that no developmental courses are required.  If developmental courses are needed, students may have additional requirements to fulfill which are not listed in the plan.

NOTE: This recommended Four-Year Plan is applicable to students admitted into the major during the 2020-2021 academic year.

First Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Second Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Third Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

  • Major: MATH 416 - INTRODUCTION TO ANALYSIS (HRS 4)
  • Major: MATH Elective 300 Level or Above (HRS 4)
  • General Elective: Elective (HRS 4)
  • General Elective: Elective (HRS 4)
  • Total: (HRS 16)

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

  • Major: MATH 441 - HISTORY OF MATH WI (HRS 4)
  • General Elective: Elective (HRS 4)
  • General Elective: Elective (HRS 4)
  • General Elective: Elective (HRS 4)
  • Total: (HRS 16)

Spring Semester

  • General Elective: Elective (HRS 4)
  • General Elective: Elective (HRS 4)
  • General Elective: Elective (HRS 4)
  • General Elective: Elective (HRS 3)***
  • Total: (HRS 15)

Total Credits Required: 128 credits

Major GPA required for graduation: 2.0

WI: Writing Intensive – 3 courses required in the major.

* See the course catalog for prerequisites for Calculus I. One of the ways to enter Calculus I is to place into it via the Calculus Placement Test called Accuplacer Advanced Algebra and Functions Test  (AAF Test) at the RCNJ Testing Center. The Testing Center is open all year round. If the placement test results for a given student indicate that developmental courses are required (for instance, Precalculus, or Elementary Algebra Topics followed by Precalculus), such developmental courses may be taken as early as during the summer session(s) preceding the student’s freshman year [Summer Session I (late May – late June) or Summer Session II (mid July – mid August)]. See the RCNJ Testing Center website for more details on the Calculus Placement Test.   

Those mathematics majors who end up taking Precalculus, which is a 4-credit-hour course counting towards graduation credits, can count it as, for instance, the 4 HR Elective in the Fourth Year Spring in the table above. 

** If a student wishes to take a statistics course to fulfill one of their “MATH Elective Level 300 or Above” requirements, the student is advised to take exactly one of the following: Math 353 Statistics OR Math 370 Applied Statistics, but not both. If a student takes both of these two courses, then the one taken earlier will count as a “MATH Elective Level 300 or Above” requirement, but the one taken later will be counted as a general elective, and not as a “Math elective Level 300 or above”. Similarly, if a student first takes MATH 237 and later takes MATH 205, then MATH 205 will not count as a math elective, but as a general elective.

*** If a 3 credit hour elective cannot be found in the schedule, it may be replaced by an elective (or a combination of electives) worth at least 3 credits hours total.