The mission of the mathematics degree programs is to equip students with analytic and problem solving skills for careers and graduate work. Classes develop student abilities and aptitudes to apply mathematical methods and ideas not only to problems in mathematics and related fields such as the sciences, computer science, actuarial science, or statistics, but also to virtually any area of inquiry. Students learn to communicate ideas effectively and to digest new information and concepts independently. Students are encouraged to develop intellectually and to become involved with professional organizations. The department cooperates fully with the School of Education in meeting its mission for candidates for an A.B. degree in education with mathematics teaching specialization for either the 5-8 or the 5-12 grade levels.
Mathematics Program Goals:
Produce professional graduate who will:
be well grounded in the basic manipulative skills level of algebra, geometry, trigonometry and beginning level calculus.
develop an understanding of the underlying unifying structures of mathematics (i.e., sets, relations and functions, logical structure) and the relationships among them.
develop and understand the value of proof, the single factor that distinguishes mathematics from all other disciplines, and will demonstrate proficiency in writing and understanding proofs.
be able to transmit mathematics ideas both orally and in writing.
gain exposure to a variety of areas of mathematics and related fields such as computer science, the natural sciences, business and economics.
gain experience investigating the real world problems and learn to how to apply mathematical ideas and models to those problems.
develop the ability to read and learn mathematics on their own. Such maturity is a much a function of how mathematics is learned as it is of what mathematics is learned.
understand the historical and contemporary role of mathematics and be able to place the discipline properly in the context of other human intellectual achievement.
know how and when to use technology.
become involved with professional organizations and will network with successful former graduates of our programs. Such as exposure will aid them in establishing professional contacts, in gaining insight about future employment prospects, and in tailoring their education to complement their career goals
Mathematics Program Outcomes:
Demonstrate basic manipulative skills in algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and beginning calculus
Apply the underlying unifying structures of mathematics (i.e. sets, relations and functions, logical structure) and the relationships among them
Demonstrate proficiency in writing proofs
Communicate mathematical ideas both orally and in writing
Investigate and apply mathematical problems and solutions in a variety of contexts related to science, technology, business and industry, and illustrate these solutions using symbolic, numeric, or graphical methods
Investigate and solve unfamiliar math problems
B.S.
Math Program Outcome 1
Demonstrate basic manipulative skills in
algebra, geometry, trigonometry and
beginning calculus.
MATH 1190 Calculus I Outcome Set: Outcome 6
B.S. Math Program Outcome 2
Apply the underlying unifying structures
of mathematics (i.e., sets, relations and
functions, logical structure) and the
relationships among them
MATH 2212 Sets, Relations and Functions Outcome Set:
Outcome 5,
MATH 3316 Calculus III Outcome Set: Outcome 1,
MATH 3361 Abstract Algebra Outcome Set: Outcome 2,
Outcome 3,
MATH 3372 Modern Geometry Outcome Set: Outcome 6
B.S. Math Program Outcome 3
Demonstrate proficiency in writing proofs
MATH 2200 Mathematical Logic Outcome Set: Outcome 6,
MATH 3361 Abstract Algebra Outcome Set: Outcome 4,
MATH 3362 Linear Algebra Outcome Set: Outcome 6,
MATH 3372 Modern Geometry Outcome Set: Outcome 1,
MATH 3375 Topology Outcome Set: Outcome 6,
MATH 3391 Real Analysis Outcome Set: Outcome 3,
Outcome 4, Outcome 5, Outcome 6, Outcome 7
B.S. Math Program Outcome 4
Communicate mathematical ideas both orally and in writing
MATH 2212 Sets, Relations and Functions Outcome Set:
Outcome 6,
MATH 2216 Intro to Discrete Mathematics Outcome Set:
Outcome 3,
MATH 3361 Abstract Algebra Outcome Set: Outcome 6,
MATH 3362 Linear Algebra Outcome Set: Outcome 6,
MATH 3372 Modern Geometry Outcome Set: Outcome 2,
Outcome 3,
MATH 3375 Topology Outcome Set: Outcome 1,
MATH 3391 Real Analysis Outcome Set: Outcome 1
B.S. Math Program Outcome 5
Investigate and apply mathematical
problems and solutions in a variety of
contexts related to science, technology,
business and industry, and illustrate these
solutions using symbolic, numeric, or
graphical methods
COMP 1102 Principles of Programming I Outcome Set: