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Program Objectives - Mathematics


Learning Objectives for:  Bachelor oScience in Mathematics

  1. Graduates will be able to explain the fundamental concepts of
    a. real analysis of one variable
    b. calculus of several variables and vector analysis
    c. linear algebra and the theory of vector spaces
    d. probability and statistics
    e. abstract algebra
  2. Graduates will be able to demonstrate basic manipulative skills by
    a. using techniques of calculus of one and several variables
    b. solving problems using differentiation and integration
    c.transforming and manipulating statements involving formulas and algorithms
  3. Graduates will be able to interpret and solve mathematical problems by
    a.selecting appropriate mathematical tools
    b. selecting and implementing technology when appropriate
    c. communicating the results in written and oral form
  4. Graduates will be able to demonstrate understanding of mathematical proof by
    a. applying the structure and results of existing proofs to establish new mathematical results
    b. employing a variety of established logical techniques to write a mathematical proof
    c. distinguishing between valid and invalid/incomplete logical reasoning

Students in the Actuarial concentration cover all the above objectives (except for 1e, covering abstract algebra), and the following additional objectives:

A1. Gain an understanding of interest theory, annuities, discounts, and funds from a mathematical and financial viewpoint
A2. Apply statistical models for description, prediction, and inference based on data samples
A3. Attain an understanding of the fundamental factors which influence the economy in the context of microeconomics and macroeconomics
A4. Prepare for professional examinations through the Society of Actuaries and the Casuality Actuarial Society
A5. Gain an understanding of professional opportunities and responsibilities of the future actuary.