Program Learning Outcomes, BS Mathematics (BS)/BS in Mathematics (BSMAT)
The mission of the Bachelor of Science degrees in the Department of Mathematical Sciences is to provide undergraduate students with a strong foundation that leads to success in subsequent careers and educational programs. This is accomplished by having our students demonstrate deep knowledge in core classes, read, analyze and write proofs, and communicate mathematical ideas written and verbally.
While both programs have similar requirements, the BSMAT requires 12 additional credit hours of mathematics as well as a more prescribed course of study. The BSMAT is designed for
students who plan to pursue graduate work in mathematics upon completion of their undergraduate degree. The BS program is designed for students who wish to enter the workforce, including teaching, after graduation.
The Department of Mathematical Sciences supports the University mission of academic distinction in teaching, scholarship and service by providing a superior educational opportunity
for students by promoting all aspects of teaching, learning, and researching mathematics.
PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
Upon completion of the BS in Mathematics (BS) and/or BS Mathematics (BSMAT) programs, majors will be able to:
PLO1. Solve problems in the areas of calculus, algebra, probability and statistics.
PLO2. Demonstrate logical argumentation, analysis and synthesis skills through writing by:
- Organizing correct ideas and evidence through relevant examples, figures and tables consistent with a clearly defined purpose,
- Include introduction (when appropriate) with literature citations to integrate the work into the literature,
- Adhering to acceptable formatting and structural guidelines for mathematical writing clearly and concisely (using LaTeX when appropriate),
- Demonstrating a nuanced understanding of audience and appropriate word choice.
PLO3. Communicate mathematical principles and ideas with clarity and coherence, both written and verbally, demonstrating communication skills to be used in any future career.
Last updated: 9/28/2016