The Mathematics and Computer Science Department contributes to the mission of the University by providing a mathematics major, a computer science major, service to other departments and colleges, general education and remedial education. Each of these five components has somewhat different purposes and objectives; the College has identified Student Learning Objectives for courses contributing to the Quantitative Analysis component of the General Education requirements; the Department has identified Student Learning Objectives for all other categories, and established assessment tools for each.
Objective: Students will develop arithmetic, algebraic, geometric, and problem-solving skills necessary to succeed in subsequent courses.
Objective (Set at College Level): Students will express contextual problems in both abstract and symbolic forms as well as analyze relationships through symbolic, graphical, and statistical means.
Objective 1: Students will develop a conceptual understanding of appropriate course content.
Objective 2: Students will develop problem-solving skills appropriate to the level of each course.
Objective 1: Students will demonstrate expertise in the core topics of mathematics.
Objective 2: Students will demonstrate ability to solve advanced mathematical problems, apply various methods of mathematical proof, and communicate solutions in writing.
Objective 3: Students will demonstrate the ability to comprehend advanced mathematics, and present the material orally and in writing.
Objective 4: Students will be aware of and involved with mathematics outside the classroom.
Objective 5: Students will be provided a wide range of elective courses from which to choose.
Objective 6: Students will utilize their mathematics education in either their careers or in the pursuit of graduate work.
Objective 1: Students will demonstrate expertise in the development and design of software.
Objective 2: Students will have a working knowledge of the theoretical foundations of the discipline.
Objective 3: Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate computer science-related topics in written
Objective 4: Students will be informed, educated citizens in terms of the social and ethical implications of the use of computer technology.
Objective 5: Students will be provided with an up-to-date understanding of the field.
Objective 6: Students will have foundational experiences in a number of sub-areas of computer science.
Objective 7: Students will utilize their computer science education in either their careers or in the pursuit of graduate work.