Student Learning Outcomes
The following are program goals for the Mathematics major, in which students will:
- Think critically, reason analytically, and solve problems creatively.
- Be competent mathematically.
- Respect and understand the culture, philosophy, and history of Mathematics.
- Think and act mathematically in order to pursue a life-time of learning.
- Succeed in their careers; in business, industry, government, or teaching as well as in graduate or professional schools.
- 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:
- Explain inferential statistics.
- Calculate the derivatives of a variety of functions.
- Evaluate arguments.
- Utilize course related mathematical concepts and theories.
- Solve applied problems via integral calculus.
- Solve problems in naïve set theory.
- Compute basic Riemann integrals; utilize the fundamentals of power series expansions.
- Solve equations in polynomial rings.
- Demonstrate success in careers, business, industry, government, or teaching, as well as in graduate or professional school.
- Pass the Mathematics: Content Knowledge (PRAXIS II Secondary Education Mathematics) examination at an acceptable level (Secondary Education majors).