Requirement:  3 semester credits

Every day we are inundated with numerical information, often in the form of graphical representations, statistical summaries, or projections from mathematical models. Comprehension of elementary quantitative concepts, development of quantitative reasoning skills, and the ability to reasonably ascertain the implications of quantitative information are goals of mathematics courses.

Mathematics core courses will:

  • expose students to the methods employed in the mathematical sciences;
  • demonstrate the application of mathematical or statistical models to complex problems, which can lead to greater understanding of, and potential solutions to, these problems;
  • enable students to develop skills leading to an understanding of quantitatively-based problems of importance to contemporary society;
  • provide practical applications that relate to students’ personal and future professional lives as consumers of quantitative information.

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

  • apply the acquired skills to other courses
  • reason analytically and quantitatively;
  • think critically and independently about mathematical situations;
  • understand the quantitative aspects of current events;
  • make informed decisions that involve interpreting quantitative information;
  • make informed decisions about their personal and professional lives.

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