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  Dec 13, 2017
 
 
    
College Catalog 2017-2018

Mathematics (B.S.)


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Student Learning Outcomes for Mathematics:

Students will be able to:

  • Solve problems using fundamental concepts of calculus, linear algebra, discrete mathematics, probability, abstract algebra, and real analysis.

  • Communicate precise mathematical arguments, both orally and in writing, using professionally accepted conventions of language for mathematical proofs and construction of counterexamples.

  • Offer well-reasoned critiques of mathematical arguments presented in professional contexts.

  • Use mathematical software and one or more programming languages to solve mathematical problems or demonstrate mathematical ideas.

As part of these requirements, students may elect one of the following concentrations:


Applied Mathematics concentration


Student Learning Outcomes for Applied Mathematics concentration:

Students will be able to:

  • Solve problems using fundamental concepts of physics.

  • Demonstrate a high level of proficiency of applied problem solving in computer science, and in three out of the following four areas: differential equations, operations research, statistics, and numerical analysis.

The Applied Mathematics concentration provides a background in applied mathematics and statistics, enabling graduates to seek careers in government and industry, or to pursue graduate work in applied mathematics or statistics. The Applied Mathematics concentration requires:

Pure Mathematics concentration


Student Learning Outcomes for Pure Mathematics concentration:

Students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate facility with the higher level of abstraction required for graduate-level work in pure mathematics.

  • Demonstrate independent thinking and interest in mathematics.

The Pure Mathematics concentration is designed to provide a foundation for successful graduate study in mathematics. The Pure Mathematics concentration requires:

If no concentration is selected:


  •  At least 12 credits from acceptable mathematics electives (courses numbered 251 and above)

Suggested first year courses:


Spring semester:


Notes:


A student who achieved a score of 4 or better on the College Board Advanced Placement Calculus AB Examination should be placed in MA 122 in the first semester and MA 222 in the second semester. Credit will be given for MA 121.

A student who achieved a score of 4 or better on the College Board Advanced Placement Calculus BC Examination should be placed in MA 222 in the first semester consider taking MA 201 in the second semester. Credit will be given for both MA 121 and MA 122.

Students considering a Mathematics major should not take MA 105 or MA 117.

All Mathematics majors should take a 4-credit math course every semester, even if they have AP or transfer credit for one or more calculus courses.

A C- or better is required to advance from MA 121 to MA 122 and from MA 122 to MA 222.

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