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Are there official criteria what undergraduate programs in different majors must cover at US schools?

I recently found that the largest share of students in program X at my school do not need to take classes on topic ABC, even though topic ABC is considered as critical and fundamental by virtually ...
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Is it common to study mathematics without any computer programming? Why would this be considered acceptable?

MATLAB vs. Python in industry at Operations Research SE contains the following statement: I am a beginning PhD student in math, and I would like to focus on optimization. I am learning programming ...
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Is it ethical to refuse enrollment of a previously dishonest student if you are the sole instructor for a required course?

I am currently teaching an upper level course, and have caught a student plagiarizing this semester. This course is required by our department for a degree. I have strict policy on my syllabus that ...