Learning Goals & Outcomes

Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics

Program Goals

  1. Construct cogent arguments using a logical progression of steps from premise to conclusion
  2. Construct mathematical models and realize the limitation of those models
  3. Acquire an understanding of the breadth and inter-connections of the mathematical sciences
  4. Use computer technology to support problem solving and understanding of mathematical concepts
  5. Acquire persistence and skill in exploration, conjecture, and generalization
  6. Communicate mathematics with understanding and clarity
  7. Synthesize and integrate conceptual information and apply it to new situations

General Education / Liberal Education Requirements (College Goals)

  1. Students must demonstrate proficiency in written communication.
  2. Students must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language through the intermediate level.
  3. Students must become informed global citizens and gain intercultural awareness through a study abroad experience.
  4. Students must become acquainted with different ages, societies, and cultures and learn how to use a variety of historical sources.
  5. Students must be able to reason abstractly and appreciate the elegance of abstract structure.
  6. Students must understand the methods of scientific discovery and experimental design.
  7. Students must acquire problem-solving and research capability by identifying, locating, evaluating, and effectively using information.
  8. Students must be able to analyze and understand the creative process, assimilate experience, and communicate it.
  9. Students must be able to interpret words, images, objects, and/or actions that are expressions of human culture.
  10. Students must understand the complex nature of social structures and/or human relationships that involve issues of inequality and difference.
  11. Students must explore ecological, policy, social, cultural, and/or historical dimensions of human relationship to the environment.

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