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Program Objectives


Undergraduate Program Objectives:

  1. Students in algebra courses develop the algebra skills needed in later courses.

  2. Students in general education courses gain an understanding of mathematics as a language in which to express, define, and answer questions about the world.

  3. Students in courses that serve the sciences and engineering, particularly calculus and linear algebra courses, develop technical skills, learn to apply mathematic tools, and develop an understanding of the mathematical basis for those tools.

  4. Students in the statistics courses develop an understanding of the basic concepts of probability and statistics and learn how to use statistical tools in real-life problems.

  5. Education students with a mathematics teaching major or minor gain a basic understanding of several areas of mathematics, develop a sense for exploring mathematics, and learn to read, write, and present mathematics.

  6. Mathematics majors become acquainted with the major branches of the discipline, learn to read and write mathematics, and develop the mathematic skills and general knowledge necessary for employment or for graduate work in mathematics or other fields.


Graduate Program Goals:

  1. Master's degree students develop a broad knowledge of mathematics and a degree of competence in one field within mathematics.

  2. Doctoral students develop a broad knowledge of mathematics; learn about the roles of instruction, service, and research in the mathematical profession; study mathematical topic in depth and reporting their findings in a thesis that meets professional standards.

  3. Graduate students find employment in teaching or industry.