Associate Professors-Federico, Johnson
The Mission of the Mathematics B.A. degree program is to prepare students for careers in various quantitative-related fields and/or for the pursuit of graduate study in mathematics or statistics by educating them on fundamental mathematical concepts and skills, teaching them to see mathematics as a universal language, and by introducing them to current technologies used in the field.
Upon completion of a B.A. in Mathematics, a graduate will:
- Solve problems using standard operations on fundamental mathematical objects while showing the connection to the mathematical ideas and theories behind these operations.
- Formulate and analyze quantitative models to solve real world problems using mathematical and statistical techniques.
- Apply technology to solve mathematical problems and to analyze data.
- Express quantitative ideas both orally and in writing to a range of audiences.
- Identify, explain, and evaluate the ethical implications that arise from the quantitative models they develop and/or apply.
Mathematics is a cultural and technical field of study. In order to contribute to both the liberal arts and the professional aspects of the student’s education, the offerings are planned with the following objectives: 1) to teach mathematics in such a way that students will see it as a universal language of creative and critical thought; 2) to prepare students for graduate study; 3) to prepare students for immediate employment upon graduation; 4) to provide service courses satisfying the needs of students majoring in other areas that rely substantially on mathematics; 5) to prepare students to teach at the elementary, middle or high school level.
The department cooperates in the Advanced Placement Program by placing students in advanced courses based on scores earned on the Advanced Placement Test or by evaluating the evidence of college-level courses taken in high school and the entrance test scores of the student. A sincere effort is made to place the student at a level consistent with previous background and probability of success.