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2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Mathematical Sciences Research Certificate

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Program: Research Certificate
Department of Mathematical Sciences  
College of Science

Kettler Hall ~ 260-481-6821

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this certificate, students will:

  • learn research methods and tools appropriate to the mathematical sciences, learn the foundations of research in the theory of the discipline, learn the advanced communication skills, and apply what they have learned by executing a research project and communicating the results to others. 

Declaring this Certificate:

Program Requirements:

  • A minimum GPA of 2.00 or higher is required for graduation.
  • The minimum grade for all courses used to complete the certificate is C- or higher.
  • At least 9 credits must be earned as resident credit.

To earn the Mathematical Sciences Research Certificate, you must fulfill the following requirements in addition to those noted above:

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Research Writing: Credits 3

History, Philosophy, or Theory of the Discipline: Credits 3

Research Methods and Supervised Individual Research: Credits 6

Upper or Dual-Level Course: Credits 3

Choose one of the following:

Cognate Research Tools: Credits 3-4

Choose one of the following:

Total Credits: 18-19

Student Responsibility

You are responsible for ensuring that you satisfy all graduation requirements specified for each selected program.  Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies, and procedures governing your academic career.  If you cannot complete all program requirements by your stated graduation date but fail to remove those from your plan of study, the Registrar’s Office in consultation with your academic advisor will remove unmet pursuits from your plan of study. Changing curricular records during the graduation term of application may affect state or federal financial aid awards. All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair or dean. 

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