Mathematics Assistant Professors Harpster and Patel Mission Statement The mission of the Department of Mathematics is to provide students with a high quality education that enables them to understand the logical structure, application, and historical background of mathematics. Upon graduation, students should be well Âprepared to either enter the job market or continue their education in a graduate program. Ultimately, our students should become independent lifelong learners. Intended Student Learning Outcomes for the Mathematics Major
1. Demonstrate proficiency in solving routine mathematical problems. 2. Reason abstractly by constructing viable arguments and proofs. 3. Disseminate knowledge of mathematics to others either orally or in writing. 4. Critique the reasoning of others. 5. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic structures of mathematics such linear algebra, real analysis, algebraic structures, and Euclidean geometry (Secondary Mathematics Education Major). Utilize connections to different areas of mathematics when working within those structures (different areas might include algebra, calculus, or FOAM). Double Majors Double majors with mathematics as a component are fruitful and deservedly popular. Currently, most popular combinations are with computer science, chemistry, accounting, and education.
A grade of C- or above must be earned in all courses that are required in a major or minor.
Requirements for the Mathematics Major Dept. Course No. Course Title Math 151 Calculus I Math 152 Calculus II Math 175 LaTeX Math 230 Fundamentals of Advanced Math Math 253 Calculus III Math 314 Technology in Mathematics Math 315 Linear Algebra Math 352 Ordinary Differential Equations Math 360 Junior Seminar Math 405 Real Analysis Math 415 Algebraic Structures Math 460 Senior Seminar Phys 203 Physics I Semester Credits
Credits 4 4 1 3 4 3 3 3 1 3 3 1 5 38
Plus 9 credits from the following math electives: Dept. Course No. Course Title Math 310 Discrete Mathematics Math 353 Partial Differential Equations
Credits 3 3