The Mathematics curriculum provides a broad background in science and the humanities as well as a thorough grounding in higher mathematics, particularly calculus and its applications. In addition to computational techniques, students learn the rudiments of rigorous mathematical argument and proof. Problem-solving and reasoning skills learned in the course of studying mathematics not only provide a solid base for transfer to a senior college, but also assist in a wide variety of career options and disciplines such as physical and biological sciences, computer science, education, economics, business, finance, health, human services and social science.
Upon successful completion of the Mathematics program requirements, students will be able to:
- Perform numerical, symbolic and algebraic computations
- Demonstrate understanding of the relationship between the graphical and the algebraic presentations of functions.
- Correctly manipulate abstract concepts to construct and reproduce proofs in calculus and in more advanced mathematics courses.
- Construct and present clear and rigorous mathematical arguments in calculus and linear algebra using mathematically appropriate language and notation.
- Demonstrate a progression of critical thinking and problem solving skills within the sequence of mathematics courses.
- Demonstrate the ability to appropriately apply mathematical techniques to model and address problems in a variety of scientific and other fields.
Curriculum Coordinator: Dr. Cormac O’Sullivan