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Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

The following are program goals for the Mathematics major, in which students will:
  1. Think critically, reason analytically, and solve problems creatively.
  2. Be competent mathematically.
  3. Respect and understand the culture, philosophy, and history of Mathematics.
  4. Think and act mathematically in order to pursue a life-time of learning.
  5. Succeed in their careers; in business, industry, government, or teaching as well as in graduate or professional schools.
  6. Teach according to national recommendations for the teaching of Mathematics (Secondary Education majors).
 
The Mathematics major program goals are realized in the following student learning outcomes:
  1. Students will be able to explain inferential statistics.
  2. Students will be able to calculate the derivatives of a variety of functions.
  3. Students will be able to evaluate arguments.
  4. Students will be able to utilize course related mathematical concepts and theories.
  5. Students will be able to solve applied problems via integral calculus.
  6. Students will be able to solve problems in naïve set theory.
  7. Students will be able to compute basic Riemann integrals; utilize the fundamentals of power series expansions.
  8. Students will be able to solve equations in polynomial rings.
  9. Students will be able to demonstrate success in careers, business, industry, government, or teaching, as well as in graduate or professional school.
  10. Students will be able to pass the Mathematics: Content Knowledge (PRAXIS II Secondary Education Mathematics) examination at an acceptable level (Secondary Education majors).