Learning Outcomes

Mathematics Major/Minor

  • To develop into an inquisitive, creative, and tenacious mathematical problem solver
  • To develop effective communication skills in concise, rigorous writing and in formal oral presentations
  • To acquire sufficient knowledge to approach problems from different mathematical perspectives, including the continuous, discrete, algebraic, geometric, deterministic and/or stochastic point of view
  • To understand the interplay between applications and theory
  • To gain the expertise to apply appropriate technology to both applied and theoretical problems
  • To explore the connections between mathematics and other disciplines
  • To develop the collaborative problem solving skills necessary to be an effective member of a team
  • To move from being a consumer of mathematics to being a producer of mathematics
  • To internalize the beauty, joy, and power of mathematics

Mathematics and Economics Major

  • To acquire and demonstrate analytical and critical thinking skills and to apply and interpret quantitative, qualitative and graphical information in a problem-­‐solving context
  • To acquire knowledge of economic and mathematical concepts, theories and methods and to demonstrate competency in using this information to analyze economic events, understand the workings of economic institutions and to evaluate economic policies
  • To develop economic research skills, to locate and retrieve economic data and information and to critically interpret and evaluate this information
  • To develop and demonstrate economic and mathematical literacy through analyzing and discussing original economic and mathematical scholarly research
  • To develop the skills necessary to communicate effectively in writing and orally about economic and mathematical issues
  • To be able to formulate and provide well organized and clear presentations of economic and mathematical arguments and models along with the relevant supporting evidence.
  • To develop the capacities and habits of life-­‐long learning that will equip students with the flexibility and skills necessary to succeed in a constantly changing environment.