Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (BS MTH)

A.     Program Overview

Mathematics is one of the greatest unifying themes in our modern culture. It is a language, a science, an art, and a tool of tremendous power. Mathematics has found its way in all areas of our modern lives.

As the US National Council of Teachers of Mathematics puts it “In this changing world, those who understand and can do mathematics will have significantly enhanced opportunities and options for shaping their futures. Mathematical competence opens doors to productive futures.”

The B.S. degree program in mathematics seeks to introduce students to a vast body of mathematical knowledge and to show them how mathematics can be used to solve real life problems. Emphasis is therefore put on programming, modeling, reasoning and problem solving skills.

The BS in Mathematics prepares students for a variety of careers. Students obtain employment in the business, computers, research, insurance, securities, banking, government, education and statistics industries or can move to graduate studies.

 

B.     Program Learning Outcomes-ILO’s

In successfully completing our major in Computer Science, a student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a mastery of mathematics at the level that will allow them to be successful in a career that uses mathematics in technical and professional careers related to the field of business, industry or government
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the processes involved in creating a viable mathematical model and use mathematical models to solve practical problem
  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge the fundamental analytical techniques and computational methods used in understand the behavior of systems (e.g. industrial, biological and environmental)
  • Communicate mathematical knowledge, understanding and apply technology tools to solve problems
  • Maintain a core of mathematical and technical knowledge that is adaptable to changing technologies and provides a solid foundation for future

 

C.      Career Prospects

The program prepares a student for careers in engineering, actuarial science, database and computer systems administration network and data communication analysis, statistical analysis, secondary mathematics teaching, graduate studies and other fields. In addition to immediate employment, there are opportunities for good students to pursue further study at the graduate level in mathematics, statistics, actuarial science, mathematical finance, engineering, physics and other fields.