The Mathematics concentration is designed to increase the mathematical understanding of students by acquainting them with a broad range of math courses that emphasize concepts, procedures, and problem solving, including algebra and analysis.
A concentration designated as Mathematics may be established in one of two ways:
|MAT 152: Calculus 1||3 cr|
|Calculus 2||3 cr|
|Calculus 3||3 cr|
|Linear Algebra||3 cr|
|Abstract/Modern Algebra||3 cr|
One of the following:
|Additional electives of which two courses must be in sequence (within the concentration), except for the algebras.||15 cr|
|MAT 499: Capstone||3 cr|
The GRE Subject Test in Mathematics, evaluated at 24 credits (15 lower, 9 upper), plus 12 credits beyond the freshman level to include at least 3 upper level credits which may be selected from such areas as analysis, Calculus-Based Probability and Statistics, Abstract or Modern Algebra, Topology, and Set Theory, plus capstone.
Prerequisites or Co-requisites
- Computer language
- Laboratory-based science
- History of Mathematics
- Knowledge of computer spreadsheet packages, especially Excel
Student Learning Outcomes
Students who graduate with a concentration in Mathematics will be able to:
- use mathematical knowledge to solve problems;
- critically interpret numerical and graphical data;
- read and construct mathematical arguments and proofs;
- articulate connections between different branches of mathematics;
- explain mathematical concepts or analyses of real-world problems to non-mathematicians;
- explain the historical evolution of mathematics and the role mathematics plays in society;
- demonstrate depth of knowledge in one specific area of mathematics by completing at least two sequential upper level courses.
Students planning to go on to graduate school in mathematics should consult catalogs of colleges which they plan to attend. Because of the diversity in programs, prerequisites vary. For instance, undergraduate courses in calculus-based statistics and geometry are required for graduate courses in these areas.