Degrees and Programs

Associate Degree - Mathematics

The AA and AS mathematics programs are intended to prepare students for the pursuit of a bachelor's degree. Those intending to transfer to other institutions should check transferability of courses with the institutions to which they intend to transfer. Following are the key knowledge, skill and ability goals of the AA and AS mathematics program:
  • Knowledge of calculus, differential equations and linear algebra.
  • The ability to communicate mathematics clearly, both verbally and in writing.

Bachelor of Science Degree - Mathematics Education

The Secondary Education – Mathematics major is designed for students who plan to teach Mathematics at middle, junior or high school level or for graduate studies in the field. The degree will prepare students to become state certified to teach the subject at any secondary level and help to address shortages of secondary math educators in Utah. Graduates will not only understand the art of teaching but also have a deep content knowledge of Mathematics. Graduates of this program are able to accurately interpret and translate pictorial and descriptive information into mathematical statements; solve problems quantitatively and communicate results clearly; demonstrate understanding of numeric, algebraic and geometric reasoning; and, demonstrate computational skills in areas of applied mathematics.

The key knowledge, skill and ability goals of the B.S. Mathematics Education program are:

  • Knowing about mathematics, general pedagogy, and students' mathematical learning, including modes of instruction and assessment, ways of building students' informal understanding, and ways to stimulate engagement and exploration;
  • Designing and implementing mathematical experiences that stimulate student's interest and intellect;
  • Orchestrate and facilitate meaningful classroom discourse in ways that promote the exploration and growth of mathematical ideas;
  • Assessing students' existing mathematical knowledge and challenging students to extend that knowledge;
  • Implementing teaching and learning activities, including selecting worthwhile mathematical tasks while creating a challenging and nurturing classroom environment;
  • Analyzing students' learning, the mathematical tasks, the environment, and classroom discourse to make ongoing instructional decisions.

Mathematics Teaching Today, NCTM 2010

 
 

Bachelor of Science Degree - Statistics

The Department of Mathematics is pleased to offer a B.S. degree in Statistics.  Statisticians assist in the collection and analysis of data thus providing decision makers information on which to base decisions.  Knowledge of statistics and data handling helps students in almost every discipline. There are many opportunities in the job market for students with a degree in Statistics, and the program is ideal as preparation for a graduate degree in Statistics in any major university. The degree offers a wide variety of applied and theoretical courses in statistics, including statistical computing using both SAS and R programming.

For more information or apply to the program.

Minor in Mathematics

The mathematics minor can be combined with a variety of degrees throughout the university. Following are the key knowledge, skill and ability goals of the Math Minor program:

  • Knowledge of calculus, differential equations and linear algebra, plus two elective upper division mathematics courses.
  • The ability to communicate mathematics clearly, both verbally and in writing.