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BS - Mathematics

The following careers are very mathematics centered, though in many cases additional training beyond a mathematics degree (or at least beyond a B.S. Mathematics degree) is needed to qualify for employment in these fields: actuarial work, education, research analysis, cryptology, systems analysis, robotics engineering, design modeling (creating cost efficient models), geomatics engineering, photogrammatism, stock trading, biomathematics, accounting or auditing, population ecology, aspects of forensic analysis and some types of computer programming design.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate depth and breadth of understanding of mathematics in core and elective areas by solving problems in these areas.
  • Use statistical or mathematical techniques to construct and analyze models arising from real world problems.
  • Communicate mathematics effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrate competence with abstract reasoning, critical thinking, and constructing proofs and counterexamples.
  • Use technology to support problem solving and to promote understanding.

Credits to Completion

120

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BS - Mathematics Education

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.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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.

Credits to Completion

120

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BS - 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.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate depth and breadth of understanding of statistics in core and elective areas through careful analysis.
  • Apply statistical reasoning and analysis in content specific (scientific) areas.
  • Communicate results of statistical analyses to a wide audience.
  • Use modern statistical software to support statistical analyses and promote understanding.

Credits to Completion

120

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AS - 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:

Learning Outcomes

  • Knowledge of calculus, differential equations and linear algebra.
  • The ability to communicate mathematics clearly, both verbally and in writing.

Credits to Completion

60

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MS - Mathematics Education

The Master of Science in Mathematics Education (MS-MEd) degree is intended for licensed teachers with a level 4 endorsement or Secondary Mathematics Endorsement and at least two years of teaching experience, and/or students who have earned a master's degree in a discipline other than mathematics, but who lack the minimum 18-credit mathematics graduate credit hours to earn a Graduate Certificate in Mathematics.

Learning Outcomes

  • Offer improved math instruction based on a solid foundation of graduate mathematics content and best practices for teaching strategies and technologies.
  • Implement problem-based, technology-intensive and student focused instruction by achieving the necessary breadth of expertise, skills, and professional disposition.
  • Teach mathematical concepts moreeffectively to secondary students from varied backgrounds and with diverse goals, from the broader, deeper, and more advanced perspectives provided by their course and project work.
  • Solve problems arising from a variety of other disciplines using mathematical methods of formulation, computation, and analysis.
  • Design learning environments and curricula that can be immediately incorporated in classroom lessons, based on the expert knowledge they have gained.

Credits to Completion

30

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Certificate - Mathematics

Study the nature and properties of matter, energy, and time.

Learning Outcomes

  • Offer improved math instruction based on a solid foundation of graduate mathematics content and best practices for teaching strategies and technologies.
  • Implement problem-based, technology-intensive and student focused instruction by achieving the necessary breadth of expertise, skills, and professional disposition.
  • Teach mathematical concepts more effectively to secondary students from varied backgrounds and with diverse goals, from the broader, deeper, and more advanced perspectives provided by their course and project work.
  • Solve problems arising from a variety of other disciplines using mathematical methods of formulation, computation, and analysis.

Credits to Completion

18

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Minor - 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:

Learning Outcomes

  • 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.

Credits to Completion

24

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  • Graduate Certificate in Mathematics

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