The recommended four-year plan is designed to provide a blueprint for students to complete their degrees within four years. 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 and may extend degree completion.
NOTE: This recommended Four-Year Plan is applicable to students admitted into the major during the 2021-2022 academic year.
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Total Undergraduate Credits Required: 128 credits (all courses listed in first four years)
Major GPA required for undergraduate 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 Accuplacer Advanced Algebra and Functions (AAF) placement 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 AAF 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.
**A student in Math 4+1 program must take either Math 353 or Math 370, but not both. Math 353 is a fall course. Math 370 is a spring course. 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.
Total Graduate Credits Required: 30 credits (listed with MS in fourth year and all fifth year courses)
Student must be in good academic standing: https://www.ramapo.edu/provost/policy/graduate-academic-standing/
***Students must complete two technical electives and one interdisciplinary elective. DATA 730 Fieldwork Experience may be used to replace one of the three total electives.