Welcome to the Undergraduate Mathematics Programs!
The undergraduate programs in mathematics and applied mathematics provide a core of basic mathematics courses along with flexible choices of electives, which permit both a well-rounded education and preparation for math-related careers. Students may focus their studies in financial mathematics, mathematical biology, mathematical physics, mathematical statistics, or computational mathematics. A good number of our graduating seniors in mathematics are double majors. Popular second majors for these students include computer science, physics, statistics, and economics.
"Mathematicians use advanced mathematics to develop and understand mathematical principles, analyze data, and solve real-world problems." (Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook)
Employment objectives can be focused on quantitative careers in business or government, investment banking, teaching at the secondary level, or graduate study in mathematics and/or related areas. Math graduates use mathematical modeling and computational methods, to formulate and solve practical problems in business, government, engineering, and the physical, life, and social sciences.
Student learning objectives
A. Students will construct, analyze, evaluate and correct mathematical arguments.
B. Students will present mathematical arguments and results to peers and others, in a manner that is mathematically correct and appropriate for the audience.
C. Students will demonstrate a conceptual understanding of techniques and tools in linear algebra by analyzing examples and results dealing with concepts such as vector spaces, bases, linear transformations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors.
D. Students will be able to apply various methods to find explicit, implicit or approximate solutions to differential equations, explain the qualitative behavior of solutions of differential equations, and use differential equations to model physical and biological systems.
E. Students will be able to prove mathematical statements, ask coherent questions and solve mathematical problems using basic abstract algebraic concepts such as groups, rings, fields and their homomorphisms.
F. Students will demonstrate a conceptual understanding of techniques and tools in analysis by analyzing examples and generating correct and convincing proofs dealing with basic analytic concepts such as limits, continuity, differentiation, and integration.