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2015-2016 University Catalog 
2015-2016 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics, Department of

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Department Chair

Stephen W. Goode

Department Office/Website

McCarthy Hall 154


Alfonso Agnew, Scott Annin, George Arthur, Sam Behseta, Martin Bonsangue, Alain Bourget, Gulhan Bourget, Todd CadwalladerOlsker, Cherlyn Converse, Paul De Land, Bridget Druken, Harriet Edwards, Jolene Fleming, William Gearhart, Adam Glesser, Stephen Goode, Zair Ibragimov, Cherie Ichinose, Mortaza Jamshidian, Vuryl Klassen, Charles H. Lee, Kathy Lewis, HeeJeong Lim, Christopher Lyons, Armando Martinez-Cruz, Tyler McMillen, Thomas Murphy, A. Loc Nguyen, Kevin Nichols, David Pagni, Angel Pineda, Maijian Qian, Reza Ramezan, Matthew Rathbun, Nashat Saweris, Laura Smith, Ernie Solheid, Roberto Soto, Bogdan Suceava, Ashley Thune-Aguayo, Anael Verdugo, Hassan Yousefi


The Department of Mathematics offers a standard undergraduate major program in mathematics with concentrations in pure mathematics, applied mathematics, probability and statistics and teaching mathematics. Courses are provided to satisfy the needs of:

  • Students planning graduate study in mathematics or related disciplines
  • Students planning to use mathematics in a career in business, industry or government
  • Students planning to teach at the elementary or secondary level
  • Students majoring in a discipline using mathematics as an analytic or descriptive tool

Learning Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

The following goals and learning outcomes have been established for students pursuing a degree in Mathematics:

Broad Concepts

  • All majors should achieve mastery of basic mathematical ideas and techniques ranging across the following fields: single and multivariate calculus, algebra, analysis, probability/statistics, differential equations and mathematical modeling
  • All majors should achieve an understanding of the nature of proof

Specific Skills

  • Demonstrate the ability to think analytically and critically and to formulate problems, solve them and interpret their solutions
  • Demonstrate the ability to use technological tools, e.g., algebraic and visualization software, statistical packages, a high-level programming language
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge from one branch of mathematics to another and from mathematics to other disciplines
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate mathematics both orally and in writing

Mastery of Information Competence Skills

  • Determine the nature and extent of information needed
  • Access information through both print and electronic data systems
  • Analyze and evaluate the credibility and completeness of information sources
  • Select, integrate and synthesize information to accomplish a purpose
  • Acknowledge copyrighted material and intellectual property
  • Communicate the product effectively to others

Programs and Courses Offered


    Bachelor of ArtsMaster of ArtsMaster of ScienceNon-Degree



      Courses are designated as MATH in the class schedule.

      Mathematics Education

      Courses are designated as MAED in the class schedule

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