Department of Mathematics Student Learning Outcomes

Gonzaga University
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. 

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