College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Mathematics
Degrees: B.A. in Mathematics, B.S. in Mathematics and B.S. in Applied Mathematics
The B.A. and B.S. Mathematics major will:
- Communicate mathematical ideas precisely and clearly.
- Critically analyze mathematical arguments.
- Demonstrate an appreciation of mathematics as in intellectual endeavor in its own right.
- Develop the ability to reformulate and solve problems in an abstract context.
- Prepare for careers and/or graduate school.
The B.S. Applied Mathematics major will:
- Analytic and computational proficiency. Students should demonstrate a comprehensive proficiency in a variety of analytic techniques spanning diverse mathematical subject areas, including mathematical proof, critical analysis, and computational techniques.
- Ability to apply mathematics to solve problems in other disciplines. Students should demonstrate the ability to abstract and solve a variety of problems commonly found in science, engineering, and other disciplines using the abstract language and techniques of mathematics.
- Basic computer and programming skills. Students should demonstrate a basic proficiency in the fundamental techniques of computer programming and algorithmic thinking.
- Ability to communicate mathematics. Students should be able to communicate mathematical ideas precisely and clearly through written, oral, visual, and/or symbolic forms of expression.