Focusing on pattern, quantity, space, and change, the Mathematics major will help you to develop habits that enable you to look at real-world problems with a critical and analytical eye, and to take appropriate action.
Mathematics is a discipline of interconnected concepts that focus on pattern, quantity, space, and change. Through mathematics, we can better understand, represent, and solve problems in our world. In this major, you will encounter the challenging, creative, and empowering ideas of mathematics that make this discipline an exceptional achievement of the human mind. After completing the mathematics major, you can pursue graduate study, seek professional employment in the field, or teach Mathematics in a variety of settings (See Education Majors).
The Mathematics bachelor's degree program provides you with a powerful set of tools that enables you to participate more fully in the world around you.
Calculus is the mathematical study of change. It provides a tool for exploration of a broad range of phenomena across the physical, biological, and social sciences. This course introduces concepts of limit, continuity, derivative, and the definite integral and draws connections between the graphical ideas of tangents and area and the functional ideas of instantaneous rate of change and net change. This course requires a facility with algebra and functions, including exponential functions, logarithms, trigonometric functions, linear functions, and logarithms.
Statistical inference draws conclusions from data. The emphasis of this course is on the reasoning of inference — the what and how of making judgments about data. Topics include significance tests involving means and proportions, linear and multiple regression, and one- and two-way analysis of variance. A research project making use of inferential statistics is required.
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