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  Dec 11, 2017
 
 
    
College Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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 11 credits from acceptable mathematics electives (courses numbered 251 and above)

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