Mathematics Mission, Goals, & Objectives

The Department of Mathematical Sciences

The Department of Mathematical Sciences is dedicated to the ideals of liberal education. We strive to develop in our students enduring fundamental abilities of effective lifelong learning: precise reading, sound reasoning, and clear communication. More than any particular facts or theories, we emphasize that language, logic, and understanding are the heart and the true power of mathematics. These principles help guide the design and implementation of general education, service courses as well as the curricula for our majors.


Our Goals and Objectives

A graduate of our program should be able to:

  1. Read with precision for understanding a problem.
  2. Explore and analyze a problem.
  3. Synthesize a solution to a problem.
  4. Produce clear, precise writing to create a logically sound line of reasoning.


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