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  Dec 17, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Department of Mathematics & Physics


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The Department of Mathematics & Physics offers a degree program leading to the Bachelor of Science in mathematics. Students majoring in another discipline may add mathematics as a minor field of emphasis upon completion of 15 Semester Hours in courses beyond the elementary calculus sequence. For further information regarding the minor, see the Department Chair. A student must earn a grade of “C” or better in all required courses taken in the College of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics. If a grade of “C” or better is not attained after two attempts, the student can be dropped from the major. Before graduation, each student must pass an exit examination covering the major subject areas of their major and complete a senior level research paper.

Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLO)

Following the completion of a major in mathematics, students will demonstrate:

  1. Students will demonstrate a proficiency in algebraic skills, including: algebra, pre-calculus, trigonometry and associated applications.
  2. Students will demonstrate an understanding of limit-based mathematics (calculus): including differentiation, integration and associated applications.
  3. Students will demonstrate the ability to read and construct mathematical proofs and justify logical arguments.
  4. Students will demonstrate the ability to participate in mathematical communication: reading and writing mathematical papers; understanding and delivering oral presentations.

Students will demonstrate the ability to participate in mathematical communication: reading and writing mathematical papers; understanding and delivering oral presentations.

 

The Physics minor is especially recommended for science, engineering and math majors who plan to pursue advanced technological training. The course sequence includes upper-level courses that allow students to becomes more deeply involves in physics without the commitment of a major. See the Area Chair for additional information.

Programs

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