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Learning Goals for Undergraduates - Mathematics and Statistics

Students graduating with a baccalaureate in Mathematics will:

  • Develop a solid foundation of basic knowledge and techniques in the areas of mathematics and statistics.  This basic knowledge includes conceptual understanding of major theorems in the several branches of mathematics, facility with mathematical language and syntax, the ability to express mathematical ideas in clear grammatical English, the ability to formulate and analyze mathematical models of real world situations, and the ability to use a computer to carry out numerical and symbolic mathematical calculations.
  • Understand connections among mathematical areas, between mathematics and applied areas, and between mathematics and topics in the liberal arts. Mathematics should be seen as an ongoing human enterprise pursued for both its practicality and its intrinsic beauty.

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