- Understand basic analytic arguments using such common notions as epsilon/delta, infinite sums, and limits.
- Understand basic algebraic and discrete notions, such as facts about vector spaces and counting arguments.
- Be able to follow and recreate algebraic proofs, with a good understanding of groups.
- Be able to both follow and recreate analytic proofs, including basic ideas involving abstract metric spaces and differential equations.
- Be able to independently investigate more advanced topics in mathematics and present their results to others in a clear way
The Mathematics Department offers five undergraduate programs, including the Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics. Students in this program acquire a deeper understanding of mathematical analysis and applied mathematics. Major requirements include Calculus I, II, and III; linear and abstract algebra; an introduction to the theory of functions; and an in-depth seminar on significant mathematical theorems and the proofs behind them. Required major electives will allow students to further customize their academic track with course options such as Number Theory; Fractal Geometry and Chaos; Introduction to Mathematica; advanced studies in statistics and actuarial science; and more, plus internship and independent study options.