Mathematics - B.A. and B.S. Download to print
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Mathematics provides an excellent means for developing strong analytical and critical-thinking skills which are applicable in a wide range of highly rewarding careers from education to industry.
A degree in mathematics opens the door to a very wide range of satisfying and lucrative career opportunities. Many of them are consistently top-ranked in annual job satisfaction surveys which take into account key components including salary, work environment, job stability, and benefits. For example, a 2009 survey by the Wall Street Journal found that the top three jobs among the 200 they surveyed were; Mathematician, Actuary, Statistician. Each of these careers begins with a mathematics degree (and several others in the top ten also pair well with a math minor or double major).
General Admissions for Freshman Students: Students most likely to be admitted and succeed at the Kent Campus are those who have graduated with at least 16 units of the recommended college preparatory curriculum in high school, who have achieved a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale), and whose composite ACT score is 21 or better (980 combined critical reading and math SAT score). For more information on admissions, visit the admissions website for new freshmen.
Minimum 121 total credit hours and 42 upper-division hours for graduation. Minimum 2.000 GPA overall and 2.000 GPA in major required for graduation.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
1. Reason in mathematical arguments at a level appropriate to the discipline, including using precise definitions, articulating assumptions, and reasoning logically to conclusions.
2. Engage effectively in problem solving, including exploring examples, devising and testing conjectures, and assessing the correctness of solutions.
3. Approach mathematical problems creatively, including trying multiple approaches and modifying problems when necessary to make them more tractable.
4. Communicate mathematics clearly both orally and in writing.
5. Understand and appreciate connections among different subdisciplines of mathematics.
6. Understand and appreciate connections between mathematics and other disciplines.
7. Be aware of and understand a broad range of mathematical subdisciplines.
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