The powerful methods of mathematics are used in virtually every field of study from the natural to the social sciences, from business to philosophy. The Mathematics major provides excellent preparation for graduate school and for careers in such fields as aerospace, computing, education, environmental analysis, and statistics.
- To provide students with a mature understanding of fundamental mathematical concepts and techniques.
- To teach students how to engage in rigorous logical reasoning and to refine their analytical skills.
- To teach students how to solve real-world problems by formulating, analyzing, solving and refining appropriate mathematical models.
- To train students for life-long learning by teaching them how to read mathematical and other technical material with critical comprehension.
- To provide students with a sound working knowledge of computer systems and software in a mathematical, problem-solving context.
- To enhance communication skills by teaching students how to write and speak about technical subjects to both specialized and general audiences.