Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

The Department of Mathematics has established the following four goals and associated learning outcomes for students who complete either the Bachelor of Arts degree program in Mathematics or the Bachelor of Science degree program in Applied Mathematics:

Goal 1:  Develop a broad understanding of the field of mathematics

Student Learning Outcome 1A:  The student will have sufficient mathematical knowledge to begin a career teaching mathematics at the secondary school level.

Student Learning Outcome 1B:  The student will have sufficient mathematical knowledge to begin graduate studies in mathematics or applied mathematics.

Goal 2:  Learn to communicate and assimilate mathematical information effectively

Student Learning Outcome 2A:  The student will write clear and concise solutions to computational problems.

Student Learning Outcome 2B:  The student will critically analyze theorems, proofs and larger mathematical writings for the completeness, accuracy and effectiveness of their presentation.

Student Learning Outcome 2C:  The student will write convincing arguments to prove or disprove mathematical statements.

Student Learning Outcome 2D:  The student will present mathematics clearly to an audience of peers and faculty.

Goal 3:  Become familiar with interdisciplinary applications of mathematics

Student Learning Outcome 3A:  The student will make connections between mathematics and other academic disciplines.

Student Learning Outcome 3B:  The student will become familiar with at least one academic discipline that makes extensive use of mathematics (B.S. degree program in Applied Mathematics).

Goal 4:  Learn how to access and utilize resources that will facilitate further mathematical study or research

Student Learning Outcome 4A:  The student will become familiar with software packages and/or platforms that can be used as resources in the teaching, learning, and practice of mathematics.

Student Learning Outcome 4B:  The student will become familiar with library and web-based literature and materials that can be used as resources in the teaching, learning, and practice of mathematics.

Student Learning Outcome 4C:  The student will become familiar with extra-curricular activities, events, and contacts that can be used as resources in the teaching, learning, and practice of mathematics.

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