Program Goals for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics
Students will learn the fundamental principles underlying the major areas of mathematics.
Students will develop and utilize effective written and oral communication skills in a mathematical setting.
Students will develop an in depth understanding of an area of mathematics through a selection of appropriately recommended coursework
Students will develop a broad appreciation for mathematics both as a discipline and as a tool for solving real world problems.
Students will be able to write and critique mathematical proofs.
Students will be prepared to use mathematics and related technology in their careers or their graduate study.
Program Learning Outcomes for the Mathematics Major
Students will be able to analyze problems and formulate appropriate mathematical models in a variety of areas of Mathematics.
Students will be able to select and utilize appropriate mathematical technology with which to analyze mathematical problems in a wide variety of areas.
Students will be able to make rigorous mathematical arguments including how to both prove and disprove conjectures.
Students will critically read mathematics.
Students will be able to use the concepts of Analysis in solving problems. The fundamental concepts include sets, numbers, functions, and convergence.
Students will be able to use the concepts of Algebra in solving problems. The fundamental concepts include equations, numbers, and algebraic structures.
Students will be able to express themselves in writing in an articulate, sound and well-organized fashion.
Students will be able to express themselves in orally in an articulate, sound and well-organized fashion.
- Mathematics majors who graduate with adolescent certification will have a strong mathematical background and will be able to make connections between the college curriculum they have studied and the 7-12 curriculum they will teach.
- Mathematics majors who graduate with adolescent certification and who seek employment in secondary mathematics teaching will find employment in the field.
- Mathematics majors who graduate with adolescent certification and who would like to pursue a graduate degree in mathematics/mathematics education will be prepared for, and accepted into a masters (or higher) level program.
- The courses offered by the Mathematics Department that are required of, or recommended (i.e., the service courses) for students in other majors are in fact taken by the intended students.
- The content of the service courses offered by the Mathematics Department will be appropriate for the intended audience.
The Program Goals and Program Learning Outcomes were adopted by the Department on 24 September 2013.