### DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTATIONAL AND INFORMATION SCIENCES

The Department of Computational and Information Sciences offers a Baccalaureate degree in mathematics and seeks to provide the background requisite for employment and/or advanced study. The department provides to all students the mathematics and computer science courses required to satisfy the general education standards appropriate for a four-year, liberal arts college. The department offers courses at a variety of introductory levels to accommodate students of varying backgrounds and abilities. A major in mathematics combines pure and applied studies, allowing for some concentration in each and may lead to careers in teaching, industry, and government. Students who major in Mathematics can seek secondary education certification in Math by taking the identified courses in Education and completing the GPA and testing requirements for certification. Students interested in this option should speak with their academic advisors or with a faculty member in the Department of Education.

#### MATHEMATICS MAJOR

**Student Learning Outcomes**

Upon completion of the Mathematics major, students will be able to:

1. Understand fundamental concepts and theorems in analysis, algebra, geometry, and logic (Content).

2. Identify and use suitable methods applicable to solve a given mathematical problem (Critical Thinking).

3. Use rigor and logic to construct and evaluate mathematical arguments (Communication, Critical Thinking).

4. Recognize and use different representations of mathematical concepts and processes (Content, Critical Thinking).

5. Effectively communicate mathematical content using proper terms and notation (Communication).

**Program Outcomes**

As a result of successful completion of the Mathematics Program, graduates will:

1. Be able to be employed in an area related to the major or admitted to graduate school.

2. Be exposed to research through summer internship experiences in mathematics or related fields.

3. Be involved in community service to promote the study and use of mathematics.

**Semester Plan**

Included below is a sample semester-by-semester program for a Mathematics major.

## Major in Mathematics

A program of study consists of a minimum of 39 semester hours in mathematics beyond MAT 134, of which 15 hours must be taken at Stillman College. Required courses are:

## Major in Mathematics - Electives

An additional 6 hours in mathematics must be selected from the following:

Elective courses must be approved by a departmental advisor and will include at least two mathematics courses unless the student earns a double major or completes the requirements for certification in education.

## Minor in Mathematics

A minor in mathematics consists of a minimum of 21 credit hours. The following courses are required for a minor in mathematics: