College Catalog 20142015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Mathematics (B.S.)


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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 wellreasoned 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.

All mathematics majors are required to take a minimum of 43 credits in mathematics courses, including:
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: 12 credits selected from:
Pure Mathematics concentration
Student Learning Outcomes for Pure Mathematics concentration:
Students will be able to:
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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