This program is designed for persons who wish to pursue careers in mathematical analysis or modeling in government, industrial, financial, consulting, or academic settings. The content of this program covers a broad spectrum of pure and applied mathematics. Courses are offered in a variety of topics including Calculus, Real and Complex Analysis, Number Theory, Topology, Linear Algebra, Modern Algebra, Statistics, Numerical Analysis, and Probability. It is highly recommended that students take 300 and 400 upper level computer science, natural science, and engineering and technology courses relevant to their field of interest. The program requires 120 credit hours with a grade of “C” or better in required major and elective courses.
The Objectives of the Mathematics Program are:
- Provide students with an understanding of the basic rules of logic, including the role of axioms or assumptions.
- Provide students with and understanding of the role of mathematical proof in formal deductive reasoning.
- Provide students with an ability to articulate the differences between inductive and deductive reasoning, proficiently construct logical arguments and rigorous proofs, and formulate conjectures by abstracting general principles from examples.
- Provide students with knowledge and experiences to formulate and solve abstract mathematical problems and provide real world applications;
- Provide students with ability to recognize connections between different branches of mathematics; and
- Provide students with the ability to present mathematics clearly and precisely to an audience of peers and faculty.
Career Opportunities in Mathematics
The program in Mathematics prepares students for a wide range of research, computational or analytical careers in the scientific, academia, business, or engineering environments. Students completing the degree requirements have found internships and employment at Bank of America, United Parcel Service (UPS), Raytheon, National Security Agency (NSA), Department of Energy, Booze Allen Hamilton, and others.